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Warm Ups and Vocalises

Unison Alleluia
Objective: Develop the upper register and shape unified vowels. Continue up by half steps through F major.
Unison

le

lu

ia,

4
& 4

?4
4

Al

le

lu

2
4

ia.

2
4 b
b
2
4 b
b

Two-part Alleluia

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Al

Piano

4
&4

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Choir

Objective: Develop the upper register and build part-singing skills. Continue up by half steps through F
major.
I

Al

4
&
4

lu

Piano

ia,

Al

- le

Al

- le

rP

- le

Part II

lu

ia,

lu

Al

ia.

- le

lu


& 44

?4

4

Fo

II

re
v

I
4 Part

&4

ia.

bb

b
b

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Two/Three-part Chords
Begin with this unison exercise in this or any key.
Once learned, progress to the two-part variation and the three-part variation.
Unison

4
& b4

re

Do

mi

fa

sol

fa

mi

b
&

Part I

Do

re

mi

fa

sol.

mi

fa

sol

fa

mi

re

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Do

re
v

II

re

Two-part Variation

b Part II
&

do.

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Choir

re

w
w

do.

Three-part Variation

Do

Part II

II

re

mi

fa

sol

fa

mi.

re

mi

fa

sol.

mi

fa

sol

fa

mi

rP

III

b Part III
&
&b

Fo

Do

b
&

Part I

Do

re

re

do.

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Bumble Bee
Teach Part I as a unison exercise first. Once your singers know it well, divide the group into two equal
parts and try both parts together.
Part II

Bum - ble, bum - ble, bum - ble, bum - ble,

4
& 4
? 44


&

bum - ble

&

&

bum - ble,

&

Fo
I

bum - ble

&
?

Bum - ble, bum - ble,

rP

II

bum - ble,

bum - ble

bee.

2
4
2
4

2
4 b
b
2
4 b

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bum - ble, bum - ble, bum - ble, bum - ble,

bee.

Bum - ble, bum - ble, bum - ble, bum - ble,

re
v

&

bee.

bum - ble, bum - ble, bum - ble bee.

bum - ble, bum - ble, bum - ble, bum - ble,

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Part I

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Piano

Bum - ble, bum - ble,

4
& 4

II

4
&4

II

Rhythm Rumbles

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Over a period of several rehearsals, introduce these rhythm rumbles one at a time, teaching the
chant and the correct rhythm by rote. Take time to emphasize the concept of steady beat. Once your
choristers have mastered the first rumble, teach the next. When they have learned two rumbles, divide
them into teams and have team one chant Basketball while team two chants Soccer, beginning and
ending together.
When your choristers have learned all three rumbles, the part-thinking fun increases! Divide your
choristers into three teams and have them chant all three rumbles simultaneously. Finally, challenge your
choristers to write their own rumbles by assigning a time signature and a set number of measures to
each team. They will enjoy being creative and will increase their knowledge of rhythm and music notation
in the process.

Rhythm Rumble #1: Basketball

4
/4

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Rhythm Rumble #2: Soccer

Bas -ket - ball, bas -ket - ball, best game of all. Wheth -er you are short or tall, hit the hoop and not the wall.

/4
in the grass or in the street, soc - cer,

rP
re

Kick, kick your feet,

Rhythm Rumble #3: Sports Medley

soc - cer,

4
/ 4

I just cant de - cide, guess Ill have to play them all.

Fo

Base- ball, bad -mint - on, vol -ley - ball, golf or ten - nis.

real - ly its the best of all.

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Echo Songs

The Lord Is My Shepherd

## 4
& 4

## 4
&
4

j
j

j j

Leader or Part I

The Lord is my shep - herd;

#4
& #4

The Lord is my shep - herd;

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v

? ## 4
4


J
J
&

Fo

rP

Piano

Part II

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II

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When first teaching this piece, the director should sing Part I, inviting the choir to echo as Part II.
Gradually add choristers to Part I until there are even groups of singers on each part. At that point, the
director should be able to drop out. For a responsorial psalm in worship, try having the choir sing Part I and
the congregation sing Part II.

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He

##

&

#
& #

##

&

rP

##
&

Lord watch - es ov - er me

#
&#

Fo

&

re
v

##

II &

He loves me, I know.

loves me, I know.

? ##

The

The Lord watch - es ov - er me

j

?

j j

go.

go.

&

where - ev - er

j j

where - ev - er

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##
II &

*Optional repeat

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Come into Gods Presence


When first teaching this piece, the director should sing Part I, inviting the choir to echo as Part II.
Gradually add choristers to Part I until there are even groups of singers on each part. At that point, the
director should be able to drop out. For accompaniment, use Orff instruments alone, piano alone, or a
combination of the two. Try using this piece as a choral introit or call to worship.

b 44
&

4
Metallophone* & b 4
Xylophone*

Fo
& b

&

sing - ing songs of joy!

sing - ing songs of joy!

Come in - to Gods pre - sence,

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w

rP
b
&

&b

re
v

&

Come in - to Gods pre - sence,

Met. & b
Xyl.

II
b Part


&
4

Leader or Part I

4
& b 4

? b4

Piano

II

b 44
&

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b4
& 4

II

&

*If not using piano, Orff instruments should play ms. 3 and 4 as an introduction.
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b
&
7

Come in - to Gods pre - sence;

& b
? b

b
&
b
&

b
&

&b

&

this

? b

this

is

Fo

Met.

Lord.

Xyl.

rP

10

re
v

b
&

II

b
&

Come in - to Gods pre - sence;

b
&

Xyl.

is the house of the

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Met.

&

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II

the house

of

the

Lord.

*Optional repeat
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Mini-Descants

12

Come, Christians, Join to Sing*


This is designed to be an easy, first introduction to hymn descants. Teach the hymn and the descant part
to all singers and then take turns having different groups try the descant each time. Use the descant on as
many verses as you like.

Piano

#4
&
4

#4
& 4

1. Come, Christ - ians, join to sing:


2. Come,
lift your hearts on high:
3. Praise
yet the Lord a - gain:

Al - le - lu - ia,
Al - le - lu - ia,
Al - le - lu - ia,

1. Come, Christ - ians, join to sing:


2. Come,
lift your hearts on high:
3. Praise
yet the Lord a - gain:

Al - le - lu - ia,
Al - le - lu - ia,
Al - le - lu - ia,

? #4
4

#
Descant &

Loud
Let
Life

praise to
prais - es
shall not

rP

#
&

Choir

Loud
Let
Life

Fo

#
&
?#

praise to
prais - es
shall not

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a
a
a

men!
men!
men!

a
a
a

men!
men!
men!

Christ our King:


fill the sky:
end the strain:

Al - le - lu - ia,
Al - le - lu - ia,
Al - le - lu - ia,

a
a
a

men!
men!
men!

Christ our King:


fill the sky:
end the strain:

Al - le - lu - ia,
Al - le - lu - ia,
Al - le - lu - ia,

a
a
a

men!
men!
men!

re
v

Choir

#4
& 4

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Descant

*Spanish folk melody. Text: Christian Henry Bateman, 1813-1899. Arrangement: Benjamin Carr, 1768-1831.
Descant and accompaniment: Mark Patterson.
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Choir

all with heart and voice


is our guide and friend;
heav - ens bliss - ful shore

be
to
his

Let
He
On

all with heart and voice


is our guide and friend;
heav - ens bliss - ful shore

be
to
his

13

&

Praise
his
sing

is
his gra - cious choice
love shall nev - er
end:
ing for - ev - er - more:

rP

&

Praise
his
sing

Fo

Choir

?#

fore his throne re - joice;


us hell
con - de - scend;
good - ness well a - dore,

re
v

#
Descant &

Al - le - lu - ia,
Al - le - lu - ia,
Al - le - lu - ia,

a
a
a

men!
men!
men!

a
a
a

men!
men!
men!

is
his gra - cious choice
love shall nev - er
end:
ing for - ev - er - more:

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?#

fore his throne re - joice;


us hell
con - de - scend;
good - ness well a - dore,

#
&

Let
He
On

&

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#
Descant &

Al - le - lu - ia,
Al - le - lu - ia,
Al - le - lu - ia,

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Away in a Manger*
Teach this descant to all of your singers and consider using a flute or recorder to reinforce the part.
Encourage small groups of singers to take turns trying the descant while others sing the original melody.
Sing verses 1 and 2 in usison, and use the descant on verse 3. If singing this carol with the congregation,
consider having the choir sing the descant while the congregation sings the melody.

b3
& 4

Be

Choir

1. A - way
2. The cat
3. Be near

b
&

ask

Thee to

in
a
man - ger, no
tle are low - ing, the
me, Lord Je - sus; I

lit
lit
by

Fo

&b

me for - ev

? b j

tle Lord
Je
tle Lord
Je
me for - ev

er,

and

sus laid
sus, no
er, and

love me,

down his sweet


cry - ing he
love me, I

stay

close

the
but
close

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crib
for a
bed,
ba - by a - wakes,
ask
Thee to
stay

rP

re
v

by

Choir

? b3
4

Descant & b

near;

3
& b 4

Piano

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b3
& 4

Descant
(verse 3)

pray.

Bless

head.
makes;
pray.

The
I
Bless

*Traditional carol. Text: anonymous. Music: James R. Murray, 1841-1905. Descant and accompaniment:
Mark Patterson.
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&

stars
love
all

Descant & b

in

Thy

ten - der

b
&
fit

us

for

rP
lit
stay
fit

Fo

& b

looked down
sky
Je - sus, look down
Thy
chil - dren in

re
v

? b j

13

in the
thee, Lord
the dear

all

& b

Choir

? b j

tle Lord
by my
us for

where he
from the
ten - der

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Choir

heav - en,

Je - sus,
cra - dle
heav - en,

care,

lay,
sky
care,

with Thee

live

a - sleep on
the
till
morn - ing
is
to
live with Thee

the
and
and

to

and

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Descant & b

there.

hay.
nigh.
there.

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Rounds

16

Share Gods Love*

b3
& 4

the

Take

Instrument 2

light

b3
& 4

of

Christ

to

the

world,

Fo

rP

Instrument 3

3
& b4

re
v

Instrument 1

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Choir

3
& b4

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This simple song may be performed as a unison song, a two-part round, or a three-part round, and may be
sung a cappella or with accompaniment. The instrumental parts can be played by any combination of Orff
instruments, handbells, or handchimes, depending on what you have available. Feel free to use just one or
two of the parts, or all three. The instruments can all begin together or you can layer them in as the round
progresses. Use one or more playing the four-measure pattern as an introduction. The parts can also be
played on the piano in various octaves, if desired.

*Text: Mark Patterson. Music: based on O wie wohl ist mir am Abend, anonymous German canon.

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b
&

serv

Inst 2

&b

Inst. 3

b
&

Choir

b
&

Share

Gods

rP

Inst. 1

&b

b
&

Fo

Inst 2

Inst. 3

oth - ers

&b

ing

where - ev - er

re
v

Inst. 1

you

go.

share

hope,

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&b

Choir

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Gods

love.

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Clap Your Hands and Sing Hallelujah*


Teach this song in unison first, and then try it as a two-part round. Add tambourine on the off-beats of one
and two if desired. For Palm Sunday, use the alternate set of lyrics provided.

Choir

.
.
.

b
& b #

Glo - ry
Lift up

to
the

God a - bove!
gates and sing.

b
& b #

rP

Choir


.
.

re
v

b
& b #
.
.
? bb

Glo - ry
wel - come

to
the

God a - bove!
King of Kings!

Fo

b
& b #
.
.
.
.
? bb

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Clap your hands and sing Hal - le - lu - jah,


Clap your hands and shout Ho - san - na,

b2
& b 2
.
.
? bb22

Piano

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Choir

b2
&b 2

Clap your hands and sing Hal - le - lu - jah,


Clap your hands and shout Ho - san - na

Shout
Shout

for
for

joy, Hal - le - lu - jah,


joy Ho - san - na,


.
.

*Text: Mark Patterson. Music: Traditional Hebrew round.


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glo - ry
lift up

to
the

God a - bove!
gates and sing.

b
& b #
.
.
? bb

Choir

b
&b

17

to
the

b
& b #
.
.

Glo - ry
lift
up

to
the

God
gates

b
& b #

21

#
.

rP

b
&b

Fo

? bb

Choir

b
& b #

24

?b
b

joy, Hal - le - lu - jah,


joy Ho - san - na

a - bove!
and sing.

Glo - ry
wel - come

#
.

sing Hal - le - lu - jah,


shout Ho - san - na

b
&b

for
for

re
v

Choir

Shout
Shout

Clap your hands and sing Hal - le - lu - jah,


Clap your hands and shout Ho - san - na

God a - bove.
King of Kings!


.
.

Glo - ry
wel - come

? bb


. .

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Choir

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b
&b
13

Clap
Clap

to
the

God
King

your hands
your hands

and
and

a - bove!
of Kings!

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Come, Lord Jesus


Sing in unison or as a two- or three-part round. (The accompaniment is optional.) Consider starting with
piano, and then have the piano drop out, featuring the voices a cappella. Add percussion as desired. If not
being used for communion or table blessing, use the alternate text.

4
& b 4

Choir

j
j
j
4

Djembe, Conga

/ 4
or Hand drum
4

Finger Cymbals
/ 4

4



Claves
/ 4

Fo

rP

guest.

sus,

be

our

O
j

At
In

this
your

& b

?
b

re
v

& b

Je -

ie
w

? b4
4

Choir

4
& b 4

Piano

Lord

nl
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Come,

ta
pres

ble
ence

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all

are

/ j

& b

Choir

Lord

Come,

re
v

&b w
10

blessed.

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w

?b

sus.

w
w
w
w

Je

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Choir

&b

rP

/ j
j
j

Fo

&b
?b

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Sing Unto God*


This simple round may be performed as a unison song, a two-part round, or a three-part round. A cappella
singing is preferred, but an optional piano accompaniment is provided here, if desired.

&b

sing

un - to

rP

& b

to

God,

sing

un

God,

Al - le - lu - ia,

to

un - to

God,

sing

God.

Fo

? b

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? b 3
4

3
& b 4

un

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Piano
(optional)

Sing

re
v

Choir

Choir

3
& b4

*Text: Mark Patterson. Music: William H. Bradbury, 1816-1868.

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Sing Alleluia
This simple song may be performed as a unison song, a two-part round, or a three-part round, and may be
sung a cappella or with accompaniment. The instrumental parts can be played by any combination of Orff
instruments, handbells, or handchimes, depending on what you have available. Feel free to use just one or
two of the parts, or all three. The instruments can all begin together or you can layer them in as the round
progresses. Use one or more playing the two-measure pattern as an introduction. The parts can also be
played on the piano in various octaves, if desired. Use the main lyrics for general use or the alternate lyrics
for Christmas or Easter. Consider using in worship as a processional or introit.

(With a feeling of 2)

Sing

## 4
& 4

Instrument 2

Instrument 3

w
w

w
w

Lord!
the
born!
is
is a - live!

rP

##
&

the Lord!
is
born!
is a - live!

Praise
Christ
Christ

? ## 44 w
w

Sing

al - le

- lu

ia.

##
&

? ## w
w

w
w

w
w

Fo
Inst. 3

al - le - lu - ia,

#
&#

Inst. 2

Praise
Christ
Christ

Inst. 1

sing

## 4
& 4

Choir

al - le - lu - ia,

re
v

Instrument 1

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Choir

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#4
& #4

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Gloria Deo*
Sing in unison or as a two-part round. Consider adding these simple movements to help provide a
kinesthetic anchor for each phrase of the round:
Ms. 1-4: Take four steps forward with your hands by your sides.
Ms. 5-8: Raise both hands upward slowly and follow with eyes.
Ms. 9-12: Take four steps backward, lowering hands gradually to rest again at your side.
Feel free to elaborate on these depending on time, rehearsal space, and the ability of your group.

Choir

voice

&b

Glo - ri

- a

& b
? b

&b

glo - ri

- a

& b

Fo

**

?b

and sing

? b 43
5

glo - ry

De

o,

De

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your

to

God.

lift

rP

Choir

3
& b 4

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Piano

Come

re
v

Choir

3
& b4

o,

glo - ri

- a

De

glo - ry

to

o,

God.

*Text: Mark Patterson. Music: Traditional German.


**Piano should repeat ms. 9-12 when accompanying two-part round.
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