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NEW CHORAL RELEASES 2019-2020 Elementary | Middle School | Jr. High | High School

t o n s ' A song you l i t ' g a son

it! –Oscar Hammerstein II

Includes 2 CDs with full-length recordings! DISTINCTIVE CHORAL MUSIC FOR CLASSROOM, CONCERT AND FESTIVAL


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DISTINCTIVE CHORAL MUSIC FOR CLASSROOM, CONCERT AND FESTIVAL


CONTENTS Octavos for Contest/Concert/Festival����������������������������������������������� p. 2 About the Sing! Learning Resource Page ........................................... p. 9 TM

Octavos for Christmas/Holiday/Winter������������������������������������������ p. 10 Director Favorite Octavos���������������������������������������������������������������������p. 13 A Cappella Series, Vol. I/II/III and IV�������������������������������������������������p. 15 Chart of New Octavos by Voicing �������������������������������������������������������p. 16

A FROM MARY LYNN LIGHTFOOT Let’s Sing! something new together! Our 2019-20 release has a fresh lineup of fantastic new choral works in a variety of styles and voicings ready to inspire singers in elementary, middle school/junior high, and high school choirs. Listen, and share these pieces with your choirs knowing that we are committed to publishing only the finest octavos created by today’s top educational choral composers and arrangers—each with age-appropriate texts, good voice leading, and creative yet supportive accompaniments. I am so proud to bring you this distinctive choral music, just as I was when we first launched Sing! in 2015. And I can’t wait for you and your choirs to experience this music in your own classrooms, and in concerts and festivals. Thank you for sharing this journey of learning, music-making, and Sing!-ing with me!

Mary Lynn Lightfoot Founding Editor, Sing!


CONTEST/CONCERT/FESTIVAL

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A Couple Old Men

SAB

Old Joe Clark and Old Dan Tucker

Arranged by

Ruth Elaine Schram Resources for Choral Success through

This spirited arrangement of two American folk song favorites, Old Joe Clark and Old Dan Tucker, will have audiences on their feet! Filled with lots of dynamic rhythmic excitement both in the piano and voices, it also features fun modulations that propel the momentum of this creative programming gem. A Learning Resource Page is included.

Mary Lynn Lightfoot edited by

Victor C. Johnson Words by Amy Lowell

CGE313

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Also available: SSA (CGE299); Two-part (CGE301); P/A CD (CGECD118)

You Are the Music

Based on selected lines from Amy Lowell's inspiring poem Listening, this artful setting is replete with warm, lyrical melodies, expressive legato vocal lines, rich harmonies and a serenely flowing accompaniment. Johnson has created a stunning concert/ festival showcase that will capture the hearts and emotions of both singers and audiences.

CGE359 SATB...................................................................................$2.10 CGE360 SAB.....................................................................................$2.10

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CGE300

SATB

TRACK 3

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CGE355 SSA.....................................................................................$2.45 CGE356 SAB������������������������������������������������������������������������������������$2.45 CGECD142 P/A CD............................................................................. $27.95

Also available: SAB (CGE360)

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CGE359

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Greg Gilpin

This exhilarating concert/festival original works equally well as an opening or closing number. Featuring a celebratory Latin text, it begins with a declamatory vocal introduction which then moves into high gear, showcasing driving rhythms and multi-meters in both voices and piano. The more legato middle section provides an interesting contrast before returning to the main theme, transitioning to an uplifting key change, restating the declamatory section and pulling out all the stops for a dynamic conclusion. Teaching moments abound in this exciting work for developing choirs.

Sing

SAB

Also available: Three-part Mixed/SAB (CGE314); Two-part (CGE315); P/A CD (CGECD125)

SATB

An Irish Blessing Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Sing

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Also available: SSA (CGE355); P/A CD (CGECD142)

Exsultate Deo!

Sing

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE356

Lightfoot's sensitive, poignant setting of the traditional Irish text is filled with expressivity and emotion. Beautiful melodies abound, leading to a reflective, contemplative ending. It is equally appropriate for school or church use throughout the year, especially as a concert closer or choral benediction.

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TRACK 4

CGE299 SSA.................................................................................... $2.35 CGE300 SAB.................................................................................... $2.35 CGE301 Two-part...........................................................................$2.25 CGECD118 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

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TRACK 5

CGE313 SATB...................................................................................$2.10 CGE314 Three-part Mixed/SAB..................................................$2.10 CGE315 Two-part............................................................................$2.10 CGECD125 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95


CONTEST/CONCERT/FESTIVAL

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SSA

Kol Dodi The Voice of My Beloved

Arranged by

Amy F. Bernon

Sing

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE308

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A young woman is delighted to hear the voice of her beloved as he approaches from the hills. The lively setting of a Hebrew folk song brings to life the joy of their reunion. Treble groups will have fun with the rhythmic energy of this piece, and will discover that this arrangement showcases each voice part in a unique way. An optional solo leads the singers to an exciting ending. This selection may be sung accompanied or a cappella. A pronunciation guide and translation are included. A Learning Resource Page is included.

Young choirs will absolutely love this sparkling, joyous original set with strong, memorable melodies, featuring a macaronic text with verses in English and the chorus (We sing with joy) in Spanish. It is a perfect choice for a concert or program opener, and immerses your singers in experiencing a piece in a foreign language with minimal rehearsal time. A pronunciation guide and translation are included.

TRACK 7

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CGE308 SSA....................................................................................$2.25 CGE354 Two-part............................................................................. $2.35 CGECD141 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

Arranged by

Victor C. Johnson Resources for Choral Success through

CGE305

TRACK 8

CGE350 SATB.................................................................................. $2.35 CGE351 SAB.................................................................................... $2.35 CGECD138 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

Asante Dave and Jean Perry

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Possessing a positive, uplifting message in both English and easy-to-learn Swahili, this joyful, rhythmic original features independent melodic lines in each part, making it interesting, fun to sing and easy to teach. The simple, repetitive Swahili text translates as “Thank you for joy. Thank you for caring. Thank you for music. Give thanks today.” A pronunciation guide is included.

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Three-part Mixed

Also available: Two-part with Descant (CGE306); P/A CD (CGECD121)

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Deep River

Johnson's artistically crafted piano accompaniment creates a gentle, wave-like motion throughout to support the warm, lush choral textures and harmonies in this superb arrangement of the beloved spiritual. This elegant, emotional and yet accessible setting is destined to become a staple in choral repertoire for both school and church choirs. A Learning Resource Page is included.

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SATB

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Also available: SAB (CGE351); P/A CD (CGECD138)

Sing

edited by

Sing

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE350

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CGE305 Three-part Mixed........................................................... $2.35 CGE306 Two-part with Descant................................................. $2.35 CGECD121 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

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CONTEST/CONCERT/FESTIVAL

Words and Melody by Robert W. Lowry

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Three-part Mixed

Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? Arranged by

Russell Robinson

Sing

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Also available: P/A CD (CGECD132)

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Also available: P/A CD (CGECD133)

Three Tongue Twisters

Mark Burrows

CGE339 Two-part........................................................................... $2.35 CGECD133 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

Developing choirs will enjoy this fresh, creative arrangement of the traditional spiritual. All three parts have the opportunity to sing the melody at some point, and the stylistic, accessible accompaniment enhances the engaging vocal lines. Plus, it's loaded with lots of fun syncopation and dynamic contrasts to create an engaging musical concert or festival performance.

TRACK 12

CGE338 Three-part Mixed with Descant.................................. $2.35 CGECD132 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

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Young singers will love this short cycle of three pieces based on popular tongue twisters from Spanish-speaking countries: I. Pablito Clavo un Clavito II. Tres Tristes Tigres III. Como Poco, Coco Como. As with tongue twisters in English, these trabalenguas don't make much sense. But they are fun to say and sing, even when you mess up! And of course, part of the fun is seeing how fast you can say or sing them without faltering. Pronunciation guides and translations are included.

TRACK 11

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Two-part

Tres Trabalenguas

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CGE298 SSA a cappella..................................................................$2.10

CGE338

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Arranged by

Mark Patterson

CGE339

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

How Can I Keep from Singing?

Patterson's stunning arrangement of this beloved Robert Lowry work is steeped in both strength and beauty. A combination of sustained and descending vocal lines open the piece, painting a waterfall-like effect that continues to accompany the melody. As the piece unfolds, each part has a moment to shine and from its cascading beginning to its musical peak, we are led on a meaningful, emotional journey. This a cappella setting is a welcome addition to treble literature and is a superb choice for both school and church choirs.

Sing

SSA

Sing

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distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE298

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Gray's engaging setting of the Ella Wheeler Wilcox text is an excellent choice for concert, festival or music-themed performances. It is an upbeat response to the inevitable periods of sadness and strife that are part of the human experience. At those times when words are not enough, the song exuberantly begs, Sing to me! Sing to me!, expressing the power of music to heal the heart and touch the soul. The brisk energy of the accompaniment complements the memorable melodic lines, harmonies, and interesting dynamic contrasts. Teaching opportunities abound in this exceptional original for treble or mixed developing choirs.

CGE334 SSA....................................................................................$2.25 CGE335 SAB....................................................................................$2.25 CGE336 Two-part...........................................................................$2.25 CGECD130 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95


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TRACK 14

Arranged by

Jay Althouse Resources for Choral Success through

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All dressed up in an up-todate rhythmic pop style for today's choirs, this dynamic setting of the great old gospel song features a solid, fullsounding accompaniment and straightforward voice leading. Opening with statements of the melody first by men and then by women, this expertly-crafted arrangement builds to a rousing finish. The SAB edition is ideal for choirs with a limited number of male voices. A Learning Resource Page is included.

TRACK 16

CGE309 SATB..................................................................................$2.25 CGE310 SAB....................................................................................$2.25 CGECD123 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

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CGE303

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Old Time Religion

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SATB

Michael Jothen

CGE344 SSA a cappella..................................................................$2.10 CGE345 SAB a cappella..................................................................$2.10

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Rise Up, My Love

From the expansive opening to the subdued ending, interpretation of the timeless text from Song of Solomon is an important musical characteristic of this expressive concert/festival work. Accessible while providing a few challenges, the a cappella setting encourages developing choirs to explore contrasts in articulation, dynamics, tempo, phrasing, texture and vocal qualities as means to develop and refine personal and overall ensemble musicality. A Learning Resource Page is included.

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distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

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Sing

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE309

SAB

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CGE353 Two-part...........................................................................$2.25 CGECD140 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

Also available: SSA (CGE344)

Sing

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CGE345

Sing

Based on the traditional Shaker tune, Gilpin has created this delightful arrangement by adding some of his own creative words and music. The piano accompaniment is lively and bouncy, creating a strong dance-like feel which supports the whimsical melody. The middle section showcases the layering of three independent parts (the added part could be a Descant or Solo) which adds to the fun and momentum of this terrific concert/festival selection for young choirs.

Also available: P/A CD (CGECD120)

Eldorado Glenda E. Franklin Words by Edgar Allan Poe

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TB

Take your men on an adventure to the lost city of gold in an energetic concert/festival original that follows the story of a gallant knight who is unyielding in his search for the legendary treasured city. With words penned by Edgar Allan Poe, young and developing male choirs will excel and feel success as they enjoy this rousing quest. A Learning Resource Page is included.

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CGE303 TB.......................................................................................$2.25 CGECD120 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

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CONTEST/CONCERT/FESTIVAL

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distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE348

Three-part Mixed

Also available: Two-part (CGE349); P/A CD (CGECD137)

Baraka Na Wewe Victor C. Johnson

Sing

Based on the American folk songs Hop Up, My Ladies; Skip to My Lou and Two in the Middle, this creative setting is framed by both a choral introduction and independent, layered original melodies which play upon the theme “hop, skip and a jump.� Rhythmic energy abounds in this fun programming gem that is also filled with many teachable moments.

This joyous and rhythmic celebration of hope, joy and peace features a middle section with independent vocal lines, which allows for easily accessible harmonic layering. The only accompanying instrument is the lively Djembe part that lends an authentic African flavor. A pronunciation guide and translation are included.

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Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE342

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y Joy Joy Joy Joy y Jo Jo Jo yJ oy

y Joy Joy Joy Joy Jo y Jo yJ Jo oy

Mary Lynn Lightfoot edited by

Greg Gilpin

What a dynamic way to open your concert! This exciting original conveys the joy that we feel in our hearts when we experience and share our gifts of music. Joyous melodies, an energized accompaniment, and a more lyrical, expressive middle section all grace this concert/ festival winner which had its premiere at Carnegie Hall.

y Joy Joy Joy Joy y Jo Jo Jo yJ oy

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

SAB

All My Heart Shall Sing with Joy!

Joy Joy Joy Jo Joy yJ oy Joy J oy

Sing

Also available: Two-part (CGE206); P/A CD (CGECD88)

CGE348 Three-part Mixed a cappella and Djembe..................$2.10 CGE349 Two-part a cappella and Djembe..................................$2.10 CGECD137 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

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TRACK 20

CGE304 SAB New voicing!........................................................... $2.35 CGE206 Two-part........................................................................... $2.35 CGECD88 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

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distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

CGE367 Two-part...........................................................................$2.25 CGECD147 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

CGE304

TRACK 19

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Also available: SSA (CGE341); P/A CD (CGECD135)

SAB

These Are the Things That Count! Amy F. Bernon Words by William F. J. Fienup

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Featuring an upbeat and positive text by an American poet and dreamer who treasured the simple things in life, this energetic concert or festival offering presents an inspiring view of community and kindness as the cornerstones of our lives. The author's deep love of nature and family are also highlighted. Developing choirs will enjoy the vivid lyrics and the fresh, memorable refrain. Information about the author is included.

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CGE341 SSA.................................................................................... $2.35 CGE342 SAB.................................................................................... $2.35 CGECD135 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95


CONTEST/CONCERT/FESTIVAL

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SATB

Sisi Kushangilia We Will Be Glad

Victor C. Johnson

Sing

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Also available: Three-part Mixed (CGE137); SSA (CGE318); Two-part (CGE138); P/A CD (CGECD61)

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Also available: SAB (CGE329); P/A CD (CGECD128)

O Music, Lead the Way Ruth Morris Gray Words by Henry Van Dyke

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CGE328 SATB..................................................................................$2.25 CGE329 SAB....................................................................................$2.25 CGECD128 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

Exuberant rhythmic energy abounds in this African-style original! The Swahili text of only four words translates: We will dance! We will sing! We will be glad! The only accompanying instruments are Shaker, Hand Drum and Djembe, which add an authentic flavor and texture to this celebratory, multicultural selection.

TRACK 3

CGE317 SATB a cappella and Percussion New voicing!.........$2.25 CGE318 SSA a cappella and Percussion New voicing!...........$2.25 CGE137 Three-part Mixed a cappella and Percussion............$2.25 CGE138 Two-part a cappella and Percussion...........................$2.25 CGECD61 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

Gray's vibrant, dynamic setting of selected lines from American poet Henry Van Dyke's work Storm – Music is an outstanding choice for an opener or closer in concert and festival use. Strong memorable melodies, ample unison, moderate ranges and an exciting accompaniment grace this creative piece. A Learning Resource Page is included.

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SATB

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CGE340 Two-part with Opt. Percussion.................................... $2.35 CGECD134 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

CGE317

CGE328

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Mark Burrows

With lyrics inspired by candid conversations with 4th-graders, the inspiring, powerful message of this song is the voices of all children proclaiming “Look out world, here we are! We are the here and now. We are the day!” They are the wonder-bearers of our world and can do amazing things right now if we give them the chance. Percussion parts for Shakers, Snare Drum and Conga Drums are included in this concert/festival winner for young voices.

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Two-part

Sing

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Also available: P/A CD (CGECD134)

We Are the Day!

Sing

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE340

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TRACK 4

Written to commemorate the recent flooding in Louisiana, this strong and emotional work captures the spirit of hope that evolves when a community comes together in the face of a tragedy. Swirling winds and a raging storm yield to a chorus filled with hope: I must try to believe that the sun is shining, even amid the darkest storm ...to believe that the sun is always there, even when I cannot see. Conservative ranges, vivid text painting, and singable lines are all set atop a supportive piano part to allow this piece to make a powerful and positive statement.

CGE346 SATB..................................................................................$2.45 CGE347 Three-part Mixed...........................................................$2.45

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CONTEST/CONCERT/FESTIVAL

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From a brief dramatic piano introduction, we move into a mysterious, moving legato setting of the chorus of this traditional spiritual. The minor key, chromatic intervals, interesting harmonies and dynamic contrasts create excitement and rhythmic energy throughout this unique arrangement. An excellent choice for your multicultural programming needs.

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Two-part

(Incorporating I's the B'y and Going Over the Sea)

Arranged by

Mary Donnelly and George L.O. Strid Resources for Choral Success through

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TRACK 6

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CGE327 Two-part...........................................................................$2.25 CGECD127 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

Also available: P/A CD (CGECD129)

A-Fishin’ We Will Go!

Sing

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE333

Featuring two Canadian folk songs: I's the B'y from Newfoundland and Going Over the Sea from Nova Scotia, this spirited setting spins the tale of a boy growing up to become a fisherman like his father. Incorporating the violin (fiddle) part enhances the rollicking, dance-like mood of the piece that is offset by a slower, reflective middle section. A rousing accelerando at the end brings the song to a boisterous, fun conclusion. Boys will especially enjoy performing this work. A Learning Resource Page is included.

CGE333 Two-part with Opt. Violin (Fiddle)............................. $2.35 CGECD129 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

CGE302

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Amy F. Bernon Resources for Choral Success through

This song is dedicated to a dear friend who is about to start a new chapter of life. It's full of descriptions of nature and fresh adventures: “May the bright, sparkling day stay beside you now as you're on your way.” Bernon's delightful original also makes for a memorable and meaningful graduation selection for young singers who are moving up to middle or high school and experiencing important transitions of their own. A Learning Resource Page is included.

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The Breeze and the Birdsong

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Two-part

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Also available: P/A CD (CGECD127)

Sing

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Sing

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE327

Also available: P/A CD (CGECD119)

Two-part

What Can I Say to You? Ruth Elaine Schram and Aren Newell Williams Resources for Choral Success through

Empathy, encouragement, and helping and understanding one another are all important themes of this inspirational original for young voices. Knowing that we don't have to be alone when facing life's trials and tribulations, and that we are stronger together through friendship, are vital messages conveyed through this poignant and timely piece. A Learning Resource Page is included.

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CGE352 Two-part...........................................................................$2.25 CGECD139 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

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TRACK 8

CGE302 Two-part............................................................................$2.10 CGECD119 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95


CONTEST/CONCERT/FESTIVAL

Also available: SSAA (CGE218)

SATB

O Clap Your Hands Victor C. Johnson

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distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE316

Johnson's dynamic setting of this text adapted from the Psalms is the perfect opening number for concert, festival or call to worship. The opening, fanfarelike section is complemented by a contrasting, legato middle section before returning to the joyous opening statement driving us to the exhilarating conclusion, complete with handclaps.

This stirring original exudes an important message filled with confidence, determination, and hope for a bright future, making it an ideal choice for graduation or end of the year performances. The Violin part lends warmth and color, and the soaring Descant helps propel the momentum to its musical apex before the quiet, contemplative ending.

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CGE316 SATB a cappella New voicing!.......................................$2.10 CGE218 SSAA a cappella...............................................................$2.10

ABOUT THE SING!

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CGE337 Three-part Mixed with Descant and Opt. Violin..... $2.35 CGECD131 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

LEARNING RESOURCE PAGE

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Learning Resource Pages are a unique feature available on the inner front cover of selected Sing! octavos. Each Learning Resource Page provides teachers with Focus Questions and Suggested Activities to easily align their use of the choral piece with the newly developed National Core Standards for Music – Ensembles (2014). Sing! Learning Resource Pages have been written and developed ™ under the leadership of Dr. Michael Jothen, Emeritus Professor of Music at Towson University. Dr. Jothen is co-author of the K-8 textbook series Music and You, Share the Music, and Spotlight On Music, published by Macmillan/McGraw-Hill; and lead author of the grades 6-12 choral textbook series Experiencing Choral Music published by Glencoe/McGraw-Hill and Master Strategies for Choirs published by Hal Leonard Publishing.

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CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY/WINTER

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CGE330 SATB a cappella with Opt. Percussion........................ $2.35 CGE331 SSA a cappella with Opt. Percussion.......................... $2.35 CGE332 SAB a cappella with Opt. Percussion.......................... $2.35

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Sing

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE322

SATB

Also available: SSA (CGE323); TB (CGE324); SAB (CGE325); Two-part (CGE326); P/A CD (CGECD126)

Three French Noels Arranged by

Ruth Elaine Schram

This bright, joyful melding of the three French carols: Sing We Now of Christmas; He Is Born and Carol of the Birds features contrasting sections of rhythmic punctuation with fluid, melodic ones and lots of expressive dynamic contrast. The adapted texts are in English, making this work accessible to a variety of groups. Available in five voicings to meet the needs of most any ensemble, it is equally appropriate for both school and church settings.

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CGE322 SATB...................................................................................$2.10 CGE323 SSA ....................................................................................$2.10 CGE324 TB........................................................................................$2.10 CGE325 SAB.....................................................................................$2.10 CGE326 Two-part............................................................................$2.10 CGECD126 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

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Arranged by

Victor C. Johnson

Sing

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

The Wexford Carol

Tender strains of a Cello and a Soloist open this extraordinary arrangement of the traditional Irish carol. The canonic interplay between the vocal parts adds interest and color while the sonorous quality of the Cello as it melds with Johnson's inspiring accompaniment creates an atmosphere of tranquility and peace. School and church choirs will absolutely love this effective and artistically strong seasonal work.

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CGE363 SATB with Opt. Cello..................................................... $2.35 CGE364 SAB with Opt. Cello....................................................... $2.35 CGECD145 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

CGE307

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SATB

Also available: SAB (CGE364); P/A CD (CGECD145)

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Mary Lynn Lightfoot

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CGE363

edited by

Ruth Morris Gray

The ultimate creative programming selection for your Christmas or holiday concert is reflected in this unique, contemporary a cappella original employing the lyrics of the traditional English carol God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen. Featuring vocal ostinato patterns which support the melody, a little multi-meter fun and a strong, full-sounding chorus, the percussion (Hand Drum and Claves) will add texture and a festive flair to this joyous seasonal piece. Works equally well for either small or large ensembles. A Learning Resource Page is included.

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

SATB

Sing

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Also available: SSA (CGE331); SAB (CGE332)

Comfort and Joy

Sing

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE330

Also available: P/A CD (CGECD122)

Two-part

Now, Everyone, Wassail! (A Partner Song with Gloucestershire Wassail) Mary Donnelly and George L.O. Strid

Come join the Christmas festivities as we go caroling to welcome the yuletide in this delightful partner song featuring a lively original melody paired with the traditional English carol Gloucestershire Wassail. Flute and Glockenspiel parts add to the fun of this joyous offering for young choirs.

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CGE307 Two-part with Opt. Flute and Glockenspiel.............. $2.35 CGECD122 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95


CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY/WINTER

edited by

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE297

Two-part with Descant

Also available: P/A CD (CGECD117)

The Merry Bells of Christmas Dave and Jean Perry

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This gentle original captures the mystical allure of a winter snowfall, reflecting on its crystalline beauty. It seamlessly moves between major and minor, with an option for a Soloist to be briefly featured toward the end of the piece. The cascading lines of the accompaniment add to the imagery expressed in the text of this gorgeous seasonal work.

Ring in the holidays and the anticipation of Christmas Day with this bright, festive original featuring delightful countermelodies, independent parts and the opportunity for each part to sing the melody. In the final section, both parts are joined by a Descant. With moderate ranges and a partner song format, this celebratory piece allows young singers to experience success with limited rehearsal time.

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Arranged by

Linda Spevacek

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CGE365 CGE366 CGECD146

SATB and Opt. Indian or Alto Flute (Flute, Cello or Viola), Chimes (G), Tom-Toms and Handbells (3 or 4 octaves)................................... $2.35 SAB and Opt. Indian or Alto Flute (Flute, Cello or Viola), Chimes (G), Tom-Toms and Handbells (3 or 4 octaves)................................... $2.35 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

CGE321

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

From its soulful opening Indian Flute solo on Huron Carol leading into the joyous strains of Ukrainian Bell Carol, this innovative vocalise approach to a processional will immediately captivate your audiences. Additional traditional carols featured in this unique medley are: The Coventry Carol; Pat-a-pan and O Come, O Come, Emmanuel. The additional instrumentation (Chimes (G), Tom-Toms and Handbells) will add color, texture and drama to your performance.

edited by

Mary Lynn Lightfoot edited by

Christmas Processional A Vocalise

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distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

SATB and Opt. Indian or Alto Flute, Chimes, Tom-Toms and Handbells

Also available: SAB (CGE366); P/A CD (CGECD146)

CGE297 Two-part with Descant.................................................$2.25 CGECD117 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

CGE357 SATB..................................................................................$2.25 CGE358 Three-part Mixed/SAB.................................................$2.25 CGECD143 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

CGE365

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2

Also available: Two-part (CGE160); P/A CD (CGECD70)

SAB

Season’s Greetings! Mary Lynn Lightfoot

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2

Spark some holiday spirit with a bright, festive original that cleverly incorporates snippets of Deck the Hall throughout. Ample unison lines and moderate ranges enable the piece to be performance ready with limited rehearsal time. Especially effective as an opener or encore, it is ideal for any spot in your December concert.

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TRACK 18

CGE321 SAB New voicing!...........................................................$2.25 CGE160 Two-part...........................................................................$2.25 CGECD70 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

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CHRISTMAS/HOLIDAY/WINTER

Mary Donnelly

CGE311

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Winter’s Beauty

Take a morning walk through a still winter woods to see the wonders of nature. Then wander at twilight through a snowcovered meadow to gaze at the evening star. Treble voices will enjoy this gentle, calm reflection on the beauty of winter. A plaintive Flute part enhances the mood of this seasonal gem.

edited by

Two-part

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Also available: P/A CD (CGECD136)

Light the Candles of Hanukkah Ruth Elaine Schram and

Aren Newell Williams

and

George L.O. Strid

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This unique original, set in a strong, pop-anthem style, is in major mode and incorporates a text recalling the reason for the seasonal celebration. Limited ranges, repetition and the appealing rhythmic feel ensure success for young and developing choirs and allow it to be performance ready with limited rehearsal time.

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Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE295

edited by

Infuse some island flavor into your holiday concert with this delightful, rhythmic original. A bright, lightly syncopated accompaniment and the addition of Shakers and Claves add to the authentic calypso feel. Limited ranges and lots of repetition in the vocal parts add to its accessibility. A Learning Resource Page is included.

CGE311 Three-part Mixed........................................................... $2.35 CGE312 Two-part...........................................................................$2.25 CGECD124 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

CGE343 Two-part with Opt. Flute...............................................$2.25 CGECD136 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

Sing

2

Three-part Mixed

Also available: Two-part (CGE312); P/A CD (CGECD124)

Sing

edited by

Sing

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE343

Also available: Three-part Mixed/SAB (CGE223); SSA (CGE296); Two-part (CGE224); P/A CD (CGECD90)

Lullay, Infant Holy Arranged by

Ruth Elaine Schram

SATB

Schram's tender, captivating pairing of the traditional English carol The Coventry Carol and the traditional Polish carol Infant Holy, Infant Lowly presents a picturesque lullaby to the Child of Christmas. Whether performed in a school or church setting, this beautiful piece will provide a welcome moment of quiet reflection and introspection.

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TRACK 21

CGE361 Three-part Mixed with Opt. Percussion....................$2.25 CGE362 Two-part with Descant and Opt. Percussion............$2.25 CGECD144 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

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2

TRACK 22

CGE295 SATB New voicing!.........................................................$2.25 CGE296 SSA New voicing!...........................................................$2.25 CGE223 Three-part Mixed/SAB.................................................$2.25 CGE224 Two-part...........................................................................$2.25 CGECD90 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95


DIRECTOR FAVORITES

Grab your coat, scarf and mittens and join us on a sleigh ride! This bright and festive winter partner song features the familiar Jingle Bells as the Descant, giving your singers the experience of briefly singing in three parts, each with their own independent melody. Add some sleigh bells and let the fun begin!

The joyful, rhythmic feel of this vibrant arrangement of the 16th century French tune features the clever use of ding, dong, merrily motives which are playfully sprinkled through the piece in all parts. A slightly slower, legato middle section provides a unique and interesting contrast. Whether it's performed as an opener, closer, or encore, your singers and audiences will enjoy this fresh setting that joyfully conveys the vitality and anticipation of the season.

CGE163 SATB a cappella��������������������������������������������������������������� $2.35

CGE194 Two-part with Descant������������������������������������������������� $2.25 CGECD84 P/A CD���������������������������������������������������������������������������� $27.95

This delightfully fresh, creative setting of the beloved Emily Dickinson poem is joyful, hopeful and dramatic with anticipation. Complemented by a bright, driving accompaniment and accessible ranges, this exciting original is an exceptional choice for concert or festival use. A Learning Resource Page is included.

CGE22 SAB with Piano�����������������������������������������������������������������$2.10 CGE23 Two-part����������������������������������������������������������������������������$2.10 CGECD12 P/A CD��������������������������������������������������������������������������� $27.95

The joyful, marked energy, mixed meters, minor mode, macaronic text, and dramatic dynamic contrasts make this exhilarating original an excellent choice as a concert or festival opening number. An expressive middle section provides contrast and the energetic recapitulation propels the piece to its exciting conclusion. A Learning Resource Page is included.

CGE148 CGE149 CGE150 CGE151 CGECD64

SATB���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2.25 SSA ����������������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2.25 Three-part Mixed����������������������������������������������������������� $2.25 Two-part��������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2.25 P/A CD���������������������������������������������������������������������������� $27.95

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DIRECTOR FAVORITES

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE114

Two-part

distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

This World Is Full of Beauty Tom Shelton Words by Gerald Massey

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Also available: P/A CD (CGECD50)

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This meaningful setting of the poignant Gerald Massey poem is an excellent concert or festival choice for treble choirs. Its hauntingly beautiful melody is first briefly stated by the violin, followed by a soloist, and then the full choir in unison. The intensity builds throughout the middle section before ending in hushed, quiet splendor. A Learning Resource Page is included.

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CGE114 Two-part with Violin�������������������������������������������������������$2.10 CGECD50 P/A CD���������������������������������������������������������������������������� $27.95

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Also available: SSA (CGE51); P/A CD (CGECD23)

SAB

Shenandoah Arranged by

Mark Patterson

The extremely expressive and emotive arrangement of the beloved American folk song is complemented by beautiful harmonies and a rich accompaniment. The Viola adds warmth and intriguing tone color to this gorgeous, gentle work for concert and festival appearances.

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distinctive choral music for classroom, concert and festival

Mary Lynn Lightfoot

CGE52

Look no further for that unique multicultural programming gem - Gilpin's setting of this Middle Eastern folk song is bright and fun! The text, in classic Arabic, tells the story of a traveling salesman selling Indian muslin, taffeta and other pretty material and wares for women to purchase. The Arabic is repetitive, easily learned, and helps fuel the rhythmic feel of the melody and overall style of the piece. A pronunciation guide and translation are provided, along with helpful performance notes.

CGE128 Three-part Mixed������������������������������������������������������������$2.10 CGE129 Two-part����������������������������������������������������������������������������$2.10 CGECD55 P/A CD���������������������������������������������������������������������������� $27.95

With lyrics based on a poem written by James Stephens in 1915, this delightful winter selection features canon form and straightforward voice leading, making it easily learned and accessible for young choirs. The Glockenspiel and Alto Metallophone add interesting textures and flavor to this charming piece, an excellent choice for your winter or seasonal concert. A Learning Resource Page is included.

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CGE52 SAB with Piano and opt. Viola��������������������������������������$2.10 CGE51 SSA�������������������������������������������������������������������������������������$2.10 CGECD23 P/A CD............................................................................ $27.95

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CGE188 Two-part��������������������������������������������������������������������������� $2.25 CGECD82 P/A CD�������������������������������������������������������������������������������27.95


A CAPPELLA! SERIES

NINE SELECTIONS FOR CONCERT AND FESTIVAL BY JERRY ESTES, VICTOR C. JOHNSON AND MARY LYNN LIGHTFOOT Volume IV in the popular A Cappella! series features nine concert and festival selections for young and developing Three-part Mixed choirs from creative writers Jerry Estes, Victor C. Johnson and Mary Lynn Lightfoot. The Complete Edition is reproducible and also includes a Rehearsal Resource Page for each piece, a unique teaching/rehearsal tool which features Solfege; Vocabulary; and Preparation and Extension activities carefully crafted for each selection by Victor C. Johnson. The Choral Edition, ideal for use as a judge's copy or for your singers, is not reproducible and the Rehearsal Resource Pages are not included. Comprised of one spiritual arrangement, two folk song arrangements and six original selections in a variety of styles, this collection is an exceptional value and a great resource for your music library. Cantate! (Victor C. Johnson); Rainsong (Mary Lynn Lightfoot); Little Liza Jane (Arr. by Jerry Estes); An Irish Blessing (Mary Lynn Lightfoot); Elijah Rock (Arr. by Victor C. Johnson); Home on the Range (Arr. by Jerry Estes); A Joyful Alleluia (Mary Lynn Lightfoot); Afternoon on a Hill (Victor C. Johnson); Song Down in My Soul (Jerry Estes) CGE319 CGE320

Complete Edition (Reproducible; Rehearsal Resource Pages included)........................................ $44.95 Choral Edition (Not reproducible; Rehearsal Resource Pages not included).................................... $9.95

ALSO AVAILABLE:

Reproducible!

Complete Edition Rehearsal Resource Pages Included

A Cappella!

Reproducible!

Complete Edition Rehearsal Resource Pages Included

A Cappella!

Volume 1 - Two-part Treble

Volume 1I - TB

9 Selections for Concert and Festival by Amy F. Bernon Victor C. Johnson Mary Lynn Lightfoot

9 Selections for Concert and Festival by Greg Gilpin Victor C. Johnson Mark Patterson

VOL I – TWO-PART TREBLE

VOL II – TB

VOL III – SSA

CGE91 Complete Edition (Reproducible; Rehearsal Resource Pages included)����$44.95

CGE161 Complete Edition (Reproducible; Rehearsal Resource Pages included)����$44.95

CGE292 Complete Edition (Reproducible; Rehearsal Resource Pages included)����$44.95

CGE92 Choral Edition (Not reproducible; Rehearsal Resource Pages not included)��� $9.95

CGE162 Choral Edition (Not reproducible; Rehearsal Resource Pages not included)���$9.95

CGE293 Choral Edition (Not reproducible; Rehearsal Resource Pages not included)���$9.95

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NEW CHORAL RELEASES 2019-2020 – BY VOICING TITLE

CD/ TRACK

SATB

SAB

T(T)/B(B)

SSA(A)

CGE361

TWO-PART

A Calypso Noel

2/21

A Couple Old Men

1/4

A-Fishin' We Will Go!

2/6

CGE333

!Alegria!

1/7

CGE354

All My Heart Shall Sing with Joy!

1/20

An Irish Blessing

1/5

CGE362 (w/descant)

Asante

CGE300

CGE299

CGE304

CGE315

CGE305

CGE306 (w/descant)

Baraka Na Wewe

1/19

CGE348

CGE349

The Breeze and the Birdsong

2/5

Christmas Processional

2/17

CGE365

CGE366

Comfort and Joy

2/11

CGE330

CGE332

Deep River

1/8

CGE350

CGE351

Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel?

1/12

Eldorado

1/17

Even Amid the Darkest Storm

2/4

Exsultate Deo!

1/2

Gather Love All Around

1/14

CGE353

Hop, Skip and a Jump!

1/18

CGE367

1/10

I Will Fly

2/10

CGE314

CGE206

1/9

How Can I Keep from Singing?

CGE313

CGE301

CGE314

Kol Dodi

CGE327 CGE331 CGE338 (w/descant) CGE303 CGE346

CGE347 CGE356

CGE355

CGE298 CGE337 (w/descant)

1/6

CGE308

Light the Candles of Hanukkah

2/20

Lullay, Infant Holy

2/22

The Merry Bells of Christmas

2/16

CGE297 (w/descant)

Now, Everyone, Wassail!

2/14

CGE307

O Clap Your Hands

2/9

CGE316

O Music, Lead the Way

2/2

CGE328

Old Time Religion

1/16

CGE309

Rise Up, My Love

1/15

Season's Greetings!

2/18

CGE321

Sing to Me

1/13

CGE335

Sisi Kushangilia

2/3

These Are the Things That Count!

1/21

Three French Noels

2/13

Tres Trabalenguas

1/11

CGE311 CGE295

CGE223

CGE312

CGE223

CGE296

CGE218 CGE310 CGE345

CGE317

CGE344 CGE160 CGE137

CGE342 CGE322

CGE224

CGE329

CGE334

CGE336

CGE318

CGE138

CGE341

CGE325

CGE324

CGE323

CGE326 CGE339

You Are the Music

1/3

Wade in the Water

2/7

CGE359

CGE352

We Are the Day

1/22

CGE340

The Wexford Carol

2/12

What Can I Say to You?

2/8

Winter's Beauty

2/19

Winter Reflections

2/15

CGE363

CGE360

CGE364 CGE302 CGE343

CGE357

CGE358

= GENERAL

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3-PT MIXED

CGE358

= SEASONAL


HOW TO ORDER

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ABOUT

FROM CHORISTERS GUILD

Sing! is the educational choral line from Choristers Guild. Since its launch in 2015, Sing! has thrived as the fastest-growing new line of choral octavos for the school market. Mary Lynn Lightfoot is Sing!'s founding editor, as well as a noted composer, conductor, and clinician. She will continue to write for Sing! following her retirement as editor in 2019. We are pleased to introduce award-winning composer Victor Johnson as Sing!’s incoming editor. Victor has been guiding students of the Fort Worth Academy of Fine Arts since 2001 as a choral music educator and choir director, and he is excited to carry on Mary Lynn’s legacy of providing quality choral repertoire for teachers and students. Choristers Guild is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to enable leaders to nurture the musical and spiritual growth of children, youth, and adults. Our mission is achieved through the publication of sacred, social justice, and school choral music, handbell and instrumental music, as well as providing educational resources and training events for choir leaders. Choristers Guild has celebrated 70 years, and our resources support directors in leading their choirs with confidence. Learn more: www.choristersguild.org.

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SING! 2019-2020 Catalogue - Choristers Guild  

Preview all of our new school choral music for 2019-2020! Filled with anthems for all ages and all times of the year, you are bound to find...

SING! 2019-2020 Catalogue - Choristers Guild  

Preview all of our new school choral music for 2019-2020! Filled with anthems for all ages and all times of the year, you are bound to find...