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C 5763 LORD OF THE DANCE

Carter/Arr. Rutter

SAB w/opt. Descant

Performance/Accompaniment CD C 5102C; Orchestration C 5102O


Also Available: SATB w/opt. Descant C 5166; Unison w/opt. Descant C 5102

THE JOHN RUTTER


C H O R A L SE R I E S

Sydney Carters

LORD
OF THE
DANCE
Choral Setting by

John Rutter
1892
2012

120
YEARS OF
HOPE

HOPE

Publishing Company
Carol Stream IL 60188

Since 1892

www.hopepublishing.com

800-323-1049

Lord of the Dance


for S.A.B. Voices with Piano Accompaniment
Words by Sydney Carter
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(Admin. Hope Publishing Co., Carol Stream, IL 60188)
All Rights Reserved.
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Vivace (in 2)

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lead

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dance,

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lead

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dance,

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lead

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in the dance,

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Vivace (in 2)

100

senza rit.

senza rit.

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