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Mary Donnelly

Living in: Reno, United States.

Mary was born and raised in Reno, Nevada. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Nevada, Reno with a double major in English and French. While still a college student, she helped to organize two children's choruses and enjoyed it so much that she decided to go back to school and become certified to teach music. She later received a Master's Degree in Education from Lesley College in Cambridge Massachusetts. The courses emphasized integrating the arts in the classroom.

Mary is currently retired, having taught general music and choir in elementary and middle school for thirty years in the Washoe County School District (Reno, Nevada). She is a member of ACDA, NEA, and ASCAP.

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George L. O. Strid : Who's Up There? (with up On The Housetop) : Showtrax CD : 884088215385 : 08748164

George L. O. Strid : Who's Up There? (with up On The Housetop)

Who's on the housetop sounding like a herd of rowdy boys? Why it's Santa and his reindeer! This easy partner song can be learned click, click, click! in a jiffy and it's perfect for your youngest singers! Available separately: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 1:45.

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5117p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


George L.O. Strid : Magic Music : Showtrax CD : 884088137526 : 08564271

George L.O. Strid : Magic Music

The lilting melodies of this Celtic style original will put a spring in your step and a smile on your face! Optional flute or penny whistle.Available separately: 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 1:45.

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5413p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


George L.O. Strid : Shine Your Light : Showtrax CD : 884088468538 : 08564294

George L.O. Strid : Shine Your Light

Let your spirit shine with the positive message in this easily-learned partner song with This Little Light of Mine. A fantastic selection for younger choirs and a great closer! Available separately: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 1:45.

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5417p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


George. L.O. Strid : Cindy, Get on Board! : Voicetrax CD : 884088211899 : 08552036

George. L.O. Strid : Cindy, Get on Board!

Here is a light-hearted pairing of two kid-friendly favorites that will be a hit on every program! Sings easy and lots of fun! Includes: Cindy, Get on Board. Discovery Level 1. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:25.

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4525p | Voicetrax CD | $24.95


Mary Donnelly : Folksong Partners : Showtrax CD : 884088960407 : 1480364088 : 00123571

Mary Donnelly : Folksong Partners

Flexible Favorites for Unison and Part-Singing Fun! Folksongs are not only fun to sing, but teach multicultural heritage and provide a better understanding of music concepts with repetitive rhythms and melodies. So, what better way to introduce young singers to beginning part-singing than with folksongs! The popular writing team of Mary Donnelly and George Strid add their creative touch to twelve folksong favorites with this flexible collection that can be used throughout the elementary grades. The reproducible singer songsheets feature each folksong and its partner on separate pages for a variety of teaching options. Teach these folksong favorites in the lower grades. When singers are ready, teach the partner song, and you've added twelve more songs to their singing repertoire. For further challenge, partner them up for twelve more performance options! A helpful teaching sequence and extension activities are also included. Accompany your singers live with simple piano parts printed in the Teacher Edition, or use quality recordings on the Performance/Accompaniment CD, available separately or in the Classroom Kit. Fresh new originals partnered with these folksong favorites: Zum Gali Gali, A-Tisket A-Tasket, She'll Be Comin' Round the Mountain, Down the River, Here We Go Looby Loo, Mi Chacra, Shake the Papaya Down, The Crocodile, Look There Is the Steamer, Yankee Doodle, My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean, Shoo Fly Don't Bother Me. Suggested for grades 1-6.

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1112p | Showtrax CD | $49.95


Mary Donnelly : I Will Dream Of You, Doraji : Voicetrax CD : 888680973841 : 00319975

Mary Donnelly : I Will Dream Of You, Doraji

Combining the thematic elements of two popular Korean folk songs, Doraji has roots that date back to the 15th Century. With the included flute part, Donnelly and Strid have arranged Korean language melodies alongside English translations to beautiful and pensive effect!

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1181p | Voicetrax CD | $26.95


Mary Donnelly : Give a Little Love at Christmas : Voicetrax CD : 888680050542 : 00142784

Mary Donnelly : Give a Little Love at Christmas

Here is a light-hearted Christmas song with an important message, with love and laughter, you can make the world a better place. Well-crafted and easily learned, this 2-Part arrangement will enhance your holiday programs!

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2245p | Voicetrax CD | $26.95


Mary Donnelly : On This Merry Christmas Day : SSA : Voicetrax CD : 884088564315 : 08753112

Mary Donnelly : On This Merry Christmas Day

Celebrate Christmas with songs, bells and alleluias in this lilting original for SSA voices. With well-crafted vocal parts and layered harmonies, your treble ensemble will learn this quickly and sparkle in performance! Available separately: SSA, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:00.

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Voicing: SSA | 2285p | Voicetrax CD | $19.95


Mary Donnelly : Sing and Celebrate the Seasons : Unison : Choirtrax CD : 073999441574 : 08744157

Mary Donnelly : Sing and Celebrate the Seasons

Here's a resource you'll use time and again for all year long! Singable, worshipful songs for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and general worship services are included, along with optional narrative. Add the narration to create a 15-minute mini-musical or use as spoken introductions when performing the songs separately throughout the year. ChoirTrax CD includes a full performance of the primary voicing and an accompaniment only track

Songlist: We Gather Together, An Autumn Gathering, Come To The Manger, Easter Is A Promise, Great Big Wonderful World, Sing And Celebrate The Seasons, O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)

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Voicing: Unison | 2757b | Choirtrax CD | $44.95 | Companian Songbook Available


Mary Donnelly : Our Song of Peace : Voicetrax CD : 884088220006 : 08552056

Mary Donnelly : Our Song of Peace

Based on the traditional Israeli round with original music, this simple arrangement lends itself to many performance options. Choirs may sing it in Hebrew or English, and in two or three parts. Easily adaptable to any sized choir. Good for the beginning of the year, or any peace themed concert. Available separately: 3-Part Any Combination, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:05.

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4530p | Voicetrax CD | $24.95


Mary Donnelly : Eight Days and Nights : Voicetrax CD : 884088545109 : 08552298

Mary Donnelly : Eight Days and Nights

Here's a rollicking, minor-key Hanukkah piece that will give you everything you need for an exuberant musical celebration of the festival of lights. An excellent teaching piece, it is guaranteed to fill your singers and audience with holiday spirit! Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:15.

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4574p | Voicetrax CD | $26.95


Mary Donnelly : In This Moment : Voicetrax CD : 884088625474 : 08552366

Mary Donnelly : In This Moment

Set in a gentle pop/rock style, this accessible piece reflects the culmination of an important time of life, like the end of the school year, graduation, or a time of transition or change. Building to a full chorus, the positive message of the text encourages us to enjoy and celebrate this time and to look how far we have come, while facing the future with courage, hope and anticipation. The soaring descant in Part I builds to a wonderful finale! Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:50.

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4586p | Voicetrax CD | $19.95


Mary Donnelly : Come Along with Me : Showtrax CD : 884088061807 : 08564254

Mary Donnelly : Come Along with Me

Say goodbye to your troubles and sail away with the sun and this cheerful original. Easy and well-crafted harmonies make learning this a snap!Available separately: 3-Part Mixed and 2-Part. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time: Approx. 2:15

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4628p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Mary Donnelly : Shika Njia Nyota (Follow the Star) : Showtrax CD : 073999340235 : 08744409

Mary Donnelly : Shika Njia Nyota (Follow the Star)

Come follow the star with this new original composition. The repeated Swahili phrase allows for quick teaching. Sure to be a favorite in any program! Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:10.

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5092p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Mary Donnelly : We Wish You a Happy Holiday : Showtrax CD : 884088309244 : 08749568

Mary Donnelly : We Wish You a Happy Holiday

Celebrate all the December holidays: Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa and the New Year with this lilting partner song incorporating We Wish You a Merry Christmas. This will be a cheerful and easily learned pairing that will leave everyone with a warm holiday glow! Available separately: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:00.

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5127p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Mary Donnelly : On This Joyous Christmas Morning : Showtrax CD : 884088471477 : 08750944

Mary Donnelly : On This Joyous Christmas Morning

Let the joy of Christmas fill your heart in this well-crafted original that's perfect for younger ensembles. An excellent selection for building choral reading and performance skills, it will be a fine addition to December concerts. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:50.

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5136p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Mary Donnelly : There's Christmas in the Air : Showtrax CD : 884088548704 : 08752694

Mary Donnelly : There's Christmas in the Air

Greet the holidays with this happy original! This flexible selection offers optional scat singing, kazoos and a secular text - great for all your holiday performances! Available separately: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: 2:10.

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5146p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Mary Donnelly : Stars : 2-Part : Voicetrax CD : 888680085056 : 00150961

Mary Donnelly : Stars

This reflective poetry by Sara Teasdale forms the lyric framework for this lovely 2-Part setting. Ideal for encouraging a light head voice tone, phrasing and dynamic contrast in young choirs.

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Voicing: 2-Part | 5340p | Voicetrax CD | $22.95


Mary Donnelly : Singin' My Song : Showtrax CD : 884088134037 : 08564266

Mary Donnelly : Singin' My Song

Everyone will be singin' along with this happy, carefree song! An excellent accessible selection for younger choirs, this swing-style original makes a great concert showcase. ShowTrax CD available. Performance Time: Approx. 2:20.

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5412p | Showtrax CD | $22.95


Mary Donnelly : Jambo, Rafiki : Showtrax CD : 884088281281 : 08564285

Mary Donnelly : Jambo, Rafiki

A light and upbeat original centered on the Swahili phrase Jambo, rafiki which means hello, friend, this is a great selection to use at the beginning of the year, or for a friendship-themed concert. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:00.

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5416p | Showtrax CD | $24.95


Mary Donnelly : It's a Jungle Out There (Musical) : Showtrax CD : 073999148022 : 09970799

Mary Donnelly : It's a Jungle Out There (Musical)

King Leo is a victim of the corporate jungle! He has money, power, and fame, but he still has not found happiness. His trusty servants, Spot and Stripes, ever loyal to the King, begin a quest for the key to happiness. Do the monkeys have the answer? Or maybe the hyenas? Perhaps the secret lies with the elephants. Who knows? This heart-warming musical play will help your students see that the true meaning of happiness is not money, power and fame, but treasured friendships and life's simple pleasures. It's a Jungle Out There features six unison songs and easy-to-learn dialog. Performance Time: 20 minutes. For Grades K-4.

Songlist: It's A Jungle Out There, King Of The Jungle,The, Party Animals (Donnelly M), Goin' Bananas (Donnelly M), Everything Is Funny To Me, Good Friends (Donnelly M)

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5638p | Showtrax CD | $39.95


Mary Donnelly : The Return of the Glass Slipper (Musical) : Showtrax CD : 073999702965 : 09970296

Mary Donnelly : The Return of the Glass Slipper (Musical)

Discover the magic and wonder of wishes come true in this fairytale favorite when Cinderella meets her Prince Charming! This enchanting story is retold through in a way that is particularly appealing to upper elementary and middle schoold performers. 55 minutes in length, the eight original songs include: It's a World of Make Believe, Gotta Get Away, On My Own, This Generation, Lovely, Just Believe, Try on the Shoe, Finale.

Songlist: Gotta Get Away, Finale, It's A World Of Make Believe, Just Believe, Just Believe Waltz, Lovely, On My Own, This Generation, Try On The Shoe

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7630p | Showtrax CD | $59.95


Mary Donnelly : Gonna Sing My Song : Showtrax CD : 888680047306 : 00142081

Mary Donnelly : Gonna Sing My Song

An energetic opener or closer for young choirs. The catchy melody and inspirational text reinforces why we sing - something all people need to be reminded of! Sure to be a choir favorite.

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7736p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Mary Donnelly : I'm on My Way : Showtrax CD : 888680547219 : 00155368

Mary Donnelly : I'm on My Way

Your choir will enjoy this cheerful original that sings of following the sun and making dreams come true. A fine selection for spring concerts, it will be easily learned and an excellent showcase of choral skills you have developed over the year.

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7747p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Mary Donnelly : Yellow Ribbon, Red Bandana : Showtrax CD : 888680639891 : 1495072975 : 35031188

Mary Donnelly : Yellow Ribbon, Red Bandana

What a fun folk song selection! This lively and novel arrangement uses an original song along with two American gems culminating as a partner song to make any cowboy proud. Add a fiddle, a few hand claps or movement and top it off with hats or yellow scarves and you've got teaching excitement that's a performance standout!

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7861p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Mary Donnelly : Sing a Madrigal Melody - Parts CD : Voicetrax CD : 884088612771 : 08552362

Mary Donnelly : Sing a Madrigal Melody - Parts CD

Here is a playful contemporary madrigal for younger mixed choirs that will be great for concerts and festivals at any time of year. Set in a buoyant 3/4, the strophic text will be easy to learn and provide a successful first a cappella experience for beginning singers.

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7888p | Voicetrax CD | $19.95 | A Cappella


Mary Donnelly : For This Is Christmas Day : Voicetrax CD : 888680650261 : 00199597

Mary Donnelly : For This Is Christmas Day

Celebrate the Christmas season with this lilting original that will showcase your young singers at their best! With attention to the vocal needs of changing voices, well-crafted melodies and harmonies and a supportive accompaniment, this is an ideal selection for holiday programming!

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8273p | Voicetrax CD | $26.95


Mary Donnelly : Hear Those Holiday Bells! : Showtrax CD : 884088471491 : 08750946

Mary Donnelly : Hear Those Holiday Bells!

Celebrate the joyful pealing of the Christmas bells in this easily-learned 2-Part piece that almost sings itself! Back and forth echo phrases, snippets of traditional carol melodies all over a cheerful accompaniment will put everyone in the holiday spirit! Available separately: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:15.

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8392p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Mary Donnelly : The Christmas Tree : Showtrax CD : 884088605216 : 08753914

Mary Donnelly : The Christmas Tree

Your young singers will sparkle like the lights on the tree with this charming and easily-learned partner song with O Christmas Tree. Delightful lyrics describing ornaments, garland and fragrant pine branches combine with the traditional carol for a perfect holiday showcase. Available separately: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:00.

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8394p | Showtrax CD | $26.95


Mary Donnelly : Sunset (The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky) : Voicetrax CD : 888680792480 : 00283379

Mary Donnelly : Sunset (The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky)

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8452p | Voicetrax CD | $26.95


Mary Donnelly : Fall Festival : Performance Kit : 884088351076 : 1423470796 : 09971279

Mary Donnelly : Fall Festival

Celebrate falling leaves, marching bands, harvest, patriotism and the message of Veterans Day with this creative program resource packed with materials and suggestions to customize your own show and involve students in the process of putting on a show! Perfect to perform in late October or November, this program package has it all - piano/vocal arrangements, reproducible vocal lines and connecting narration, highlighted teaching concepts and tips, specialty dances, costuming and staging tips, and optional instrument parts. There are also suggestions for related activities to extend across the curriculum for learning that lasts! There are special graded songs for K-1, 2-3 and 4-6, but you may use any of the songs for any grade level depending on your singers' abilities. The whole program is approximately 30 minutes in length. If you want a longer program, include songs your students have learned in music class; or if a shorter program suits your needs, cut some of the songs. It's your show! Recorded CD accompaniments are also available separately, or can be purchased with the Teacher Edition in the dollar-saving Classroom Kit. Available separately: Teacher Edition, Accompaniment CD, Classroom Kit (Teacher and Accompaniment CD). Duration: ca. 30 minutes. Suggested for grades K-6.

Songlist: Yankee Doodle, Autumn Days Are Here, Harvest Hoedown, Here Comes The Band, Sousa Kazoo Review, This Is My Home, You Are The Heroes, Patriotic Finale

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20820b | Performance Kit | $34.95


Mary Donnelly and George L. O. Strid : Makin' Music on the Erie Canal : Showtrax CD : 038081531069  : 00-46531

Mary Donnelly and George L. O. Strid : Makin' Music on the Erie Canal

Here's a partner song arrangement of the favorite American folk tune that teaches some history and culture as well! The creative countermelody imitates sounds of musical instruments, which many Erie Canal passengers played to pass the time on their long journey through the locks. Educational and enjoyable!

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9915p | Showtrax CD | $27.95


Mary Donnelly and George L.O. Strid : Amigo Grande : Showtrax CD : 884088457006 : 08564292

Mary Donnelly and George L.O. Strid : Amigo Grande

Available separately: 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:00.

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5025p | Showtrax CD | $26.95

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