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Partner Chorals

A la Puerta del Cielo

This lovely Spanish folk song melody has been given an original partner-song by Jill Gallina. Legato lines with a flowing accompaniment, Spanish text and interesting counterpoint of the partner-song create a wonderful teaching and learning opportunity and a beautiful performance experience for singers and audiences. Available separately: 2-part Choral; StudioTrax A/P CD.

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Christmas Cookies 

A bright and infectious 2 part holiday partner song for any 2 part combination of voices. The catchy lyrics lend themselves perfectly to creative, dramatization. With easy, choreography and movement suggestions provided within the choral, this is sure to be a winner for singers and audiences alike!

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Happy Winter

A simply wonderful upbeat original partner song joins with Frosty The Snow Man for a delightful holiday number!

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing

This sparkling partner-song setting of “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” is a surefire crowd-pleaser. For Christmas concert or winter festival, this shimmering two-part arrangement works well with any combination of voices.

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Holiday Around We Go!

It's all in the title! A novel holiday piece that tips its hat to Deck the Hall in an energetic round. “Sleigh bells ring-a-ling, people sing-a-ling, fam'ly mingling all a-glow! Time to decorate, time to celebrate, holiday around we go!.” Charming and fun for young voices!

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Iro Ye

This lullaby is from the Republic of Benin, a country in Western Africa. The Mina language of the traditional melody is paired with an original melody in English creating a loving partner-style song with optional flute. A simple choral piece that creates many multicultural learning opportunities and a lovely performance. 

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Land That We Love

A partner song that combines America the Beautiful with an original touching counter melody, perfect for any patriotic occasion. Selected by NYSMA twice for The World’s Largest Concert.

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* La Piñata * NEW!

Add to your holiday celebrations with this charming song from the Mexican/Latin American holiday of Las Posadas. The traditional song is presented in Spanish (with a phonetic pronunciation underneath), and then an original melody with English lyrics partners perfectly to create a two-part texture. Easy to learn, and a wonderful way to learn and celebrate the holiday!

A two part partner song, available with Complete Choral Kit.

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Lots of Latkes 

Lots of Latkes is a perfect selection to celebrate Hanukkah in a fun musical way! The lyrics dramatize making delicious potato latkes, and provide the singers with lots of ideas for creative dramatization and movement. Arranged as a traditional partner song, it works successfully with any combination of 2 part voices!

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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. 

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Numi Numi

This traditional Hebrew lullaby is a lovely and sweet partner-style choral using both Hebrew and English text. A gentle piano accompaniment supports both melodies and creates a beautiful concert selection for any time of year.

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Ode to Peace

Here is a selection from Jill Gallina's Classics for Children Series. The music from Beethoven's Ninth Symphony (Choral) finale – “Ode to Joy” – is the basis for this ingenious partner song. In “Ode to Peace” Jill takes the beloved Beethoven melody and adds original lyrics with partnered melody. There are teaching and performance notes on the history of the Symphony, Level I brass accompaniment and a hopeful message of peace for humankind. This is ideal as a festival finale for kids and adults, combined choirs with brass, in schools and in churches, any program, any time.

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O Little Town

Combining the Christmas carol “O Little Town of Bethlehem” with an original countermelody, this lovely arrangement has been crafted into a classic partner song. Having your audience or congregation sing the familiar carol with the choir singing the countermelody is just one of many combinations for the versatile format. Perfect for beginning to advanced choirs and suitable for school or church settings.

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On a Starlit Night

This 2-part piece incorporating “Silent Night” is sure to be a crowd-pleaser at holiday concerts. This serene selection includes a lovely counter-melody ideal for teaching part-singing. Perfect for Christmas events, “On a Starlit Night” shines with quiet beauty. Available separately: 2-part; StudioTrax CD.

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Only a Manger

This partner song by Jill Gallina incorporates the traditional Polish Carol, “Mizerna Cicha” and a new, original melody by the arranger. The minor key forges a haunting sound, creating an interesting selection for holiday programs. The violin part, included in the choral, adds cultural interest and beauty to this fine choral work.

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On Wings of Song

For two-part or three-part treble voices, Jill Gallina has once again crafted a masterful partner-song using the romantic music of Mendelssohn. “On Wings of Song” is an impressive spring concert, contest, or festival piece for upper elementary, middle school, or high school treble choirs. Available: 2-part/SSA, Accompaniment & Performance CD.

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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.

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Shortnin’ Bread

An updated version of this familiar children's melody with a brand new arrangement. Syncopated and energetic melodies eventually partner together with a bouncy beat, making this a novel selection for many choirs. Available: 2-part; StudioTrax CD.

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* Sing a Song of Peace * NEW!

Jill Gallina is well known for her expertise in writing partner songs. Here she has partnered the familiar “This Is My Country” with a sensitive peace text. Dramatic and inspirational, yet very singable, “Sing A Song Of Peace” will add that special reflective moment to your program. Now Available in 2 part and SSA voicings.

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* Sing to Martin Luther King * NEW!

This original 2 part Partner song celebrates the life and legacy of the great American hero, Martin Luther King. Perfect for ceremonies commemorating this great legend! 2 parts any combination of voices.

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Slumber Song

"Slumber, slumber, tiny precious treasure; gently rocking at your mother's side..." An anonymous text, a partner melody by the arranger, and the classic Wiegenlied fit together beautifully in this skillful adaptation for two-part voices and piano. A first-rate selection for young choirs, it is a wonderful introduction to the music of Franz Schubert. Highly recommended! 

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Song of the Faithful

An original and powerful partner song combining O Come All Ye Faithful with a counter melody.

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The Banjo’s Back in Town

It’s impossible to keep your foot still when you hear this!  Jill has added a bouncy original partner melody to this energetic 1920s-style song, and the result is a novelty number with great choreography potential. "Vo-de-o-do, vo-de-o-do, how I love that banjo beat... Clap your hands all together now, the banjo's back in town!"     

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The Cutting Edge With Solfege

"If you love to sing, you must know do, ti, la, sol, fa, me, re, do.  It's a method called 'solfege,' you see."  So begins this humorous and educational choral by Jill Gallina.  It takes the chorus on a melodic journey of scales and intervals, reinforcing what is being taught in the music classroom as well.  "...soon your singing will be out of sight, sol do!" 

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The Lord is My Shepherd

This gentle anthem of praise is set as a 2-part partner song that works perfectly in any two part combination of voices, including a traditional choir setting. You may also want to divide the parts between your adult and youth choirs or your choir and congregation. The Lord is My Shepherd also provides an excellent opportunity to feature two of your singers in a lovely duet.

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Venga Nel Nostro Coro

Venga Nel Nostro Coro, alternatively called Canone, was originally a 4-part canon or round written by Antonio Salieri from Canons for Unaccompanied Voices. Loosely translated it means “come to the choir.” The lyrics invite those with “difficulty to come to the choir with the promise of happiness and peace.” A joyful statement indeed for the happiness that singing together can bring!

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Who is this Child?

A gentle two part partner song with Away in a Manger.

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Winter Fantasy

The quintessential 1,000,000 selling partner song combining Jingle Bells with an infectious counter melody!

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Winter’s Snow

Jill Gallina has added original music to this celebrated piece to create a Christmas choral that is gentle and sweet like a lullaby. Arranged as a partner song, you will find it quick to learn for the holidays. Available separately: 2-part, PianoTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:31.

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Zumba Zumba

Rhythmic flair and fun fill this Spanish folk song. Partner-style singing with both Spanish and English text and optional rhythm instruments create a piece for the holidays that is full of musical teaching moments, learning excitement for your students, and a performance that shines with excellence for your audience.

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