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10 More Anthems for about 10 Singers
Continuing the acclaimed series of choral collections for smaller choirs, this invaluable and economical compilation from Lorenz is a perfect solution no matter how few in number or vocally unbalanced your faithful choir may be.

Contributing composers include Mark Burrows, Victor Johnson, Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, Joseph Martin, Larry Shackley, Jean Anne Shafferman, and Ruth Elaine Schram.

45/1176L - SAB / Piano

12 Carols for about 12 Singers
This easy-to-prepare collection for SAB voices includes "Silent the Night" by Niel Lorenz and Ruth Elaine Schram, from their "Night of Wonder, Night of Joy" cantata. Incorporating portions of "The Coventry Carol" and "Silent Night," woven together beautifully by the original material, this gentle anthem will captivate singer and listener. Part-dominant Rehearsal CD is reproducible and a valuable learning aid for busy choristers and directors during the holidays.

45/1166L - SAB Collection
99/2555L - P/A CD
99/2556L - Part-dominant Rehearsal CDs

Aaron, the Allergic Shepherd (cover) Aaron, the Allergic Shepherd
There's a new shepherd on the job in Bethlehem, but he's got a problem. He's allergic to sheep! Meanwhile, a miracle is about to happen up the street in a local stable that will change his life.

The Book/CD Combination includes everything you need to prepare and present this easy, 17-minute musical. Perfect for grades K - 4, suitable for as few as 8 children, or many more.

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All Around A Cappella  New!
Accessible to choirs of various sizes and skill levels, this practical collection of ten a cappella choral works offers music for any occasion. Songs by Mark Burrows, Pepper Choplin, Mary McDonald, Mark Hill, Victor Johnson, Larry Shackley, and Andre Thomas, and including Ruthie Schram's arrangement of "I Will Arise." As a rehearsal aid and learning tool for your singers, part-dominant rehearsal CDs are available. Some songs feature solos, and one has optional percussion instrumentation.

45/1182L - SATB with Divisi
99/3426L - SA Part-dominant Rehearsal CDs (5 pack)
99/3427L - TB Part-dominant Rehearsal CDs (5 pack)

All God's Children Gotta Sing!
This versatile collection compiled by Lloyd Larson is designed with the needs of small choirs or those with limited rehearsal time in mind. It is ideal for intergenerational choirs, senior adult choirs, or any group of people who love to sing. Composers include Ruth Elaine Schram, Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, Larry Shackley, Jean Anne Shafferman, and Natalie Sleeth.

Songs include: "Fount of Every Blessing" (Larson); "Go Ye Therefore" (McDonald); "Good and Simple Gifts" (Sleeth & Shafferman); "Lord, I Know I Been Changed" (Shackley); "My Shepherd Will Supply My Need" (Larson); "Sing a New Song to the Lord" (Sleeth & Shafferman); "Stand Up!" (McDonald); and "That Promised Land" (Schram). Accompaniment CD available.

45/1178L - Two-Part
99/3333L - Accompaniment CD

Augsburg Choirbook for Men (cover) Augsburg Choirbook for Men
This practical collection for men's voices features old and new anthems that should be staples in any choral or small ensemble library. It includes Ruth Elaine Schram's arrangement of "Come Ye Sinners" for TB voices and may be ordered directly from the publisher.

0-8006-7683-1 - Book

Augsburg Choirbook for Women (cover) Augsburg Choirbook for Women
This collection offers diverse musical selections for choirs of all ages and abilities from high school through adult. The high quality and accessible music will be useful to church, college and community choirs. The volume contains a cappella settings as well as gospel settings with piano and voicings from unison to SSAA, including Ruth Elaine Schram's SSA arrangement of "Oh, Mary, Don't You Weep". It may be ordered directly from the publisher.

0-8006-2037-2 - Book

Candlelight Christmas Garden (cover) Candlelight Christmas Garden
A Christmas musical play for unison or two-part voices

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Carols A to Z
The 38 settings of hymns and carols in this Piano Solo Collection cover every facet and mood of the Christmas narrative from Advent to Epiphany. Fourteen of your favorite composers created processionals, lullabies, meditations, and outbursts of unrestrained joy that range in style from classical to folk, jazz and world music. Among the composers included are: Pepper Choplin, Lloyd Larson, Ruth Elaine Schram, Larry Shackley, Anna Laura Page, and many more. Titles include: A La Nanita Nana, Angels We Have Heard on High; Bring a Torch; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; How Great Our Joy!; The Wexford Carol; Ye Nations All, on You I Call; and others both familiar and new to your congregation.

70/1899L - Keyboard

Carols for Solo Singers
This superb collection of favorite carols includes ten festive arrangements by Ruth Elaine Schram, Bret Rhoades, Donald Moore, Mark Hayes, Brian Lewis, Vicki Tucker Courtney, Andy Beck, and Sally Albrecht. Appropriate for many occasions during the holidays, suitable for school or church use.

35529 - Medium High Songbook
35530 - Med. High Accompaniment CD
35531 - Book/CD Combination
35532 - Medium Low Songbook
35533 - Med. Low Accompaniment CD
35534 - Book/CD Combination

Carols We Love (cover) Carols We Love
Similar to its predecessor, Hymns We Love, six well-known contemporary church music composers have each chosen two of their favorite carols to be included in this collection for piano. As an added bonus, each arranger tells why they chose these particular pieces and why they set them as they did. A wonderful addition to your keyboard library, or a perfect Christmas gift for your favorite pianist!

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The Case of the Reluctant Innkeeper (cover) The Case of the Reluctant Innkeeper
Bethlehem court is in session with the Honorable Judge Jody Justice presiding! It's the People vs. a certain "reluctant" innkeeper ... reluctant to give a certain young couple a room for the night, that is. Sam Shepherd is the prosecuting attorney who's out to get to the bottom of this case by calling key animal witnesses to the stand. Eventually it is revealed that the greatest miracle of all happened the night before, and God can always turn things around for good!

Perfect for grades K - 4, this 20 minute, easy to prepare and present musical by Mark Cabaniss and Ruth Elaine Schram, orchestrated by John DeVries, can be performed with as few as eight children or many more. The verdict is in ... "The Case of the Reluctant Innkeeper" will delight and inspire your church and community with the joyous message of Christmas!

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Christmas Carol Celebrations
Celebrate the season by combining your musical resources with this versatile collection of ten of the most popular Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany hymns. These titles, scored for handbells and keyboard, function as stand-alone offerings and may be used to heighten the corporate worship experience by supporting congregational singing. For maximum flexibility, optional endings and repeats have been indicated, permitting directors to customize the length of each selection. In addition, hymn texts have been included so the ringers can keep their place and sing along, if desired. Set in key signatures that are ideal for handbells, yet singable. Available for 2-3 octave choirs, or 4-5 octave choirs, with Reproducible Parts for your ringers.

20/1479L - Keyboard / Handbell Score
30/2448L - Reproducible Handbell (2-3 octaves)
30/2449L - Reproducible Handbell (4-5 octaves)

Christmas Prayludes (cover) Christmas Prayludes
Eight reflective organ solos for the season.

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Come, All Believers (cover) Come, All Believers
Creative vocal solos for worship throughout the entire church year by Melody Bober, Pepper Choplin, Craig Courtney, Mark Hayes, Lloyd Larson, Stephen Lawrence, Ruth Elaine Schram, and Larry Shackley

30/2398L - Book / CD Combination

The Dawn of Resurrection (cover) The Dawn of Resurrection
An Easter Musical incorporating favorite praise songs with Easter Hymns and original works.

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Easy Anthems for Classic Worship Volume 6  New!
This collection includes pieces for Advent, Christmas, Palm Sunday, Lent, Communion and general occasions in a variety of styles. All of these are proven winners from composers and arrangers Joel Raney, Lloyd Larson, Joe Martin, John Carter, Jay Althouse, Marty Parks, and Ruth Elaine Schram. Each is set for SAB or two-part mixed choirs. Make these excellent arrangements a part of your choir's library.

8694 - SAB / Two-Part Mixed

Faith Hall of Fame (cover) Faith Hall of Fame
Non-seasonal musical for children based on Old Testament Heroes.

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Gather Round and Sing (cover) Gather Round and Sing
Collection of six rounds for Two Part and Three part Children's Choirs. Spanning the entire church year and covering a broad range of general and seasonal applications including Advent, Baptism, Child or Family Dedication, Christ the King Sunday, Christmas, Eastertide, Lent, Mother's Day, Father's Day, or Children's Day, Spring, Thanksgiving, and Valentine's Day.

29231 - Songbook
29232 - Book / CD Combination
29233 - Accompaniment CD

God of Grace and Glory (cover) God of Grace and Glory
Eight of the best contemporary songs of faith for today's church soloist, arranged by Mark Hayes, Lloyd Larson, Ruth Elaine Schram, and Larry Shackley

30/2427L - Book / CD Combination

God's Big Family
In "God's Big Family," celebrated composer Ruth Elaine Schram has crafted a great resource for today's Christian children's choirs. Its six easy unison anthems are both fun and fun to sing and include optional second voice parts written in easy-to-teach formats such as echo, call and response, and partner song. With texts that serve the entire church year, each piece in this collection features a supportive and playable keyboard accompaniment.

Songs are included for Advent, Christmas, Easter, Family Emphasis, and General use. There are also optional parts for small percussion and body percussion that reinforce rhythmic acuity, and optional body motions and sign language provide beautiful visual appeal while developing gross motor skills. The corresponding reproducible narrations make these anthems perfect for worship, Sunday School and Christian School programs, and special fellowship events. The collection includes reproducible song sheets and (if purchased in this format) a Performance/Accompaniment CD delightfully orchestrated by Tim Hayden.

30/2716L - Book/CD Combination
30/2726L - Songbook (only)

Gospel Hymns We Love (cover) Gospel Hymns We Love
Here is the eagerly awaited new volume in the series that began with "Hymns We Love" and continued with "Carols We Love." Once again, Pepper Choplin, Mark Hayes, Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, Ruth Elaine Schram, and Larry Shackley have chosen a dozen great hymns, this time focusing on the great Gospel tradition that began in 19th century America. As expected, the team has come up with a satisfying blend of moods and styles, making this a versatile addition to your library. And as in previous volumes, each song is prefaced by a personal note from the arrangers, explaining their choice.

70/1662L - Piano Book

Hallelu!  He Lives! (cover) Hallelu! He Lives!
This highly accessible 8 minute mini-musical for unison / two-part children's choir tells the story of the final week of Jesus' life from Palm Sunday through Easter. (Anthems may also be done separately during Holy Week.) Weaving traditional melodies with original melodic material, and providing charming narration in verse form, Ruth Elaine Schram has created a lovely work well suited to the abilities of children, yet rich in meaning for all who hear. Parts for flute, two clarinets, cello, handbells, piano and percussion are available separately for live orchestra, in addition to the Accompaniment CD. Titles include "Joy on That Day," suitable for Palm Sunday, "Table of Love" for Communion / Maundy Thursday, and "Hallelu! He Lives!" for Easter Sunday.

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How Great His Love (cover) How Great His Love
Vocal Solos for Lent and Easter, including "His Hands" and "How Great His Love" by Ruth Elaine Schram and others by Joseph Martin, Pepper Choplin, and Lloyd Larson.

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Hymn Tunes A to Z
Lorenz is pleased to present an abundance of preludes, offertories, and postludes in this monumental, 144 page collection compiled by Larry Shackley. Eighteen arrangers, including Mark Hayes, Anna Laura Page, Mary McDonald, Lloyd Larson, and Ruth Elaine Schram have contributed to this survey of beloved Christian hymns, providing at least one hymn tune for each letter of the alphabet. More than half of the pieces in this unique collection have never appeared before in print, making it a must-have volume for every church pianist's bookshelf. For Concert or General use.

70/1851L - Piano

Hymns We Love (cover) Hymns We Love
Six well-known contemporary church music composers have each chosen two hymns to be included in this refreshingly unique collection for piano. Also included are their personal stories and thoughts about why the chosen hymns are their favorites.

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Hymns We Love to Sing (cover) Hymns We Love to Sing
Following the successful format of the "Hymns We Love" series for piano, today's top echelon of choral composers have created a new setting of one of their favorite hymns, developed with the smaller church choir in mind and limited to a two-part mixed or SAB voicing. This collection also offers the unique feature of including notes from each composer explaining why this particular hymn ranks among their list of favorites, and how that may have influenced the musical style they chose. Not surprisingly, the result is a musically satisfying and diverse array of moods and styles providing a fresh look and feel to favorites from our cherished heritage of hymnody.

45/1161L - SAB / Two Part Mixed Book
99/2462L - Accompaniment CD
99/2463L - Part-dominant Rehearsal CD (reproducible)

Hymns We Love to Sing Vol. 2  New!
With the overwhelming success of the Lorenz collection "Hymns We Love to Sing," (45/6111L) they are delighted to present the second installment of musically sound, accessibly voiced anthems. Featuring arrangements by some of the top composers and arrangers in the industry, this collection contains music written from a place of spiritual sincerity and musical practicality for the church choir of today.

A number of the selections include the option for additional instrumentation, and an accompaniment CD is also available. With a wide breadth of styles and accompaniment options, this easy-to-prepare collection is sure to become a staple in your choral music library.

45/1629L - SAB / Two-Part Mixed
99/3717L - Accompaniment CD
30/3168L - Rhythm Score (Just a Closer Walk)
30/3054SF - Instrumental Score (O Love that Will Not Let Me Go)
30/2229M - Brass / Rhythm Score (I Must Tell Jesus)

Hymns You Love
In 2006, Lorenz brought together a team of six top arrangers and asked them to write new versions of some of their favorite hymns. That book, "Hymns We Love" (70/1791L), was so popular that it generated four successful sequels. Now, for the sixth and final book in the series, Lorenz decided to turn the tables and let their audience pick the music. So here's the result: twelve selections from your favorite team of arrangers, all on the list of "top hymns" drawn from the online survey. Each piece is preceded by program notes from the arrangers: Ruth Elaine Schram, Pepper Choplin, Mark Hayes, Lloyd Larson, Mary McDonald, and Larry Shackley.

70/1791L - Keyboard

The Incredible Adam Angel
Remember what it was like to be a child and have your imagination run wild; to imagine all of the wonderful places you could go and all of the exciting things you could see? Well, geeky scientist, Adam Angel, is a dreamer, and with just that kind of imagination, every single day he dreams of adventure and fame, fancying himself as everything from an archaeologist to a race car driver. He has lost the true meaning of Christmas, and doesn't find it until he dreams of being the angel that announces the birth of Jesus!

This delightful children's musical, from creators Mark Cabaniss and Ruthie Schram, will take you on Adam's journey as he becomes that angel. It is filled with wonderful new music and traditional carols. The message is clear, during the Christmas season and all through the year, we are ALL incredible in God's eyes!

Easily prepared and presented, this 19-minute reproducible musical will take your young singers (and your congregation) on a unique and entertaining trip to the heart of Christmas. Perfectly suited for grades K - 4.

Jubilate (Alfred Music)
080689482175 - Directors Resource Kit
080689856228 - Listening CD
080689482175M - Accompaniment CD
080689782725 - Bulk CD (10 pak)
080689579363 - CD Preview Pack

Instant Introits & Amens
This set of four introits and four benedictions by Stan Pethel and Ruth Elaine Schram is a useful addition to your choir's repertoire. Each short choral response includes an optional instrumental part and is quite accessible for any choir. Each selection will surely provide a meaningful beginning or ending to your time of worship. Titles include, "Hear the Glad Sound," "Sing Praise," "Come, Let Us Sing!", "Rejoice, Rejoice!", "As We Now this Place Depart," "Let Us Share God's Love," "Into the Coming Days," and "May the Lord Watch Over You."

Jubilate (Alfred Music)
0 80689 11023 8 - SATB with Opt. Instrument

It's Christmas Everywhere (cover) It's Christmas Everywhere
This multicultural delight is an around-the-world celebration of Christmas, exploring carols and traditions from Germany, Japan, Australia, Africa, Mexico, Canada, and Spain.

A marvelous budget-stretcher, this book includes vocal/piano scores, reproducible vocal parts, narrations, and a Performance/Accompaniment CD. Approximately 25-30 minutes in length, it is equally suitable for school or church use.

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Jesus, Christmas Treasure
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These beautiful melodies and inspired lyrics, artfully crafted by Ruth Elaine Schram, will enhance any yuletide worship experience. Vocalists and accompanists alike will embrace the lush musical settings, and congregations will be equally moved by these musical renditions that anticipate and celebrate the birth of the Messiah. This versatile resource includes an accompaniment CD for rehearsal or performance purposes. Optional String Synth keyboard parts are also included on the CD as data files, providing a creative performance option when used with the piano accompaniment. (These files are also available as a free download from the publisher.)

In addition to the ten Accompaniment Tracks, two bonus tracks are included: "Hear the Angels Sing" (full orchestration by Stan Pethel recorded with live instruments) and "Holy Night, Silent Night" (medley of "Silent Night" and "O Holy Night," orchestrated by Ruth Elaine Schram, recorded with live String Orchestra).

30/2596L - Medium Voice / Piano & Synth

Jesus, Precious Treasure (cover) Jesus, Precious Treasure
This vocal soloist collection is filled with heart-felt songs of devotion to Jesus and hymns that focus on His Name. The varied seasonal themes ensure that this resource will be used throughout the church year with songs suitable for Advent/Christmas, Lent, Stewardship Emphases, and general services. Versatile, it includes optional synthesizer parts to provide a sparkling performance option when used with the piano accompaniment.

An accompaniment CD is included for rehearsal or performance purposes, and it contains two bonus tracks: a live orchestral accompaniment to "His Hands," and a live string accompaniment to "Christmas Grace."

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Journey to the Cross (cover) Journey to the Cross
Compilation Musical / Collection for Lent or Holy Week, remembering Christ's sacrifice of love for us. Featuring the music of Pepper Choplin, Mark Hayes, Lloyd Larson, and Ruth Elaine Schram

55/1132L - SATB
55/1130L - SAB / Two Part Mixed
99/2484L - Performance CD (includes both voicings)
99/2485L - Bulk SATB Performance CDs (10 pak)
99/2482L - Accompaniment CD
99/2488L - SA/TB Part-dominant Rehearsal CD (reproducible)
99/2483L - SA/B Part-dominant Rehearsal CD (reproducible)
30/2461L - Orchestral Score and Parts
55/1133L - Performance CD / SATB Score Combination
55/1131L - Performance CD / SAB Score Combination

The Last Noel (cover) The Last Noel
The baby Jesus is born in the last place on earth you'd expect to find God's son - behind the last stable door on the left at the Last Resort Inn! This delightful Christmas story is told from the animals' point of view. All of the animal characters - Donkey Jody, Cowsandra and Cowdy, Shiloh and Woolian Sheep and Camel Lot soon realize that despite their humble status, God has a very special place for them in Bethlehem at the Last Resort Inn!

Suitable for Grades K-6, perfect for Sunday School programs or as a Church School Christmas musical. Approximately 20 minutes in length; easy to prepare with familiar melodies. Delightfully orchestrated by Tim Hayden.

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The Legend of the Christmas King (cover) The Legend of the Christmas King
Journey with the "Fourth Wise Man" Artiban (Artie, for short) to Bethlehem as he goes in search of the Newborn King of kings. Along the way, Artie is joined by Mortimer the Angel who helps him on his quest. During their journey, Artie and Mortimer meet some people in need, and Artie misses the birth of Jesus. Yet, he learns some important Biblical truths along the way.

Perfect for grades 1-6, this charming musical play contains delightful, easy-to-prepare songs and dialogue. Story by Dennis Scott, songs written and arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram, orchestrated by John DeVries, lesson plans by Christi Cary Miller.

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The Living Last Supper (cover) The Living Last Supper
A Dramatic Musical Experience for Holy Week or other observances of Communion. The set is based on the brilliant portrayal of the Last Supper by Leonardo Da Vinci, music and script by Ruth Elaine Schram. Suitable for choirs of all sizes, easily accessible for smaller music programs in SATB or SAB.

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The Living Last Words (cover) The Living Last Words
A Dramatic Musical Experience for Lent, Holy Week or Easter, for choir, speakers, piano, and optional small orchestra, exploring the words Jesus said in His final hours -- words that had not only the immediate meaning to the eye-witnesses at His crucifixion, but have universal, relevant meaning to us today. Available SATB or SAB.

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The Living Light (cover) The Living Light
A Dramatic Musical experience for the Christmas season tells the story of Christ's birth and examines various reactions to His arrival. Accessible and within the capabilities of any size church or music program, available SATB or SAB. Small Orchestra parts are available separately (strings, winds, and light percussion, all optional) which will not overwhelm even a small choir.

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Make My Life an Alleluia
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MP3 audioClick here to listen
Commissioned by the Grace UCC Choir of Frederick, Maryland, this tender prayer is composed with delicate harmonies in a simple, yet compelling, style. The text is based upon thoughts submitted by the singers and director (Truuke Ameigh) of this group. Suitable any time of year; makes a very meaningful song at memorial services.  Available in two voicings for mixed choirs.

Now included in the SATB/SAB/Two-part Mixed Songbook "Ready to Worship," featuring easy anthems for the entire church year.

Customized Instrumental Accompaniment is available for this choral work! Click here for more info.

Monarch (Lorenz)
10/3170M - SATB
10/3171M - SAB
45/1172L - SATB/SAB Songbook

Miracle at Midnight (cover) Miracle at Midnight
It's just another day in Bethlehem... or is it? A fun Christmas Musical for children.

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Miracle at the Christmas Cafe
Welcome to Bethlehem and the Christmas Cafe, where Polly Porkchop and Mac N. Cheese serve up some home cooking and tell "The Greatest Story Ever Told" that happened right up the street not long ago! Easily prepared and presented, this funny and touching reproducible musical by Mark Cabaniss and Ruth Elaine Schram can be performed by large and small children's choirs alike. Orchestrated by John DeVries; presentation time approximately 20 minutes.

Watch the Digital Reading Session with Ruth Elaine Schram and Mark Cabaniss here!

42943 - Director's Score
42942 - InstruTrax CD
42940 - Preview Pack
42941 - Listening CD
42944 - Director's Kit
42945 - Bulk CDs (10 listening CD pack)

Night of Wonder, Night of Joy (cover) Night of Wonder, Night of Joy
"Night of Wonder, Night of Joy" is a worship service that celebrates the wondrous miracles surrounding the birth of our Savior, composed by Niel Lorenz and Ruth Elaine Schram with full orchestration by Stan Pethel.

Lasting approximately 35 minutes, the presentation may be as simple as two narrators, or may involve more speakers and/or characters in Biblical costume. Available for SATB or SAB voices.

This dramatic musical experience is certain to fill the hearts of all believers with a sense of wonder and joy in God's goodness to us through the gift of Jesus.

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The Noel Critter Motel (cover) The Noel Critter Motel  New!
Welcome to the Tiny Bit of Heaven Motel in Bethlehem! (Actually it's a stable behind a small Inn which is run completely by animals.)

Annie Lamb, reporter for The Bethlehem Chronicle, is snooping around for clues regarding Caesar's Census. However, she - along with the others - is about to have a life-changing night. Major Moo runs a tip-top motel, accompanied by Miss Dovie (Front Desk Clerk), Ladybug Lacey (maid) and Cecil R. Caterpillar (bellhop). The Innkeeper is the only human that ever comes in among the animal visitors, but rumor has it he is bringing a human couple in to stay the night, and the animals are afraid these people will ruin everything!

But they all eventually learn that a certain "Stranger on the straw" came to earth to change the world, and that even people and things we don't understand can sometimes be miracles in disguise.

Performance time approximately 20 minutes, with familiar material woven into the original songs. By Mark Cabaniss and Ruth Elaine Schram, orchestrated by John DeVries.

Watch the Digital Reading Session with Mark Cabaniss and Ruth Elaine Schram here!

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45942 - Performance Pack
45943 - Reproducible Director's Score
45944 - InstruTrax Accompaniment CD
45945 - Preview Pack
45946 - Listening CD
45947 - CD Bulk Pack (10 CDs)

Noel Masterworks (cover) Noel Masterworks
Classical Masterworks with Christmas Carols arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram, beautifully orchestrated by John Purifoy. This artful blending of classical masterworks with beloved carols creates a unique collection you will use time and again. The five arrangements contained in this collection are useful throughout the Advent and Christmas season.

You may use the selections individually or present them together with the optional narration included in the book for a rich 25-30 minute cantata. Because the pieces are based on well-known classical works, the introductions tend to be longer than usual, allowing time to add your own dramatic presentation if you desire.

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Once Upon a Starry Night (cover) Once Upon a Starry Night
A delightful Christmas musical for children by John Jacobson and Ruth Elaine Schram. Tells the story of our Savior's birth from the stars' point of view!

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One Rehearsal Wonders (Vol. 2) (cover) One Rehearsal Wonders (Vol. 2)
Here are some great anthems with that "one-rehearsal singability!" This volume delivers joyful songs of worship and soaring anthems of adoration, all highly accessible to choirs of all sizes. These two-part, SAB, and easy SATB chorals can be sung anytime and are guaranteed winners with a minimum of rehearsal time.

From some of today's leading writers: Joseph M. Martin, Patti Drennan, Pepper Choplin, Stan Pethel, Ruth Elaine Schram, Don Besig, Nancy Price and others.

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Partner Songs for the Whole Year Long (cover) Partner Songs for the Whole Year Long
Original and traditional songs and Spirituals in combination for teaching part singing for elementary age children, covering such occasions as Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine's Day, and more.

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Praise the God of Resurrection (cover) Praise the God of Resurrection
Walking through the last days of Jesus' earthly life, this short Easter cantata (featuring the music of Mark Hayes, Lloyd Larson, Joseph Martin, and Ruth Elaine Schram) is a moving reminder of the power of the Living God.

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Prayludes for Summer
Looking for a prelude appropriate for Father's Day, a patriotic medley, or an offertory for Trinity Sunday? You'll find them all in this third volume of Ruth Elaine Schram's Prayludes series. As in previous volumes, each selection is a medley of two or more songs with several clearly marked optional starting and stopping points for maximum flexibility in the service. Aside from holiday-oriented materials, there are many general medleys with themes of praise, love, trust, and surrender that can be used anytime.

Titles include: "Holy, Holy, Holy;" "Shepherd, Lead Us;" "Praise the King!" "Father's Day Tribute;" "I Will Trust;" "I love You, Jesus;" "Standing;" "Invitation;" "Mercy, Wide and Deep;" and "America."

70/1717L - Keyboard (Level 2)

Psalms For a New Time (cover) Psalms For a New Time
Exciting contemporary concert work suitable for school or church.

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Sanctuary (cover) Sanctuary
Beautiful Piano Solo arrangements of reflective hymns are augmented by optional instrumental obbligatos for various instruments including French Horn, Trombone, Cello, Trumpet, Clarinet, Flute and Violin. Instrumental parts downloadable in a variety of clefs and voicings, giving many of your church musicians an opportunity to share their musical gifts with your congregation. Fresh, creative arrangements by Ruth Elaine Schram and Walter Knapp in this useful resource for your music program.

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Scripture Songs
Part of the new "Created for Praise" series, "Scripture Songs" offers a great way to teach the Bible to young children, offering twelve delightful traditional children's tunes with new lyrics adapted from scripture. Easy to teach and fun to sing, each title is arranged by Ruthie Schram for unison voices and keyboard with opportunities for beginning two-part singing. Great for children's choir, Sunday School, Christian school, Vacation Bible School, or church camps, this collection features reproducible lyric/activity pages. As an added bonus, Tim Hayden has created an exciting orchestrated CD track.

30/2479L - Book/CD Combination

Seeds to Grow On (cover) Seeds to Grow On
Twelve Seasonal Songs for Young Singers, including songs for Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent / Holy Week, Palm Sunday, Easter, Pentecost, Baptism, Christian Family, and general use.

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Seeds to Grow On Too! (cover) Seeds to Grow On Too!
This collection (a follow-up to the popular Seeds to Grow On) will help you guide your children's choir through the entire church year.

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Shout to the Lord
For two decades, the musicians at Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia have provided churches around the world with worship songs that glorify God and speak to the Christian's heart. For this new collection, "Shout to the Lord," Lorenz selected ten Hillsong favorites and asked ten of your favorite writers to arrange them as piano solos. The wide range of styles and moods in this collection means that you'll be able to find a song to fit almost every need in contemporary or blended services, and we're sure you'll also enjoy playing them at home in your personal worship time. Includes arrangements by Ruth Elaine Schram, Tood Beaney, Larry Shackley, Mark Hayes, Craig Curry, Lloyd Larson, Matt Hyzer, Douglas Wagner, Mary McDonald, and Jeff Bennett.

70/1775L - Keyboard

Simple Songs for All Seasons
Every church choir needs songs in their library that are easy to prepare for those times when the choir loft is not quite full. This collection of five easy to learn songs is written with the volunteer musician in mind and can be used throughout the church year. Each song is flexibly voiced for SAB voices or Two Part mixed voices (the alto part is optional throughout).

This collection includes five songs, two of which have dual texts to be used for a specific season or for general use any time of the year. Three of the songs have optional instrumental obbligatos (including 2 clarinets, a flute, and a cello). Each song works as a "partner-type" duet, utilizing a familiar hymn melody for the vocalists with accessible ranges and voice leading.

Songs include "Hymn of Grateful Praise" (Thanksgiving / General); "We'll Welcome Him" (Advent); "That First Silent Night" (Christmas); "Alleluia! Jesus Lives Today!" (Easter); and "Mercy and Grace" (Communion / General). The hymn tunes were carefully selected and the corresponding original material is deftly woven through the familiar material with meaningful texts, providing thought provoking and poignant moments in the worship service.

Jubilate (Alfred Music)
080689265235 - Two Part Mixed / SAB / Piano

Simple Songs for Slim Sundays (cover) Simple Songs for Slim Sundays
Collection of best-selling anthems for small choirs or Sundays when rehearsal time and/or resources are limited. (Great for "Snow" Sundays, Summer Sundays, etc.) Includes anthems by Benjamin Harlan, Hal Hopson, Joseph Martin, Ruth Elaine Schram, Doug Wagner, and others.

Shawnee Press
GA5106 - 2-Part Mixed, SAB

Simply Carols
In this collection of twelve beloved carols, Ruth Elaine Schram has arranged six unison or two-part songs that celebrate the musical traditions of France, England, Ireland, Wales, Germany, and the United States. It boasts supportive piano accompaniments, reproducible song sheets, and an optional fully orchestrated CD recording (orchestrated by Tim Hayden). As an added bonus, reproducible narrations that give historical detail may be printed in your bulletin or added to the program to introduce each carol and create a special program. "Simply Carols" is an outstanding resource for children's and youth choirs, as well as small adult and senior choirs. Suitable for Church, Sunday School programs, or School.

30/2605L - Songbook and P/A CD
30/2606L - Songbook only

Simply Spirituals (cover) Simply Spirituals
Six easy Unison or Two Part Spirituals with reproducible song sheets arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram. Second in the "Simple Songs of Faith" series with young singers and developing choirs in mind.

30/2430L - Unison / Two Part Book
99/2451L - Accompaniment CD
30/2431L - Book / Accompaniment CD Combination

Sing a Song of Seasons (cover) Sing a Song of Seasons
Children's Worship Songs for All Year Long. The six songs may be performed individually or presented as a mini-musical.

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Sing Along with Sacred Songs (cover) Sing Along with Sacred Songs
From Abednego to the Wise Men, the Bible's many appealing--and instructive--characters are the centerpiece of this collection of delightful songs by Ruthie Schram. All of the songs, a mix of familiar favorites and originals, are very easy to sing. Accompanying body motions are suggested too, adding another layer to the fun.

Great for Sunday school, Christian school, children's worship, children's choir, vacation Bible school, and church camp, this collection also features reproducible lyric/activity pages.

The CD includes accompaniment tracks that facilitate rehearsal or performance in a choral setting along with performance recordings that are perfect for modeling and create an irresistible invitation for children to join along in song.

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Sing and Celebrate 2!
This followup to the highly popular "Sing and Celebrate!" collection (35028238) provides everything you need for developing younger elementary choirs in your church! Designed for grades K-4, "Sing and Celebrate 2!" contains a variety of general and seasonal songs for use throughout the church year. Packed with lesson plans, teaching resources, and rehearsal planning ideas, this collection gives you all the tools necessary for building a successful, engaging choir program in one economical Book/CD combination.

The enhanced StudioTrax CD features accompaniment and performance tracks, along with reproducible singers' pages and colorful PDF song charts for projection options. Songs, both familiar and new, along with fun, creative teaching plans will nurture the musical and spiritual growth of your singers to last a lifetime.

Songs include: Jesus Loves Even Me (General), Meditation (General), Zacchaeus (General), God Is Always with Me (General), A Thanksgiving Song (Thanksgiving), We Need a Savior (Advent), Ring Out the Bells (Christmas), How Far Is It to Bethlehem? (Christmas), Hosanna In the Highest (Palm Sunday), Jesus Is Alive! (Easter).

Shawnee Press
HL 35028755 - Book/CD Combination

Sing and Celebrate 3!
Packed with lesson plans, teaching resources and rehearsal planning ideas, this third book in the series includes all the tools necessary for building a successful, engaging choir program in one value-packed book/CD set. The enhanced CD features accompaniment and performance tracks, along with reproducible singers' pages and colorful PDF song charts for projection options. The general and seasonal songs included are written by Ruth Elaine Schram, Joseph M. Martin, Lee and Susan Dengler, Anna Laura Page, Patti Drennan, and others.

Shawnee Press
35029219 - Book/CD Combination

Sing and Celebrate 4!
This fourth collection in the "Sing and Celebrate" series provides everything you need for developing younger elementary choirs in your church! Designed for grades K-4, it contains a variety of general and seasonal songs for use throughout the church year. Packed with lesson plans, teaching resources, and rehearsal planning ideas, this collection gives you all the tools necessary for building a successful, engaging choir program in one value-packed Book / CD combination. The enhanced StudioTrax CD features accompaniment and performance tracks, along with reproducible singers' pages and colorful PDF song charts for projection options. Songs, both familiar and new, along with fun, creative teaching plans, will nurture the musical and spiritual growth of your singers to last a lifetime. Includes songs by Joseph M. Martin, Ruth Elaine Schram, Cindy Berry, Lee and Susan Dengler, and more.

Shawnee Press
35029809 - Book/CD

Sing and Celebrate 5!  New!
Sing and Celebrate 5! provides everything you need for developing younger elementary choirs in your church! Designed for grades K-4, this collection contains a variety of general and seasonal songs for use throughout the church year written by today's top composers. Packed with lesson plans, teaching resources and rehearsal planning ideas, all in one value-packed book/CD! The enhanced StudioTrax CD features accompaniment and performance tracks along with reproducible singers' pages, supplemental teaching resources, and colorful PDF song charts for projection options! Songs, both familiar and new, along with fun, creative teaching plans, will nurture the musical and spiritual growth of your singers to last a lifetime. Songs include: "Jesus in the Morning" (General); "This Little Light of Mine" (General); "Loving My Neighbor" (General); "Give Thanks" (Thanksgiving); "Rejoice! Rejoice!" (Advent); "Angels Sing Tonight" (Christmas); "Run, Shepherds, Run!" (Christmas); "Palms of Praise" (Palm Sunday); "An Easter Carol" (Easter); and "Thank You for Family" (Mother's Day/Father's Day/Family).

Shawnee Press
35030476 - Book/CD Combination

Sing and Celebrate!
Designed for younger elementary choirs, "Sing and Celebrate!" contains a variety of general and seasonal songs for use throughout the church year by composers Ruth Elaine Schram, Joseph M. Martin, Cindy Berry, and Jeff Reeves.

Packed with lesson plans, teaching resources, and rehearsal planning ideas, this collection gives you all the tools necessary for building a successful, engaging choir program in one value packed Book/CD combination. The enhanced StudioTrax CD features accompaniment and performance tracks, along with reproducible singers' pages and colorful PDF song charts for projection options.

Unison songs both familiar and new; suggested for grades K-4.

GlorySound (Hal Leonard)
HL 35028238 - Book/CD Combination

Sing We Two of Christmas
Compiled by Jean Anne Shafferman, this collection of Seasonal songs for Two Equal voices includes Ruthie Schram's beautiful arrangement of "A La Nanita Nana." These flexible duets are a great resource for holiday concert or Advent / Christmas worship. Both parts are scored in the treble clef and can be performed by unchanged treble voices, women's voices, men's voices, or mixed voices. Book includes mixed media CD.

30/2504L - Book/CD Combination

Six Anthems for Women's Voices (cover) Six Anthems for Women's Voices
Six attractive SSA anthems varied in style and usage, with songs for use throughout the church year by Mary Lynn Lightfoot, Victor Johnson, Ruth Elaine Schram, and Andre Thomas.

45/1158L - SSA Book

Something's Fishy
This delightful collection by Ruth Elaine Schram includes five songs about God's great big world. From the stars in the heavens to the bottom of the deep blue sea, God's great big world is an amazing and marvelous creation! These songs celebrate this creation, as well as God's greatest creation of all, you and me. Each of the five songs in this creative reproducible collection can be performed separately any time during the year, or you can use the rhyming narration to link the songs together, creating a 20-minute, easy-to-prepare-and-present mini-musical perfect for a Spring Musical, Summer Musical, or Vacation Bible School Program. In addition, Discussion Topics and "starter questions" with Scripture references have been included to aid your rehearsals and deepen your singers' understanding of these Biblical concepts.

Titles include: "Something Fishy's Going On;" "Seeds and Soil and Such;" "Whatever the Weather;" "Birds and Bugs, Worms and Slugs," and "So Big!" Your children's choir will be enthralled by this collection that teaches Biblical truths in a fun and interesting way!

44122 - Preview Pack
44124 - Listening CD
44125 - InstruTrax CD
44126 - Director's Score
44127 - Director's Kit
44128 - Bulk CDs (10 listening CD pack)

Songs of the Passion
Here is an inspiring four-movement suite for Lent or Holy Week. It can be presented in its entirety or as individual movements throughout the season. The work opens with a short, meditative introduction quoting the spiritual "Were You There" and then moves into a jubilant Palm Sunday piece titled "Hosanna! Christ Is King!" Next is the reflective and poignantly beautiful "How Great the Love of Jesus." The spiritual returns along with original musical content in the third movement, "They Crucified My Lord." The suite ends with a lovely arrangement of the traditional "When I Survey the Wondrous Cross" with optional congregation involvement. Narration for two readers occurs between each of the four movements.

Beautifully orchestrated by Phillip Keveren with parts for Flute, Oboe, String Quintet, Handbells and Percussion. Performance time: approximately 16 minutes.

Watch the Digital Reading Session interview with Ruth Elaine Schram and Mark Cabaniss here.

Jubilate (Alfred Music)
080689211232 - SATB / Piano
080689064081 - Orchestration
080689775727 - Bulk CD (10-pak)
080689574368 - Preview Pak

Special Songs for All Year Long
Budget Stretching Book/CD Combination is filled with creative, singable Unison / Opt. Two Part songs for use at a variety of special occasions and general worship throughout the year. Songs included by writers Ruth Elaine Schram, Janet McMahan, David Huntsinger, Celeste Clydesdale, Kathie Hill, Melody Morris, Christy Semsen, Pam Andrews, Susie Williams, Reuben Morgan, and Ben Fielding. CD features Accompaniment Tracks as well as reproducible singer's pages.

Jubilate (Alfred Music)
0 80689 44917 8 - Director's Resource Kit
0 80689 74172 2 - Bulk CDs (10 pak)
0 80689 45809 5 - Instructional DVD

Starry Night, Noisy Night (cover) Starry Night, Noisy Night
Delightful, charming Christmas Musical by Ruth Elaine Schram and Scott Schram for Grades K - 6 in a budget-stretching all-inclusive Book/CD combination. Filled with humorous references to modern distractions that prevent us from experiencing the true meaning of Christmas, the story is told from the stable animals' point of view. Appropriate for performance by as few as 10 children or many more, flexibly designed with minimal dialogue and many familiar melodies.

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Tapestry of Darkness (cover) Tapestry of Darkness
"Beyond the tapestry of darkness, the light still shines...." Comparing the events of Jesus' final hours to an ever darkening tapestry of green, brown, white and red, Ruth Elaine Schram has written a truly poignant work for Holy Week for choir and orchestra.

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They Could Not (cover) They Could Not
Sacred Vocal Solos for Christmas, Easter and General Worship featuring the music of Gary Hallquist and Ruth Elaine Schram.

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To Love the Lord
"Children Sing in Worship" is a collection of 13 anthems that spans the church year for singers aged 8 to 12 years. To facilitate the process of learning to both read and make music, this collection includes both the complete score with accompaniment for the director and a reproducible melody line version for the young singer. A valuable resource for children's choirs! Includes "To Love the Lord," arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram; a setting of Mark 12: 30, quoting a familiar Mozart theme.

ISBN 9781451401806 - Unison / Two-part

Touch of an Angel (cover) Touch of an Angel
This Christmas musical is perfect for children's choirs, Christian schools or Sunday schools.

Throughout time, the touch of an angel has changed people, events and even the course of history. In the Christmas story, God used angels to change the lives of ordinary people with extraordinary news, extraordinary missions and extraordinary blessings. All of these people - Zechariah, Elizabeth, Joseph, Mary, the shepherds and the magi - were changed forever by the touch of an angel.

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Traveling On (cover) Traveling On
Solo Songs for the Male Changing Voice

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Twas the Year Before Christmas (cover) Twas the Year Before Christmas
Turn back the clock and witness the exciting events leading up to the birth of Christ in this Christmas Musical for children.

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The Unfriendly Beasts (cover) The Unfriendly Beasts
(No Room in the Stable)
A Christmas musical for children K-6 by Ruth Elaine Schram and Scott Schram.

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Upon a Midnight Clear (cover) Upon a Midnight Clear  New!
Come to Bethlehem and relive that midnight clear when "the world in solemn stillness lay to hear the angels sing." In this 35-minute Christmas musical, veterans John Purifoy and Ruth Elaine Schram have captured the joy of Christmas in dynamic and tender musical moments. The work begins with the beautiful "Stand Still and Wait" by Cynthia Clawson, and gracefully carries us from Advent to the birth of our Savior.

The narration (by Mark Cabaniss) incorporates brief character monologues that give an account of their role on that first Christmas night long ago, bringing it to life in vivid tones. Optional congregational participation is included, as well as the optional incorporation of children's voices. Add the simple, optional staging and candlelight touches to create an unforgettable Christmas worship experience for your church and community.

Exquisite orchestration by Ed Hogan; Accompaniment CD available as well as part-dominant rehearsal aids.

Watch the Digital Reading Session with Mark Cabaniss, John Purifoy, and Ruth Elaine Schram here!

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Alfred / Jubilate
44526 - SATB
44527 - Preview Pack
44528 - Rehearsal CDs (2)
44529 - Listening CD
44530 - InstruTrax CD
44531 - Bulk CD pack
44532 - Orchestration Score and Parts CD-Rom

When I Reflect (collection) (cover) When I Reflect (collection)
a collection of motivational vocal solos & duets featuring the music of Greg Gilpin, Mark Hayes, Ruth Elaine Schram and Carl Strommen

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