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Philip Stopford

Philip has been composing choral music since 1996, mainly for the choirs he was directing. At Oxford, the Keble Missa Brevis was composed for the College Choir and premiered at the service of Corporate Communion in the Chapel followed by formal dinner with visitors from the Keble Parishes. Jesus Christ the Apple Tree and the Keble Canticles (first performed in York Minster) were also written for the College Choir, and the Hymn to the Creator for the final service of Chaplain John Davies.

At Chester Cathedral, Philip composed God be in my head (2000) and A child is born in Bethlehem for the Cathedral Nave Choir. If ye love me and The King of love my shepherd is were composed for the main Cathedral Choir. During this time, Philip also composed the Te Deum (for choir and orchestra) for the Leighton Buzzard Festival Singers 50th Anniversary Concert. The wedding anthem Come down O love divine was written for Hazel and Geoff, associated with Chester Cathedral.

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Music of Philip Stopford

Philip Stopford : Choral Works : SATB divisi : Sheet Music

Philip Stopford : Choral Works

In 'For The Beauty of the Earth,' such beautiful words deserve to be set to equally beautiful music, and here the textures unfold and the piece blossoms from bar one to the end. Starting in two parts and organically growing to seven, the music is designed to lift the hearts of all that perform and hear it. A new work for a new day. Famously set to music by Thomas Tallis, and taking words from the gospel of John, 'If Ye Love Me' is a fresh attempt at this famous passage of scripture. Rich harmonies will resonate in your performance space, enveloping your listeners with a tapestry of sound. The famous text of 'Tomorrow Will Be My Dancing Day' receives a madrigal-like setting with vibrant mixed meters and colorful vocal textures. Excellent for chamber groups and a cappella programs, this fascinating and rewarding work will surely delight! A new and simple arrangement of the famous prayer"God Be in My Head" joins the existing repertoire with rich harmony and strong melodic line. "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day" - soft, expressive and thought provoking phrasing shape this lovely setting for unaccompanied voices. With an interesting use of the 5/8 time signature, the melody flows endlessly and effortlessly.

Songlist: Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day, If Ye Love Me, For the Beauty of the Earth, Jesus Christ, The Apple Tree, God Be In My Head

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 9386b | Sheet Music | $8.95 | A Cappella


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A Christmas Blessing : SATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08750096 : 884088365677

Philip Stopford : A Christmas Blessing

A lilting Christmas benediction that will fill every heart with the joy of the season! Displaying the exquisite choral style of Philip Stopford, this work is ideal for both concert and worship. Available separately: SATB, SSA. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750096


A Christmas Blessing : SSA : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08750097 : 884088365684

Philip Stopford : A Christmas Blessing

A lilting Christmas benediction that will fill every heart with the joy of the season! Displaying the exquisite choral style of Philip Stopford, this work is ideal for both concert and worship. Available separately: SATB, SSA. Duration: ca. 2:30.

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750097


A Mother's Prayer : SATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08748831 : 884088241285

Philip Stopford : A Mother's Prayer

The saplings grow through summer from spring. My love gave them roots and now gives them wings. The warm text enhances the beautiful music of this touching anthem that is a wonderful choice for Mothers Day and other special tributes. Available separately: SATB, SSA. Duration: ca. 1:25

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748831


A Mother's Prayer : 2-Part : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08748832 : 884088241292

Philip Stopford : A Mother's Prayer

The saplings grow through summer from spring. My love gave them roots and now gives them wings. The warm text enhances the beautiful music of this touching anthem that is a wonderful choice for Mothers Day and other special tributes. Available separately: SATB, SSA. Duration: ca. 1:25

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748832


All Things Bright and Beautiful : SATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08750074 : 884088364540

Philip Stopford : All Things Bright and Beautiful

The famous English hymn celebrates the wonders of nature and God's blessings, and this flowing setting by Philip Stopford perfectly portrays the gentle spirit of the text. Available separately: SATB, SA. Duration: ca. 2:35.

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750074


All Things Bright and Beautiful : SA : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08750075 : 884088364557

Philip Stopford : All Things Bright and Beautiful

The famous English hymn celebrates the wonders of nature and God's blessings, and this flowing setting by Philip Stopford perfectly portrays the gentle spirit of the text. Available separately: SATB, SA. Duration: ca. 2:35.

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750075


Ave Maria : SSATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08552335 : 884088557645

Philip Stopford : Ave Maria

A lyrical setting with superb, flowing melodic lines, this simple and classic work will enhance the sound and performance of any choir and uplift every listener!

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552335


Ave Verum : SATB divisi : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08751310 : 884088483104

Philip Stopford : Ave Verum

Stopford's Ave Verum is scored for SATB divisi a cappella, but is simple and effective. With sustained and powerfully intense harmony, this motet is beautifully crafted and measured. Duration: ca. 3:30.

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08751310


Be Thou My Vision : SATB : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08749799 : 884088327002

Philip Stopford : Be Thou My Vision

This timeless hymn is presented here in this masterfully crafted arrangement by Philip Stopford. Dynamic and color contrasts make it a pleasure to sing and hear. The flute obbligato adds a special color and flair to the performance. Duration: ca. 4:35.

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749799


Born In a Stable : SATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 00124194 : 884088964528

Philip Stopford : Born In a Stable

With a sweet melody, gentle rocking feel and luscious harmony, this simple carol is a pure delight for Christmas services and concerts. Wonderfully accessible for school, church, community and professional choirs!

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00124194


Ding Dong Merrily on High : SSAATTBB : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 00123661 : 884088961190

Philip Stopford : Ding Dong Merrily on High

Written for double chorus, this is nevertheless an accessible setting for mixed choirs of the popular carol with fresh and interesting choral textures. Infused with colorful and playful elements, it is ideal for high school, community choirs and churches. Your audience will be filled with seasonal spirit!

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00123661


For the Beauty of the Earth : SSAATTBB : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08745639 : 884088080297

Philip Stopford : For the Beauty of the Earth

Such beautiful words deserve to be set to equally beautiful music, and here the textures unfold and the piece blossoms from bar one to the end. Starting in two parts and organically growing to seven, the music is designed to lift the hearts of all that perform and hear it. A new work for a new day.

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745639


For the Beauty of the Earth : SSA : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08747488 : 884088207571

Philip Stopford : For the Beauty of the Earth

Such beautiful words deserve to be set to equally beautiful music, and here the textures unfold and the piece blossoms from bar one to the end. The music is designed to lift the hearts of all who perform and hear it. A new work for a new day.Available separately: SAATTBB a cappella and SSA accompanied. Duration: ca. 3:50

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747488


Gloria : SATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08748833 : 884088241308

Philip Stopford : Gloria

Featuring invigorating vocal lines and a brilliant keyboard accompaniment, this exuberant work will be a welcome addition to any festival program! Easily learned and dramatic in performance, it is ideal for both concert and worship. Available: SATB. Duration: ca: 3:00.

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748833


I Saw Three Ships : SATB : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08752943 : 884088557652

Philip Stopford : I Saw Three Ships

A brilliant and spirited a cappella setting of the traditional Celtic carol for mixed voices and flute that will be tremendously fun to sing and a joyful addition to Christmas programs of all types.

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08752943


I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes : SATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 00124752 : 884088984199

Philip Stopford : I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes

This setting of the famous Psalm 121 text is gentle, thoughtful and tuneful, and is a beautiful anthem at a service, a concert, or for a special occasion. Rich sonorities and lovely arched phrases make it a joy to sing!

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00124752


If Ye Love Me : SATB divisi : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08745638 : 884088080280

Philip Stopford : If Ye Love Me

Famously set to music by Thomas Tallis, and taking words from the gospel of John, If Ye Love Me is a fresh attempt at this famous passage of scripture. Rich harmonies will resonate in your performance space, enveloping your listeners with a tapestry of sound.

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745638


Irish Blessing : SSA : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 00153649 : 888680096786

Philip Stopford : Irish Blessing

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00153649


Irish Blessing : SATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08748830 : 884088241278

Philip Stopford : Irish Blessing

The treasured May the road rise to meet you text is warmly set for mixed voices and piano (or organ) by Belfast Cathedral composer Philip Stopford. A perfect concert or service benediction! Duration: ca. 2:15.

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08748830


Jesus Christ, The Apple Tree : SSATB : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08746924 : 884088138974

Philip Stopford : Jesus Christ, The Apple Tree

Soft, expressive and thought provoking phrasing shape this lovely setting for unaccompanied voices. With an interesting use of the 5/8 time signature, the melody flows endlessly and effortlessly.

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08746924


Jubilate : SATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08754144 : 884088628734

Philip Stopford : Jubilate

This setting of Psalm 100 absolutely sparkles with joy! With a buoyant feeling of one throughout, the English choral tradition is clearly evident as the music vividly portrays the text whether declamatory or lyrical. Written for organ, the colorful accompaniment is easily adaptable to piano.

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754144


Love Came Down at Christmas : SATB : Philip Stopford : Christina Rossetti : Sheet Music : 00114535 : 884088874933

Philip Stopford : Love Came Down at Christmas

With the voices singing love, love... the music descends on the listener as if from above, just as the Christ Child was born on earth as the ultimate gift of love. This gentle short work for unaccompanied voices uses the treasured Christina Rossetti text.

Arranger: Philip Stopford | Composer: Christina Rossetti

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114535


Lully, Lulla, Lullay : SATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08752944 : 884088557669

Philip Stopford : Lully, Lulla, Lullay

The words from the 15th century are newly composed into a lilting carol-anthem of great simplicity, and in just four parts. An optional fifth part enters towards the end with a glorious descant. This is a gem, and you will love it!

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08752944


Morning Has Broken : SATB : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08754496 : 884088643478

Philip Stopford : Morning Has Broken

Written for the choir at St Anne's Cathedral, Belfast, this familiar Gaelic melody, sung by soprano voices, is accompanied by alto, tenor, and bass voices along with a flowing flute part. Overlapping vocal parts and flute interjections allow for a blossoming choral texture.

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754496


O Be Joyful : SATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 00123663 : 884088961213

Philip Stopford : O Be Joyful

The Psalm 100 text sparkles with radiance in this brilliant setting featuring buoyant vocals and soaring phrases over the lively organ accompaniment. Ideal for performances in churches or other resonant performance spaces, this is a marvelous and accessible opener!

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00123663


O Be Joyful : SSA : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 00124648 : 884088983796

Philip Stopford : O Be Joyful

The Psalm 100 text sparkles with radiance in this brilliant setting featuring buoyant vocals and soaring phrases over the lively organ accompaniment. Ideal for performances in churches or other resonant performance spaces, this is a marvelous and accessible opener!

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00124648


Once in Royal David's City : SATB divisi : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08754491 : 884088643386

Philip Stopford : Once in Royal David's City

Traditionally used as the opening hymn for the service of Nine Lessons and Carols, this a cappella setting opens with the traditional treble solo, followed by 4-part treble, then mixed and finally a fully voiced and glorious concluding verse with descant.

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754491


Rejoice, Rejoice : SATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08749828 : 884088327842

Philip Stopford : Rejoice, Rejoice

A celebration of Christmas joy, this exciting work features bright rhythms, unexpected sequences and joyful tunes. For SATB and Organ. Duration: ca. 3:00.

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749828


Silent Night : SATB : Philip Stopford : Franz Xaver Gruber : Sheet Music : 08747035 : 884088144555

Philip Stopford : Silent Night

This lovely and lyrical carol setting will create a peaceful and reflective moment in your concert. With flute (part included) and organ. Performance Time: Approx. 4:30

Arranger: Philip Stopford | Composer: Franz Xaver Gruber

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747035


Singing to Share with the World : 2-Part : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 00153648 : 888680096755

Philip Stopford : Singing to Share with the World

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00153648


Stabat Mater : Unison : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 00114536 : 884088875008

Philip Stopford : Stabat Mater

Originally written as a solo work, this unison setting for treble voices and organ depicts Mary standing at the foot of the cross. In the music, the falling phrases represent Mary's weeping - and the rising phrases, her grief and great sadness of heart.

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114536


Sussex Carol : SATB : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08746957 : 884088139674

Philip Stopford : Sussex Carol

This unaccompanied arrangement is ideal for caroling and other venues where no keyboard is available. It is in a part song style with varying choral textures during verses and linking passages between. The last verse culminates in a fabulous full choir section with an uplifting ending. Performance Time: Approx. 2:20Available separately: SATB a cappella.

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08746957


The Lord Bless You and Keep You : SSATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08754490 : 884088643379

Philip Stopford : The Lord Bless You and Keep You

An absolutely stunning setting of the familiar blessing! The purity of the vocal lines transition seamlessly through several key centers, building to a soaring high point before gently receding to the quiet and peaceful amen.

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SSATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754490


The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy : SATB : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 35027878 : 884088565558

Philip Stopford : The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy

Uses: Christmas, Concert Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25 This West Indies Christmas carol is often arranged, but this new treatment is touched by the special artistry of Philip Stopford. Celebratory in spirit and enjoyable to sing, this adaptation is sure to be a favorite with choirs and audiences alike. Great for high school choirs, college, church, or even community choruses, this cheerful carol is easy to program and would make a great closer for your holiday program.

Arranger: Philip Stopford | Country: Caribbean

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35027878


Three Sacred Miniatures : SATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 35027877 : 884088565541

Philip Stopford : Three Sacred Miniatures

Uses: Christmas, Christmas Eve, Epiphany Scripture: I Kings 8:57; John 3:16; Luke 11:2 Reverberating with subtle nuance, this artful set of breathtaking sacred texts is essential repertoire for the a cappella choir. Like a delicate watercolor of sounds these pieces offer a study in tonal purity and harmonic clarity. The set includes: God Be in My Head, God So Loved the World, and The Lord's Prayer.

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35027877


Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day : SATB divisi : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08745640 : 884088080303

Philip Stopford : Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day

This famous text receives a madrigal-like setting with vibrant mixed meters and colorful vocal textures. Excellent for chamber groups and a cappella programs, this fascinating and rewarding work will surely delight!

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745640


We Three Kings : SATB : Philip Stopford : Jonathan Larson : Rent : Sheet Music : 08746923 : 884088138967

Philip Stopford : We Three Kings

Scored for SATB and organ, this is a beautiful and intense musical description of the journey of the Magi to the stable in Bethlehem. The opening suggests a long, tedious camel ride following the star and builds through to a glorious finale.Available separately: SATB. Performance Time: Approx. 3:30.

Arranger: Philip Stopford | Composer: Jonathan Larson | Lyricist: Jonathan Larson | Musical: Rent

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08746923


Wexford Carol : SATB divisi : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 08754492 : 884088643423

Philip Stopford : Wexford Carol

With music that flows steadily, the utterly beautiful Irish melody is adorned with simple and unobtrusive harmonies that enhance the true essence of the song as it unfolds through multiple verses in this setting for a cappella mixed voices.

Arranger: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754492


What Sweeter Music : SATB : Philip Stopford : Philip Stopford : Sheet Music : 00124755 : 884088984229

Philip Stopford : What Sweeter Music

A lovely setting of the Robert Herrick poem will showcase the sound and expressiveness of your mixed chorus in Christmas concerts or any time of year. An excellent concert theme or opener.

Composer: Philip Stopford

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00124755

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