The Choral Music of Ruth Elaine Schram

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A La Nanita Nana  New Customizable Orchestration!
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This hauntingly beautiful arrangement of the Traditional Spanish carol features the gentle feel of a lullaby and an interesting mixture of major and minor modes. Both Spanish and English lyrics are used, and a pronunciation guide is included.

Now available in multiple voicings; suitable for school or church use. Originally published in Ruthie's musical, "It's Christmas Everywhere."


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

This orchestration premiered by Christ Church United Methodist, Birmingham, Alabama.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/3330H - SATB
15/2490H - Three-part Mixed
15/2489H - Two Part
15/3061H - SSA
99/2378H - P/A CD

African Lullaby
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African Lullaby is a tender, timeless song based on the Ugandan Lullaby, "Mwana Wange," it paints a touching and gentle picture of the intimacy of the nativity.   The optional gentle drum parts (included in the score) will enhance the mood of the quiet manger scene.  Available in two voicings, suitable for school or church use.

Hal Leonard
08742783 - SATB
08742784 - Two Part

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

Ahrirang  New!
Lovely setting of the beloved Korean folk song about the mountain pass of Ahrirang Hill. Sung predominantly in English, the pentatonic melodies and open harmonies are presented in unison and canon to appropriately convey the style of the song and the depiction of the text. Ahrirang is often believed to be a symbol of peace, contentment, and personal triumph. This makes a wonderful selection to teach the context and style of music from that region.

Choristers Guild
CGE195 - SATB
CGE196 - SSAB
CGE197 - SSA
CGE198 - Two-part
CGECD85 - Performance / Accompaniment CD

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

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

Choristers
CGE37 - SATB
CGE38 - TB
CGE39 - SSA
CGE40 - Three-part Mixed
CGE41 - Two-part Mixed
CGECD16 - P/A CD

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)
BL932 - SATB
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

All Through the Still, Silent Night
In the style of a tender lullaby, Ruth Elaine Schram intertwines "All Through the Night;" "Silent Night, Holy Night;" and "Still, Still, Still" to create a musical blanket of peace. Accessible and effective, this lyrical gem will highlight the musicality of your women's choir. Suitable for church or school use.

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

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/3194H - SSA

Amen!
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The delightful, popular Spiritual is available with an all-Christmas text, in a truly choral arrangement.  After the chorus is sung, the first verse begins "See the tiny baby lyin' in the manger on Christmas morning!" and continues with the shepherds running to greet him in the lowly stable, the kings and wise men kneeling down before him, and the angels singing "Amen, Hallelujah, Amen!"  Powerful and fun, yet not difficult to prepare.  Suitable for school or church use.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM01035 - SATB
SVM01036 - Three Part Mixed
SVM01037 - Two Part
SVM01035CD - 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

Baloo Baleerie  New for SSA!
This beautiful Scottish lullaby is appropriate for seasonal or general use, Festivals or Concerts. The text is in English with Gaelic subtext, along with an accessible pronunciation guide. The vowels of the text lend themselves to teaching beautiful tone. Flexibly voiced for Three-part Mixed voices with an optional Baritone part, or SSA voices. Lovely, lyrical, and simply beautiful arrangement by Ruthie Schram.

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL880 - Three-part Mixed (Opt. Baritone)
BL954 - SSA

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

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

Cantemos
Add some "island flair" to your holiday concert with this delightful Venezuelan carol tune set in a light calypso style. Limited vocal ranges, repetitive motives, and the included bell parts make this Ruthie original a no-brainer for developing choirs easing into part-singing.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/3242H - Two-Part
99/3531H - Perf/Acc 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

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

Christmas Around the World
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Delightful piece incorporating "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and "Deck the Halls" (melody) which teaches students the phrase "Merry Christmas" in several languages, and also encourages acceptance of other cultures by focusing on the feelings we all share at Christmastime, no matter where we call home.  Text and music by Gene Grier and Ruth Elaine Schram.

Shawnee
D0570 - Three Part Mixed
E0439 - Two Part

The Christmas Fir: A Story Song for Christmas
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Thoughtful story song for young voices by Gene Grier and Ruth Elaine Schram incorporates the traditional German carol "O Tannenbaum."  Teaching opportunities include changing meters and modes, yet the song is moderately easy to learn with very supportive accompaniment .

EverGreen Morning Press
EMP-E103 - Two Part

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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Inspiring 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

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

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

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

Dreidle, Dreidle
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Cute Hanukkah partner song for young voices, perfect for winter concerts.  Incorporates the traditional Jewish folk song "My Dreidle" with original words and music by Ruth Elaine Schram.  Easy to learn in conventional partner style for Two Part voices; may also be performed as a unison piece throughout.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SVM01052 - Unison / Two Part
SVM01052CD - Accompaniment CD

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

El Rorro
In this attractive arrangement, Ruth Elaine Schram gives a lovely but lesser-known Mexican lullaby a tender treatment for treble voices. Delightfully simple to sing and featuring delicate dynamic changes, this carol that is appropriate for both school and church settings includes performance options for the original Spanish text, Ruthie's English translation, or a combination of the two. A pronunciation guide for the Spanish lyrics is included.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2872H - SSA
15/2877H - Two-part
99/2926H - Performance / Accomp. CD

The Erie Canal
Take your singers on a ride on the Erie Canal, one of America's time-honored folk songs! Ruthie Schram's rhythmically interesting arrangement is full of syncopations and will develop excellent diction in young singers. If it suits the needs and abilities of the ensemble, the optional second part provides an opportunity to teach and hear descant-style harmony.

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

Also available for solo male voice in Ruthie's "Traveling On" collection (BLB003).

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL801 - Unison/opt. Two-Part

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

Every Time I Feel the Spirit
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Inventive, rhythmic arrangement of the African-American spiritual. Both youth and adult choirs will enjoy this one! Suitable for church or school choirs. An accompaniment track is available; optional guitar, bass, and drum parts are included.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SV9791 - Three Part Mixed
SV9792 - Two Part

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

Fa La La Noel
"A la Media Noche;" "Deck the Hall;" and "Noel Nouvelet" represent three nationalities in this bright medley. With a quick-moving pace and pulse in two, the first "fa la la" establishes the festive mood. This work intriguingly mixes major and minor modes to keep your choir on their toes and the listener engaged! For treble or mixed voices; Performance / Accompaniment CD available singly or on the compilation CD.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/3118H - Two-Part
15/3119H - Three-Part Mixed
99/3507H - P/A CD
99/3503H - Heritage Compilation Trak 26

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

Good King Wenceslas  New for Three Part Mixed!
During the telling of this classic carol about a king who is generous to the poor during a harsh winter, Ruthie Schram mixes the use of soloists and word painting to help the audience experience the cold winds and the conversations between the good king and his loyal page. A wonderful holiday selection for your chorus.

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL973 - 3 Part Mixed with Optional Baritone
BL672 - TB

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

Heaven!
This bright, upbeat pairing of the spirituals "I Ain't Gonna Grieve My Lord No More" and "I Got Shoes" features call and response and simple harmonies supported by a fun, rhythmic piano accompaniment. Especially effective as a concert or festival opener or closer, it is a superb programming choice for young and developing choirs.

Choristers Guild
CGE95 - Three-part Mixed
CGE96 - Two-part
CGECD44 - P/A CD

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

Hold On!
"Keep your hand on-a that plow..." An absorbing accompaniment and attractive chord structure support the vocal lines in this dynamic and powerful arrangement of the popular spiritual. It is a terrific choice for use at your next performance as an opening or closing number! Available for SATB (with some divisi) or SSAA voices.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/3085H - SATB
15/3086H - SSAA

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 Hear the Windmill
This fast-moving setting of the French Canadian folksong "J'entends le Moulin" is perfect for developing choirs. Optional percussion parts, English or French lyrics, and performance suggestions make this accessible work a delight to prepare and perform! Performance / Accompaniment CD available.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/3106H - Three-part Mixed
15/3107H - Two-part
99/3499H - P/A CD
99/3503 - Heritage Compilation Trak 26

Il Est Ne (for SSA voices)
Unique partner song for SSA choirs begins with the popular French carol set in a tender, deliberate tempo. The altos begin the song, setting the stage for the angelic entrance of soprano voices singing "Gloria in Excelsis!" (from Ruth Elaine Schram's original "He Is Born, Gloria!"). English subtext is included with the traditional French for flexibility in programming this during the holidays. Suitable for school or church use.

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

Carl Fischer
CM9155 - SSA

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

An Irish Prayer
A haunting keyboard introduction recurs as a unifying device and beautifully complements the mesmerizing melody throughout this tender original selection by Ruth Elaine Schram, utilizing two familiar Irish blessings. Well suited for church and school use throughout the year, it will also serve as a wonderful benediction or concert closer.

Lorenz
10/4643L - SATB

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

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

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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)

Joy to the Whole World
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Winning mixture of "Joy to the World" and "He's Got the Whole World In His Hands," suitable for church or school use. The song starts off in 4/4 with a bit of a swing, but for the third verse ("He's got the tiny baby...") it slows to 3/4 and goes to even eighths, while the accompaniment plays portions of "Brahm's Lullaby" and "Rock-a-bye Baby." The tempo picks back up for the fourth verse and a strong ending. The accompaniment CD is orchestrated by Steve Herold.

Alfred
19136 - Unison / Two Part (Level One)
19137 - Accompaniment CD

Kindle the Lights of Hanukkah
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(L'Had-Lik Nayr Shel Hanukkah)
This easy to learn Hanukkah piece by Linda Marcus and Ruth Elaine Schram for Three Part Any Combination voices begins unison, then develops into a three part round. The third part may be taken down an octave for a Mixed Ensemble or sung as written for Treble Voices. The lyrics consist of an authentic Hebrew phrase and English translation, giving you the opportunity to teach your students about Hanukkah and its meaning to the families who celebrate it, while the music has a truly ethnic feel. Your students will have a memorable moment in their winter concert with this lively seasonal work.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/1998H - Three Part Any Combination
99/1870H - Heritage Accompaniment CD #17 (Multi-song)

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.


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

Alfred
17977 - SATB (Level Three)
44237 - SAB
17978 - Three Part Mixed (Level Two)
17979 - Two Part / SSA (Level Two)

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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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

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 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

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 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

Carl Fischer
CM9112 - TTB

Lullaby
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Delicately arranged from beginning to end, "Lullaby" combines an adaptation of the traditional Welsh "Suo Gan" text with "All Through the Night." Gorgeous accessible vocal lines are supported by a flowing accompaniment, all of which can be enhanced by the use of optional descant. The Flute obbligato adds a crowning touch to this lovely piece. Ruthie Schram has created a charming and versatile setting for children's or treble voices.

Lorenz
10/4043L - Two-part Treble / Descant

The Magpie
One for sorrow, two for joy; three for a girl and four for a boy. Five for silver, six for gold; seven for a secret never to be told ... This old British poem is the theme of this clever original from Ruth Elaine Schram. Reminiscent of a folk song, it is set in a minor key to give the music a mock seriousness, while the whimsical text is a delightful contrast. Very easily learned, with lots of unison, easy echo singing, and some part singing.

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL891 - Two-Part

May the Road Rise to Meet You
View scoreView Three Part Mixed score page 1, page 2
MP3 audioListen to an excerpt
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)

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

Night Reverie
In this beautiful choral lullaby for treble choirs, Debussy's gorgeous "Reverie" is artfully woven with the Welsh "All Through the Night." Your treble choir will grow musically while learning this dreamy selection. "Sleep, dear baby, sleep all through the night..." Suitable for school or church use.

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

Carl Fischer
CM9241 - SSA

Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
View scoreView SATB score page 3, page 4
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MP3 audioClick here to listen (Unison / Two Part)
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

The Oak and the Ash
This jaunty arrangement of a traditional English folk song tells the story of a woman who laments being away from her home in the North Country. Lovely harmonic refrains contrast with lyric unison verses, all enhanced by the piano accompaniment and two optional flutes. (Flute parts are included in score.) In minor mode throughout, this is very tasteful and pretty for women's choirs!

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

Carl Fischer
CM9341 - SSA

Of the Father's Love Begotten
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MP3 audioClick here to listen (Unison / Two Part)
The beautiful, legato, 13th century plainsong melody arranged by Ruth Elaine Schram may be performed accompanied or a cappella.  There is no meter signature for this chant-like work; this among many other elements are teaching opportunities, including developing expression, phrasing, and dynamics.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL312 - SSA
BL313 - Unison / Opt. Two Part
BLCD00T3 or BLCD00T4 - Accompaniment CD

Oh, Shenandoah
View scoreView SATB score page 1, page 2, page 5
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

Once in Royal Bethlehem  New!
Cleverly combining two Christmas favorites, this tender anthem provides the opportunity for a soloist or small ensemble to open with the melody to "Once in Royal David's City." This transitions seamlessly into "O Little Town of Bethlehem." The optional cello accompaniment helps to set a mood of peace and joy for your Winter concert. Also suitable for combined choirs as a tremendous addition to your program!

Lorenz
10/4911L - SATB/Children's Choir
99/3776L - Performance / Accompaniment CD

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

Choristers
CGE53 - SSA
CGE54 - Three-part Mixed
CGECD27 - P/A CD

Partner Songs for the Whole Year Long (cover) Partner Songs for the Whole Year Long
Original and traditional songs in combination for teaching part singing for elementary age children.

more info...

Pat-a-Pan Noel
This fast-paced, energetic and joyful pairing of "Pat-a-Pan" and "Sing We Now of Christmas" is enhanced by both flute and percussion. Available in five voicings to meet the needs of most any ensemble, this dynamic arrangement will create a high point in your Christmas / Winter concert! Parts for Hand Drum and Flute are included in score.

Choristers Guild
CGE101 - SATB
CGE102 - TB
CGE103 - SSA
CGE04 - Three-part Mixed
CGE105 - Two-Part
CGECD46 - P/A CD

Peace Like a River
View scoreView score page 1, page 4, page 5
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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MP3 audioListen to an excerpt
This beautiful anthem is based on the well-known German 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 and 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

Petit Enfant
This arrangement of a lovely French carol may be performed in French or English. With canonic-like imitation throughout, this is a sensitive, haunting, beautiful carol, a programming must for holiday concerts. Flexibly voiced for Two-part Mixed / Optional 3-part Mixed voices (Part II in the treble clef is optional throughout) with piano accompaniment, this is a wonderful selection for developing mixed ensembles.

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL823 - Two-part Mixed / opt. 3-Part Mixed
BL904 - SSA

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

Railroad
View scoreView SATB score page 3, page 4
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
View scoreView SATB score page 6, page 7
MP3 audioClick here to listen (SATB)
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 by Ruth Elaine Schram of the text by renowned Scottish poet Robert Burns. 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 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

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 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL626 - TB

Rock-A-My-Soul
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MP3 audioClick here to listen
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

The Rocking Carol (cover) The Rocking Carol
View scoreView SATB score page 1, page 2
This beautiful Czech carol is a tender song of adoration to the Christ child. Arrangement is available with an optional flute part (or other C-instrument), and is suitable for school or church use.

Alfred
16272 - SATB (Level Four)

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

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

Choristers
CGE46 - Three-part Mixed
CGE47 - Unison/Opt. Two-part
CGECD19 - P/A 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)
15/3183H - SATB
15/3002H - SSA
99/3052H - P/A CD

Simple Gifts
View scoreView Two Part score page 8, page 9
MP3 audioClick here to listen (SATB)
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 Carols
In this collection of twelve beloved carols, Ruth Elaine Schram has arranged six unison or two-part songs that celebrate the musical traditions of France, England, Ireland, Wales, Germany, and the United States. It boasts supportive piano accompaniments, reproducible song sheets, and an optional fully orchestrated recording (orchestrated by Tim Hayden). As an added bonus, reproducible narrations that give historical detail may be added to introduce each carol and create a special program. "Simply Carols" is an outstanding resource for children's and youth choirs, as well as small adult and senior choirs. Suitable for school or church.

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

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

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

Sing a Song of Hanukkah
Ruth Elaine Schram and Linda Marcus have once again combined their considerable talents to create this marvelous musical gem for Hanukkah. Set in minor mode with strong melodic lines, effective dynamic contrasts, and an uplifting text, this celebratory selection will be the perfect addition to any holiday program. Available in two voicings.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2896H - Three-part Mixed
15/2897H - Two-part
99/2943H - Performance / Accomp. CD

Sing We All Noel
MP3 audioClick here to listen (Three Part Mixed)
This fun, upbeat pairing of two African folk songs (from Ruthie's collection, "It's Christmas Everywhere") is a dynamite choice for your winter concert. Optional sacred lyrics are included, making this perfectly suitable for school or church use. Employing a variety of percussion adds to the fun, and specific suggestions and ideas for use are provided. For mixed or treble voices; delightful accompaniment CD orchestrated by Greg Gilpin. Three-part Mixed / SAB version works with E - C range or F - D range for guys.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2981H - SATB / Piano / Percussion
15/2488H - Three-part Mixed / SAB
15/2487H - Two-part
99/2377H - P/A CD

Sing We Fa La La
View scoreView score page 3, page 4, page 6
This one will keep everyone on their toes! Delightful, creative medley of "Here We Come A-Caroling," "Sing We Now of Christmas," "Deck the Hall," and "Jingle Bells," all woven together seamlessly with plenty of unison writing to make it easy to put together in limited rehearsal time. Cleverly and tastefully done, utilizing moderate ranges for the high school or community musician, this is a healthy dose of holiday fun!

Carl Fischer
CM9030 - SATB

Sleep, Tiny Child
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Christmas lullaby for ladies' voices based on an unexpected pairing of the beautiful Traditional Welsh carol, "All Through the Night," and the gorgeous Traditional English "Coventry Carol," combined with original material by Ruth Elaine Schram.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL180 - SSA

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!" Works for Two Part or Three Part male voices.

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

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

Songs of the Far East for Solo Singers
This exquisite collection of vocal solos features folk songs from China, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand. Appropriate for both developing singers and mature vocalists, each of the ten beautiful arrangements is sung largely in English, and a phonetic pronunciation guide is included for the phrases in Asian languages. Perfect for Recitals, Concerts, and Contests, with arrangements by Ruth Elaine Schram, Vicki Tucker Courtney, Ruth Morris Gray, Marti Lunn Lantz, Sonja Poorman, and others. Professionally recorded Piano Tracks are available either in the Book/CD Combination or the separately available Accompaniment CD.

Alfred
43489 - Medium High Book/CD
43490 - Medium High Book
43491 - Med High Acc CD
43486 - Medium Low Book/CD
43487 - Med Low Book
43488 - Med Low Acc CD

Sourwood Mountain
View scoreView SATB score page 2, page 3
MP3 audioClick here to listen (SATB)
MP3 audioClick here to listen (TBB)
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
View scoreView SATB score page 7
MP3 audioClick here to listen (SATB)
MP3 audioClick here to listen (SSA)
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

Still, Still, Still
View scoreView Two Part score page 4, page 5
MP3 audioClick here to listen (SATB)
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

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!

Free MP3 part-by-part rehearsal aids and accompaniments are available from the publisher.

Carl Fischer
CM9160 - TBB

Suo Gan
View scoreView Three Part Mixed score page 4, page 5
The gorgeous lullaby that has been heard in several commercials has been arranged for young voices, and will be a lovely addition to your holiday concert or festival repertoire.  Available in Three Part Mixed and Two Part voicings, the original language is provided as well as the English translation.  Suitable for school or church use. Now available in the new "Children of the World" book from Alfred.

Alfred (formerly Warner Brothers)
SV98116 - Three Part Mixed
SV98115 - Two Part
31193 - Book

The Swallow
View scoreView SSA score page 6, page 7
MP3 audioClick here to listen (SSA)
MP3 audioClick here to listen (Unison / Two Part)
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
View scoreView Three Part Mixed score page 1, page 2
MP3 audioClick here to listen (Three Part Mixed)
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

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

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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MP3 audioClick here to listen
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
View scoreView SATB score page 3, page 4
MP3 audioClick here to listen (SATB)
MP3 audioClick here to listen (SSA)
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. A powerful multicultural message, in any language!

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

Wade in the Water
View scoreView SATB score page 5, page 6, page 7
MP3 audioListen to an excerpt
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
80/1092L - Solo
99/2938H - Performance / Accomp. CD
99/2961H - Fall 2012 Accompaniment Trak 24

The Water is Wide (published by Alfred)
View scoreView Three Part Mixed score page 1, page 2
MP3 audioListen to a three part mixed excerpt
Beautiful, creative arrangement of the lovely Scottish folk song "Waly, Waly." Available in multiple voicings with gorgeous piano accompaniment.

Alfred (formerly Warner Bros.)
SV9785 - SATB
SV9786 - Three Part Mixed
SV9787 - Two Part

The Water Is Wide (Waly, Waly)
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MP3 audioClick here to listen
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

The Wexford Carol
View scoreView score page 6, page 7
MP3 audioClick here to listen
Ruth Elaine Schram's arrangement of the gorgeous carol is exquisite for ladies' voices and suitable for church or school use. "...In Bethlehem, upon that morn, there was a babe so wondrous, born..."

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BL400 - SSA
BLCD00T8 - Accompaniment CD

The Wexford Carol
The gorgeous Irish carol has been paired with the familiar "Venite adoremus Dominum" chorus from "The Snow Lay on the Ground" to create a lovely Christmas offering for treble voices. Optional flute and cello parts add a crowning touch to this exquisite selection that is suitable for school and church settings.

Performance/Accompaniment CD available.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/3031H - SSA / Piano / Flute & Cello
15/3032H - Two-part / Piano/ Flute & Cello
99/3073H - Performance/Accompaniment CD

What Child Is This
MP3 audioClick here to listen (SSA)
This gorgeous setting of the beloved carol is a most-welcome addition to treble choral literature. By featuring two clarinets, Ruthie has created a hauntingly beautiful and unique Middle Eastern aura. Optional lyrics are included to make it equally suitable for school or church use.

Heritage (Lorenz)
15/2826H - SATB
15/2680H - SSA
99/2612H - P/A CD

Yoo Yoo (Baby Won't Sleep)
View scoreView score page 2, page 3, page 4
MP3 audioClick here to listen
In this gentle Ruth Elaine Schram setting of a lovely Kenyan folk song, triadic harmonies in the voices are sometimes close and other times open to create breathtaking treble sonorities. "...Star shine falling, brighter than day; shepherds calling, joyful are they. Tucked among the cattle and sheep, no wonder baby won't sleep!" Suitable for school or church use.

Alfred
28493 - SSA

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