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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. Uses: Ethnic, Festival, General
Publisher: BriLee Music

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. Uses: Christmas
Publisher: Choristers

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. Uses: General, Church, Festival
Publisher: Shawnee Press

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. Uses: Christmas, Festival, Folk, General, New, School
Publisher: Carl Fischer

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. Uses: Festival, General, New, School
Publisher: Alfred Publishing

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. Uses: Book
Publisher: Alfred Publishing


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. Uses: Festival, General, New, School
Publisher: BriLee Music

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. Uses: School, General, Festival
Publisher: BriLee Music

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. Uses: Ethnic, New, School, General
Publisher: BriLee Music

BL991 ------- 2-Part


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. Uses: Festival, General, New, School
Publisher: Carl Fischer

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. Uses: Church, Ethnic, Festival, General, New, Sacred, School
Publisher: Choristers

CGA1462 ------- 2-Part