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American Folk Songs for Two
Collection of ten American Folk Songs arranged for duets. Includes arrangements by Ruth Elaine Schram, Mark Hayes, Jay Althouse, David Waggoner, and Andy Beck.

38106 - Book
38107 - Accompaniment CD
38108 - Book/CD Combination

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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Carols A to Z
The 38 settings of hymns and carols in this Piano Solo Collection cover every facet and mood of the Christmas narrative from Advent to Epiphany. Fourteen of your favorite composers created processionals, lullabies, meditations, and outbursts of unrestrained joy that range in style from classical to folk, jazz and world music. Among the composers included are: Pepper Choplin, Lloyd Larson, Ruth Elaine Schram, Larry Shackley, Anna Laura Page, and many more. Titles include: A La Nanita Nana, Angels We Have Heard on High; Bring a Torch; God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen; How Great Our Joy!; The Wexford Carol; Ye Nations All, on You I Call; and others both familiar and new to your congregation.

70/1899L - Keyboard

Carols for Solo Singers
This superb collection of favorite carols includes ten festive arrangements by Ruth Elaine Schram, Bret Rhoades, Donald Moore, Mark Hayes, Brian Lewis, Vicki Tucker Courtney, Andy Beck, and Sally Albrecht. Appropriate for many occasions during the holidays, suitable for school or church use.

35529 - Medium High Songbook
35530 - Med. High Accompaniment CD
35531 - Book/CD Combination
35532 - Medium Low Songbook
35533 - Med. Low Accompaniment CD
35534 - Book/CD Combination

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.

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

Christmas Dreams and Reflections
This collection, designed specifically for the capabilities of the developing voice, features a variety of creative Solo arrangements of carols from around the world by Ruth Elaine Schram. These solos may be performed individually or as a complete Christmas recital for school or church use. The collection is available for the Medium High or the Medium Low voice.

Professionally recorded Piano Accompaniment tracks are available FREE from the Lorenz web site. Visit and search for 30/3137H (Medium High voicing) or 30/3138H (Medium Low voicing). Click on the free download link, and download the appropriate MP3.

Songs include: A la Nanita Nana; All Through the Still, Silent Night; El Rorro; Fa La La Noel; Follow the Christmas Star; Go, Tell It! He is Born; Sing Noel; and What Child Is This?

Heritage (Lorenz)
30/3137H - Medium High
30/3138H - Medium Low

Dreams and Reflections (cover) Dreams and Reflections
This outstanding vocal Solo Collection includes ten of Ruthie's beautiful, inspiring original works alongside her creative arrangements of folk songs and spirituals. These solos may be used individually, or the book is laid out in an artful programmatic order to support performance as a complete recital. The ranges are moderate and well within the capabilities of the developing voice (Medium-high: Middle C - 5th line F; Medium-low: A below Middle C - 4th line D). Accompaniment CD included.

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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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Folk Fest (cover) Folk Fest
Fun musical revue including a wide variety of favorite folk songs.  Shorter sections may be performed individually.

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Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Volume Two (cover) Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Volume Two
Fourteen favorite folk songs compiled by Jay Althouse, arranged for solo voice and piano by Ruth Elaine Schram, Jay Althouse and Mark Hayes.

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Holiday Partners
This resource bridges the gap between unison and part singing with ten wonderful two-part selections for young singers arranged "partner" style by Ruth Elaine Schram, Sally Albrecht, Andy Beck, Mary Donnelly, Donald Moore, and George Strid. Teacher's Handbook includes Accompaniment CD (orchestrated by Tim Hayden) and reproducible singer's pages.

35669 - Teacher's Handbook
35670 - Enhanced SoundTrax CD
35671 - Book/CD Combination

Inventor's Hall of Fame (cover) Inventor's Hall of Fame
A new musical for schools.  Teaches musical and performance skills while telling the story of the communications revolution!

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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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Just for the Guys
Quality repertoire included in this collection will nurture your emerging male chorus. This TB choral collection is comprised of nine titles from top-level writers Ruth Elaine Schram, Andre Thomas, Victor Johnson, Mary Lynn Lightfoot, Becki Slagle Mayo, Greg Gilpin, and Brad Printz. The Book / CD combination includes reproducible choral parts and an Accompaniment CD.

Heritage (Lorenz)
30/2590H - TB Book/CD Combination

Just for the Guys at Christmas
Like its namesake predecessor, "Just for the Guys at Christmas" presents eight exceptional and best-selling titles not previously available in a TB voicing. The CD features not only Accompaniment tracks but also reproducible choral / vocal scores and optional instrumental parts. The titles are from some of today's best educational choral composers: Ruth Elaine Schram, Mary Lynn Lightfoot, Linda Spevacek, Amy Bernon, Phyllis Wolfe-White, and Victor Johnson; making this unique collection both practical and a great resource for TB holiday repertoire.

Heritage (Lorenz)
30/2850H - TB Book/CD Combination

Let Nature Sing
Here is the fifth volume in a series of solo songs for young singers from BriLee Music. It contains a wide variety of songs, from spirituals and folksongs to originally composed works. Selected with the treble voice in mind, songs with narrow ranges of six and seven notes progress to songs that expand the range as the voice develops. The nature of the selections is to challenge the voice, not to tax it; to develop its expressive capabilities, not to overextend them.

Songs by Ruth Elaine Schram include: "The Song that Nature Sings" and "Oh Shenandoah." The book/CD combination includes beautifully recorded demos as well as the accompaniment tracks.

BriLee (Carl Fischer)
BLB008 - Book/CD Combination

Masterworks for Two
This outstanding collection features ten classic songs for any combination of two voices and piano. Alfred Music's top masterwork arrangers provide supportive accompaniments, well-crafted vocal lines, and historically informed editorial markings plus IPA pronunciation guides and complete translations for every piece in a foreign language. Superb recital, concert, and contest repertoire for developing singers! Arrangers include Ruth Elaine Schram, Patrick Liebergen, Earlene Rentz, and Russell Robinson.

Titles include: Abendlied (Mendelssohn); Alleluia (Mozart); Ave Maria (Bach/Gounod); Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart); Bon Dì (Lully); Caro Mio Ben (Giordani); Kyrie (Dvorak); The Maiden (Dvorak); Pie Jesu (Faure); Where'er You Walk (Handel).

45625 - Book / CD Combination
45626 - Book
45627 - Accompaniment 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.

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Psalms For a New Time (cover) Psalms For a New Time
Exciting contemporary concert work suitable for school or church.

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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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

Traveling On (cover) Traveling On
Solo Songs for the Male Changing Voice

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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

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The World of Rhythm (cover) The World of Rhythm
Follow the genesis of rhythm and musical styles from the 1800s to the present in this entertaining and educational journey for Unison / Opt. Two Part Voices. Book/CD Combination is suited to classroom or performance use.

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