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Do Re Mi Fa Solfeggio!
This is a transitional piece between partner song and two-part harmonic singing that uses the solfeggio syllables in a tuneful way to explore interval singing. Departing from the syllables, the text of the second section sings of the beauty of music as the universal language. With piano accompaniment and optional flute part that support the singers, this is a great choice for emerging choirs. Uses: School, General, New
Publisher: BriLee Music

BL1042 ------- 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

Merriest Time of the Year, The
For a fun, festive holiday song filled with falling snow and reindeer on the rooftop, this will give your choir memorable melodies to sing. The opening unison section gives way to a contrasting two-part legato passage in thirds. This is followed by a combining of two partner songs and the eventual addition of a third part descant for a full culminating sound on the final refrain. Uses: Christmas, New, School
Publisher: BriLee Music

BL1043 ------- 2-Part

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