Welcome to the Foxes Choral Department

Foxes Music's dedicated Choral staff is here to provide you with the best service and selection of sacred and secular music in the area! Our extensive browsing library is divided by voicing and special categories like Movies & Musicals, Patriotic, Spirituals/Gospel, Advent/Christmas, Lent/Easter, Jewish/Hanukkah, Latter-day Saints, Moravian, New Issues and more. We are always working to keep our browsing library current and useful for our customers.  Organ music is organized in a similar fashion. We also have a large choral masterworks section, many collections, some hymnals, and we stock choral folders.  While we have a limited number of reproducible handbell selections, we're able to order your handbell music and extend discount.

If you have any questions regarding our wonderful selection of choral music, please call us at 703.533.7393 extensions 313 and 314 or email us HERE. If we don't have what you're looking for, we'll be glad to order items for you. Orders usually take 10-14 days and if you pick your order up, there's no S&H. We can obtain music more quickly with additional S&H charge. We ship music orders to our customers all over the country. For our customers with choral accounts the regular discount on choral music is 20% except for import items or items from smaller publishers. Don't miss our annual choral music sale during June when you can obtain up to 30% discount on items depending on the quantity ordered with restrictions on foreign and smaller publishers. We will be happy to establish an account for your organization.

If you already have an order in mind you may call us, leave us a voice message, or email us HERE If you would like to send your order using an order form, our choral order form is available for download HERE. Once the order form is printed and completed it may be scanned and emailed, FAXed, or sent via USPS.


We all look forward to a more normal June Choral Sale this year.

  • Postcards will not be mailed.
  • Publishers’ terms vary.  We expect to be able to place stock orders with most publishers.  If we don’t have the volume for a stock order with a publisher, these items will receive our regular discount of 20%, or less for smaller publishers.
  • Most orders are delivered by mid-August.

Foxes is open so feel free to come in and browse!  Below is a copy of our traditional sale postcard FYI.

 Click HERE for a wonderful, heart-warming story about one of our customer's choir. WOW!

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We are happy to announce that we now have perusal copies of all Mårten Jansson selections available in our browsing library published by Bärenreiter. For more information about Mårten Jansson click HERE. To see the works available, click HERE

NOTICE:  articles below are for your information.  new articles are at the top.  old articles may have older information and prices that are no longer valid.


Information for Choirs Related to COVID-19
This information should also apply to any singing...
Here are a couple of articles, but there are many available.  Click on article to read.
  • Read through to the research statements. It's hopeful.
  • Here's the Chorus America summary page and a summary of a widely-viewed webinar.
Chorus America:  Choruses and COVID-19

Oxford Faces / Notes from Home

As Oxford gears up for their virtual booth at ACDA, they are producing a series of delighful videos #NotesFromHome

This inspirational Oxford Faces / Notes From Home film highlights the experiences of some renowned choral composers during the global COVID-19 pandemic. Twenty composers reveal how they have kept themselves busy (in some occasionally surprising ways!), reflect on the first piece they published with Oxford University Press, and pick their favourite Desert-Island piece.

New from Oxford - February 2021

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There is a new choral sampler of Robert A. Harris’ music available. Oxford has brought some of his works back from print-on-demand and they are getting ready to publish more of his music by June.

Also, the Stanford Organ Album and two Ad Wammes are published. Uncle Gerre’s (Jerry Hancock) organ album will publish shortly! 

New Oxford Choral Music for spring 2021

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Oxford’s new series for three-part mixed voices, or SABar, serves choirs of all shapes and sizes across a broad spectrum of styles. The series features practical vocal ranges, supportive piano accompaniments, and appealing and inclusive texts. 

Sacred highlights this quarter include John Rutter’s moving new piece, Lead, kindly Light; a setting by Becky McGlade of the well-known text My song is love unknown; and For Remembrance, a new SSA arrangement by Paul Drayton. 

Don’t miss some important additions to our range of secular repertoire, including All will be well, a beautiful new piece by Will Todd about optimism, companionship and the belief that 'all will be well'; Bob Chilcott’s Walking the Red Road; and a new piece by Sarah Quartel, All the way home, that focuses on the formation of friendship through singing.

Explore OUP recent publishing of Sacred musicSecular music, and music for Lent, Passiontide and Easter.


Alfred Catalogs & Promotions

Alfred Catalog and Promotions

Click HERE to see Alfred's current Catalogs & Promotions.  Be sure to check out 2020-2021 CHORAL & CLASSROOM.

JUBILATE mUSIC GROUP Catalogs & Promotions

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Click HERE to see the current Catalogs & Promotions for Jubilate Music and HW Gray, both distributed through Alfred, including Jubilate's Sacred Sounds for Spring/Easter 2021.  Be sure to check out Ovation, HW Gray's Spring/Easter 2021 selections.

Voices of Distinction

Voices of Distinction

Explore new sacred and secular choral music for college, community and professional ensembles from Hal Leonard, G. Schirmer, Boosey & Hawkes, and more.

Click HERE to go to the current, online Voices of Distinction promotion where you can view and download a brochure PDF.

Plan Now for Musicals with hal leonard

We are pleased to help you request your show license for your next middle school musical production from Music Theatre International, R&H Theatricals, and Teatrical Right Worldwide!

Middle School Musicals from MTI, R&H and TRW Click here to view online

Canticle distributing Catalogs

ECS Publishing  

Click on the image below to go to the NEW Spring 2021 Catalog!

Spring 2021 Church Catalog

Click HERE to see all the current catalogs for Canticle Distributing.

Current Hal Leonard Choral & Classroom Promotions

Hal Leonard

If you miss Hal Leonard's discontinued CDs in the mail program, you'll be interested in what they have available online. Click HERE to see all current Hal Leonard promotions.

Lorenz Catalogs

Lorenz Corporation

Click HERE to view current Lorenz catalogs.

New Oxford Choral Music for 2020

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Click on the image below to listen to new choral music, featuring complete performances of the latest secular, sacred & Christmas music from Oxford's Choral Highlights.

Oxford Choral Highlights 2020


New Oxford Choral Music for 2019

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Click on the image below to listen to new choral music, featuring complete performances of the latest secular, sacred & Christmas music from Oxford's Choral Highlights.

Choral Highlights 2019

Carus - Celebrate Beethoven with Kyrie based on the Adagio of the so-called "Moonlight Sonata"

Celebrate 250 years of Beethoven with this new publication!

Beethoven vocal

Kyrie based on the Adagio of the so-called "Moonlight Sonata"

Available in three versions:
Version for choir and orchestra (C minor)
Coro SATB, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 Clt, 2 Fg, 2 Cor, 2 Vl, Va, Vc, Cb
Text language: Latin

Carus 28.009/00, full score

perusal score
Carus 28.009/05, choral score, Karo
Carus 28.009/19, complete orchestral parts

Version for choir and piano (C sharp minor)
Coro SATB, Pfte
Carus 28.009/03, vocal score (separate edition from the choral collection Beethoven Carus 4.025/00)

Carus 28.009/06, choral score (at the same time also a choral score for the version for choir and organ), Karo

Version for choir and organ (C sharp minor)
Coro SATB, Org
Carus 28.009/45, full score in preparation (publication approx. July 2019)



A sacrilege or a stroke of genius? The composer and music director Gottlob Benedict Bierey (1772–1840) orchestrated the first movement of the famous "Moonlight Sonata"' by Beethoven (transposed to C minor) and added a four-part choral movement to it, which he underlaid with the text of the Kyrie from the Latin mass. The result is as astounding as it is harmonious!







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New Releases from canticle distributing

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MorningStar Music Publishers - Summertime and the singin' is easy

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Eric Whitacre's "Deep Field"

Hal Leonard proudly announces the availability of the latest major symphonic work for band and choir from GRAMMY® Award-winning American composer Eric Whitacre. Deep Field was inspired by the world's most famous space observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope, and its greatest discovery, the iconic Deep Field image. Click image for more information.

Eric Whitacre

A new film – Deep Field: The Impossible Magnitude of Our Universe – illuminates the score by combining Hubble's stunning imagery, including never-seen-before galaxy fly-bys, with bespoke animations to create an immersive, unforgettable journey from planet Earth to the furthest edges of our universe. The soundtrack features a new, epic Virtual Choir representing 120 countries: over 8,000 voices aged 4 to 87, alongside the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Eric Whitacre Singers.

Oxford University Press ACDA Highlights 2019

Eric Whitacre

Click HERE for ACDA 2019 Highlights including John Rutter's "Anthems for all seasons" session.


The Oxford Book of Flexible Choral Songs

The Oxford Book of Flexible Choral Songs
The Oxford Book of Flexible Choral Songs

Alan Bullard

A perfect resource for secular choirs and singing groups who like to perform songs in a range of combinations, The Oxford Book of Flexible Choral Songs includes 51 flexibly scored choral songs, by composers including Will Todd, John Rutter, Bob Chilcott, and more.

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The Oxford Book of Ceremonial Music for Organ, Book 2 & The Oxford Organ Library

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Choral Music from Carl Fischer -- February 2021                             


Choral directors, we know you have your eye towards spring. Warmer weather, longer days, and plenty of fresh air and sunlight — what's not to love? Here are our spring repertoire top picks for this season of hope, renewal, and new life. Selected with today's ensemble in mind, these fun, fresh works are optimal for distance learning or your spatially distanced classroom. These pieces will help your choir shine at their next concert, whether it be in-person or pre-recorded in parts and edited together for a virtual concert experience.

I Will Be Worthy of It

Paul David Thomas

SAB Voices with Piano

With a compelling text urging the singer to press on regardless of difficulties or setbacks one may face in life, Thomas' fabulous piece is propelled by a driving piano that mimics the intrinsic motivation that spurs the poetry on!

 Click here to view score video.

O Quam Gloriosum

Jacob Narverud

SSA Voices with Piano

Bold, rhythmic and harmonically rich, Narverud's mixed meter accompanied Latin text setting for treble voices is powerful. For the burgeoning or advanced treble chorus, it is sure to make your choir gloriously shine.

 Click here to view score video.


Howdidow, Deediddleumday

Arr. Vicki Tucker Courtney

SSA Voices with Piano

This English folk song is a fantastic piece to teach vowels, diction, rhythms, and pitch precision. The nonsense syllables represent birds and bats chatting to one another in a rhythmic, witty fashion that's a whole lot of fun to sing.

 Click here to view score video.

I'm Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says Sing


Arr. James M. DesJardins

Three-Part Mixed Voices with Piano

This vibrant work combines musical elements of traditional African music and Protestant church music. Inspirational and great fun to sing, with optional claps and hand moves, singers will ride on the energy of the driving bass line in the highly rhythmic piano accompaniment.

 Click here to view score video.


All Shall Be Well

Mark Burrows

SATB Voices, a cappella

Burrows' setting of assuring words from the English mystic Julian of Norwich is as relevant today as ever. For the advanced mixed ensemble, this is a powefully optimistic song of hope appropriate throughout the year.

 Click here to view score video.


New Carus publishing program for spring 2021

Click HERE for Program Preview 2021.  Explore highlights of Carus Urtext editions, including works by Bach, Brahms, Haydn, Handel, and Kraus plus an arrangement of Verdi’s Requiem for chamber orchestra, which expands the popular Carus series Great choral works in smaller scorings.

New from Oxford -- January 2021

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Breath of Song

Edited by Sarah Quartel

Breath of Song brings together ten exquisite works by contemporary women composers, featuring an eclectic mix of styles and colours, specially selected with modern concert programming in mind.

  • 10 concert works by women composers

  • Compiled and edited by Sarah Quartel

  • For SATB unaccompanied

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The Oxford Book of Upper-Voice Polyphony

Mark Keane

The Oxford Book of Upper-Voice Polyphony is a collection of carefully curated and edited Renaissance works and an invaluable addition to the library of any choir looking to explore this rich genre in liturgical or concert settings.

  • A collection of sixteenth-century motets in two to six parts

  • Edited by Mark Keane

  • For upper voices unaccompanied

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New from Choristers Guild available through Foxes

Virtual Learning Resource Paks (VLRP)
Designed to provide you with all of the tools needed
to easily facilitate online choral instruction
Each VLRP includes:
Reproducible PDF of select Sing! Choral Titles
Purchase of the VLRP comes with a non-transferable license which gives the owner permission to photocopy the octavo for their performing organization. Each VLRP will feature a fully reproducible choral score PDF with all vocal parts and accompaniment.
Accompaniment Track
The purchase of each VLRP includes digital accompaniment tracks, not only for aid in rehearsals, but also for performance use, if necessary. These are high quality accompaniment tracks with full instrumentation, where applicable.
Part Dominant Tracks
To aid singers in learning their parts, each title includes Part Dominant Tracks. Each learning track provides a note-by-note, word-by-word rendition of the song for each individual part in the song. The other vocal parts are sung quietly in the background along with the accompaniment, if applicable.
Rehearsal Resource Page
Each title comes with a Rehearsal Resource Page (RRP) which includes a solfege chart, warm-up activities, vocabulary, a general teaching guide and extension activities.


New Sarah Quartel Octavos & Lent/Easter Titles from Oxford

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Click HERE for more information.


Lent & Easter planning made easy!

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Celebrating Paul Manz's 100th Birthday!

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Paul Manzs Celebrate 100 Years

Atlanta Master Chorale through MorningStar

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Atlanta Master Chorale Series

Atlanta Master Chorale is a nationally recognized community choir whose singers are drawn from the greater Atlanta area. Led by Conductor and Artistic Director Eric Nelson, the ensemble seeks to inspire and enrich the lives of its community through performance, education, and the publication of new choral music. The pieces included in the Atlanta Master Chorale series are chosen for their technical and expressive qualities.

We hope that all who sing them will find those places where music touches spirit.

March Is Women's History Month, Hal Leonard

Ladies Shine

Women's History Month 2019 will take place in March. Celebrate the myriad of choral music from top-notch female composers and arrangers available now from Hal Leonard. Add the titles listed below and more to your spring choral concert selections!

Additional Titles by Female Composers
Kathleen Allan

48024229 - Softly There Falls (SATB)

Meredith Bowen

(editor of works by Renaissance women composers)
48023895 - Alma Redemptoris Mater (SA)
48023896 - Miserere Mei Deus (SA)
48024331 - Stabat Mater (SSA)

Elaine Hagenberg

00233903 - As the Rain Hides the Stars (SATB)
08764871 - As the Rain Hides the Stars (SSA)
08764868 - Good Night Love (SSAATTBB)
08764866 - It Is Not Always May (SSATTB)
00153444 - The Lamb (3-Part Treble)
00275058 - Music in the Night (SATB)
50600674 - Oh, Think of Me (SSA)
08765783 - Refuge (SATB)

Kelsey Hohnstein

00255856 - I Am (SSATB)
00154227 - I Am Not Yours (SATB)
00121927 - If You Forget Me (SATB)
00241354 - A Minuet of Mozart's (SSA)
00286160 - My Boy Jack (SATB)

Katherine Hoover

00275468 - Echo (SATB)

Joni Jensen

(Curated Series for SSA)
00285796 - Broken (SSAA)
00254251 - I Celebrate Myself (SSAA)
00252724 - O Boundless, Boundless Evening (SSAA)
00286170 - Out Damned Spot (SSAA)
00250147 - Unsung Saint (SSAA)

Kristen Kuster

35030683 - Volta (SATB)

Suzzette Ortiz

00263214 - Salmo 150 (SATB)

Diane White-Clayton

0285840 - The Birth of a Promise (SATB)
00244978 - Clap Praise (SSATB)

Hyo-Won Woo

00258210 - The Fisherman's Song (TTBB)


Happy Birthday Breitkopf & Härtel

anniversary year!

We were the first in the 18th century, and we want to be the first for you in the future as well.

Let us summarize this aspiration simply and succinctly:

“first in music” – that was and is Breitkopf & Härtel. Since 1719!

New from Hope

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Hal Leonard Choral Music for Graduation

Music is an integral part of graduation season. Make your graduations and final concerts memorable with these fantastic choral publications from Hal Leonard.

New Arrangements for Graduation

arr. Audrey Snyder

SATB - $2.15
SAB - $2.15
SSA - $1.95
2-Part - $2.15
ShowTrax CD - $26.99

Audrey Snyder

SATB opt. a cappella - $2.25
SAB - $2.25

(from Rent)
arr. Philip Lawson

SATB divisi, a cappella - $2.25

Amy Bernon

2-Part - $2.10
SATB - $2.50
3-Part Mixed - $2.50
SSA - $2.10

(from The Greatest Showman)
arr. Mark Brymer

SATB - $2.25
3-Part Mixed - $2.25
SSA - $2.25
Combo Parts - $30.00
ShowTrax CD - $26.99

arr. Kirby Shaw

SATB - $2.15
SAB - $2.15
SSA - $2.15
ShowTrax CD - $26.99

(from Mary Poppins Returns)
arr. Mac Huff

SATB - $2.25
SAB - $2.25
2-Part - $2.25
Instrumental Parts - $25.00
ShowTrax CD - $26.99

(from The Hunchback of Notre Dame)
arr. Mac Huff

SSAA - $2.15
SATB - $2.15

Best Selling Music for Graduation

(from Wicked)
arr. Mac Huff

ShowTrax CD

Joyce Eilers

SATB a cappella
3-Part Mixed a cappella

(with "Lean On Me")
arr. Kirby Shaw

Rhythm Parts
ShowTrax CD

arr. Jerry Estes

3-Part Mixed
StudioTrax CD

arr. Roger Emerson

ShowTrax CD

arr. Roger Emerson

Rhythm Parts
ShowTrax CD

arr. Mark Hayes

StudioTrax CD

(from The Greatest Showman)
arr. Mac Huff

Rhythm Parts
ShowTrax CD

arr. Roger Emerson

ShowTrax CD

(with We Shall Overcome)
arr. Mark Hayes

StudioTrax CD

(with "Climb Ev'ry Mountain")
arr. Mark Hayes

StudioTrax CD

(from Dear Evan Hansen)
arr. Mac Huff

Combo Parts
ShowTrax CD


Celebrate Black History Month, Hal Leonard

Black History Month 2019 is fast approaching this February! Celebrate Black History Month with choral music from top-notch African American composers and arrangers available now from Hal Leonard
Additional Selections by African American Composers & Arrangers
Derrick Fox

00248805 - I Am with You (TTB)
00252683 - Jubilate Deo (SATB)
00250271 - Kyrie Eleison (TB)
00140976 - Lord, Give Me Just a Little More Time (SATB)
00144904 - Lord, Give Me Just a Little More Time (SSAA)
50600669 - My Spirit Looks to God Alone (SATB)
50600722 - My Spirit Looks to God Alone (TTBB)

Derrick Fox

00283800 - A Vision Unfolding (SATB)

Stan Spottswood

00153575 - My Cat Skittle (Unison)
00254678 - We Are the Voice (SAB)

Diane L. White-Clayton

00285840 - The Birth of a Promise (SATB)
00244978 - Clap Praise (SSATB)

Brandon Waddles

35030670 - Come and Go to that Land (TTBB)
48024244 - Ride the Chariot (SATB)
48024242 - Sweet Jesus (SATB)
48024243 - They Led My Lord Away (SATB)

Brandon Williams

00244918 - Die Junge Nonne (SSA)
50600446 - Er Ist Gekommen (SSA)
00210352 - Lorelei (3-Part Treble)
00248913 - Plorate Filii Israel (TTBB)
00153447 - Shenandoah (TTB)
00140716 - Svegliatevi Nel Core (3-Part Treble)
00251976 - Var Det En Drom? (SSA)
00286485 - Vedro Con Mio Diletto (2-Part)
00254646 - Winter Wind (SATB)
00254655 - Winter Wind (2-Part)


Oxford University Press November 2018 Choral News

November 2018 Choral News

This month, explore OUP's new releases by John Rutter and Will Todd, listen to more Oxford Choral Highlights on Soundcloud, and find out what type of choir director you are. Also, browse OUP's broad range of sacred choral titles and start planning for Lent, Passiontide, and Easter by clicking HERE.

Sacred Choruses

John Rutter Drawing repertoire from Britain and mainland Europe, Sacred Choruses comprises twenty-eight of the finest oratorio choruses and choral works from the 17th - 20th centuries. Intended for choral societies and cathedral, church, and concert choirs, this is a unique collection of choral classics for mixed voices and orchestra.

Read more

HERE'S a YouTube video of John Rutter talking about Sacred Choruses.

HERE'S a link to all sound files associated with Sacred Choruses.

Passion Music

Will Todd Blending jazz and choral music, Will Todd highlights different points in the Passion story, including an evocative Stabat Mater. The vocal soloist is given plenty of expressive freedom, singing both with the choir and independently to achieve the characteristic jazz-soul style.

Read more

What type of choir director are you?

Examine your leadership and communication style and figure out what type of choir director you are.

Read more on the OUPblog

More Oxford Choral Highlights 2018

Listen to new and recent choral music, secular, sacred & Christmas, from Oxford.


Augsburg New Releases

Click HERE to view Augsburg New Releases.

Oxford University Press May 2018 Choral News

This month, explore our new Choral Highlights 2018 recordings, discover new music by Bob Chilcott and David Bednall, and browse a selection of music commemorating the centenary of World War I

Listen to new Christmas, Upper Voice, Sacred, Remembrance & Secular repertoire

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Hal Leonard Discover Series: Music for the Developing Choir

Hal Leonard has the choral music that will help developing voices sound great and improve their skills while singing music that they love. These selections are part of the DISCOVERY SERIES, which features music for choirs in upper elementary and middle school, and pays special attention to range, tessitura, voice-leading and text to assure success.

VoiceTrax CDs are available for Discovery chorals. This includes a full performance of the primary voicing, accompaniment only and part-predominant tracks for each voice part on each voicing.

Browse through some of our newest selections in the Discovery series using the links provided below.


Experience ScorePlay!
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- Hear Online Now!
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Hal Leonard Discovery Pop Series


See more Discovery Pop/Show/Jazz series titles

Hal Leonard Discovery Jazz Series


SSee more Discovery Pop/Show/Jazz series titles

Hal Leonard Discovery Broadway Series


See more Discovery Pop/Show/Jazz series titles

Hal Leonard Discovery Concert Series


See more Discovery Concert series titles

Oxford University Press March 2018 Choral News

Oxford University Pressis is delighted to welcome David Bednall and Sarah Quartel as Oxford composers, both already known to many. In celebration of International Women’s Day this month, they’re featuring new music by Cecilia McDowall and Elaine Hagenberg. Also discover Stabat Mater, a new work by Gabriel Jackson, and explore two recent additions to Oxford's popular Emerging Voices series.

Press HERE to see this Choral News

Hal Leonard Choral Music from Hit Movies

Some of today's hottest music is brought to the forefront from blockbuster hit movies.

Today's school choirs will love to sing music from The Greatest Showman, Coco, and strong>Pitch Perfect 3. Click on any of the titles below for more details.

Want to see even more Hal Leonard choral music from the movies? Click here to go to our website.

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The Greatest Showman
Disney's Coco
Pitch Perfect 3

Hal Leonard New Concert Choral Music

February 2018

The new year has passed and the spring concert season for school choirs is fast approaching.

Browse through the newest concert choral selections available from Hal Leonard below - click on any item below for descriptions.

Want to see even more concert and festival choral music available from Hal Leonard? Click here to go to our website.

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SATB Concert Choir
SSA Arrangements
TTBB Arrangements

NEW Oxford Lent & Easter Organ Music for Manuals

Oxford Book of Lent and Easter Organ Music for Manuals

Robert Gower 9780193517646 January 11 2018 80 pages $18.00

Sample Pages

Music for Lent, Palm Sunday, Holy Week, Easter Ascension, and Pentecost

The Oxford Book of Lent and Easter Organ Music for Manuals comprises a diverse collection of seasonal organ music for manuals only, covering the Church's year from Lent to Pentecost.

  • Technically accessible and provides approachable repertoire for all church musicians
  • Drawn internationally from across the centuries
  • Includes a mixture of established repertoire, new arrangements, and two newly commissioned pieces

More information >>

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Carus marks 2018 anniversaries

Charles Gounod (1818-1893)

We celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Gounod's birth in 2018! If we take stock of the French Romantic composer's sacred choral works, it is the tremendous variety of his output which impresses. The latest work by Gounod published by Carus is the popular Messe solennelle de sainte Cécile.

Messe solennelle de sainte Cécile
Text language: Latin
Soli STB, Coro SATB, Picc, 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 Clt, 4 Fg, 4 Cor, 2 Pist, 2 Tr, 3 Trb, Perc, Arpa, 2 Vl, Va, Vc, Cb, Org
Carus 27.095/00, full score, perusal score
Carus 27.095/03, vocal score
Carus 27.095/05, choral score, Karo
Carus 27.095/19, complete orchestral parts

All works by Gounod


Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

Although first and foremost considered an opera composer, the Italian Gioachino Rossini produced an extensive range of piano and chamber music as well as sacred and secular vocal music. The latter is an integral part of the Carus publishing program. Wellknown are the Stabat Mater and the Petite Messe solennelle.

Text language: Latin
Soli SATB, Coro SATB, 2 Pfte, Armo
Carus 40.650/00, full score, perusal score
Carus 40.650/03, vocal score
Carus 41.650/05, choral score, Karo
Carus 40.650/19, complete orchestral parts

NEW: carusplus
Carus 40.650/04, vocal score XL in large print
Carus 40.650/91-94, Carus Choir Coach, per voice part 3 CDs

› All works by rossini


Canticle Distributing New Releases

Oxford University Press Announces New House Composers

Oxford University Press is proud to announce the signing of two new house composers, David Bednall and Sarah Quartel. Click HERE for additional information.

Theodore Presser Company New Releases, January 2018

New releases for January 2018

Stephen Lias Psalm 23
SATB Chorus, a cappella

Alias Press
392-01217 – Octavo – $2.99
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Described by Lias as "conservative, yet contemporary," Psalm 23 was written in 1999 for Dr. Perry White and the Monmouth College Chorale. The dynamic four-minute choral rises and falls in reflection of the familiar text, ending finally in a reverent whisper. Piano accompaniment is included for rehearsal purposes.


Arthur Foote Beloved, Let Us Love One Another
SATB Voices, Organ (optional a cappella)

Thorpe Music Publications
392-03107 – Octavo – $1.95
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Thorpe brings a new print of a lovely choral response by an important figure in early American liturgy. Arthur Foote, who received the first master's degree in music ever to be granted by an American university, served for 32 years as choir director and organist of the First Church of Boston, and went on to become a founder of the American Guild of Organists and more. Among his many pieces for church services, Beloved, Let Us Love One Another is an example of a short response, accessible to congregations, choirs, and musicians.


Arranged by John Wesley Work, III You May Bury Me in the East
Solo Contralto or Mezzo-Soprano, SATB Chorus, a cappella

Thorpe Music Publications
392-03108 – Octavo – $2.25br /> See sample pages (PDF)

Thorpe includes a concise biography of John Wesley Work, III, third in a line of distinguished choir directors, musicians, and ethnomusicologists whose mission became the collection and preservation of slave songs and spirituals. Work, III became a leading expert on spirituals, while composing over 100 works of his own. Like his father before him, he became director of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a group founded in 1871 to eventually perform "slave songs" all around the world, and You May Bury Me in the East was written during his years as director.

New from Oxford!

My Perfect Stranger
Bob Chilcott
May 04 2017
36 pages

A new choral work for Christmas

This new piece for upper voices, SATB, and harp is a captivating setting of Kevin Crossley-Holland's retelling of the Christmas story.

With soloists from within the choir, and the upper voices adopting the role of the guiding star, this vibrant work is especially suitable for schools, music centres, and choirs with relationships with 'feeder' or youth choirs.

This work was first performed in December 2016 by the BBC Singers, Finchley Children's Music Group, and Tanya Houghton conducted by Bob Chilcott.

Oxford University Press July 2017 Choral News

July 2017 Choral News

This month, learn how conducting has influenced Bob Chilcott's work as a composer, discover new OUP repertoire with OUP Choral Highlights 2017, and read the latest OUP choral blog posts. Click HERE to go to Newsletter


Oxford Choral Highlights 2017

Click HERE for CDs currently available to stream as a playlist on Soundcloud where you can see a full track listing.

These complete performances of Oxford’s Christmas, sacred, and secular choral music are a great way to discover new repertoire. The tracks are a selection of Oxford’s new choral publishing for 2017, conducted by Bob Chilcott, and engineered and produced by John Rutter.

We hope you enjoy listening and we’re sure you’ll find music you and your choir will love to perform

"La La Land" Choral Editions from Alfred

Music from the Motion Picture La La Land

City of Stars

Music by Justin Hurwitz, lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul / arr. Jay Althouse
SATB Choral Octavo
Item: 00-46729
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Another Day of Sun

Music by Justin Hurwitz, lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul / arr. Jacob Narverud
SATB Choral Octavo
Item: 00-46485
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Someone in the Crowd

Music by Justin Hurwitz, lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul / arr. Alan Billingsley
SATB Choral Octavo
Item: 00-46733
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Audition (The Fools Who Dream)

Music by Justin Hurwitz, lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul / arr. Andy Beck
SATB Choral Octavo
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These exciting arrangements from the motion picture La La Land are sure to be a hit with singers and audiences! Including favorites like "Someone in the Crowd" arranged by Alan Billingsley, "Another Day of Sun" arranged by Jacob Narverud, "Audition (The Fools Who Dream)" arranged by Andy Beck, and the Academy Award-winning, instantly recognizable song "City of Stars" arranged by Jay Althouse. Each song is extremely well suited for choral groups and is available for SATB, SAB, and SSA voices. Capture the wonder of Hollywood with these fantastically fun songs!

The Oxford Book of Easy Flexible Anthems

OUP has brand new collection of very easy anthems: The Oxford Book of Easy Flexible Anthems which is available as paperback and spiral bound editions:

The Oxford Book of Easy Flexible Anthems, paperback, retail $22.95 (ISBN: 9780193413252)

The Oxford Book of Easy Flexible Anthems, spiral bound, retail $27.95 (ISBN: 9780193413269)

The collection definitely lives up to its name and is suitable for all sorts of voicings including mixed choirs, upper-voice choirs, male-voice choirs, choirs with few men, unison choirs, and small choirs. Click on the image to see some sample pages of several anthems in the collection to give you a flavor of the contents. You may also see a full list of the contents by clicking on the image.


Hal Leonard: American Composer Forum's ChoralQuest series!

March 2017

Take a musical journey with choral music from American Composer Forum's ChoralQuest series! Features include:

  • High quality music from world-class composers
  • Explores many different musical traditions and histories
  • Offers challenging and captivating pieces that are also fun to play!
NEVER GIVE UP! Rollo Dilworth

Never Give Up! is a positive anthem written for SATB and piano. “This piece is a perfect example of the impact and power of music in the lives of our youth today. Their words in tandem with Dr. Dilworth's music make this a perfect piece (a positive anthem of sorts) for today's middle and high school students.” - Eugene Rogers, Series Editor

00200903 - SATB - $1.95

Chen Yi

3-Part Treble
00151967 - $1.95

René Clausen

00140914 - $1.95


Jennifer Higdon

3-Part Mixed
00121870 - $1.95

Stephen Paulus

08753903 - $1.95

Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate

(Children's Songs)
3-Part Mixed Choir, Cello and Piano
00119300 - $2.95

Alice Parker

08753905 - $2.95
08753904 - $2.95


New Barenreiter Publication


Peter Wagner:
Compendium of Organ Performance Technique Handbook of classical-modern organ playing

Volume I: Exercise Units 1-30
Volume II: Exercise Units 31-60

BA 11238 
EUR 84.00

These volumes cannot be purchased individually.

Our two-volume edition is the first to offer a reference work on organ technique systematically subdivided into 60 exercise units. It provides an overview of all relevant topics on manual and pedal playing based on the tutors by Marcel Dupre, Fernando Germani, Charles-Louis Hanon and Johannes Brahms as well as on their sequels and supplements. There is also a comprehensive set of exercises to maintain the achieved performance level.

This compendium is a tutor for all levels of expertise and training from ambitious semi-professional organists through to fully professional church musicians and conservatory students. Furthermore it is aimed at all of those who teach the organ, whether privately or at academies, colleges, conservatories or universities.

The author:
Peter Wagner (b. Karlstadt, 1967) studied Catholic church music (A-level certification), organ improvisation, concert organ and music theory in Cologne, Wurzburg and Salzburg. His later career led him to a wide variety of teaching, consultancy and jury activities in the areas of organ playing, music theory, choral and orchestral conducting, voice training and children's choirs. He has also given concert tours in Germany and abroad. From 2001 to 2003 Wagner was an educational consultant and teacher at the Bavarian State Academy of Music in Hammelburg. Since then he has been cathedral organist and choral director in Minden as well dean church musician for the archbishopric of Paderborn.

Two-volume reference work on organ technique (Ger/Eng)

Covers all relevant areas of manual and pedal playing

Includes a comprehensive set of exercises

Concise introductory text (Ger/Eng)

Subject and keyword index on teaching and performing issues

For every level of expertise and training

Carus Spring 2017 Publishing Program Preview

With this Carus publishing program preview you can have a taster of Carus's forthcoming publications for the first half of 2017. A wealth of highlights awaits you both in core areas, modern Urtext editions for choirs, and in digital products.

The coming year is mainly devoted to Johann Sebastian Bach. For the 500th anniversary year of the Reformation we have set ourselves an ambitious goal: Bach vocal, our edition of the complete sacred vocal works of Johann Sebastian Bach, reaches its conclusion by Reformation Day October 2017. We have around 15 cantatas still to go, nine of which will be published this coming spring.

A further highlight in our choral music catalog is our editions of the sacred compositions of Charles Gounod, the 200th anniversary of whose birth falls in 2018. This includes the collection Chants sacrés, with 20 shorter sacred motets for 4–6 part mixed choir with organ or piano accompaniment. These are extremely suitable for use in church services.

2017 marks the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth and the 250th anniversary of Telemann’s death. We are celebrating both of these anniversaries with a series of new publications listed for you below.

As well as this, we’ve marked those editions in our publishing program with carusplus where Carus offers more than just the music – whether it’s innovative practice aids, or Vocal scores XL with reader-friendly large print.

Anniversaries 2017

Monteverdi 450th anniversary / Telemann 250th anniversary of death

Claudio Monteverdi (1567–1643)
Selva morale et spirituale. Salmi II

Soli, Choir, 2 Vl, Bc, further instruments ad lib., Text language: Latin
Carus 27.803/00, choral collection
perusal score

All the pieces of the choral collection Selva morale et spirituale are available or in preparation in single editions with complete performance material.


Georg Philipp Telemann (1681–1767)

Donner-Ode TWVW 6:3

Soli SATBB, Coro SATB, 2 Fl, 2 Ob (also 1 Obda), Fg, 2 Cor, 3 Tr, Timp, 2 Vl, Va, Vc, Bc Text language: German

Carus 39.142/00, full score

perusal score

Carus 39.142/03, vocal score

Carus 39.142/05, choral score

Carus 39.142/19, complete orchestral parts


ECS Publishing: The Snow Lay on the Ground recording up for GRAMMY consideration!

Carus: Great choral works in smaller scorings

Great choral works in smaller scorings

Stabat mater

Antonìn Dvorák (1841-1904)
Stabat Mater
Version for chamber orchestra

Soli SATB, Coro SATB, Fl, Ob, Clt, Cor, Fg, Timp, 2 Vl, Va, Vc, Cb
Text language: Latin

Carus 27.293/50, full score, perusal score
Carus 27.293/03, vocal score, perusal score
Carus 27.293/05, choral score
Carus 27.293/69, complete orchestral parts in preparation

The repertoire of major choral works for smaller scorings in our catalog is being constantly expanded. The advantages of these arrangements at a glance:

  • Smaller choirs also have the opportunity to perform these attractive works.
  • Performance can be achieved with less expense (fewer instrumentalists are required).
  • These versions offer a fresh look at well-known works.
  • Vocal scores and chorus scores from the original version can be used.

Choristers Guild New Anthems for Spring 2017

New Anthems for Spring 2017

This new anthem from Mark Burrows is filled with energy - children and congregation will love it! Voicing: Unison/two-part with piano and opt. percussion

Mark Miller's powerful new anthem for mixed choirs speaks to the power of love and community in the midst of pain, war, and brokenness. Voicing: SATB with piano

The focus is on mission in this touching anthem by Terre Johnson. Voicing: Unison/Two-part with piano and opt. flute

Andrea Ramsey's bestselling We Are Blessed is now available for mixed voices! Voicing: SATB a cappella with optional percussion

New for Mother's Day, from Lynn Shaw Bailey and Becki Slagle Mayo Voicing: Unison/two-part with piano and opt. flute

A delightful new "Rote to Note" piece for your youngest singers, from Christopher Hogan. Voicing: Unison/two-part with piano

A sensitive, exquisite arrangement of this beloved hymn of faith from Brian L. Hanson. Voicing: SATB with piano

Jim Culver's fresh, earnest setting of For the Beauty of the Earth will be accompanied equally well by piano, guitar, or worship ensemble. Voicing: Unison/two-part with piano or guitar

This beautiful ballad by R. Kevin Boesiger is appropriate for Maunday Thursday or any time your community gathers around bread and cup. Voicing: SATB wtih piano

Choristers Guild New Anthems for Lent

  • Trevor Manor's expressive new setting of O the Deep Deep Love of Jesus is available in SATB and Unison/Two-part voicings and features a haunting optional cello part.
  • Based on John 10:10, Ruth Elaine Schram's very beautiful Unison/Two-part anthem Ut Vitam Habeant (That They May Have Life) shares the simple and timeless message that Christ is our hope and shield - appropriate for any Lenten Sunday.
  • Finally, consider combining your children's and adult choirs for Anna Laura Page's charming partner song I Love to Tell the Story. This accessible arrangement features simple rhythms and familiar intervals.

Choristers Guild New and Best Selling Musicals

New and bestselling musicals for children of all ages and casts of all size.

CGC63 In the Image
This new musical from bestselling composer Mark Burrows focuses on faith, fun, and creativity. Children will love exploring what it means to be created in God's image, how we express our own creativity to glorify God, and ways we all can care for God's Creation. Cast Size: 11-13 speaking roles, can be expanded easily to accommodate a larger cast
Performance Length: about 30 minutes

CGC62 Mini Musicals (Five Short Preschool Programs)
If you work with a weekday preschool, preschool choir, or children's church this is a must-have for your library! These very short mini-musicals for special days (Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Preschool Graduation, Thanksgiving, and A Celebration of Animals) require no costumes or staging and feature simple accompaniments, which are included on a CD. Individual songs would be fun to teach and sing in Sunday School or Children's Church, as well! Cast Size: any
Performance Length: about 7-10 minutes per program (4-5 songs each)

CGC40 The Tale of the Three Trees
This short musical which tells the story of Jesus' life is one of Choristers Guild's longtime bestsellers and for good reason! With music by Allen Pote and lyrics/narration by Tom S. Long, this cantata is not too difficult for children but provides elegant melodies and a profound message, and can be used as part of a worship service or as a stand-alone performance. Cast Size: 10-100, children or intergenerational
Performance Length: about 18 minutes