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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Carol of the Angels

This is exceptionally nice!  It's a partner song with the traditional French carol, Angels We Have Heard On High, in a setting that two-part choirs will find irresistible!  Two wonderful melodies, one traditional and the other original, are sung independently first and then brilliantly combined for a dramatic musical climax.  Jill's uncanny mastery of partner songs is marvelously evident in this piece which is ideal for two-part school or church choirs of any age or level!    

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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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I Saw Three Ships

This creative new setting of a well-loved Christmas carol gives it new life with a traditional sea chantey feel and tongue-twister fun. Jill adds an original verse that transitions into a partner-song. From infectious beginning to clever end, this will make a memorable addition to any holiday concert or performance. Available separately: SAB, 2-part, StudioTrax CD.

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Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head

This lovely, lush Christmas carol has been partnered with a gentle countermelody. It can be successfully sung by any two-part combination of voices, from a duet to full chorus, children through adult. “Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head” is simple and lovely – the perfect choice for Christmas Eve or anytime during the Advent/Christmas season.

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Kutsu ga Naru

A beautiful Japanese folk song translated meaning “Our Shoes Make Music”, crafted into a lovely 2 part arrangement that becomes a round after sung through one time.

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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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Little Star

“Little Star” is a best-selling holiday partner-song by Jill Gallina. The master of the partner-song format, Jill has written a sparkling countermelody to complement the well-known English carol, “The First Noel.” The optional text provided in the choral makes “Little Star” acceptable in most school settings and a fine choice for young church choirs. Performance options are varied, and could include audiences or congregations singing “The First Noel,” with the choir singing the countermelody.

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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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Ring Those Bells

A pairing of two favorite folk songs about love and freedom in a partner-song that is sure to please. “If I Had a Hammer” and “Ring Those Bells!” are both songs with powerful messages and a call to action. This energetic coupling has it all – rhythmic spoken parts, catchy melodies, and lively accompaniment. “Ring Those Bells!” is excellent for use in the music classroom for the study of folk songs, partner-songs, or for practicing rhythm skills and syncopation. It is also a great novelty piece for concert use at any time of the year.

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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

A partner song that combines This is My Country with an original counter melody. Selected for The World’s Largest Concert and perfect for any patriotic celebration.

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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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Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Partner songs are a staple in every elementary music classroom, and Jill Gallina's talent for creating these is well-established. This delightful number from Jill's Partners In Spirit collection is a great way to teach independence of line by giving each part their own enjoyable melody. Use this again and again in concerts, festivals or African American history celebrations. Sweet!          

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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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The Wings of Morning

Jill's mastery with partner songs is no surprise to teachers and directors of young choirs. What is surprising is this beautiful melody by the Russian composer Dmitri Shostakovich that is delicate, expressive, and perfectly suited to young voices. The result is a rare choral gem that is ideally suited for treble choirs - lyrical, musical, and full of opportunities for teaching music history as well as developing solid choral technique. Distinguished! 

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Two Israeli Folk Songs

Shalom Alechem and Zum Gali Gali arranged for 2 pt and 3 pt voices in a rousing medley.

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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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Weigenleid

This cradlesong exemplifies the beauty of simplicity. Partnering Mozart's Wiegenlied with original words and melody, Jill Gallina has once again created a lovely concert moment that is accessible even to the youngest of elementary school choirs. A wonderful practice piece for learning phrasing, legato singing, and soft dynamics, Wiegenlied is pure and pristine. 

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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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