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Welcome! As music educators, choral directors of church and school, composers and arrangers, it is our goal to provide you with music and ideas that will be successful for you and your choir. We invite you to browse through our web site and hope that you will find what you are looking for. We do our best to update this site, especially when new music and projects are completed.

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Cantemos!
Sung in Spanish and English, Cantemos! is written with the developing choir in mind to teach independent part singing. Piano accompaniment with optional descant. Additional Latin instrumental parts (optional) may be downloaded through http://carlfischer.com.

BL981 ------- SAB


Christmas Eve Is Coming Soon
This traditional German carol is from the Hunsruck/Taunus region and is traditionally sung on Nikolausabend (Nicholas Eve) on December 5th in anticipation of the Feast of Saint Nicholas on December 6th. The translation for "Lasst uns froh und munter sein" is: "Let us be happy and cheerful". In this setting, the carol has been expanded with the addition of a brief 'fa la la' section to bridge the central theme. Although the English text has been translated and adapted with additional singable lyrics, it follows the spirit of the original German.

CGE227 ------- 2-Part


Grant Us Peace
The timeless and year-round versatility of the Latin text, Dona Nobis Pacem, is set seamlessly with an English verse singing of understanding, kindness and hope for humankind. The flowing piano accompaniment supports the voices resulting in a simple yet musically rich choral perfect for teaching lyrical singing and phrasing to young and developing voices. PianoTrax CD is available.

35031180 ------- SAB
35031181 ------- 2-Part


Green Grow the Rushes, O
This jaunty, rhythmic folk song builds one number upon the next. Depending on the needs of your ensemble, it can be performed with piano or a cappella. Excellent for teaching intervals and diction, this piece is sure to be a fun opening or closing number for fall, spring or festival concerts.

CM9460 ------- SATB


Heading Home
A folk-influenced reflection about the journey to find home. This robust piece features plenty of satisfying TBB harmony and words that are just right for guys. Chord symbols for guitar are included in this publication. PianoTrax CD is available.

00-45398 ------- TBB


Hear It, Read It, Write It!
Learning music is much like learning a language. There are three basic elements: Listening, reading and writing. This book provides step-by-step sequential lessons for developing these skills. Rhythm, note and interval concepts are taught in the following way: first, hear and echo a short musical example; second, read and perform a notated exercise; and third, notate musical phrases as demonstrated on the CD Worksheet-style student pages are included in the book for each of the ten-minute activities for teaching or assessment, Recommended for fourth through ninth grade ensembles or music classes.



Holla Hi, Holla Ho!
Jean first heard this clever German folk song as a young girl singing around a fire at Girl Scout camp. It was so enchanting, she never forgot it. Now set for SSA voices with piano accompaniment, opportunities abound for teaching rhythmic precision, tonic, sub-dominant and tonic chord relationships, and independent part singing. A wonderful piece that will delight audiences and treble choirs of all levels.

BL856 ------- SSA


One Wish
This beautiful work has a wonderful message. The melody is easy, mostly diatonic and scalic, with few accidentals. The text is about universal peace. Piano accompaniment.

BL192 ------- Unison
BL942 ------- 2-Part


Slumber Gently (Duermete)
Slumber Gently is an enchanting Latin American lullaby sung in English with minimal Spanish text. Soothing and undulating, with a guitar-like ostinato piano accompaniment, this appealing two-part arrangement with optional descant is appropriate for concerts throughout the year. Piano accompaniment.

BL991 ------- 2-Part


Solos for Young Voices
Useful for the young male and female vocalist, these festival songs are arranged and written with an octave range. Acc./Perf. CD is available. Also in print: "Solos for the Changing Male Voice" and "Duets for Young Voices".

IA0087 ------- Unison


Teach Me, O Lord
Inspired by Psalm 119: 33-40, Teach Me, O Lord rejoices in our fellowship with God from the opening meditative unison in the treble voices to the celebratory “alleluia”!

CM9325 ------- SATB


Tide Rises, The
This Longfellow text is set in a flowing, lyric 6/8 meter. With an optional C-instrument accompaniment and accessible, interesting vocal lines, there are many opportunities to teach syllabic stress, harmonic minor, balance, and blend all while singing with excellent tone. Sure to fit the needs of ensembles of varying abilities and stages of development.

CM9448 ------- 3-Part


Tumefurahi
Commissioned by the Phoenix Children's Chorus, this rhythmic 2-part song opens with a unison theme and then layers a part above. After a unison verse in English, an obstinato pattern is established by part one as part one picks up the main theme. The song builds as a descant in introduced for an exciting ending. The text is a mixture of basic Swahili and English. Parts for optional shekere, djembe and low drum are included.

CGA1462 ------- 2-Part