New Chorals

Holiday Chorals Fall 2020

Have a Cool, Cool Yule

Santa's riding in on a wave of retro surfer rock! Choirs of all ages will love this upbeat holiday novelty with its melodic hook, singable harmonies and danceable beat. Add some simple choreography or holidays props, and you'll have a show-stopping way to say "Merry Christmas!"

 

Available in SATB, 3 pt mixed and 2 pt.

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One Child

This beautiful original carol with its expressive musical line and harmony, enhances the contemporary style and timeless message of this Christmas work. Available: SATB

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Peace Carol

Peace Carol combines the beloved carol It Came Upon the Midnight Clear with an original countermelody to form a traditional partner song. The flowing 3/4 meter gives singers an opportunity to learn and experience legato phrasing inherent in this rhythmic genre and necessary to create the gentle, expressive feel of the carol. 3pt mixed.

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Ugly Christmas Sweater

Ugly Christmas Sweater-Perfect for Novelty Holiday or Show Choir!!!

originally commissioned by the Fort Bend Boys Choir.

Also available in 2 pt, 3 pt mixed, and SATB voicings, a perfect opportunity to add the classic “Ugly Christmas Sweater” into your holiday program and make it an all school event! In person or virtual! Even an ugly sweater contest!

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Calypso Cradle Carol

This inventive piece celebrates our Savior's birth in a joyful and reverent way by embellishing the music with rhythm instruments such as conga drum, claves, triangle, and bass. The middle section serves as a bright counterpoint to the minor calypso style utilized throughout the rest of the piece. This arrangement has been written to be performed by either SAB or SATB and 2 pt. NEW! choirs. Fun!

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Winter’s in the Air

This infectious easy to learn winter song lends itself perfectly to creative dramatization, costumes, and choreography! Lends itself perfectly to a virtual performance by having students dress in winter gear and sing the song from their homes! Be sure to watch the charming video for some engaging ideas! 2 pt.

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Chantez Noel

This bright, joyful French tune is newly arranged for SATB, 3pt. mixed ,or women's voices. The lyrics alternate between English and French, and a pronunciation guide is included, along with notes about the origins of the tune.

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Mi Y’malel

Celebrate Hanukkah with this energetic Hebrew folk song arranged for every age level. The spirited story of brave Maccabeus is told in English and Hebrew text with a lively accompaniment that helps create the joyful mood. SATB, SAB and 2pt.

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Dominick the Donkey

In this delightful holiday song, a little donkey helps Santa Claus bring presents to children in Italy. Various Italian words and expressions are used throughout, with easy part writing and plenty of "hee-haws" for all! 3 pt mixed and 2 pt.

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Only a Manger

This partner song incorporates the traditional Polish carol, Mizerna Cicha and a new, original melody. The haunting minor tonality, text in English throughout and an effective violin obbligato (part included) make this a uniquely charming multicultural selection for Christmas. 2 pt any combination.

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Frosty Hand Jive

Your students will really like this! "F...I said FR...I said FRO...I said FROS...I said FROS...TY. Doin' the Frosty hand jive." The same Frosty the Snowman tune we all know and love takes on an incredibly funky rhythmic feel in this clever holiday novelty, which features hand-jive instructions in the score. This will be as entertaining visually for your audience as it is musically! Highly recommended! 2 pt.

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Secular Choral for Concert and Contest Fall 2020

Vela Sikubone 

Translated as "Come forth, let us see you!" this traditional South African song is a solid opening selection for all choirs. 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 SATB, 3 pt mixed, and 2 part.

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Heave Away Me Jollies

Heave Away Me Jollies is a traditional sea chantey from Newfoundland. The joyful rollicking feel of the chantey lends itself to the hand claps and foot stomps included in the choral arrangement. They should be performed with gusto and spirit! During the instrumental sections, feel free to improvise and embellish with added choreography such as adding step dancing or Irish jig style dance set in front or to the side of the choir. Be sure to end the piece with a powerful accented “Heeyah! Available in SATB, TBB, 3 pt mixed and 2 pt.

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In His Eyes

This lovely choral has a message relevant throughout time that "in His Eyes, we are one, all God's children ‘neath the sun". A beautiful sentiment of unity, compassion, and acceptance. The two parts can be successfully performed with any combination of voices.

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The Kerry Dance

This charming arrangement stands out for its musical contrasts between lilting melodies and sad melancholic phrases, along with a surprise partner song ending. With a bright rhythmic accompaniment and additional original lyrics and melody lines, this piece works for any combination of voices with its two equal range parts. 2 pt.

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Cantate Domino

A cappella

One of a number of short motets written by Italian composer Claudio Monteverdi, this was originally scored for six voices. Now SSA choirs can enjoy this Late Renaissance - Early Baroque a cappella work, carefully weaving selected vocal lines from the original to create a stylistically authentic sound. SSA.

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Numi Numi

This traditional Hebrew lullaby makes a lovely, sweet partner-style choral feature, using English for the main tune and Hebrew for the counterline (with phonetic subtext). A gentle piano accompaniment supports both melodies in this beautiful concert selection for any time of year. "Sweet dreams, my precious one. Sun is gently falling...night is softly calling." 3 pt mixed and 2 pt.

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My America! (Patriotic!)

Commissioned by the Indiana Music Educators for their 2019 All State Middle School Honor Choir, "My America" was written to celebrate the beauty and diversity of all the people who live in our country. Although our ancestors came from lands that span the entire globe, the legacy of freedom that was forged by all who came before us has made it our responsibility to treat each other with kindness, respect and dignity. The lyrics invite everyone to celebrate the differences that make each of us unique and special. This is the message of "My America.” The words tell the story and are of the upmost importance. Please honor tempo markings and be sure to stress diction and enunciation. 2 pt, 3 pt mixed and SATB.

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To Those Who Serve (Veterans and Flag Day!)

Commissioned to honor Travis Hunsberger , a young veteran who tragically died in Afghanistan and his courageous family, this powerful original is a perfect selection for Veteran's Day, Memorial Day, or any commemorative occasion honoring our troops. Available in multiple voicings, this piece is perfect to collaborate for a mass choir number. A majestic band-like accompaniment track is available for your patriotic performance. Available separately: SATB, 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, StudioTrax CD. Duration: ca. 4:00.

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Venga Nel Nostro Coro

A cappella. This was originally a four-part canon, or round. The lyrics invite those with "difficulty to come to the choir with the promise of happiness and peace." For a cappella voices, it is a joyful invitation to partake of the happiness that singing together can bring! In Italian, with a pronunciation guide for SAB and SSA voices.

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Ballinderry

Here's a lovely arrangement of a traditional Celtic folk song that your women's voices will really enjoy. The smooth melody and three-part texture are very pretty, and the violin part adds a nice, lyrical touch. SSA.

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Mambo Italiano

From Rosemary Clooney to Lady Gaga and countless television and movie appearances in between, this hit single continues to entertain. This choral arrangement is upbeat, rhythmic, and pure fun - the perfect novelty number for any concert! "Hey mambo, mambo Italiano! Go, go, go, you mixed-up Siciliano!"  2 pt, three part and now available for men's voices!​

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