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CoverLemoga Aming’a [level: Easy]
arr. David O. Akombo
RELEASED: February 2024
voicing: SSAA | catalog number: SBMP 1775 | duration: c. 2'19 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: a cappella, see below notes for optional percussion

A spiritual song from the Luo people of Kenya, this arrangement is highly accessible and authentic. With or without percussion, it has simple harmonies, plenty of repetition, conservative vocal ranges, and many teaching moments that make it great for choirs of all ages. A phonetic pronunciation guide and word-for-word translation of the Luo language is provided in the octavo. Fun to rehearse and perform, your choirs will want to sing this one again and again!

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CoverLemoga Aming’a [level: Easy]
arr. David O. Akombo
RELEASED: February 2024
voicing: TTBB | catalog number: SBMP 1776 | duration: c. 2'19 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: a cappella, see below notes for optional percussion

A spiritual song from the Luo people of Kenya, this arrangement is highly accessible and authentic. With or without percussion, it has simple harmonies, plenty of repetition, conservative vocal ranges, and many teaching moments that make it great for choirs of all ages. A phonetic pronunciation guide and word-for-word translation of the Luo language is provided in the octavo. Fun to rehearse and perform, your choirs will want to sing this one again and again!

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CoverSalaam (Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu) [level: Medium]
Mosh Ben Ari, arr. Ross Fishman | Cory Boulton Choral Series
RELEASED: February 2024
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1777 | duration: 3'43 | price: $2.80
accompaniment: piano, opt. djembe

Mixed choirs of all ages will have a blast singing this joyful Israeli Song for Peace. This uplifting new arrangement begins slowly and somewhat plaintively, and, as it repeats, gradually increases in tempo and excitement. Sung in Hebrew and Arabic, the text translates as “Peace will come upon us, yet.” With accessible ranges, a supportive and tasteful piano accompaniment, hand claps, optional solo opportunities, and optional djembe, this arrangement is sure to be a hit!

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CoverEvocation (Mon-Nee-Joh) [level: Medium]
Hye-Young Cho | Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series
RELEASED: January 2024
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1780 | duration: c. 5'03 | price: $2.70
accompaniment: piano

A gorgeous, lyrical new piece for mixed choirs with piano accompaniment by South Korean composer Hye-Young Cho. Sung in Korean, the phonetic pronunciation is written directly in the music for ease of learning and performing. The heart-wrenching poem is about a person who has lost a loved one and recalls the memory of this individual. As the years pass they may forget certain things, but they cannot, and will not, forget their loved one. Accessible and absolutely stunning!

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CoverChervona Kalyna (The Red Viburnum) [level: Medium]
arr. Erica Glenn
RELEASED: September 2023
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1754 | duration: c. 2’57 | price: $2.50
accompaniment: piano, clarinet

A lovely new treble setting of this well-known Ukrainian anthem where the red viburnum flower is shown as a symbol of Ukraine rising. First written in 1875, the song has recently gained renewed popularity among Ukrainians since the Russian invasion in 2022, and has been sung by people around the world in show of solidarity for Ukraine. Voiced for SSA choir with piano accompaniment and Bb Clarinet. The clarinet part is included in the octavo. 

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CoverGo, My Love (Siuil a Run) [level: Medium]
arr. Karen Marrolli | Kyle Pederson Choral Series
RELEASED: September 2023
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 1743 | price: $2.80
accompaniment: piano, opt. cello, violin

A lovely new take on a traditional Irish folk song, sung from the viewpoint of someone watching their love go off to war…“may you go safely, my darling.” For three-part treble choirs of all ages, with piano accompaniment, violin, and optional cello. The top line of the text in the score is a phonetic pronunciation for the ease of the singers, while the actual Gaelic text is underneath, making this easily singable. The soprano line includes several opportunities for optional solos or small group singing. A flowing piano accompaniment supports the voices throughout. Moderate ranges for all three voice parts make this arrangement both beautiful and accessible! 

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CoverAmezaliwa Tushangilie! [level: Medium]
Robert J. Begisen
RELEASED: August 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1730 | duration: c. 3’58 | price: $2.70
accompaniment: optional drum

“Let’s Rejoice and Celebrate!” Feature a tenor soloist in this new original Christmas Carol by composer Robert Jim Begisen. Written in Kiswahili, and complete with a phonetic pronunciation guide and translation. Perfect for holiday concerts or any time of year, this piece is great fun and quick to learn. Works well with mixed choirs of all levels and sizes; a cappella, SATB (no divisi) with optional drums (djembe and/or congas).

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CoverIm Ein Ani Li [level: Easy]
Ross Fishman
RELEASED: August 2023
voicing: TBB | catalog number: SBMP 1751 | duration: 2'33 | price: $2.40
accompaniment: piano

A new introspective piece for Tenor-Bass choirs with an empowering message in Hebrew: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me?” Highly accessible ranges, repetitive and catchy vocal lines, and a supportive, stylish accompaniment. Tenor-Bass choirs will love singing and discussing the meaning of this piece. The Hebrew translation and pronunciation guide is included in the octavo. 

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CoverLemoga Aming’a [level: Easy]
arr. David O. Akombo
RELEASED: August 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1749 | duration: c. 2'19 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: a cappella

A Spiritual Song from the Luo people of Kenya, Professor David Akombo has created a joyful and highly-accessible arrangement  for a cappella SATB choirs. Perfect for developing voices and young ensembles, with conservative vocal ranges and many teachable moments. Fun to rehearse and perform, your choirs will want to sing this one again and again! A phonetic pronunciation guide and word-for-word translation of the Luo language is provided in the score by the arranger. 

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CoverL’Ennemi [level: Difficult]
Reed Criddle
RELEASED: August 2023
voicing: SATB | catalog number: SBMP 1735 | duration: c. 3’35 | price: $2.50
accompaniment: piano

Lyrical and gorgeous, composer Criddle has created a stunning new French piece (“The Enemy”) for advanced mixed vocal ensembles. Perfect for contests and festivals, this is challenging but worth the work. An evocative piano accompaniment paired with soaring vocal lines that are set to a broody text by Charles Baudelaire make this an ideal piece to focus on ensemble artistry and to explore mental health in choral mélodie. Complete with an IPA pronunciation guide as well as word-for-word and poetic translations.

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FEATURED NEW RELEASE
I Dream A World
SATB
by Nancy Hill Cobb