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Upbeat SATB piece with piano

Programing some music for an SATB summer choir, and I'm looking for something upbeat, with piano, of medium difficulty.
on June 17, 2014 12:51pm
•The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun, SATB, arr. Audrey Snyder....find yourself a good fiddler and enjoy this fun piece!  Pair it with •"Highland Mary", SATB by Mulholland.
•Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia, SATB, by David Brunner 
•Hamisha Asar, SATB, edited by Nick Page
•Kyrie, SATB, by Glenn McClure
•Bile Them Cabbage Down, SATB, by Mack Wilberg
• I Bought Me a Cat, SATB, •Ching a Ring Chaw,and •Stomp Your Foot,  SATB,  by Aaron Copland
•Turkish March for Voices, SATB, by Mozart/arr. Greg Gilpin
•Voice Dance, SATB, by Greg Jasperse
•Walk a Mile, SSAATTBB, by Mark Hayes
•William Tell Overture, SATB, Rossini/arr. Julie Schliman
•A Choral Flourish, SSATBB, by Linda Spevacek
•Come To the Music, SATB, by Joseph Martin
•Finale from "The Gondoliers", SATB, Gilbert & Sullivan/Clough-Leighter
•Neighbor's Chorus, Offenbach, SATB
•Ward Swingle arrangments--always challenging and fun    Search "Swingle" at J W Pepper choral online
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on June 17, 2014 1:13pm
Please check out “Map of the World.”  It's a funny cantata about the changes of geography; it's been a lot of fun to do.  
It’s free at
Hope that helps.
Michael A. Gray
on June 17, 2014 3:59pm
Consider my "City of the Heart" SATB and piano.  Text by Dr. Robert J. Smithdas, deaf/blind from the age of 5.  Amazing text, bright, rythmic work with great harmonies, very accessible.  Here's a youtube premiere performance and additional details.
The score can be obtained through JWPepper, SheetMusicPlus or through the publisher here:
Good luck,
Rick Bartlett
on June 18, 2014 5:26am
Sing Your Praise has been used by several as a closer in concerts. The piano part is a bit challenging, but the choral parts are medium difficulty. You can hear and see excerpts at my website
on June 18, 2014 5:46am
John Ness Beck Song of Exultation
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on June 18, 2014 6:00am
Emma Lou Diemer: For Ye Shall Go Out With Joy (SATB, pno); also California Madrigals; Carl Fischer
I have a short work awaiting world premiere, Festival Fanfare for SATB and piano that might also make for a good opener: Hebrew text Ohavei Rinah, Bo-u Lashir (“Lovers of Joy, Come to Sing!”); I can fit an equivalent English text to it “Brothers/Sisters near and far, come and join us to sing!”) if desired. Score and MIDI snapshot available from me.
Hope this helps,
Robert A.M. Ross
robertamross(a) <Robert Ross 11>
on June 18, 2014 6:07am
I've got a fun unique piece called "One Boy Told Me" for SATB and piano. Here's a link with a recording and perusal pdf. The text is collected quotes from the poet's young son.

on June 18, 2014 6:53am
An oldie but great and upbeat:  Rhythm of Life, music by Cy Coleman arranged by Richard Barnes. There are several YouTube videos. My favorite is the one done by UCLA which includes riser choreography. 
on June 19, 2014 3:44am
AN EASY DECISION, a romp on a fun text by Kenneth Patchen.
Here is a link to a YouTube video. 
Published by ECS Publishing; distributed by Canticle Distributing.
Stanley M. Hoffman
on June 19, 2014 10:46am
Hi Jessica,
I have an upbeat SATB + piano piece getting its premiere July 19 in San Diego. If your concert is after that, I hope you'll consider "If I Can Sing, I Still Am Free." 
you can view the score here:
I can email you an mp3 computer realization if you'd like.
"If I Can Sing, I Still Am Free," is the winner of this year's SACRA/PROFANA call for scores:
A few words from their website about the work:
"We were struck by Rich Campbell’s unconventional approach to Sara Teasdale’s poem, ‘Refuge’. Rich’s setting of the text represents a radical departure from almost all other choral settings of the poem. Campbell eschews an introspective interpretation of the poem (which seems like the natural response to Teasdale’s pensive text), favoring instead a brash, declamatory setting which mirrors the composer’s own contemporary urban environment. The musical language reflects Campbell’s eclectic musical influences, incorporating strains of jazz, musical theater, and balletic composers like Stravinsky in a propulsive union that carries the listener forward to a rousing climax of human affirmation. SACRA/PROFANA is honored to premiere this piece with our high school students on July 19th, 2014, with the composer in attendance."
on June 20, 2014 2:00pm
Tonight we are ending our summer choir camp with "Take Me to the Water" by Dilworth, which became the theme for our camp, too.  We have also used it as a spring-board for our week long devotions/conversations on the various ways the idea of "water" is used in Scripture.  The kids LOVE it!
on June 21, 2014 7:42am
Hi Jessica,
I'd love to recommend two works:
Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel (a rousing arrangement of the traditional Spiritual).
Dereva Ni Mungu (a Swahili proverb set for choir, piano, and percussion)
Both scores are availble through JR Music here.
Jake Runestad, composer
on June 22, 2014 9:42am
Quebec composer Donald Patriquin has a large number of works for chorus and piano: perhaps his most well known, very bright and cheery, is the French Canadian folk song J'entends le moulin. Visit his website at for extensive information, including sound files.
Len Ratzlaff
on June 23, 2014 11:39am

Your New Stupid Boyfriend (TTBB + Optional SA) For TTBB choir and optional SA choir.


This really uses the SA to a full extent so it's really fine for SATB.   Also, it comes with a "chart" so it's perfect for adding piano or any band accompaniment really.


Choral. Country Western; humor; cabaret; folk; Americana; Pythonesque. Octavo. Composed 2006. 16 pages. Duration 3:10. Published by De Stijl Music (D1.SM-06-0006A).

I heard all about your new stupid boyfriend. Yeah yeah yeah. An energetic, country western two-step.

(Also recorded by The Winsome Griffles on Meet The Griffles; see videos on YouTube.)

Parental advsory: this piece contains explicit lyrics. May not be suitable for young audiences.

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