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Featured works from Choristers Guild, by Ruth Elaine Schram:

Ale Pun  New!
This vibrantly rhythmic and percussive setting of the traditional Spanish tune is all decked out with a new English text and is absolutely infectious. The original Spanish is offered as a performance option, along with a pronunciation guide and translation, although the piece may be performed entirely in English. Percussion parts for tambourine, triangle, finger cymbals, jingle bells and wood block are included which will add a festive flair to this exciting multicultural creative programming gem.

A wonderful resource of the new Sing! catalog (Educational division of Choristers Guild) is the inclusion of a Learning Resource Page (included in this piece, inside the front cover). These provide students with focus questions and suggested learning experiences to become engaged with the work and the newly developed National Core Arts Standards for Music Ensembles (2014).

CGE38 - TB
CGE40 - Three-part Mixed
CGE41 - Two-part Mixed

Over the Sea to Skye  New!
Ruth Elaine Schram's wonderfully creative arrangement exudes a wistful, fresh take on this Scottish folk song favorite and features the Robert Louis Stevenson text. The violin part (included in score) provides a welcome texture and color to this concert showpiece. Historical background information and suggestions for further study are also included. Performance / Accompaniment CD available.

CGE54 - Three-part Mixed

The Rain of Leaves  New!
This lyrical view of the beauty of autumn as it it changes into winter features a chorus of cascading vocal lines imitating the motion of the colorful leaves as they "rain" down to the ground. Vivid word painting exudes from this original text for this piece which is appropriate for winter and December concerts as well as Contest or Festival.


Roses and Thorns (cover) Roses and Thorns
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This beautiful text (translated from Russian by Geoffrey Dearmer and used by permission of Oxford University Press) is hauntingly set in D minor (without the 3rd for the most part) and 3/4 meter. The simplistic message of this song will linger long after the music is over. Chord symbols are given for optional guitar, and a three-octave handbell part is also included. Perfect for the Lenten season; also suitable for general use.

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CGA737 - Unison / Optional Two Part

Share the Light of Hanukkah  New!
This Hanukkah original by Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram features expressive lines that are both reflective and joyful along with historically accurate lyrics. The subtle modal flavor, flowing melodies and significant message are bound to make this piece an annual favorite. Performance / Accompaniment CD available.

CGE46 - Three-part Mixed
CGE47 - Unison/Opt. Two-part

Silent Night  New!
Ruth Elaine Schram has created an arrangement of extraordinary beauty of the beloved carol . A lush piano accompaniment and cello part add the crowning touches to this wonderful carol setting which is equally appropriate for both school and church use. Cello part included in score; Performance / Accompaniment CD available.


We Will Rejoice  New!
Ruth Elaine Schram's setting of Psalm 118 is a great way to begin your choir season this autumn! Energetic rhythm and crisp consonants set the tone for this joyful anthem. An optional second part adds a wonderful complement to the strong melody, but the song works beautifully unison, making it a perfect choice for developing choirs just beginning to learn harmony and independent singing.

Commissioned by the Louisiana District 9 Elementary Honor Choir in memory of Georgia Mannino, a beloved teacher, and based upon her favorite Psalm.

CGA1424 - Unison/two-part
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Garland, Texas 75041-2498

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