The Choral Music of Ruth Elaine Schram

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An A Cappella Triptych
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Three Latin works -- Kyrie Eleison, Cantate Domino, and Musica Dei -- are tied together by their a cappella nature. Sung individually or all together, they form a satisfying whole. Perfect for contest, festival or performance. A rehearsal scratch track is provided on the accompaniment CD.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL526 - Two Part a cappella
BLCD0T18 - Accompaniment CD (for rehearsal only)

Agnus Dei
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A cappella setting of the Latin text, open scored for SATB with lots of independent movement in the voices.  A suitable challenge for contest or festival use.  The ACDA Choral Journal wrote, "Its lush chords and well-constructed vocal lines will be a welcome addition to the repertoire of any well-trained choir."

Shawnee Press
A-2156 - SATB a cappella

All My Trials
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The familiar African-American Spiritual has been expressively arranged in multiple voicings by Ruth Elaine Schram. It starts out in A minor with open, parallel fifths in the piano part then moves into C-major when the voices come in, and the ending just fades away, again in A minor.  Suitable for school or church use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL166 - Three Part Mixed
BL167 - Unison / Two Part

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

Alleluia Cantate
Suitable as a concert opener, contest or festival piece, this joyous celebration of music is partly set as a round, making it easy to learn with minimal preparation while sounding deceptively difficult.

For free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments, go to www.BriLeeMusic.com

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL695 - Two-part

Alleluia We Sing
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A touch of syncopation and a lively keyboard part give this non-sectarian "Alleluia" a fine vigor and energy. As a pure expression of the joy of singing, this selection will be very appealing to a young mixed choir or treble group. Suitable for contest or festival use, equally useful in your concert programming.

Carl Fischer
CM8737 - Three Part Mixed
CM8738 - Two Part

America
Ruthie has arranged the "prequel" to her very popular "America the Beautiful" (BL276), skillfully setting "America" (My Country 'Tis of Thee; Thesaurus Musicus, words by Samuel F. Smith) for three-part mixed chorus and optional baritone. Beginning with an optional intro, the song starts a cappella and builds verse by verse to a powerful conclusion. While it is magnificent on its own, an alternate ending that enables a segue into her arrangement of "America the Beautiful" creates a stirring patriotic medley. Suitable for school or church use, wonderful for end-of-year ceremonies or concerts with a patriotic theme. Commissioned by the Midland High School Chorus, Midland, Michigan (Robert Sabourin, director).

For free MP3 part-by-part Rehearsal and Accompaniment MP3, follow the link below to the Carl Fischer web site.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL675 - Three-part Mixed / Opt. Baritone

America the Beautiful (cover) America the Beautiful
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The classic patriotic piece has been arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram for school or church use.  Use it to begin or end your concert, or as an encore.  The optional baritone part in the mixed voicing offers more options for choirs with changing male voices.  Suitable for observances of national holidays or general use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL276 - SAT(B)
BL277 - Unison / Two Part
BLCD00T3 or BLCD00T4 - Accompaniment CD

America, Land I Love
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America is truly a land of many cultures, and this anthem celebrates the freedom and diversity which make our nation great!  This patriotic arrangement includes the Pledge of Allegiance, parts of "The Star Spangled Banner," and "America."   Optional Guitar, Bass, and Drum parts are included in the score.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SV9990 - Three Part Mixed
SV9989CD - Accompaniment CD

Angels Watching Over Me
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Equally suitable for school or church use, this delightful melding of three spirituals allows opportunities for young, developing choirs to create beautiful tone quality while preparing for an artistic performance. Beginning with "All Night, All Day," the song glides into "In the morning, when I rise ..." and concludes with "Every night when the sun goes in ... Angels watching over me...." For mixed or treble voices.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2548H - Three-part Mixed
15/2562H - Two-part
99/2418H - P/A 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

Banyan Tree
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Bright, happy, dance-like arrangement of the Jamaican Folk Song features stomps, claps, and a tasty, articulated accompaniment which provides additional percussive interest. The song gradually builds from lots of unison to harmony with the use of echo and descant, then softens down to "pp" at the end as the dancers "fade away" into the distance. Fun!

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2117H - Three Part Mixed
15/2118H - Two Part

Benedictus
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Strong, robust setting for men's voices of the Latin "Benedictus," taken from the "Sanctus" section of the Roman mass. Translated, it means "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord." Suitable for church or school; contest or festival use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL266 - TB

Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair
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This beautiful American folk melody has been given a gorgeous new setting for mixed or men's voices.  This gem will be a popular choice for concert and festival performances for years to come.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SCM04015 - SATB
SVM04016 - Three Part Mixed
SVM04017 - TTBB

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind
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William Shakespeare's poetry holds the key to this powerful work, seeking the joy of life, even in the bitter bite of winter's winds. This setting has an expressive, yet somber feel throughout, although it tries to burst the bonds of "man's ingratitude" and "a friend remembered not." An excellent choice of text, message, and interpretive feel. Accompaniment CD is available.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL513 - SSA
BLCD0T17 - Accompaniment CD

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

Boll Weevil
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This is fun! Your audience will chuckle out loud when they hear this delightful folk song about the bug that took over Texas! A singable melody, simple harmonies and humorous lyrics tell the story, and the addition of easy body percussion or choreography will make it come alive visually as well. It's a real charmer and crowd-pleaser, suitable any time of the year or as a novelty piece in your Spring concert.

Shawnee Press
E0501 - Two Part
CD0210 - Accompaniment / Performance CD

Broadway Today (Song Kit #30) (cover) Broadway Today (Song Kit #30)
Delightful collection of six popular Broadway tunes. Fun, and a super value for elementary and middle school choirs.

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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 of the World
Authentic folk songs from around the world are especially arranged for beginning Two Part voices. Compiled and edited by Andy Beck and Brian Fisher, accompaniments orchestrated by Tim Hayden. Fun fact pages provide a fascinating look at cultures of nine countries on four continents, as well as doubling as an optional narration for a 30 minute program. Includes Ruthie Schram's gorgeous arrangement of the lovely Welsh lullaby, Suo Gan. Handbook is 100% Reproducible for your convenience.

Alfred
31191 - Teacher Handbook
31192 - Enhanced SoundTrax CD
31193 - Book/CD Combination

Choose to Stand
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A song of strength and brotherhood with a lifelong message for everyone! Appropriate programming for concerts throughout the year, also suitable as a theme song for drug awareness campaigns. Available in multiple voicings (the Two Part version works beautifully as a Unison piece as well).

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM03043 - Three Part Mixed
SVM93944 - Two Part
SVM03042CD - Accompaniment CD

Cielito Lindo
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Delightful, authentic arrangement of this well-known Mexican folk song moves quickly! This arrangement features both Spanish and English texts; pronunciation given. The English is a direct translation from the Spanish. The piano accompaniment captures the sound of Flamenco Guitars and Mariachi trumpets. Available in two voicings for developing choirs.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL389 - Three Part Mixed
BL390 - Unison / Two Part
BLCD00T9 - Accompaniment CD

Colors of Love (cover) Colors of Love
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Wonderful message of multi-cultural acceptance by Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram. "...All the world is painted with colors of love..." Text focuses on our similarities rather than our differences, and yet points out that there is beauty in all the variations.

Shawnee Press
D0502 - Three Part Mixed

Come Thou Fount
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"Come Thou Fount" is one of the great songs of sacred literature. The soaring melody and expressive texts are powerfully set by Ruth Elaine Schram, capturing the strength and beauty of this exceptional work. Suitable for church or school use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL337 - Unis / Two Part
BLCD00T6 - Accompaniment 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

Cranberry Creek
Your singers are sure to love this toe tapping original by John Parker and Ruth Elaine Schram, which takes the choir on a visit to the great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee, letting them experience life at a slower and lazier pace. Perfect for Spring Concerts or General Use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL783 - Three-part Mixed / Opt. Baritone

Danny Boy
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Gentle arrangement of the beautiful "Londonderry Air" for young voices. Full of opportunities for teaching legato singing, expression and dynamics, and breath support.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL233 - Three Part Mixed
BL234 - Unison / Optional Two Part

A Day in the Life of the Sun
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Stunning, amazing choral tone poem with a soaring melody, accessible ranges, poignant text, and colorful piano accompaniment will captivate singers and listeners alike. Brilliant portrayal of the sun's journey across the sky, flexibly voiced for Unison, Two Part, or SSA choirs. Suitable for general use; particularly effective for Earth Day or Spring concerts. "I begin the journey with a fire of anticipation, I rise into the skies of blue; there is nothing but air beneath me..." Free MP3 rehearsal and accompaniment available by download from the publisher at carlfischer.com.

Carl Fischer
CM9093 - Unison / Two Part / SSA

Discovering Me (A Celebration of Our School)
This unique and uplifting work is a celebration of your students' second home - school! A focus on themes of friendship, acceptance, and striving for excellence helps to paint a winsome and positive picture of education. This selection is perfect for any occasion designed to celebrate teachers and staff members or to honor institutions of learning in your community. Voiced for Two-part with optional Flute part included in score.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2747H - Two-part
99/2745H - Performance/Accompaniment CD

Do Lord
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The upbeat swing style of this classic African American Spiritual arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram is ideal for any concert, and suitable for church or school use.   Optional Guitar, Bass, and Drum parts are included in the score.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SV9985 - SATB
SV9985CD - Accompaniment CD

Dona Nobis Pacem / Miserere Nobis
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Written specifically for contest and festival use, this octavo contains two a cappella settings of Latin texts which may be used together or separately. Elegant in their polyphonic texture and in the expression of two different emotions, they are an excellent teaching tool as well as exquisite performance pieces.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL344 - Two Part a cappella

Down By the Riverside
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The wonderful African-American Spiritual has been given a powerful, upbeat treatment in this fresh arrangement by Ruth Elaine Schram. Available in multiple voicings, along with a compelling Accompaniment track.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM02071 - SATB
SVM02073 - Two Part

Dreams that Children Dream
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There is an innocence and optimism about the way children view the world, and this inspiring original by Ruthie Schram and her daughter, Celsie Staggers, captures the essence of their delight and wonder. Beginning with the anticipation of morning, then moving on into their daily exploration of the world around them, the piece then culminates in the warm satisfaction of day's end. We are encouraged to dream with them the dreams that children dream: dreams of hope, happiness, peace and security. A terrific signature piece for your choir!

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2224H - Two Part
99/2131H - Performance / Accompaniment CD
99/2025H - Heritage Accompaniment CD #19 (Multi-song)

Dry Bones
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The well-known spiritual has been arranged for voices of all ages, with the familiar ascending chromatic key changes in the first section and the descending modulations in the latter section.  Optional guitar, bass and drum parts are included in the score; suitable for church or school use.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM01023 - Three Part Mixed
SVM01024 - Two Part

Echoes of Kindness
In this delightful original work, Ruth Elaine Schram and Linda Marcus offer a sincere and important message about the lasting effects that our words and deeds have on everyone around us. "...In every single life we touch, a tiny difference can mean so much…may the echoes of kindness go on and on and on..." Limited ranges, ample unison, and easily learned vocals all spell success for your young and developing choirs.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2746H - Two-part
99/2744H - Performance/Accompaniment CD

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 Day's a Holiday (cover) Every Day's a Holiday
Delightful collection of twenty songs for celebrations throughout the year. Includes a fabulous chronological listing of national and international observances for all 365 days of the year! Suitable for Grades 2 - 6.

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Every Night When the Sun Goes In
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Beautiful, legato arrangement of the African American spiritual is suitable for school or church use, and appropriate for contests and festivals.  Only moderately difficult, available in three voicings.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL219 - SATB
BL220 - Three Part Mixed
BL221 - SSA

Everybody Loves Saturday Night (cover) Everybody Loves Saturday Night
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Delightful arrangement of the Nigerian folk song, sung in four languages (pronunciation guide given). Your students will learn Nigerian, Chinese, and French translations of this phrase! Optional Orff percussion is included, and an accompaniment track is available.

Shawnee Press
HT9709 - Unison / Optional Two Part

Fare You Well
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Ruth Elaine Schram's arrangement of the beautiful folk song is gentle and flowing, while evoking a sense of longing.  Also known as "Nora's Dove," or "Sad Man Blues," this song with its roots in the African American Spiritual expresses a search for freedom, a yearning to go home, a hopelessness that builds to the hope found in "spreading your wings."  Suitable any time during the school year.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL314 - Three Part Mixed
BL315 - SSA
BL316 - Unison / Two part
BLCD00T3 or BLCD00T4 - Accompaniment CD

Farewell, My Friend
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This lovely adaptation of an African Folk Song is hauntingly beautiful and yet accessible for young singers. An optional Flute obbligato and Orff accompaniment (included in score) adds to the beauty of the piece and helps the work build throughout, only to come back to a soft climax that will leave your audience breathless. The portion from Measure 25 to the end would make a beautiful, memorable encore at the end of your concert and a fitting closer. The chorus also appears in canon, making this piece easy to learn and express.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2148H - Three Part Mixed
15/2184H - Two Part
99/1970H - Performance / Accompaniment CD

Fly High, You Grand Old Flag
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How do you spell built-in success for young, developing choirs? A partner song that works! The patriotic George M. Cohan favorite "You're a Grand Old Flag" is partnered with a delightful original melody for use any time of the year. A rousing, energetic gem that will get your audience on their feet!

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2194H - Two Part
99/1961H - Heritage Accompaniment CD #18 (Multi-song)

Follow the Golden Sun
Young choirs always enjoy singing about reaching their dreams for the future, and this piece will let them do it in a very gratifying way. "If I could choose, I would chase the wind ... I would soar the azure skies, if I had the wings to fly!" Perfect for spring concerts and graduation ceremonies, it is simply gorgeous!

For Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments, go to the Carl Fischer web site: www.carlfischer.com

Carl Fischer
CM9219 - SATB

For the Beauty of the Earth
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The text of the classic Hymn tune is set to beautiful new music by Ruth Elaine Schram.   Arranged for multiple voicings, suitable for school or church use.  Would be particularly meaningful for Spring concerts or Earth Day.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL285 - SSA
BL286 - Unison / Optional Two Part
BL301 - SATB
BLCD00T3 or BLCD00T4 - Accompaniment 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

Give Me America
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This uplifting patriotic gem features limited ranges and extreme accessibility. An original melody introduces the theme as the song builds from unison to harmony. In the final section, the original material works in partnership with My Country, 'Tis of Thee, and then concludes with the climactic statement: Give me America; let freedom ring! Sure-fire success for your developing Elementary or Middle School choir.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2293H - Three Part Mixed
15/2333H - Two Part
99/2129H - Accompaniment CD

Gloria and Alleluia
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Set of two a cappella songs for young voices, perfect for contests, festivals and concerts. Gloria is up tempo and rhythmic, set in F major. The Alleluia is legato and melodic, set in D minor, and has two endings to choose from to suit your group.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL158 - Two Part, a cappella

Glorificamus Te
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Traditional Latin text and original music (with the option of singing a cappella) by Ruth Elaine Schram make this effective choral work a natural for concert performance. For SATB voices, this is easily sung, but has big impact with lots of exciting dynamics. Very rhythmic and fast-paced, this would be a perfect opener or closing number for use any time during the year. The climactic off-beat entrances make this fun to rehearse and perform! Especially appropriate for contest and festival use.

Carl Fischer
CM8943 - SATB (opt. a cappella)

Go 'Way from my Window
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Lovely arrangement of the American Folk Song, arranged in multiple voicings with beautiful, flowing piano accompaniment.

Alfred
16335 - SSA (Level Three)
16338 - SATB (Level Four)
16339 - SAB / 3 Part Mixed (Level Three)

Good News!
Two delightfully uplifting spirituals, "Good News" and "Swing Low, Sweet Chariot" are partnered in this swing-style, upbeat arrangement for Two-Part Any Combination voices (suggestions given for mixed voices). Expertly crafted for beginning part singers or small, volunteer choirs, it opens with one spiritual, introduces the second, then partners them in the final section. Equally useful in a school or church setting, "Good News!" is a toe tapping, fun choice for both concerts and worship services.

Lorenz
10/3882L - Two-part Any Combination
99/2521L - P/A CD

Grumble Too Much
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Based on the premise that women "grumble too much," this upbeat arrangement of the Jamaican Folk Song features lots of fun, back-and-forth dialogue and interplay between the men and the ladies in the SATB edition, and the higher and lower voices in the TTB edition. Several small percussion patterns are included and may be employed throughout, and portions of the accompaniment are designed to sound like steel drums, lending an authentic Island feel for an effective performance.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2112H - SATB
15/2113H - TTB

The Handshake Shake (cover) The Handshake Shake
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Delightful, lively song by Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram with multi-cultural appeal has optional percussion parts for your students to enjoy. With a hint of a Spanish feel, this bright little tune is sung in both English and Spanish (pronunciation guide is included) and has optional choreography. Upbeat message about acceptance and friendship between cultures is a perfect tool to use in today's classroom.

Shawnee
E0341 - Two Part

He's Gone Away (cover) He's Gone Away
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Beautiful North Carolina folk song arranged for ladies' voices. Supportive accompaniment is expressive and moving.

Alfred
11659 - SSA (Level Three)

Hear the Music (cover) Hear the Music
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Optional solo begins, then builds to full choir: "I hear a far-away bell; I hear the ocean in a shell. I hear a merry carousel and each one has a tale to tell; each has its music..." Piano accompaniment beautifully supports the word pictures as we are encouraged to open up our hearts and hear the music.

Alfred
16253 - SAB (Level Three)
16254 - Two Part / SSA (Level Two)

Hodie / Kyrie
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This versatile piece has dual text; Hodie for seasonal use, and Kyrie for general. The melody was written by Brian Busch and Ruth Elaine Schram, and is arranged in three part mixed or two part voicings. Suitable for church or school use, with moderate ranges and difficulty levels for each voicing.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL168 - Three Part Mixed
BL169 - Two Part

Hola! Hello!
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Fun, educational piece that includes greetings of friendship in English, Spanish, French, Italian, and Chinese, with optional sign language. Pictures to demonstrate the American Sign Language phrases are included in the score for ease of learning, and cues are given throughout the score for placement of signs.

Warner Bros. / Alfred
SVM05073 - Three Part Mixed
SVM05074 - Two Part
SVM05073CD - Accompaniment CD

Hooray for Hollywood!
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The delightful thirties classic by Johnny Mercer and Richard A. Whiting has now been arranged for your singers in multiple voicings by Ruth Elaine Schram. Great as an opener for your next concert! Optional guitar, bass and drum parts are included in the score, or use the accompaniment track for added sparkle.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
CHM00070 - SATB

Hope Is Like the Wind
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Commissioned by the Learwood Middle School 8th Grade Chorus, Avon Lake, Ohio, with text (by Ruth Elaine Schram) based upon prose and poetry submitted by the students. Whether performed on your spring concert or at graduation festivities, this uplifting, inspirational original will be a marvelous signature song for your choir. Opportunities are provided for each voice part to sing the melody, as well as accessible part-writing for all voices. Emotive and lyrical, it features a flowing, supportive accompaniment.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2677H - SATB
99/2609H - P/A CD

How Can I Keep from Singing
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Superb voice leading characterizes this SSA setting of the Traditional Quaker Hymn. A perfect choice for contests or festivals, this piece provides a wonderful opportunity for an aesthetic experience for your singers. Moderately difficult, this song uses echo, repetition, and modulation not only for a beautiful, interesting performance but to provide teaching opportunities for balance and blend. Your group will sound warm and sensitive on this flowing setting.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL462 - SSA
BLCD0T14 - Accompaniment CD

Hush, Little Baby (Mockingbird)
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This inventive arrangement of the traditional folk song has an alternate text for Christmas.  "Hush, little baby, don't you cry, Mama's gonna sing you a lullaby.  In that lullaby she sings, you'll hear the brush of angels' wings ..."  With a gently rocking interlude to separate the verses and a few harmonic surprises, this is sweet and lovely all the way.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM04029 - SATB
SVM04030 - SAB
04031 - SSA
SVM04029CD - Accompaniment CD

I Wanna Be Loved By You
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Remember Betty Boop?  Let your Ladies Ensemble try this one on for size!  This gem from the Roaring Twenties is still fun today, arranged for SSA voices by Ruth Elaine Schram. Optional guitar, bass and drums are included in the score, and an accompaniment track is available.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
CHM00073 - SSA
CDM00073 - Accompaniment Track

I Will Sing (cover) I Will Sing
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"I will sing, though the world may be silent, I believe someone is listening..."   Beautiful, uplifting song of the power of music to bring us together and of the difference that one individual joining with others can make.   Commissioned by the Alabama ACDA Young Voices Festival, Shirley Ellison and Lisa Latham, Co-Directors.  Optional cello part included in score.

Alfred
21111 - Three-Part Mixed (Level Three)
21112 - Two-Part (Level Two)

I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing
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Many know this song by Backer, Davis, Cook, and Greenaway as the Coca-Cola commercial theme from the '70's.  It's an ideal, lighthearted song of brotherhood and togetherness that is timeless and uplifting.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
CHM04027 - SATB
CHM04028 - Three Part Mixed
CHM04029 - Two Part
CDM04027 - Accompaniment CD

Ice Cream
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Ice cream is the writer's favorite confection "any day of the year," but this song is especially suited for warm weather concerts.  Delightful novelty piece in partner style, immortalizing our fascination with the cold treat.  Have an ice cream social after this performance!

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM01058 - Two Part

If You Search
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This sensitive and thoughtful text is set to a lovely, catchy tune your students will love. An alternate text makes this song suitable for church or school use. Available for mixed voices or ladies' voices, also arranged for solo voice in the "When I Reflect" collection.

Carl Fischer
CM8800 - SATB
CM8801 - SSA
VF6 - Solo book and 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

Irish Friendship Wish
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This setting of one of the many Irish Blessings is beautifully set with a gentle melody and colorful, yet supportive, harmonies in the keyboard. Very expressive, this piece may be performed unison, as a solo, or as a Two Part work. Suitable any time during the school year, it is especially meaningful as an end-of-year piece or for graduation services.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL385 - Unison / Two Part
BLCD00T9 - Accompaniment CD

Jibuli, Jibuli
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This rhythmic Tanzanian Folk Song ("Jibuli" is Tanzanian for rabbit) is absolutely terrific for young choirs just beginning part-singing. Featuring echo passages and a descant-like section, it is extremely accessible and ensures built-in success. Optional conga parts are included in the score and add a colorful flair.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2193H - Two Part
99/1961H - Heritage Accompaniment CD #18 (Multi-song)

Kum Ba Yah (published by BriLee)
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The beloved campfire song has been artfully arranged for Unison / Optional Two Part voices.  The familiar melody has been given beautiful fresh harmonies that a new generation will cherish.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL452 - Unison / Opt. Two Part
BLCD0T12 - Accompaniment CD

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)

Kyrie (for ladies' voices)
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The vocal harmonies in this lovely setting of the Greek "Kyrie" create a shimmering effect in this tasteful original for ladies' voices. The modulation heightens the tension, only to be released as the work closes. This sonorous, expressive work will be a welcome addition to your library.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL465 - SSA
BLCDD0T14 - Accompaniment Track

Kyrie (for men's voices)
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The melody to this TB setting of the Latin text is chant-like but the harmonies are warm.  Ebb and flow, dynamic changes, a rising climax, and a return to gentleness all result in a beautifully crafted work that helps build a sense of expressiveness into your young male ensemble.  A great teaching and performance piece for Two Part Men's voices.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL419 - TB
BLCD0T11 - Accompaniment CD

Kyrie Eleison (published by Alfred) (cover) Kyrie Eleison (published by Alfred)
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Expressive new melody to the classic Latin text, arranged for Two Part voices. Antiphony and contrasting motion makes the harmony easy for younger choirs to learn and interesting for the listener. Appropriate for school or church use, a good choice for festivals and contests as well as concerts.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SV9614 - Two Part

Kyrie Eleison (published by BriLee)
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Chant-like in its melodic movement, yet wonderfully contemporary in its harmonic warmth, this Three Part Mixed setting of the Latin text strikes a balance between the old and new world.  Melodic planing and a gentle rubato bring a wonderful expressiveness to this work, creating an opportunity for an exquisite aesthetic experience for your developing ensemble.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL425 - Three Part Mixed
BLCD0T10 - Accompaniment CD

Laudamus Te
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Lovely new melody for the Latin text, artfully arranged for Two Part or Three Part Mixed voices. In the 3 Part version, Parts I and II (ladies' voices) sing the English, while Part III (mens' voices) sing the Latin. Marvelous teaching tool for the classroom, also a wonderful choice for festivals or competitions. Three-Part version sounds particularly lush and full. May be used in school or church.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL117 - Three Part Mixed
BL118 - Two Part

Life Is Precious
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"Life is precious, life is beautiful, every day a gift, every person a treasure..." With a singable, lyrical melody and touching lyrics, this is an exceptional concert closer. It has a message that everyone will hold dear to their hearts. Written for and dedicated to Brian Busch, beloved friend and editor of BriLee Music, who lost his battle with cancer in June 2007.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL560 - Unison, Opt. Two Part
BLCD0T21 - Accompaniment CD

Listen!
Quoting the Traditional Gaelic melody "Bunessan" (Morning Has Broken) and "Merrial" (Now the Day is Over), Ruth Elaine Schram delivers a rhythmic, pulsing a cappella choral that is engaging and fun. Mixed meters are juxtaposed with homophonic, chorale-style harmonies, and build to a thrilling conclusion. "Listen to the rhythm, the rhythm of life!" Voiced for Mixed choirs with divisi. Free MP3 rehearsal and accompaniments available by download from the publisher at carlfischer.com.

Carl Fischer
CM9132 - S(S)AT(T)B

Little Innocent Lamb
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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 for today's choirs.

Shawnee Press
E5525 - Two Part Treble
MD5545 - LiteTrax CD

The Lone, Wild Bird
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This traditional American folk hymn, while elegantly simple, has been given a fresh, stirring setting by Ruth Elaine Schram. An optional soaring flute obbligato is featured, while gorgeous vocal harmonies convey the image of a spirit who comes in lofty flight to give rest to the weary. The richly flowing accompaniment underscores three modulating verses that gradually lift our souls heavenward.

Alfred
23712 - SATB (Level 3)
23713 - SAB (Level 2)

A Long Way from Home
Gorgeous pairing of two beloved Spirituals; "Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child" and "Going Home" (theme from Dvorak's "New World" Symphony). The two combine effortlessly in this lovely, flowing setting. Dreamy, poignant and tasteful, it will touch the hearts of all who hear it. Voiced for Three Part Mixed voices with an optional Baritone part, making it extremely flexible for the developing (or small) choir. Free MP3 rehearsal and accompaniments are available by download from the publisher at BriLeeMusic.com.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL638 - Three-part Mixed, opt. Baritone

The Lorelei
Popular German folk song recounts the tale of the lure of the Siren's song and the sailor's fatal shipwreck in this haunting setting for male voices. Lush, romantic harmonies and lovely part writing create a dreamy effect as the story unfolds, and builds to its chilling conclusion. "Be warned, my friend, and heed not the call of the Lorelei!" Free MP3 rehearsal and accompaniment available by download from the publisher at carlfischer.com.

Carl Fischer
CM9112 - TTB

May I Be a Hero
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This flowing original selection passes a lovely and thoughtful melody between the voices in a flawless stream of music that practically sings itself. Perfect for graduation, concert closer or a signature piece, this work will be taken to heart by all who sing it and listen to it. Also available for solo voice in the "When I Reflect" collection.

Carl Fischer
CM8785 - SATB
VF6 - Solo book and CD

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

Miserere Nobis
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This appropriately mournful setting of the traditional Latin text is rich in harmonic nuances and lyrical melodic lines. With full Latin text, singable voice parts in open score, and a keyboard part that does more than support the voices, this is a work of high quality for mixed choirs. May also be done a cappella by more advanced choirs for an additional challenge.

Carl Fischer
CM8989 - SATB (Accompanied or a cappella)

Move Into the Stillness
Ruth Elaine Schram and Linda Marcus have once again combined their considerable talents to create a memorable result in the form of this poignant original work that calls on us to take time out of our busy days to move into peace, silence, and tranquility. Available for Mixed or Treble voices, suitable for Concert or Festival Use.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/3028H - SATB / Piano
15/3029H - SSA / Piano

My Declaration (I Will Stand)
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Commissioned in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 by the Montgomery Academy in Montgomery, Alabama (Damion Womack, director), this patriotic ballad gives singers the opportunity to make a stand for their nation and for freedom. This powerful, moving song of unity is available for SATB voices and has a soprano descant on the final chorus.

Shawnee Press
A2176 - SATB
CD0137 - Accompaniment CD

My Lord, What a Morning
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Stunning arrangement of the classic African American spiritual is appropriate for school or church use.  The SATB version of this expressive setting allows opportunity for a bass soloist (or section) to introduce each verse while the upper voices respond.  Supportive, beautiful accompaniment flows downward as "the stars begin to fall."

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL225 - SATB
BL226 - Unison / Optional Two Part

My Memory
Written in loving memory of her father and based upon a cherished childhood memory, this original selection by Ruthie Schram is a tender and unique portrayal of love and loss. Lovely melodies adeptly illustrate poetic images of autumn's bold and brilliant colors juxtaposed with the gray of winter. The addition of the optional bell part enhances the shimmering texture of this unforgettable piece.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2928H - SSA
99/2959H - Performance / Accomp. CD

My World
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This gorgeous unison piece has a limited range of a 7th, so is a perfect selection for younger voices, but well within the moderate ranges of Junior High singers as well.   The uplifting message of this work inspires us all to respect our world and take good care of it, because one day our children will inherit it.  Perfect for Earth Day, general use, or Spring concerts.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL189 - Unison

A New Day Has Dawned
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Celebrate the coming of spring with this rhapsodic, poetic original on the theme of life's renewal and the rebirth of hope. " ... A new day has dawned, and in this very hour the time has come at last to flower. There is wonder all around, there is joy to be found, and a new song to sing as we celebrate the spring." Accessibly voiced for Three-Part Mixed choirs with an optional baritone part for a four-part choral texture.

Carl Fischer
CM9086 - Three Part Mixed with Opt. Baritone

A New Song
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Ruth Elaine Schram has adapted one of the most cherished texts from the Psalms to create an exciting work about music. Geared specifically to appeal to today's choirs, this song is upbeat and powerfully moving. Dual texts have been provided to make this suitable for church or school use. Fully orchestrated by Julian Bond, equally effective with a rhythm section.

Warner Bros. / Alfred
SVM05007 - SATB
SVM05008 - SAB
SVM05007CD - Accompaniment CD

Night Noises
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With just the right touch of mystery, this unique original will captivate and enchant your singers as well as your audience! Vivid word pictures paint the scene of the musical noises we hear in nature after the sun sets. Rhyme and alliteration are employed to full advantage to make the text memorable. A marvelous, creative programming choice for your developing choir!

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2228H - Three Part Mixed
15/2229H - Two Part
99/2089H - Performance / Accompaniment CD
99/2025H - Heritage Accompaniment CD #19 (Multi-song)

No Greater Gift
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Unforgettably gorgeous, lyrical setting of the familiar, poetic "love" passage from the Bible. Perfect for use any time during the school year, also suitable for weddings. Ruthie has dedicated this song to her daughter, Crystie, and her son-in-law, Dan, who were married December 30, 2000.

Alfred
20889 - SATB
20890 - Two Part Mixed / SAB
36993 - 2-Part Treble

Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
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This well-known spiritual comes to new life in this exquisite arrangement by Ruth Elaine Schram.  The harmonies are sonorous and warm, beautifully supporting the melody.  The syncopation gently propels the work through each phrase, ending softly on "Nobody knows my sorrow."  An aesthetic experience awaits your ensemble in this incredible arrangement.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL415 - SATB (limited range)
BL416 - Three Part Mixed
BL417 - Unison / Opt. Two Part
BLCD0T10 or BLCD0T12 - Accompaniment CD

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

Oh, Shenandoah (for ladies' voices)
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This gorgeous arrangement for ladies voices by Ruth Elaine Schram is characterized by beautiful harmonies and warm musical lines.  It is sensitive, expressive, and stirring -- all the things that make up an aesthetic experience for your group.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL424 - SSA
BLCD0T11 - Accompaniment CD

On Winter's Eve
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Gorgeous text and melody by John Parker and Ruth Elaine Schram depicts the point of time when autumn relinquishes its time in the year's cycle of seasons to the three months of winter. Although the music may include some unexpected chord progressions, the writers were careful to keep the voice leading easy to learn. Suitable for Winter concerts, contests and festival use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL251 - SATB
BL252 - SSA

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

Poor Boy
The beautiful folk melody is sensitively set for SSA voices in this charming arrangement. Delicate harmonies come easily to the lower voices as the melody floats effortlessly above. "Bow down your head and cry, poor boy ... and stop thinking of the one you love ..."

Alfred
31079 - SSA
31028 - Piano Trax

Promise of Spring
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This exuberant anthem for ladies voices in lilting 6/8 time has optional flute, guitar, and tambourine parts included in the score. The text by Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram speaks of the beauty, the treasures of earth hidden beneath the winter snows that will be revealed in the Springtime.  It would be an interesting and unexpected selection for a winter concert, or an ideal choice for a Spring program or Earth Day.  Also appropriate for festivals and contests.

Shawnee Press
B0592 - SSA

Railroad
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This swingin' arrangement of "I've Been Workin' On the Railroad" by Ruth Elaine Schram offers program notes by the arranger inside the front cover, which include background information on this folk medley as well as some rehearsal tips and performance suggestions. With a couple of speech riffs and a little jazz flavor, this delightfully fresh presentation of this work will make a fun folk-novelty feature for any concert. Available for mixed choirs (includes some optional cues for divisi in the ladies) or men's voices.

Carl Fischer
CM9073 - SATB
CM9074 - TTB

Red River Valley
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Lush harmonies set a mournful mood for this creative partnering of the American folk songs "Red River Valley" and "Down in the Valley." The two tunes meld unexpectedly in the last verse, the use of echo fortifies the "valley" theme, and dynamic contrast supports the poignancy of the lovelorn text. Available for SATB or SSAB voices.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2422H - SATB
15/2405H - SSAB
99/2258H - Performance / Accompaniment CD

A Red, Red Rose
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Warm, lyrical setting of the Robert Burns poem by Ruth Elaine Schram, perfectly suited for ladies' voices, with lots of opportunities for expressiveness and a wonderful aesthetic musical experience for your students. Suitable any time of year, particularly for Spring concerts.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL381 - SSA
BLCD00T8 - Accompaniment CD

Rise, Rise Thou Merry Lark
Melodic and singable, with delightful harmonies, this setting of the Welsh folk song has a bright, lilting feel. It's a great piece for teaching the musical line, and the ranges are very appropriate for young singers. Free MP3 rehearsal aids and accompaniment are available from the carlfischer.com web site.

Carl Fischer
CM9237 - Unison / Opt. Two-part

Rock Island Line
Fun, singable arrangement of the folk song for young TB choirs is short and sweet! "Want to ride it? Go like you're a-flyin'? Buy your ticket at the station on the Rock Island Line!" Free MP3 rehearsal and accompaniments available by download from the publisher at BriLeeMusic.com.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL626 - TB

Rock-A-My-Soul
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Cute, light arrangement of the Traditional folk song arranged for SAB voices with optional percussion instruments. Lots of teaching opportunities with changing meters, styles, and tempos, but lots of fun to sing (and play!).  Suitable for church or school use.   Accompaniment cassette available; percussion parts included.

Shawnee Press
GM9806 - SAB
CT9806 - Accompaniment Cassette

Rockwood River
Commissioned by the All-Cleveland County (North Carolina) Middle School Choral Festival. Pure fun abounds in this unison/optional two-part original folk song by Mark Cabaniss, arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram. Your choir will enjoy singing about the folks from Rockwood River, where life is easy and the pace is slow. The optional fiddle and string bass parts, enhanced with intermittent clapping, add a realistic musical depiction of a Huck Finn / Tom Sawyer adventure. Available in two voicings. Free Part-by-Part rehearsal aids and accompaniment are available from the BriLeeMusic.com web site.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL745 - Three-part Mixed
BL754 - Unison / Opt. Two-Part

Seasons Come, Seasons Go
With a touch of mystery, this flowing original delves into the circularity of life using the analogy of the change of seasons. Ruthie Schram provides interesting melodic lines and harmonies that captivate the ear, as they are supported by a rich accompaniment. It is especially appropriate for graduation, spring concerts, or end-of-the-year programs.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2764H - SATB
15/2765H - SSA
99/2759H - Performance/Accompaniment CD

Set Down, Servant
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Ruthie Schram has created a wonderful arrangement that captures the very essence of the well-known classic spiritual.  Optionally a cappella throughout, with optional solo phrases, exciting dynamics and a joyful rhythmic feel.  Singable voice parts, featuring movement in the bass line, make it entertaining and fun for your choir and audience.  Sure to be a winner!

Carl Fischer
CM8855 - SATB (opt. a cappella)
CM8852CD - Accompaniment CD

Shalom Aleichem (May Peace Be With You)
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This is an easy partner song by Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram, based on a Hebrew phrase with a very positive message for your singers. The words and melody are easy to remember and work as a canon, providing opportunities to teach about rounds and repeats.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL461 - Two Part
BLCD0T15 - Accompaniment CD

Shalom, Pacem, Peace
Based upon the haunting "By the Waters of Babylon" folk tune, this gorgeous, poignant setting is a call for peace in three languages: Hebrew, Latin, and English. Set as a round, it will work for any combination of voices and will be easily learned by any age group. Optional instrumental parts for Cello and Two Violins (or Flute and Oboe) add depth and beauty to the flowing accompaniment in this piece that is equally effective for school and church.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2948H - SATB with Descant / Piano
15/2796H - Three-part Any Combination
99/2778H - Performance/Accompaniment CD

Shule Aroon
Ruthie Schram's dynamic setting of this eighteenth-century Irish folk song is the perfect creative programming choice for your treble choirs. A mixture of thoughtful rubato and energetic rhythms, a Gaelic chorus--written phonetically throughout--and an optional violin obbligato all contribute to the lively Celtic flavor and flair. Perfect for Concert or Festival Use.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/3002H - SSA / Piano with Opt. Violin
99/3052H - Performance/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

Simply Spirituals (cover) Simply Spirituals
Six easy Unison or Two part Spirituals with reproducible song sheets, arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram.

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

Sing a Little, Dance a Little
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"Music is like medicine and music does a body good ... let's sing a little, dance a little, have a little fun today..."  This lighthearted original lets everyone know why we enjoy music and want to sing!

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM04053 - Two Part
SVM04052CD - Accompaniment CD

Sing a Song for Nature
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Poignant words and lovely music by Mark Burrows, arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram for young singers will be a welcome addition to your Spring concert. Also suitable for Earth Day with its conservation themes. "Who will speak the words for the flower? Who will sing the song for the tree? Who will blow the trumpet for the elephant hunted for his ivory? ... For those who have no choice, we must be the voice..."

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM02105 - 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

The Sky Is Crying On the Sea
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Commissioned by the Learwood Middle School 8th Grade Chorus, Avon Lake, Ohio, this thoughtful, expressive work soars with dramatic intensity and dynamic contrast. The text (based on ideas submitted by the students) is filled with beautiful imagery describing seasonal changes and the circularity of life-giving water, which falls as rain or rises as mist from sea to sky and back again. Stunning, yet accessible for mixed choirs or ladies' voices. Suitable for concert, contest or festival use.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2103H - SATB
15/2104H - SSA

Somebody Bigger Has the World In His Hands
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Ruth Elaine Schram imparts a message of comfort and hope with this partner song pairing "Somebody Bigger than You and I" by Johnny Lange, Hy Heath, and Sonny Burke, with the familiar tune "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands." The result is a powerful song that will be popular with both your singers and listeners. Optional a cappella beginning sets the tone for this classy setting.

Carl Fischer
CM8924 - SATB

Somebody Got Lost
Terrific, upbeat arrangement of the lesser-known Spiritual for male choir. The music is so much fun, you may not even realize the import of the message: "We can all get lost in the storms of life!" Free MP3 rehearsal and accompaniment available by download from the publisher at BriLeeMusic.com. Works for Two Part or Three Part male voices.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL628 - T(T)B

Somewhere Above the Clouds
Possessing artistic poetic images by Herb Frombach, gorgeous melodies and beautiful harmonies by Ruthie Schram, this unforgettable showpiece for treble voices encourages us to "listen with our very soul" to the angels' song, "Somewhere Above the Clouds." This selection is perfect for concert and festival use throughout the year.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2990H - SSA / Piano
15/2991H - Two-part / Piano
99/3054H - Performance/Accompaniment CD

A Song in Every Heart
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Commissioned by Sullivan Middle School, Rock Hill, South Carolina (Beverly J. Laney, director).  This song emphasizes that because we are all unique, each of us contributes something to the symphony of life.  When we combine our individual songs of celebration, love and joy (as well as our songs of strife, sorrow, loneliness and despair) we come together in harmony and unity.  Uplifting message of hope and acceptance, perfectly suited for Middle School or Junior High School voices.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL324 - Three Part Mixed

Song of the Open Road
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Based on poetry from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass, this optimistic work proclaims the freedom we have to choose our own path in life. An excellent way to teach expressive, interpretive singing as you expose your students to an important work of American literature with a positive outlook on the adventure of life; perfect for Spring or Graduation ceremonies.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL565 - Unison / Optional Two Part
BLCD0T21 - Accompaniment CD

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

Sound Advice (the Axiom Rap)
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Your students will love this song! Verses are well-known words of wisdom woven together thematically, learned and performed in rap style as speech chorus. The chorus is a catchy phrase sung in unison that encourages the audience to "Listen up; here's some sound advice..." Delightful novelty piece suitable any time of the year!

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM02037 - Unis
SVM02037CD - Accompaniment CD

Sourwood Mountain
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Fun, delightful arrangement of the Appalachian folk song is available in multiple voicings. Cues for foot stomps and hand claps are included. Vibrant and upbeat, a real crowd-pleaser!

Warner Bros. / Alfred
SVM05023 - SATB
SVM05024 - Three Part Mixed
SVM05025 - Two Part
SVM05026 - TBB
SVM05023CD - Accompaniment CD

Steal Away
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Beautiful and sensitive setting of the well-known spiritual is suitable for church or school use. The musical imagery is exquisite with great expressive potential and lots of teaching opportunities. The limited range in the SATB version is perfect for the developing ensemble capable of four part harmony.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL353 - SATB
BL354 - SSA
BLCD00T5 or BLCD00T6 - Accompaniment CD

Streets of Laredo
Ruthie Schram's arrangement of this traditional ballad opens with a solo voice describing the scene in this Texas town. When the rest of the TBB chorus joins in, they benefit from the full, rich part writing. A great selection for the male chorus!

For free MP3 part-by-part Rehearsal and Accompaniment MP3, follow the link below to the Carl Fischer web site.

Carl Fischer
CM9160 - TBB

The Swallow
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Exquisite setting of the lovely Newfoundland folk song tenderly expresses the mourning and sense of loss evident in this piece. The soaring melody and sonorous harmonies are wonderfully supported by a moving accompaniment.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL328 - SSA
BL329 - Unis / 2 Part
BLCD00T5 or BLCD00T6 - Accompaniment CD

Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
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Soulful arrangement of the African American Spiritual by Ruth Elaine Schram includes a mixture of up-beat swing eighths and a change of feel to lush, even eighths. Suitable for school or church use, with optional solo (which may be performed by unison choir).

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL245 - Three Part Mixed
BL246 - Unison / Optional Two Part

The Talents We Possess
Commissioned by the Keene State College Choir in Keene, New Hampshire, Ruth Elaine Schram has penned a very thoughtful and beautiful composition. She encourages us all to use the talents we possess, and develop them to the best of our ability. Even though we are not all destined to be the best at what we do, we can still be the best we can be.

Everyone can relate to the inspirational message of the text, which is well served by the lovely music. This is a perfect selection for graduation or end-of-year ceremonies. "So, sing your song, let your radiance shine! Combine your gifts with those of mine. How lovely the world could be if we each gave our best of the talents we possess."

For free MP3 part-by-part Rehearsal and Accompaniment MP3, follow the link below to the Carl Fischer web site.

Carl Fischer
CM9171 - SATB

Talk Like a Pirate
From her charming collection "Every Day's a Holiday!" (30/2477H), Ruth Elaine Schram presents this lighthearted novelty piece in honor of International Talk Like a Pirate Day. Easy to prepare with limited rehearsal time and complete with pirate lingo and pronunciations, your young mateys are sure to agree that "it's the buccaneer life fer me." The Accompaniment CD is available singly as well as on the 2012-13 New Horizons and Sing Out Series CD, Track 24.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2827H - Unison / Two-part
99/2796H - Performance / Accomp. CD
99/2961H - Fall 2012 HMP Accompaniment CD

Thank You Again
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With tender music appropriate for her text, Ruth Elaine Schram has written a lovely two-part treble piece that will do much to encourage thoughtfulness in the young performers. The piece is particularly suitable for Winter and Spring Concert use, acknowledging the contribution of parents and grandparents in our lives, with alternate text to honor civil servants such as police, firefighters and the armed forces that would make this piece suitable for end of year, patriotic, or law-enforcement awareness celebrations.

Carl Fischer
CM9068 - Two Part Treble

That Old Soft Shoe
"The rainy day rhythm is calling to me..." The relaxed swing style of this fetching selection from Ruth Elaine Schram offers a perfect musical backdrop for a rainy day. Optional parts for rain sticks and an introductory narration, along with instructions for an easy soft-shoe shuffle enhance the fun of this clever piece. (From the collection "The World of Rhythm" - 30/2578H.) The Accompaniment CD is available singly as well as being included on the Fall 2012 New Horizons and Sing Out Series CD, Trak 24.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2828H - Unison / Opt. Two-part
99/2915H - Performance / Accomp. CD
99/2861H - Fall 2012 Accompaniment CD

That Promised Land
In "That Promised Land," Ruth Elaine Schram has paired two traditional spirituals - "Walk Together, Children," and "When the Saints Go Marching In," and the result is a pure delight. After each song is first stated alone, they are cleverly partnered in a way that makes this arrangement both easy-to-learn and fun for any combination of two-part voices and choirs of all ages. Delightful accompaniment track (orchestrated by Tim Hayden) makes this tune sparkle! Suitable for school or church use.

Lorenz
10/4038L - Two-part Any Combination
99/2723L - P/A CD

Time is Precious
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Ruth Elaine Schram and her daughter, Celsie Staggers, follow up the successful "Dreams that Children Dream" with this new signature piece. Possessing unique beauty and a powerful message that will resonate with young singers and audience alike: "Cherish every moment that you can; it will never come again! Time is precious ..." An excellent teaching piece, the vocal part writing is a perfect balance of unison melody, harmony, and independent singing.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2564H - Two Part
99/2422H - P/A CD

Together We Can Change the World
"Together, We Can Change the World" (Songs for a Better Planet) is breaking new ground - all of the scores and resources are provided as data files on the CDrom, making this collection 100% reproducible. In addition, the folder in which the CD is encased is printed on 100% post-consumer recycled material.

Whether you need unison choral pieces, a resource to introduce your students to part-singing, or a full-scale musical complete with narrations and supporting materials, these enriching songs fit the bill. The optional use of partner songs and simple two-part harmony subtly underscores the themes of cooperation and community building that run throughout this collection. Beginning with songs that encourage friendship and acceptance, the collection progresses to songs that introduce "green" themes of reducing waste, recycling, and working together to cherish and protect our natural resources. Narrations are included to give additional information and introduce each song, and delightfully orchestrated Accompaniment tracks (by Tim Hayden) are included.

Heritage (Lorenz)
30/2629H - Folder/CD Combination

The Turtle Dove
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Rich, full arrangement of the English folk song will showcase ladies' voices.  With its warm harmonies, this gem of beauty and sensitivity is a powerful statement of love and love lost, strength and tenderness.  Overflowing with opportunities for expressiveness!

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL288 - SSA
BLCD00T3 - Accompaniment CD

Ubi Caritas
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Powerful setting of the Latin text which means "where there is charity and love, God is there." Although there are some unexpected chord progressions, this song is only moderately difficult. Available in three voicings. May be used in church settings; also suitable for school contest and festival use.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL259 - SATB
BL260 - SSA
BL261 - Unison / Optional Two Part

Velvet Shoes
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Based on the exquisite poem by Elinor Wylie, this work exudes quietness, softness, and a sense of tranquil peace and soundless space. The beautiful melody allows for lots of emotional interpretation, assuring your young choir and its audience of an aesthetic experience.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL524 - Unison / Opt. Two Part
BLCD0T18 - Accompaniment CD

Wade in the Water
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This light, jazzy "swing" arrangement of the folk song is perfect for general use in school or church. Guitar, Bass, and drum parts are included, and an accompaniment track is available. Moderate ranges are suitable for any age choir.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SV98123 - SATB
SV98124 - Three Part Mixed

Walk This Lonesome Valley
In this combination of two familiar and beloved spirituals, Ruth Elaine Schram has crafted a thoughtful and captivating medley suitable for both school and church use. Gorgeous chords permeate the vocals and piano accompaniment, both of which are further strengthened by an optional cello obbligato which is included in the score.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2889H - SATB
15/2890H - Three-part Mixed
15/2891H - Two-part
99/2938H - Performance / Accomp. CD
99/2961H - Fall 2012 Accompaniment Trak 24

The Water Is Wide (Waly, Waly)
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The beloved folk song is given fresh treatment in this new arrangement by Ruth Elaine Schram. An optional text by Robert Louis Stevenson adds even more flexibility to the beautiful melody. Refreshing and alive, this wonderful gem will provide your singers with an aesthetic experience that is easy to learn and express.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL506 - Unison / Opt. Two Part
BLCD0T18 - Accompaniment CD

We Circle Around
Based on an Arapaho folk tune, this enchanting piece from the talented pen of Ruth Elaine Schram celebrates the beauty of nature and the circularity of life. An optional flute obbligato adds the crowning touch to this evocative work full of mysterious melodies and thoughtful harmonies.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2885H - Three-part Mixed
15/2886H - Two-part
99/2936H - Performance / Accomp. CD
99/2961H - Fall 2012 Accompaniment Trak 24

We Just Want to Say Thanks
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This special song that openly expresses appreciation to parents is sure to be a real crowd-pleaser! The original version of this song (sacred) appears in Ruth Elaine Schram's collection "Seeds to Grow On Too!" Perfect concert closer or end-of-year piece for young voices.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM03009 - Two Part
SVM03009CD - Accompaniment CD

We Sing, We Dance!
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This upbeat original vibrates with joy and intensity! The rhythm of the earth is represented in the drums, stomps and Flamenco-style claps, which build to the contrasting bridge. This flowing section celebrates the gift of music, then moves us full circle back to the joyful opening theme for a climactic conclusion. Commissioned by the Florida Elementary Music Educators Association and premiered at the FMEA All State Elementary Chorus concert. Scored for Two or Three Part Treble voices,with opt. drum part included in score.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2223H - Two Part (Opt. SSA)
99/2066H - Performance / Accompaniment CD
99/2025H - Heritage Accompaniment CD #19 (Multi-song)

We the People
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Powerful, patriotic piece incorporating the Preamble to the Constitution (speech chorus), and quoting "The Star Spangled Banner."  Coordinate your school's curriculum with the memorization of the Preamble!  Suitable any time during the school year, or for patriotic celebrations.  Optional bass and snare drum parts included.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM01085 - Two Part
SVM01083CD - Accompaniment CD

Weather the Storm
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Upbeat, powerful music and inspirational words by Ruth Elaine Schram to help us deal with the ups and downs we all face in life. "...It takes a little wind, it takes a little rain, it takes a little hurt, it takes a little pain. Sometimes it's cold, sometimes it's warm; but it all works together to help us learn to weather the storm..." Unforgettable! This song is dedicated to Ruthie's daughter, Celsie, whose indomitable spirit is an inspiration to all who know her. Available in two voicings, Guitar chords included in score.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM03078 - Three Part Mixed
SVM03077CD - Accompaniment CD

What Lies Within
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Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram have created a powerful work quoting Ralph Waldo Emerson: "What lies behind us, what lies before us, does not compare to that which lies within!..." A strong a cappella beginning unfolds into the perfect selection for Spring concerts, Graduation ceremonies, or concerts that feature inspirational songs of optimism in the human spirit.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM02047 - Two Part

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

more info...

When I Reflect (octavo)
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Unique choice for graduation / end-of-year ceremonies that will show honor and appreciation to parents and teachers for their contributions to students' lives.   Some words in the Two Part voicing have been changed to make this version more age-appropriate. A solo arrangement is also available in a collection (see below).

Carl Fischer
CM8651 - SATB
CM8649 - Two Part
CM8650 - Three Part Mixed

Why Does the Willow Weep?
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Ruth Elaine Schram is at her expressive best in this thoughtful tone poem that exquisitely personifies in nature the causes for human sadness. Vividly poetic with sweeping melodic and harmonic textures, this is both a memorable concert work and music of exceptional maturity for treble choirs. Now available for Two Part voices, as well as the soaring SSA version.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/1761H - SSA
15/2486H - Two Part
99/2376H - P/A 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

The Wind
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Expressive word pictures depict the journey of the wind and the changing of the seasons. Voices hauntingly and antiphonally sing "oo," mimicking the sound of the wind blowing "...across the ocean blue from anywhere to me..." and fading to nothing at the end.

Alfred
19216 - SSA (Level Three)
11603 - Two Part (Level Two)

Winter Feels the Sword of Spring
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A descriptive text on the coming of Spring by John Parker, and beautiful text painting with music by Ruth Elaine Schram in a minor mode, make this a perfect Spring concert selection for Middle School voices. Just stunning!

Carl Fischer
CM8961 - Three Part Mixed

You Are My Hero
Based upon ideas submitted by students at Learwood Middle School in Avon Lake, Ohio, this sincere tribute provides an opportunity to celebrate the people that we admire. Offering a refreshing view of family, school, and community through the eyes of young people, this piece is an excellent choice for Graduation, Concert, Festival, or for honoring a special teacher.

Optional parts for Violin (or Flute) and Cello are available as a free download from Lorenz. Go to www.lorenz.com and search 15/3016H or 15/3017H.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/3016H - SATB / Piano / Violin (or Flute) & Cello
15/3017H - Three-part Mixed / Piano / Violin (or Flute) & Cello
99/3067H - Performance / Accompaniment CD

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