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Convocation/Commencement Anthems SATB high school level

Hi everyone,
 
I'm curious what everyone's favorite anthem(s) is for Convocation/Commencement.  We did Althouse's Homeward Bound this year, and it was perfect.  Looking for other pieces that a small high school choir of 25 could do.  We've also done Ginsberg's Hine Matov, so it's one of the options, as well.
 
Preferably there wouldn't be much, if any, divisi.
 
Thx!
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on May 1, 2014 9:12am
I love doing "You Raise Me Up."  There are several arrangements that are good!  We've also done "Seasons of Love" from "Rent."
on May 1, 2014 10:24am
Omnia Sol    Randall Stroope    Wonderful message for graduation, and music that my students adore.  
on May 1, 2014 10:39am
Hi Rebecca,
 
My inspirational songs "Carry On" and "The Spirit of America" have met with great success with high school choruses and audiences. Please check them out at my website www.AmericasSongwriter.com. Excellent SATB arrangements are availabe for both songs. Good luck with your chorus!
 
Sincerely,
Hank Fellows
on May 1, 2014 2:04pm
Homer Keller's •Salutation of the Dawn• SATB a capp; Ludwig Music—on a Sanskrit text in translation. Great piece!
 
Hope this helps,
Robert A. M. Ross
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on May 1, 2014 6:32pm
"The Road Home" by Stephen Paulus would be lovely and appropriate depending on the group of singers at the graduation.
 
God Bless,
Michael Sandvik
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on May 2, 2014 5:35am
Rebecca,
 
Check out Catalog No. 7.0059 Festive Ode (Choral score), HUSA, Karel, (SATB [or TTBB], piano or orchestra [or band or brass]), [Secular], (Orchestra score & parts on rental)
 
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on May 2, 2014 11:54am
Rebecca,
 
I've got a piece that is a great text for commencement, called "Goodbye, Then." I wrote it for TBB, clarinet and piano, but I have an SAB version ready and the SATB version will be premiered next season. Here's a link to the TBB piece, let me know if you want to see the SAB score.

Tim
on May 2, 2014 8:47pm
Does anyone ever do Rodgers' "You'll Never Walk Alone" anymore?
Jus' wonderin'...
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on May 3, 2014 2:26am
Michael A. Gray wrote, "Does anyone ever do Rodgers' 'You'll Never Walk Alone' anymore?"
 
No doubt they do -- and frequently -- in Liverpool.
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