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Shawnee Press
(Harold Flammer, GlorySound)

Recent works from Shawnee Press by Ruth Elaine Schram:

Alleluia, Praise His Name
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This beautiful, enduring praise anthem will be a favorite of your choir and congregation! The simplicity of the text is underscored by fluid accompaniment. Scored for SAB with a fourth part cued in the bass clef to easily adapt it for SATB choirs.

Shawnee Press
D-5437 - SAB or SATB
E-5299 - Two Part Treble
MD5320 - Accompaniment / Performance CD

Be Still, My Soul
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This arrangement of the beloved hymn based on the immortal FINLANDIA theme by Sibelius is true to the spirit of the original while adding a freshness through the addition of an optional organ part to the piano accompaniment with optional flute. Thoughtfully and artfully arranged for the volunteer choir, this heartfelt choral expresses the comfort of God's promises. The third verse offers a chance to feature the men's voices, followed by a lovely SSA section.

Commissioned by the First United Methodist Church of Arab, Alabama, in honor of Eleanor Cobb and her many years of dedication and service, and based upon her favorite hymn.

Shawnee Press
A8695 - SATB, piano, opt. organ, opt. flute

Bleak Midwinter's Silent Night
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Joining two respected carols into a touching tapestry of praise, this beautiful partner treatment of two loved melodies is a creative selection for the holidays. A part of the "Worship Songs Jr." series, this piece is suitable for church or school use. Optional Flute part is included in the score and adds a wistful touch.

Featured in the Theatrical version of the Golden Globe and Oscar nominated film, "Joy" starring Golden Globe winner Jennifer Lawrence.

Shawnee Press
E5296 - Two Part Treble
MD5219 - Jubilation 2005 Accompaniment / Performance CD

Christmas Can Begin
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Gorgeous original ballad hearkens back to a time of innocence and beauty that is sometimes forgotten in the rush of the Christmas season today. Dreams, snow, packages with bows ... "When all the lights are out, and children are in bed, when dreamy visions dance inside each sleepy little head, when everyone's tucked in, Christmas can begin..." An elegant choral with gentle piano accompaniment features delicate harmonies; in two voicings.

Shawnee Press
B0629 - SSA
D0684 - SAB
CD0272 - Accompaniment / Performance CD

Come What May
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The piano introduction sets the mood for this lovely, inspirational piece by Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram.  "We don't know where these roads may take us, but nothing is strong enough to break us..." Arranged for SSA(B) voices, the baritone range is limited and does not go above a Middle C, and rarely below G (the lowest note is E).  With this part being optional, the piece can easily be performed SSA.  It is the perfect choice for graduation, as the text speaks of the power of music to bind us together with wonderful memories and hope for the future, and may also be used for festivals or concerts as a "love-of-music / music appreciation" piece.

Shawnee Press
D0664 - SSAB/SSA
CD0218 - Accompaniment CD

Come With Thanksgiving
Simple, yet stately, this anthem based on Psalm 100 works perfectly for any service of thanksgiving or praise. A straightforward piano accompaniment nicely blends with the vocal parts and offers excellent melodic support throughout the piece. Unison/2-Part Treble with Piano Accompaniment; Accompaniment CD available on the "Celebration Trax" 2013-2014 CD.

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
HL 35028766 - Unison / Two Part
HL 35028756 - Accompaniment Track (Compilation)

Come with Thanksgiving
Simple yet stately, this anthem based on Psalm 100 works perfectly for any service of thanksgiving or praise. A straightforward piano accompaniment blends nicely with the vocal parts, offering excellent melodic support throughout the piece. An Accompaniment / Performance CD is available.

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
35028766 - Unison/opt. 2-Part Treble
35028756 - Celebration Trax A/P CD

Come, Dine With Me
The winsome lyricism of this sacred song is the perfect companion to the warmth and assurance of a communion gathering. Crafted as a choral invitation to approach the table of grace with hope, it encourages the listener to be part of the body of Christ. This easily learned anthem by Paul Baertschi and Ruth Elaine Schram is nonetheless profound in its effect. Whether accompanied by the calming piano part and optional violin solo (included in score), or by the worshipful piano and string orchestra (orchestration available separately), this anthem will have a lasting effect on the listener.

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
35028044 - SATB, opt. Violin
35028045 - Score and Parts

Enjoy Yourself (It's Later Than You Think)
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This little pop gem from years gone by (words by Herb Magidson; music by Carl Sigman; arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram) is delightful for your young singers today! The text tells the listener that life is short and should be enjoyed now instead of waiting until it is too late. Ruthie has written easy, two-part harmonies, incorporating the use of echo and repetition of patterns. The feel is a rhythmic samba and both parts get to share the melody. Cute and wonderfully novel!

Shawnee Press
E0618 - Two Part
CD0372 - StudioTrax CD

Every Valley
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Based on Isaiah 40 and Luke 3, this is a gently powerful work for Advent that quotes both the Old Testament prophecy and its New Testament fulfillment. This confident anthem of promise will be even stronger with the addition of the optional Trumpet part included in the score.

Shawnee Press
A7912 - SATB

For Who You Are
Written for older elementary or middle school treble choirs, this anthem for Mother's Day or Father's Day expresses gratitude for the blessing of parents – from the perspective of a child. Repetitive sections and melodic phrases allow singers to learn the piece quickly. For choirs of two part singers, the anthem's ending includes an optional second vocal part that creates a lovely duet with the expressive melody.

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
HL 35028263 - 2-Part Treble
HL 35028264 - Celebration Trax A/P CD

Fugue for Fast Food
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Set as a fugue, this humorous piece has the students singing about every type of fast food known to man! It's hilarious to learn, perform and hear, and a joy to teach because of the vast musical learning that can be done with fugues. A new, different, and surprising novelty selection for your program from the pen of Ruthie Schram!

Shawnee Press
D0709 - SAB
E0568 - Two Part
CD0293 - Piano Trax CD

Giving Thanks
Dancing gently in 3/4 meter, this anthem of thanksgiving reminds us that every good and perfect gift comes from God. Melodic repetition and a recurring refrain make the piece easy to learn and sing.

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
HL 35028254 - Unison / Opt. 2-Part Treble
35028264 - Celebration Trax A/P CD

Gloria Hodie
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"Hodie, Hodie, Christus natus est." The familiar "Going Home" theme from Dvorak's New World Symphony is the inspiration for this glorious setting, constructed in partner song format between male and female voices. While the women sing the traditional Latin, the men sing in English (an original melody), "On this day, on this day, a tiny child is born..." The optional cello part adds marvelous warmth and color to this stunning choral. Suitable for school or church use.

Shawnee Press
D0752 - SSAB with opt. Cello
CD0360 - PianoTrax CD

God Bless Our Homes
For Mother's and Father's Day or for any celebration of the family, consider this expressive prayer of affirmation by Roger Thornhill, expressively set by Ruth Elaine Schram. With tender emotion, this anthem goes straight to the heart and reminds us of the importance of family and faith community. Needful repertoire! For SATB voices, accompanied by Piano and optional cello. '

Shawnee Press
35027023 - SATB

Ha'Neirot Ha'Lalu
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The traditional Hebrew prayer has been effectively set to original music in this simple, elegant piece by Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram. Unlike so many Hanukkah pieces, it is in major mode. It moves along in 3/4 time, weaving a beautiful melody on top of a flowing piano accompaniment. A part for optional C-instrument (it was recorded with flute but would be beautiful with violin or oboe) is included, as well as a description of the text by the authors, and a pronunciation guide.

Shawnee Press
E0592 - Two Part with Optional C-instrument
CD0331 - Piano Trax CD

Harvest Song
This one-rehearsal wonder will yield great results with minimal preparation. Written in an easy to learn partner-style, this is a gentle and elegant thanksgiving moment for your choir. Simply lovely! The incorporation of the familiar "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come" adds to the celebration.

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
35027275 - Two Part Any Combination

He Will Be the Love
The emphasis upon Divine love is a universal image of promise for the season of lights. With a memorable melody, this graceful anthem weaves a spell of beauty, making it ideal for the candle lighting moment in your Advent service. A very achievable accompaniment gently supports the voices while adding a tasteful adornment to the spirit of the piece. Gorgeous Cello part is included in the score.

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
35027922 - SATB, opt. Cello

Hymn of Thanks
Gentle setting of Psalm 100 by Linda Walker and Ruth Elaine Schram is set in minor mode with optional Flute or other C-instrument, and flows with simplistic beauty. The mood created with the use of the minor key is unique and refreshing. Set for Three Part voices in any combination; works beautifully for mixed voices, ladies' voices or advanced children's choirs. Originally published by Shawnee Press.

Dot Music Resources offers the anthem as well as an anthem resources package which includes a teaching plan, activity pages, visuals and much more. (Available at the links in the table below.)

Shawnee Press
D-5441 - Three Part Any Combination
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D-5441RSC - Anthem Resources
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I Thirst
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Three scenes from the life of Christ where He experienced physical thirst are presented in this moving anthem. From the manger to the 40 days in the wilderness to his last moments on the cross, this anthem reminds us that ironically Jesus is the "Living Water" for our spiritual thirst. An optional communion text is provided for additional use as an offering for your time at the table with the Lord. Suitable for Holy Week, observances of the Lord's Supper, or explorations of the Seven Last Words of Christ.

Included in the Lorenz work "The Living Last Words" (55/1134L - SATB; 55/1135L - SAB); Instrumental score and parts may be licensed from Lorenz. Contact me for details.

Shawnee Press
A8584 - SATB

I Will Live My Thanks
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This tender song of Thanksgiving and praise by Ruth Elaine Schram and Joseph M. Martin is unforgettable. Compelling yet gentle, it is easily learned so that the emphasis can be placed on the expressive qualities. Commissioned in honor of Elizabeth Monk on the occasion of her 100th birthday.

Shawnee Press
A8510 - SATB

In Mercy Broken
The table of grace is the focus of this sacred song bringing to the choir loft a special opportunity to offer a ministry of mercy and hope. Incorporating a classic hymn text by Reginald Heber, the music (EUCHARISTIC HYMN by John S. Hodges) weaves an inviting spirit throughout the arrangement. Logical voice leading and a flowing piano accompaniment beautifully work together for the success of your ensemble.

Shawnee Press
35028987 - SATB / Piano

In That Day
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This rhythmic, upbeat anthem is a change of pace for Advent or Christ the King Sunday, quoting the passage from Isaiah 12 as the basis for the text.  With joy and assurance we sing of His promised salvation.  Much unison and two part singing, and the repetitious nature of this piece, make it memorable and easy to learn.  Changes in voicing and dynamics add interest and propel it forward to the victorious climax.

Shawnee Press
A7770 - SATB

An Invitation for Advent
Beckoning for Emmanuel to "come and set us free," this anthem for Advent combines original music and text with the beloved Advent hymn, "O Come, O Come Emmanuel." Optional egg shakers and a stirring piano accompaniment enhance the sense of longing with its gentle and continuous rhythmic drive. Words and Music by Ruth Elaine Schram, arranged by Douglas Nolan.

Shawnee Press
35029815 - Unison/opt. 2-Part Treble
35030978 - SAB
35029822 - Celebration Trax A/P CD

Jesus, Light of the World Has Come
This original Christmas anthem has both a Flute (or Violin) and Cello obligato (included in score) and incorporates the refrain of the familiar carol, "O Come, All Ye Faithful." With a celebratory piano accompaniment that has both life and energy, this arrangement will be one your ensemble truly enjoys. Accompaniment CD available.

Shawnee Press
35029672 - SATB
35029611 - LiteTrax CD

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
This accessible arrangement of the familiar African American spiritual makes an ideal selection for older children's choirs as well as youth or adult choirs. A well-crafted accompaniment nicely supports the vocals while also painting a picture of Jericho's tumbling walls using descending chromatic patterns heard during the song's introduction and interludes. Performance / Accompaniment CD available.

Shawnee Press
35029810 - Unison/Opt. 2-Part Treble
35029822 - CelebrationTrax A/P CD

Let Hope Be Our Light
This tender Advent affirmation is a delicate reminder of the hope we hold in the promises of God. Ideal for the lighting of the hope candle, this piece joins last year's best-selling anthem, "Light a Candle for Peace" (A8771) in a series of Advent pieces by Ruth Elaine Schram in a beautiful progression leading to the manger. The gentle flute obbligato (included in score) adds a magic touch to the timbre of the song.

Shawnee Press
A8883 - SATB

Light a Candle for Peace
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This gentle, flexible anthem is a perfect choice when lighting the peace candle during Advent. However it is not so specific to Advent that it could not be used throughout the year for other services with a "peace" focus. The optional child's solo can be a breathtaking option (particularly if used for 9/11 remembrance services) and the flowing keyboard writing helps make this a real winner. Ruth Elaine Schram is known for her tender music of hope and she has touched this subject with her special magical melding of melody and text. Cello obligato included in score, which adds a beautiful, crowning touch.

Shawnee Press
A8771 - SATB (opt. Child solo or section)

Little Children, Wake and Listen
This traditional French carol begins with the proclamation of "Noel" and is followed by elegant unison and 2 part writing. A lilting piano accompaniment supports the voices, and the shimmer of optional bells is sprinkled throughout. A gorgeous selection for the holidays, suitable for church or school use.

Accompaniment CD available on the Piano Trax Compilation CD for 2013.

Shawnee Press
HL 35028771 - Two-Part / Piano with Opt. Bells
HL 35028580 - Accompaniment CD (Compilation)

Little Innocent Lamb
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Both youth and adults will ask for this anthem! The traditional spiritual Little Lamb, Little Lamb, Little Innocent Lamb has been arranged for Unison and Two Part choirs. Easy to learn and to easy to teach, this offering is a great piece to introduce the traditional spiritual style, or just a treat for your singers! The text has been updated by the arranger to make it less confusing and more applicable to today's choirs.

Shawnee Press
E5525 - Two Part Treble
MD5545 - LiteTrax CD

Lord of the Stars
A rich, soulful melody enhances the air of mystery and wonder in this expressive anthem for Advent. Written in a minor key, the piece prayerfully asks, "When will You come to us?" The well-crafted piece also incorporates the beloved hymn, "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" that heightens the sense of yearning for the coming of the Messiah.

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
HL 35028257 - Unison / Opt. 2-Part Treble
35028264 - Celebration Trax A/P CD

The Lord's Prayer
This beautiful anthem, with its stirring melody and gentle accompaniment, brings to life the prayer that "Christ taught us to pray." The piece is easily accessible for choirs of all ages, will be learned in minimal rehearsal time, and will be a great addition to your repertoire. (Also suitable for weddings and funerals.)

Shawnee Press
35030478 - Unison/Opt. 2-Part Treble
35030489 - Celebration Trax AP/CD

Lord, Hear Our Prayer
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Suitable as a gentle call to worship any time of the year, especially during Lent, this simple song in fluid 3/4 meter may also be used to create a worshipful mood during the service prior to a scheduled invocation or before prayer time. "Lord, hear our prayer, hear our prayer; have mercy on us, have mercy on us..."

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
A7270 - SATB

Love One Another
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The universal theme of love and charity fill this piece with purpose and excellent worship potential. Drawing from the words of the Savior, Ruthie has crafted a piece that incorporates a full range of music ministry resources into a touching statement. Use the instrumentation and handbell parts to create a truly singular piece for your entire music program. Voiced for SATB adults, SAB youth, Two Part children, piano, hand bells, and flute. Commissioned in honor of Louise Angermeier upon her retirement as Director of Music from Clarkston United Methodist Church, Clarkston, Michigan and based upon her favorite passage of scripture.

Shawnee Press
A7927 - SATB Adult / SAB Youth / Two Part

My King is a Servant
Jesus the Servant / King is the focus of this touching anthem for Holy Week or Communion observances. Luscious melodic treatments carry a message of humility and grace into the heart of the listener. A sensitive piano part covers the whole octavo in a blanket of beautiful sounds and thoughtful voice leading makes for a very positive learning experience.

Shawnee Press
35028667 - SATB / Piano

News in Bethlehem Town
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This lively anthem by David Davenport and Ruth Elaine Schram will send spirits dancing and set toes to tapping! There is urgency in the melody and this holiday anthem is filled with happy reminders of the joy of Christmas and the miracle and wonder of this season of praise. Some divisi in the ladies part provides lush fullness in the middle section. Don't miss this one!

Shawnee Press
A8801 - SATB
MD5597 - LiteTrax Accompaniment CD

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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Our Lord is Risen!  New!
Easy syncopation and an easy one octave vocal range make this joyful Easter anthem an excellent option for middle and older elementary children's choirs. Repetition in both the melody and text allow for quick learning and memorization. Incorporate your young singers to help celebrate Jesus' resurrection!

Shawnee Press
35031070 - Unison / Optional 2-Part Treble
35031072 - Celebration Trax CD

Room at the Table for You
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The wonder and joy found in the observance of communion are expressed in this melodic new offering. Tender words by Bert Stratton and Barbara Furman will warm the heart and remind everyone that there is place for us at the banquet of grace. Music of moderate difficulty allows for maximum attention to be paid to the interpretation of the flowing lines. Lovely accompaniment supports the voice parts. Suitable for Lent, Maundy Thursday, Holy Week, or observances of the Lord's Supper.

Shawnee Press
A8869 - SATB

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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Season of Light (This Is Hanukkah)
In this Hanukkah selection for developing voices by Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram, the text poetically tells the meaning of the season. Contrasting tempi and minor/major shifts between verse and chorus add interest, as between a ballad and a dance. "From past to present, from light to light, we pass the flame of hope tonight..."

Shawnee Press
35027107 - Three-part Mixed

Shepherd's Carol
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With gentleness and a sense of awe, this expressive original anthem by Ruth Elaine Schram and her daughter and son-in-law, Celsie and Robert Staggers, tenderly cradles a picturesque text with exquisite tuneful beauty.  A contrasting middle section challenges all to hurry and behold the Savior, then the quietness of the manger returns with a quote from the familiar "O come, let us adore Him."  An optional flute obligato (included in the score) adds a lovely shimmer.

Shawnee Press
A7829 - SATB

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

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!
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 6!  New!
"Sing and Celebrate 6!" provides everything you need for developing younger elementary choirs in your church! Designed for grades K-4, "Sing and Celebrate 6!" 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! 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! NEW for Sing and Celebrate 6! - all resources found on the StudioTrax CD can now be downloaded online! 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.

Contributors include Ruth Elaine Schram, Joseph Martin, Jeff Reeves, Brad Nix, Susan Dengler, and more.

Shawnee Press
35031059 - Book / CD Combination

Sing for Joy!
Another in the continuing series celebrating the candles of Advent, this cheerful anthem shines joy into the sanctuary. A lightly syncopated theme drives the energy of the piece forward, and the simple yet profound message looks toward the birth of Jesus. As is the case with all pieces in this series, the music is well crafted and arranged for the success of your ensemble. Use the easy handbells (2 octaves, included in score) for a special touch!

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
HL 35028394 - SATB / Handbells

Snowflakes Dance
This Celtic-style original by Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram brings to life a text full of alliteration that describes the falling snow dancing its way to earth. A lilting piano accompaniment with optional flute (part included in score) supports the beautiful imagery. Available: 2-Part; PianoTrax CD.

Shawnee Press
HL 35028062 - 2-Part / Flute
35028009 - PianoTrax CD

Song of the Potter
Tender, expressive text by Bert Stratton is set to music by Ruth Elaine Schram which captures the spinning of the potter's wheel. The result is an important lesson: a life yielded to the will of God. Incorporating "Have Thine Own Way, Lord" presents the message with sensitivity and clarity.

Shawnee Press
A8887 - SATB

A Thankful Heart this Christmas
This piece, with its moving text, is a wonderful teaching tool for the Christmas season. "Lord, grant me a thankful heart, an attitude of gratitude; and help me appreciate what's already mine, all the things I wanted before. I've been blessed beyond compare; I have toys and games to spare. And I realize there's just one thing more that I should be asking for: I want a thankful heart this Christmas." This lovely, poignant anthem for children is not to be missed! Accompaniment / Performance CD available.

Shawnee Press
35029274 - Unison
35029266 - Celebration Trax A/P CD

Welcome December!
The familiar traditional carols, "Deck the Hall," "O Tannenbaum," and "The Wassail Song" are joined with some original words and music in this clever partner-song setting. "Welcome, December, the holidays are near. So, we welcome December, the best time of the year..." Pure delight for your winter programming!

Shawnee Press
35026769 - Two Part
35026770 - Studio Trax CD

Welcoming the King
Fill your sanctuary with the joyous sound of children singing Hosannas on Palm Sunday, accompanied by a bright piano part and optional handbells. Simple to learn and affirming in performance, structured partly as a round and partly as a partner song, it is easy enough for the young singers to sing and wave their palm branches at the same time.

Harold Flammer (Shawnee Press)
35027765 - 2-part treble, opt. handbells

What Are You Dreaming Of?
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This delightful piece by Ruthie Schram lifts aspirations for a special Christmas moment for young voices with her precious song which partners "Silent Night" with an enchanting new original work. A wonderful teaching piece for choirs beginning to learn part-singing, yet eloquent enough to captivate choirs capable of harmony.

Shawnee Press
E5531 - Two Part Treble
MD5605 - LiteTrax Accompaniment CD

Will We Love
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Originally sung for a house opening for Habitat for Humanity, Patti Drennan and Ruth Elaine Schram have written a heart warming choral evoking the message of helping others by way of both the hands and heart. Beautiful and poetic.

Shawnee Press
A2244 - SATB
CD0271 - Accompaniment CD

You Renew My Soul
This Ruth Elaine Schram original is based upon Psalm 23. Stirring and comforting, this setting presents two equal parts for children's choir. The intimate accompaniment brings together this truly breathtaking arrangement. Accompaniment / Performance CD available.

Shawnee Press
35029268 - Unison / Opt. Two-part Treble
35029266 - Celebration Trax A/P CD

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