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Laura Farnell

Laura Farnell is an choral composer, clinician, accompanist, and adjudicator who resides in Arlington, Texas. After graduating summa cum laude from Baylor University with her Bachelor of Music Education in Choral Music (with a piano emphasis) in 1998, Laura taught elementary music in Mansfield, Texas for two years. She then taught for eight years at Boles Junior High in Arlington ISD, during which time the choir program earned numerous UIL sweepstakes awards. In 2004 she received an Excellence in Education Award as the Arlington Independent School District's outstanding junior high teacher of the year.

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Laura Farnell : Simply SSA - Four Songs for Treble Chorus : SSA. : 01 Songbook : 884088897888 : 00118310

Laura Farnell : Simply SSA - Four Songs for Treble Chorus

Here is a collection you will return to again and again! The four short songs for beginning and developing SSA choirs provide many options for developing tone quality and performance skills along with good part-writing and appealing subject matter. Songs may be sung a cappella or accompanied, making this especially good for contest programming.

Songlist: Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burnin', The Secret, I Know Where I'm Goin', French Dancing Song (Sur le pont d'Avignon).

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Voicing: SSA. | 9631b | Songbook | $4.95 | A Cappella


Laura Farnell : Hello Girls - Five Songs for Treble Chorus : SA : 01 Songbook : 884088545574 : 08752579

Laura Farnell : Hello Girls - Five Songs for Treble Chorus

This collection of five short songs for 2-part treble chorus was specifically created to provide traditional concert literature for beginning and developing ensembles. Careful attention is given to the needs of the young treble voice, along with good part-writing and appealing subject matter. Songs may be sung a cappella or accompanied, making this especially good for contest programming.

Songlist: Goodnight, My Love, Hello, Girls, Oh, Mother Dear, Voice Of The Sea, Wind Of The Western Sea

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Voicing: SA | 9673b | Songbook | $2.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Shout Out Your Joy! : SSA : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Songbook : 00242717 : 888680704971

Laura Farnell : Shout Out Your Joy!new

The joy of making music with one another is celebrated in this rhythmic and energetic new composition. With moderate ranges and strong support from the piano accompaniment, this is a perfect selection for young women's choirs.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00242717


A Gift for the King : TTB : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 00138944 : 888680034009

Laura Farnell : A Gift for the King

Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax, - this original weaves in fragments of carols in an expressive and accessible work for men's or treble voices. With a reflective text and a warm C instrument obbligato, this is a wonderful selection for school and community groups in their Christmas programming.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00138944


A Gift for the King : SSA : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 00138945 : 888680034016

Laura Farnell : A Gift for the King

Gloria in excelsis Deo, et in terra pax, - this original weaves in fragments of carols in an expressive and accessible work for men's or treble voices. With a reflective text and a warm C instrument obbligato, this is a wonderful selection for school and community groups in their Christmas programming.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00138945


A Song of Spring : 2-Part : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 08552363 : 884088614768

Laura Farnell : A Song of Spring

Taking its text from a poem written by a 14-year old student for a choral commissioning project in Fairfax County, Virginia, this work opens with a joyful and buoyant call and response over a rhythmically vital piano accompaniment. The music then moves into a jubilant narrative depicting nature's reawakening. Ideal for middle and high school treble choirs.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552363 | Voicetrax CD Available


Come to the Celebration : 2-Part : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 00141671 : 888680045951

Laura Farnell : Come to the Celebration

Set in a vibrant mixed meter, this work celebrates the wonder and joy of music, nature and life. In an ABA form, it opens with echoing phrases, then moves into a more reflective section before the exuberant return of the main theme. Commissioned by the Richardson All-District Elementary Choir for a performance at the 2015 Texas Music Educators Convention.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00141671


God Is Our Strength : SSATB : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 08752476 : 884088538811

Laura Farnell : God Is Our Strength

With a text from Psalm 46, this uplifting work is infused with joy from beginning to end! Powerful gospel harmonies, exciting syncopations and a driving accompaniment build to an inspirational conclusion! Duration: ca. 3:40.

Arranger: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08752476


Grant Us Peace : SATB : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 08703387 : 884088528485

Laura Farnell : Grant Us Peace

Based on the Brahms Piano Intermezzo, Op. 118, No. 2, with a traditional Latin text and the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, this reflective work is a gorgeous choral tapestry with rich harmonies and expressive vocal lines. Duration: ca. 3:50.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08703387


Her Voice : TB : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 08552117 : 884088281137

Laura Farnell : Her Voice

Composer Laura Farnell has drawn her text from two English poets. The skillful pairing of text and music makes this an excellent choice for concert or festival TB choirs.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552117 | Voicetrax CD Available


In Praise of Music : TTB : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 08703412 : 884088604097

Laura Farnell : In Praise of Music

Opening with a celebratory choral fanfare and then moving into the main thematic material of this anthem praising the many gifts of music, this accessible work will be a wonderful selection for men's honor choirs and festival performances. The contrasting rubato middle section transitions into a return of the opening material and a confident, glorious conclusion.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08703412


In the Bleak Midwinter : SSA : Laura Farnell : Gustav Holst : Sheet Music : 35010756 : 747510063803

Laura Farnell : In the Bleak Midwinter

This famous text is beautifully set to music by Texas music educator and composer Laura Farnell. The long, lush phrases of In the Bleak Midwinter help teach breathing and dynamics while the tempo and legato style allows time to focus on vowels and tone, both within unison and multi-part setting. Repetition of parts make the dissonances easy to learn. The text has been adapted to keep religious aspects as general as possible for school performances. Full piano accompaniment on Piano Trax 2004 (CD0218)

Arranger: Laura Farnell | Composer: Gustav Holst

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35010756


Music, Lead the Way! : SSA : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : CM9276

Laura Farnell : Music, Lead the Way!

Laura Farnell has drawn her inspiration for this gospel-style composition from the work of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and others like him, who worked to break down the barriers of racial and social discrimination. A gripping Van Dyke text delivers the powerful message: when we choose love and sing together in community, surely "peace and love will conquer hate and strife.

Arranger: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| CM9276


Music, Sing to Me! : SATB : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 00123426 : 884088958213

Laura Farnell : Music, Sing to Me!

This expansive work for mixed chorus opens with a majestic vocal fanfare before moving into a flowing and expressive main theme celebrating the joys and wonder of music. The fanfare returns before a contrasting section that leads into the main theme's recapitulation and full-voiced conclusion. A fantastic selection for SATB mixed choirs in middle school and up and festival honor choirs!

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00123426


My True Love Has My Heart : SSA : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 08703402 : 884088563776

Laura Farnell : My True Love Has My Heart

SSA voices will shine in this touching and expressive setting of a beloved text. Rubato and legato phrases ebb and flow over a romantic, arpeggiated accompaniment for a superb concert showcase. Well-crafted for younger and developing choirs! Duration: ca. 4:00.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08703402


Red River Valley : TB : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 08551911 : 884088105594

Laura Farnell : Red River Valley

Warm harmonies and well-crafted vocal parts will make your middle school men's chorus sound their very best. This well-known folk song is designed to ensure success and makes a great choice for contest and festival programs.Available separately: TB and VoiceTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:10.

Arranger: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551911 | Voicetrax CD Available


Rest Not! : TB : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 08552012 : 884088204662

Laura Farnell : Rest Not!

Based on a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, this powerful concert piece for men expresses words of encouragement for those who seek their dreams, and optimism for those who work without rest for positive change in the world. A great selection for festival or contest! Available separately: TB, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:10.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552012 | Voicetrax CD Available


Rest Not! : SATB : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 08751578 : 884088484651

Laura Farnell : Rest Not!

Based on a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, this powerful concert piece expresses words of encouragement for those who seek their dreams, and optimism for those who work without rest for positive change in the world. A great selection for festival or contest, now available for mixed voices. Available separately: SATB, TB, VoiceTrax CD (note: VoiceTrax CD is for TB voicing only. SATB voicing is in a different key).

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08751578


Set Me as a Seal upon Your Heart : TB : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 08551864 : 884088051952

Laura Farnell : Set Me as a Seal upon Your Heart

This expressive setting of the traditional Song of Solomon text is perfect for young men's ensembles in middle school. Special care has been given the well-crafted vocal lines in consideration of the changing voice. An excellent contest and festival selection.Available separately: TB and VoiceTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:45

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: TB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08551864 | Voicetrax CD Available


Sing to Me : SATB : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 00154612 : 888680101886

Laura Farnell : Sing to Me

Younger and developing mixed choirs will shine in this lyrical and expressive setting. Rubato phrases gently unfold over an accompaniment that is profound in its simplicity. Well-crafted part-writing will help build performance skills!

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154612


Sing to Me : 3-Part Mixed : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 00154613 : 888680101893

Laura Farnell : Sing to Me

Younger and developing mixed choirs will shine in this lyrical and expressive setting. Rubato phrases gently unfold over an accompaniment that is profound in its simplicity. Well-crafted part-writing will help build performance skills!

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00154613


Starry Night of Winter : 2-Part : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 08552314 : 884088551315

Laura Farnell : Starry Night of Winter

The text and music are artfully set in this evocative original work, painting a haunting image of a starry sky over a barren winter landscape and drawing a musical comparison of the blanket of flowers soon to follow in the spring. Wonderful for building tone and expression in developing treble ensembles! For 2-Part voices with optional descant. Discovery Level 2. Available separately: 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: 3:25.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552314 | Voicetrax CD Available


The April Rainbow : SSA : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 08752580 : 884088545581

Laura Farnell : The April Rainbow

Jubilant keyboard textures and vibrant cascading vocal lines in this contemporary festival piece will make you want to rush out and embrace the spring! A contrasting legato middle section adds an expressive touch before it returns to the opening musical material and is propelled to a joyful conclusion. Duration: ca. 3:00.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08752580


The Beauty of the Night : SSA : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : 00149069 : 888680079659

Laura Farnell : The Beauty of the Night

This lovely work for SSA voices expressively depicts the beauty of the evening sky as it deepens from the crimson twilight until the silver threads of moonlight stream down to the earth below. An inspired selection for treble honor choirs and contest/festival performances.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00149069


When I Think of You : SSA : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : Sheet Music : SBMP743 : 964807007436

Laura Farnell : When I Think of You

The composer adapts two famous poems of Sara Teasdale to create this beautiful, tender love song.

Composer: Laura Farnell

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Voicing: SSA | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP743


You Are My Music : SSA : Laura Farnell : Laura Farnell : 00114452 : 884088872496

Laura Farnell : You Are My Music

Two beautiful poems by Sara Teasdale and Zoe Akins are lovingly woven together for the text of this lyrical and expressive setting for SSA voices. Rubato phrases ebb and flow over a romantic, arpeggiated accompaniment for a superb concert showcase that is well-crafted for younger and developing choirs. Duration: ca. 4:05.

Composer: Laura Farnell | Lyricist: Sara Teasdale

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114452

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