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All the World is Winter
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This wonderfully descriptive piece by Ruth Elaine Schram and Celsie Staggers depicts the stark beauty of winter. A lovely musical picture is painted with lush, close harmonies and fluid piano accompaniment for SATB or SSAA ensembles. A piano track is also available.

Shawnee Press
A2172 - SATB
B0610 - SSAA
CD0137 - Accompaniment CD (piano only)

All Through the Night (cover) All Through the Night
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This gorgeous arrangement of the Welsh folk song is a perfect choice for the Christmas season or any time. Easily learned; suitable for children's voices or ladies voices.  The SSA version of this song was a number one seller and this arrangement was adapted for use in the HBO television series, "The Sopranos".

Also available in the "Rise Up and Sing!" SSA concert collection.

Alfred
11303 - Two-Part (Level Two)
11302 - SSA (Level Three)
22943 - SSA collection
22944 - collection SoundTrax CD

The Ash Grove
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The soaring Welsh folk tune is surrounded by a flowing piano accompaniment and imitative counterlines in this delightfully sensitive setting. With rich, easily singable harmonies, this will make any choir sound wonderful.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM01033 - Three Part Mixed
SVM04007 - SATB
SVM01034 - Two Part
SVM04008 - SSAA

Balulalow
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The ACDA Choral Journal called this Ruth Elaine Schram text "intelligently written and highly poetic," an "enchanting work."  This sensitive, expressive lullaby is destined to be a classic for ladies voices. The wonderful Christmas story is painted in hushed tones and gently brought to life. Suitable for school or church use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL114 - SSA

Blow, Bugle, Blow
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Memorable melodies abound in this distinguished setting of the Tennyson text. The haunting main theme and canonic effect of the chorus echo make this piece easy to learn and extremely accessible for young singers and developing choirs. A perfect starter piece to begin the year, and the modal flavor creates a splendid programming contrast!

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2638H - Three-part Mixed
15/1176H - Two- or Three-part
99/2592H - P/A CD

By Candlelight
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This easy yet elegant original anthem tells the manger story in a fresh, new light, describing how beautiful that night must have been "by candlelight."  Optional Guitar, Bass, and Drum parts are included in the score.  This Warner Bros. number one seller is suitable for church or school use.   Due to the positive response to the other versions, an SSAA arrangement has been added with professional children's choirs or ladies voices in mind.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SV9943 - SATB
SV9944 - Three Part Mixed
SV9945 - Two Part
SVM01001 - SSAA

By Your Side and In Your Heart
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This inspirational text by Lynne Wolfe-Richards has been set to powerful music by Ruth Elaine Schram and makes the perfect graduation piece. "...Let the river be your guide, let the sun be your warmth, let the trees be your shelter, let the wind be your force; you have nothing to fear, nothing to hide, and remember I am always by your side and in your heart..." Due to the themes of nature woven throughout, this song would also be a good choice for Earth Day or Spring concerts.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM00075 - SATB
SVM00076 - SAB
SVM00075CD - Accompaniment CD

Children, Go Where I Send Thee
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Imaginative arrangement of the traditional favorite. This bright, crisp setting is very easy to sing yet sounds impressive when sung by even the youngest of choirs. Suitable for church or school use.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM04010 - SATB
SV98135 - Two Part

I'm So Glad It's Christmas
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This winsome work will be a delightful addition to your holiday concert, reminding singer and listener what is truly important, what really lasts forever, and what this season of love and caring represents. A perfect concert closer, in easy-to-learn unison voicing.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL364 - Unison
BLCD00T6 - Accompaniment CD

In My World
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"In the world of my dreams, there is love, there is harmony.  There is laughter and joy, there's a home for every girl and boy. In my world, no child goes to bed feeling hungry.  There is plenty for everyone.... How hard can it be to make the world of my dreams the world that we see?  We have the vision, and the courage, and the power and the knowledge to make it so!..."  Powerful, uplifting song, perfect for graduation ceremonies, Spring concerts, or general use.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM01055 - Two Part

In the Bleak Midwinter
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Beloved text by Christina Rossetti and music by Gustav Holst has been given a fresh setting by Ruth Elaine Schram for ladies voices. Hints of favorite Christmas carols can be heard throughout the piece, both in the alto part and in the piano accompaniment, underscoring germane portions of the text and in the segues between verses.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL270 - SSA

Kyrie (based upon Largo from The New World Symphony)
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Traditional Latin text set to music based upon Movement II, "Largo," from Symphony No. 9, Opus 95, "From the New World" by Antonin Dvorak, arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram. This well-known melody is also known as the Spiritual "Goin' Home." Optional oboe or other C-instrument part is included.

Alfred
17977 - SATB (Level Three)
17978 - Three Part Mixed (Level Two)
17979 - Two Part / SSA (Level Two)

May the Road Rise to Meet You
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This fresh setting of the "Old Irish Blessing" is gentle and positive, yet can be sung with firm unanimity.  The message of hope and encouragement, and wish for a safe return, is appropriate for use throughout the year.   It would make a very meaningful benediction, or end to a Spring concert or Graduation ceremony.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL184 - Three Part Mixed
BL185 - Unison / Optional Two Part

Oh, Shenandoah
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The beautiful, early American folk melody is arranged in a lovely new setting by Ruth Elaine Schram, available in multiple voicings. Expressive arrangement gives conductors teaching opportunities with freedom of interpretation.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL153 - SATB
BL154 - Three Part Mixed
BL155 - Two Part

Peace Like a River
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Traditional African-American Spiritual is set for unison or two part voices with flowing piano accompaniment. Expressive arrangement begins in 4/4, then goes into 3/4 as the text changes to "love is flowing," then back into an energetic 4/4 section for "joy like a fountain," then ends up as it began. Suitable for church or school use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL175 - Unison / opt. Two Part

Peaceful, Silent Night (cover) Peaceful, Silent Night
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This best-selling anthem is based on the well-known Christmas carol "Stille Nacht," but set in 4/4 rather than the traditional 3/4, giving the melody a more relaxed feel. An original second melody (with original lyrics) works alone or as a lower descant or counter-melody. The lush keyboard part may also be used as a piano solo during the holidays.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL106 - Unison / Optional Two-Part
BL149 - SATB

Shine For You
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Hear the stars tell the Christmas story from their point of view!  "...I see the wise men bringing incense and gold to you. Traveling from afar, searching the skies for a star! I will shine for you, if it's all I can do, I will shine for the child of Christmas!..."  Delightful selection for your winter concert, suitable for school or church use.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM01039 - SATB
SVM01041 - Two Part
SVM01039CD - Accompaniment CD

Simple Gifts
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The 18th century Shaker hymn tune has been artfully arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram for multiple voicings.  Use of unison and echo singing, in conjunction with beautiful harmonies make this piece easy to learn but lush to the ear.  Optional flute part is included in the score.  Equally suitable for church or school use.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM01028 - SATB
SVM01031 - SSA
SVM01032 - TBB
SVM01029 - Three Part Mixed
SVM01030 - Two Part

Singing in the Rain
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The classic favorite by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed. Delightful arrangement captures the innocence and joy of another era. Accompaniment cassette or CD is available; optional guitar, bass and drum parts are included.  The Two Part version has been added to Warner Bros.' new "Spotlight on Kids" series, with arrangements of pop standards and Broadway tunes specifically arranged for younger voices.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
CH9765 - SATB
CH9767 - Two Part
CD9767 - Accompaniment CD

Snow is Falling (cover) Snow is Falling
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Wonderful addition to your winter concert, this expressive song depicts the beauty of the falling snow as it "...turns a dreary morning to a magic winter day..."   The original two part and SSA voicings were so popular, SATB and SAB voicings were added.   Beautiful piano accompaniment supports the voices.

Alfred
16214 - SATB (Level Four)
16215 - SAB (Level Three)
11357 - Two-Part (Level Two)
11356 - SSA (Level Three)

The Song That Nature Sings
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This little gem is a proven winner!  Within the interval of a 6th, this beautiful melody is in everyone's range. "...In everything, there is music, a melody, a bit of song; though it may not meet your ear, if you tune your heart to hear, you will recognize and sing along the song that nature sings..." Perfect for general use, Spring concerts or Earth Day. Once your choir has learned this song, everyone has a solo ready for festivals, recitals, or auditions.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL109 - Unison
BL700 - SSA

Still, Still, Still
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Easy to learn but effective arrangement of the familiar German carol, now available for SATB as well as Three Part Mixed or Two Part voices. Suitable for school or church use.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SV98106 - Two Part
SV98105 - Three-Part Mixed
SVM00049 - SATB
SVM00049CD - Accompaniment CD

Winter Wonderland
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The favorite pop classic for the holidays by Dick Smith and Felix Bernard comes to life once more in this wonderful arrangement by Ruth Elaine Schram.  The laid back swing style is fun and rhythmic, yet easy to sing.  Available for SATB and Three Part Mixed voices with optional Guitar, Bass and Drum parts included in the score.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
CH9989 - SATB
CH9990 - Three Part Mixed

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