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Will the Circle Be Unbroken

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   J. David Moore
Publisher:   Fresh Ayre Music
Edition:   1072-01
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   a cappella

Reviewer:   

John Habermann
Mounds Park Academy
SON Star Program Author

This new setting allows for a trio to sing some tight harmonies and once the choir kicks […]

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Lake Isle of Innisfree

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Eleanor Daley
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Oxford University Press
Edition:   ISBN 0-19-342652-8
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   With Piano

Reviewer:   

John Habermann
Mounds Park Academy
SON Star Program Author

Written in the key of D-flat major, Daley’s beautiful lines and luscious accompaniment make this enjoyable for […]

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Jenga Imani Yako

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Israel Kagaruki
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   08750933
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Percussion

Reviewer:   

John Habermann
Mounds Park Academy
SON Star Program Author

This Tanzanian folksong is a terrific opportunity to work on unison singing, diction, rhythm, and add some dancing to bring […]

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Fight the Dragons

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Andrew Lippa
Arranger:   Greg Gilpin
Publisher:   Alfred Music Publishing
Edition:   47111
Voicing:   TBB (7th-8th grade)
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

John Habermann
Mounds Park Academy
SON Star Program Author

From the show Big Fish, this number calls for soloists and middle school students will love […]

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Der Gang Zum Liebchen (The Trysting Place)

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Johannes Brahms
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   E.C. Schirmer
Edition:   Catalog No. 391
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

John Habermann
Mounds Park Academy
SON Star Program Author

A frequent piece on the All-State choir lists, this Brahms motet is a good challenge for concert choirs.

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The Cuckoo

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   American Folk Song
Arranger:   Robert I Hugh
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   8750093
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Piano and Cajon

Reviewer:   

John Habermann
Mounds Park Academy
SON Star Program Author

This choice is perfect for beginning ninth grade choir.

Link:  https://www.jwpepper.com/The-Cuckoo/10070876.item#.Yk8g5ijMJPY

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The Dawn’s Awake

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Laura Farnell
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   BriLee Music
Edition:   10443513
Voicing:   TTB
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Michael Skaar
Falcon Ridge Middle School
SON Star Program Author

Every year needs a good Farnell for the TTB’s in your life. I love a great […]

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Oye!

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   Jim Papoulis
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes, Inc
Edition:   3301378
Voicing:   Three-Part Treble or SSA
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Michael Skaar
Falcon Ridge Middle School
SON Star Program Author

Gotta love another big work by Jim Papoulis. It’s one of […]

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Feel Good

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   L. Craig Tyson & Leonard Scott
Arranger:   Baker & Elliott
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes, Inc
Edition:   1874163
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Michael Skaar
Falcon Ridge Middle School
SON Star Program Author

The energy of this piece has made it […]

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Ease On Down the Road

Category:   MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Jeff Funk
Publisher:   Alfred Music Publishing
Edition:   3296356
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Michael Skaar
Falcon Ridge Middle School
SON Star Program Author

Butter. Really. Bring it back & watch it melt attitudes. This one just breathes FUN, right Toto?!

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