Latest and Featured Chorals and Musicals
Spring Concerts/Patriotic Celebrations/Graduation
*NEW* De Colores
Here's a traditional Spanish folk song that celebrates the many colors of the world! Originally used to welcome Spring, this upbeat and cheerful song came to be used as a song of unity and celebration of the beautiful colors and diversity of the people of the world. Most of the lyrics are in Spanish, but you can also sing a verse in English. Pronunciation guide and translation are provided in the octavo. Available in 2 part and 3 part Mixed Voicings
*NEW* Celebrate the Differences - character education
If we could just teach one another to love, honor, cherish and respect each other what a wonderful world we could create! That sentiment was the inspiration for this song, and what better way to deliver this message than through the magical medium of music! Extended character education lesson is included within the score. Available in 3-part mixed and 2-part voicings.
*NEW* Sing to Martin Luther King
Inspired by the life and words of the American hero Martin Luther King Jr., this celebratory original partner song is the perfect way to honor his legacy for MLK Day or any time of year. It is designed to be very quickly learned, easily partnering two melodies into a simple harmonic texture that will allow the message to shine through. Available Two-Part partner song any combination with mp3 perf/accompaniments and as a Complete Choral Kit.
*NEW* Bound for Australia - Sea Chantey
Heave away! This spirited traditional sea shanty will captivate the imagination with its catchy lyrics and swashbuckling rhythms. This easy-to-learn song has simple harmonies for young singers and will be such fun to perform! Two-Part, and Three-Part Mixed voicings, piccolo part, mp3 perf/accompaniments and as a Complete Choral Kit
*NEW* His Masterpiece
“His Masterpiece” was commissioned by Dr. Robert Oster, Director of the Lakewood Area Choral Society to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the choral societys inception.We jointly decided that the theme be centered around the word “music” as it relates and touches all of us so deeply and profoundly. The lyrics for “His Masterpiece” evolved literally from this desire to write something unique, memorable, and touching on my own personal connection to the significance of music and where the true flow of inspiration genuinely begins. The lyrics to the song are printed separately in the score, and it is suggested that as part of your performance, copies be printed and distributed to the audience. The lyrics to the song truly say it all and as the closing lyrics state: I am one small voice you see, but through His grace and majesty, He lovingly inspired me and now He has bestowed through me “His Music, His Masterpiece, His Music." Available in SATB voicing with piano accompaniment.
*NEW* Times and Seasons
"Times and seasons, rhymes and reasons, everything has a place you see. 'Cross the nation, all creation can live together peacefully." The lyrics of this gentle and thoughtful choral speak acceptance and the message that "for everything there's a purpose and we must learn to let them be." Available in 3-Part mixed and 2 part voices any combination.
*NEW* Sing a Song of Peace - a partner song with This is My Country
This gentle original song offers a plea for peace in our world. It partners cleverly with the patriotic favorite This Is My Country by Don Raye and Al Jacobs to create a simple harmonic texture that is easy to sing and inspiring to perform.
*FEATURED* Turn Ye to Me
Written in the early 1800s, this traditional Scottish folk song has a melancholy melody and gently lilting feel from the piano and flute accompaniment. Some simple Gaelic words are interspersed with the English text, bringing an authenticity and freshness to the arrangement.Available SSA, SATB voicings, flute part, mp3 perf/accompaniments and as a Complete Choral Kit.
*NEW* A Home Within Our Heart - New Voicings
The Finale from the musical "The Castaways," a play based on the true story of children who were homeless in New York City at the turn of the 19th to 20th century, this song underscores the need to be caring and compassionate "to those who are less fortunate than we." A beautiful melody is matched with poignant lyrics that will make us all stop and consider how we might treat each other better. Now available unison, Two-Part, Three-Part Mixed, SATB voicings, with mp3 perf/accompaniments and as a Complete Choral Kit.
*FEATURED* Minoi, Minoi, Minoi - ukulele !
This bright and joyful song is a traditional folk song from the Samoan Islands. The engaging rhythms and fun-to-sing melody with a mix of English and simple traditional Samoan lyrics are so easy to learn. An easy ukulele accompaniment has been added for your ukulele players, as well as percussion parts that are all popular musical sounds of this beautiful South Pacific island! Two-Part, and Three-Part Mixed voicings with ukulele part, mp3 perf/accompaniments and as a Complete Choral Kit.
*FEATURED* My America - Flag Day, Memorial Day, Veterans Day
This energetic patriotic original was written to celebrate the beauty and diversity of all the people who live in our country. Commissioned by the Indiana Middle School All State Chours, the lyrics stress kindness and treating each other with respect, and the upbeat musical setting is fun and easy to sing. Some divisi in each voicing gives your developing choir the opportunity to grow and create full harmonic textures for the big moments in the piece. Available in 2 part, 3 part mixed and SATB voicings.
*FEATURED* Vela Sikubone - multicultural South African folk song
Translated roughly as "Come forth, let us see you!" this traditional South African song is a solid opening selection. With just a few repeated phrases in the Xhosa language, this is easy to teach and perform. Accompanied with piano or track, but you can add percussion for bongos, congas, claves, and shakers with notated parts in the score. Add some simple movement to complete the effect. Available in Two-Part, Three Part Mixed and SATB voicings, percussion parts, with mp3 perf/accompaniments and as a Complete Choral Kit.
*FEATURED* My Purpose - graduation
"May I live a life worth living, one for loving and for giving. Yes, this must be my purpose and my call! And may I always hear the music in it all." A powerful inspirational message partnered with a lovely melody and supportive piano accompaniment makes this a terrific choice for end of year concerts, graduations and moving-on ceremonies.
*NEW* Get Hoppin' K-4
This engaging, easy to learn musical, with six upbeat songs tells the story in music and rhyme of Bunny Sue, the youngest member of a rabbit family who refuses to hop! After many trials and tribulations, her Mother and Father finally decide to call in the doctor who sadly proclaims that Bunny Sue is a Hopless case! Before all hope is totally lost however, Bunny Sue happens upon a family having a picnic and listening to music. Captivated by the musical sounds, Bunny Sue feels the music and begins to joyfully hop around to the tune The Music’s in Me. “The answer was simple as simple can be, Bunny had musical talent you see.” Once Bunny Sue began to hop, there was no way to stop her! Needless to say, performers and audiences will be captivated by this imaginative musical as well as delighted to learn that it truly has a very Hoppy Ending. The director's score comes with reproducible singers' parts, and performance/accompaniment MP3s are also available. With flexible casting and ideas for staging, costumes, and scenery, this is perfect for grades K-3!
*NEW* Of Mice and Mozart 2-6
Celebrate the life of this master composer with this clever play by Jill and Michael Gallina. Using rhyming text, Of Mice and Mozart tells the story of Mozart's life from the perspective of the imaginary descendants of the mice who lived in the woodwork of his house. This work pairs Mozart melodies with humorous lyrics. From the opening theme based on Symphony #40, to the comic Musicians Will Always Be Baroque, and the touch of rap of Mozart, We Sing to You infused in the familiar Piano Sonata, these songs and creative puns will both educate and delight students and audiences alike! Costuming, scenery and staging suggestions are included in the director's score that now comes with reproducible singer's parts. Also available performance/accompaniment mp3s and a Complete Kit. Grades 2-5, approx. 30 minutes.
*NEW* Wackadoo Zoo K-3
Now a classic for early grades, this musical features happy but mixed-up animals who make the wrong sounds. Cows that say meow, lions that crow, and monkeys that bray... A Professor of Linguistics tries to straighten them out, with hilarious results. They all learn a valuable lesson about the importance of being unique and special. The clever rhyming dialogue is simple to learn, and the six delightful songs are arranged for unison voices. In a new format, the director's score now comes with reproducible singers' parts, performance/accompaniment MP3s and also as a Complete Kit. With flexible casting and ideas for staging, costumes, and scenery, this is perfect for grades K-3!
*FEATURED* The Castaways- educational, history, immigration
Grounded in historical fact, the Castaways' plot, delivered through flashbacks, reveals the struggles of immigrant children on the streets of New York City in the early 1900s. Ultimately the happy endings for these castaways takes them to homes with Midwestern families. Their poignant stories sensitize today's children to the stark realities of homelessness and is a fitting vehicle for a fundraiser for homeless children and shelters. Eight fabulous songs help tell the significant story of this profoundly researched musical. Performance time: approx. 50 minutes. Grades 4-9.
*FEATURED* Sing Me a Story - Reading Readiness
Step into the enchanting world of reading and storytelling with this cross-curricular musical experience. Students will meet Thumbelina. Pinocchio, the Mad Hatter, Tinkerbell, the Ugly Duckling and the Little Mermaid in this reproducible, 2 part mini-musical. In addition to memorable songs, also includes choreography, prop and performance suggestions, an easy-to-memorize rhyming script, American Sign Language and an Enhanced Studio Trax CD. 25 minutes.
*FEATURED* The Rhythm Band Strikes Again
“The Rhythm Band Strikes AGAIN”! is a clappin', slappin', stompin', and tappin' collection of songs and activities using basic rhythm band instruments and body percussion. This collection has been designed to teach basic rhythm and dynamic patterns, encourage creative rhythmic expression, improve students' listening skills, all while providing a fun platform to energize positive group dynamics.
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