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  Choral Music •  SSA • Series 2000    
     

 
            
Chorus Angelicus - Paul Halley's Children's Choir from Torrington, Connecticut

 
   

All works composed or arranged by Paul Halley.
Titles are in alphabetical order by voicing/accompaniment e.g. choral/piano, choral/organ, choral unaccompanied.


Click on the song title to go inside and find shopping cart links and information such as texts, reviews, recordings, etc.

Our choral music is now offered as digital downloads in licensed reprint bundles (NO DEALERS, please) or as custom print orders (Choral Series 2000 only, minimum 40 scores, takes two weeks and ships to USA physical addresses only) if you have a large choir or simply prefer printed octavos.  Please note that we no longer inventory any stock of any scores whatsoever.

IMPORTANT: When placing an order for custom print orders of choral scores (Choral Series 2000 only), please observe the required minimum of 40 scores or your order will not be processed. IF YOU REQUEST LESS THAN THE STATED MINIMUM, YOUR ORDER WILL NOT BE PROCESSED AND WE WILL RETAIN A $5.00 FEE WHEN PROCESSING YOUR REFUND.

Please note that Full Scores with Instrumental Parts require the purchase of a choral digital download bundle for 24 reprints or a minimum of 40 scores on custom print orders. If you have already purchased at some previous time the requisite choral scores, either digitally or published, please let us know that in the 'Comments' section at check-out - approximately when and from whom you made the choral purchase - so we won't question your purchase of a Full Score and Parts. This is an honor system.
 

 
    Bookmarks on this page:
SSA and Piano • A - Z    and   SSA and Organ • A - Z   

Choral compositions appropriate to Christmas are indicated. A complete list of Christmas pieces , including hymn arrangements and descants, may be found on our Christmas choral sheet music page - click here for CHRISTMAS.
 
   


SSA and Piano A - Z

A Christmas Peace
PEL2030SATB

3’00”

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PEL2030SSA SATB or SSA and piano, optional organ or strings
A lyrical and poignant arrangement combining ‘America The Beautiful’ with ‘Silent Night’ created in memory of September 11, 2001. A beautiful conclusion to any American Christmas program.
Christmas
Instrumental Part: Organ
Full Score and String Parts


Level: Moderate
PEL1000 Single Track CD

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Ballad of Hiram Hover, The

4’00”

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PEL2036SSA

SSA and piano, optional organ

 

Commissioned by Carol Magowan for Chorus Angelicus, Paul Halley, director. A lighthearted setting of James Bayard Taylor’s delightful poem which follows the romance of a young fur trader and his finicky, posy-gathering girlfriend in a spoof of 19th century New England culture and the long, nearly unpronounceable, Native American place names that abound in that region.  
                   

 

Instrumental Part:
Optional Organ

Level: Easy
Not yet recorded

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Freedom Trilogy
PEL2004SSA

8’00”

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PEL2004SATB

SSA or SATB and piano, optional bass, percussion, organ, or orchestra                           

 

An inspiring and exciting arrangement that has become an international festival favorite.  “’Trilogy’ here refers not to the individual tunes that are so magically blended, first sequentially and then simultaneously, but rather to the three sonic worlds that the tunes represent: Gregorian chant yields to the sounds of Africa before both are gloriously embraced by ‘Amazing Grace’. Halley’s vision of a world without boundaries is powerfully conveyed in a work that will continue to delight, inspire, and amaze after many repeated auditions.”  – Jennifer Kolmes, The American Organist Magazine

 

 

Full Score & Instrumental Parts Pkg: (includes percussion)

Level: Easy to Moderate
CD Sound Over All Waters

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Grey Selchie, The

5’00”

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PEL2010SSA

SSA and piano, optional organ


 


A haunting and very atmospheric arrangement of this traditional Scottish folksong which tells the tragic legend of the grey selchie (a man upon the land, a seal in the sea) and his beloved little son.
 

 

Instrumental Part: Optional Organ

Level: Moderate
CD Untraveled Worlds

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Hold To God’s Unchangin’ Hand        

4’00”

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PEL2028SSA
PEL2028SATB

SATB with vocal solo and piano, optional bass, percussion

 

A hip, jazzy arrangement of a gospel classic.  “This music is wonderful.  It’s about time for some new flavors for the gospel genre.”  – Eliot Wadopian, bassist
 

 

Instrumental Part: Bass/Guitar            

Level: Moderate
CD Sound Over All Waters

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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How Can I Keep From Singing? 

3’00”

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PEL2034SSA

SSA and piano, trumpet, organ or strings

 
 

The beautiful Shaker hymn is given a very American sound here in the simple, clean harmonies Halley uses to echo the meaning of the text. The use of antiphonal voices throughout furthers the plaintive quality of the song.
 

 
 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Trumpet and Organ

Full Score with Trumpet
and String Parts

Level: Easy
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Laudate Dominum
PEL2048SSA

3’30”

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PEL2048SATB

SSA or SATB and piano, optional bass, percussion, organ                                   

 
 

“O Praise the Lord” - the text of Psalm 150 is set to a melody from Northern Brazil giving the work a lively, rhythmic feel.  True to the exhortation to “praise with the sound of trumpet, harp, cymbals, and dance”, this piece really dances!  “Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Hallelujah!”
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Bass/Guitar and Organ

Optional Parts Pkg:
Soprano Sax and Cello

Level: Easy
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Les Petits Troubadours de Dieu

9’00”

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PEL2082SSA

SSA and piano, optional SATB ending, optional bass, percussion, organ, soprano sax, cello                                      


 

Commissioned by the Ottawa Choral Society, Brian Law, director. Primarily a setting for treble choir, “The Little Troubadours of God” includes an optional SATB ending.  The text from the Prayer of St. Francis and several of the psalms gives clear and joyous voice to a musical praising of God’s creation, in the spirit and style of St. Francis himself.
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Bass/Guitar, Organ, Cello, Sax, Oboe, English Horn

Level: Moderate
CD Voices of Light

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Lord of All Hopefulness  

2’30”

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PEL2008SSA

SSA and piano or organ


 

A simple, canonic arrangement of this lovely Irish melody and a rippling piano (or organ) accompaniment express the bliss, hope, and joy of Jan Struther’s text.                                                                             


 

 

Level: Easy
CD Voices of Light

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Rock-A My Soul  

2’00”

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PEL2035SSA

SSA and piano

 

An up-tempo rendition of this classic spiritual, with a contemporary, jazzy freshness.                                                                             


 

 

Level: Easy
CD Voices of Light

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Seeds of Love, The
from ‘Love Songs for Springtime’

5’00”

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VG440SSAA

SSAA and piano or brass

 

Although created as part of the SATB song-cycle “Love Songs for Springtime”, this composition is for treble voices alone.  Interpreting the nature of love through the flowers of the garden, this work appeals in a plaintive and simple arrangement of melody stated and restated in a four-part canon.   
                                                

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Brass Quintet

Level: Moderate
Not yet recorded

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Song For Canada
(Un Chant Canadien)
 

4’00”   

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PEL2083 SSA
PEL2083 SATB

SSA or SATB with vocal descant and piano

 
New
Pelagos
Imprint

Commissioned for 1989 Canada Day Celebrations and performed annually on Parliament Hill, this work extols the beauties of Canada’s landscape and the cultural richness of its people.  
 

 

Save 15% on licensed digital downloads of this title when you enter coupon code CANADA_150 at checkout.            

Level: Easy
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Song of Wandering Aengus, The

3’30”

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PEL2011SSA

SSA and piano with optional organ


 

W.B.Yeats’ beautiful poem “The Golden Apples of the Sun” and a traditional Irish melody form the basis of this lyrical arrangement.  Halley has surrounded the melody with lush harmonies to give a very magical and romantic feel to this lovely folk song.                                                                                                    

 

Instrumental Part:
Optional Organ

Level: Easy
CD Untraveled Worlds

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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United In Song
PEL2023SSA

4’30”

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PEL2023SATB
with Treble

SSA or SATB (opt. treble choir) and piano duet, optional bass and organ, or orchestra                    

 

Commissioned by Arts Bureau for the Continents for the International Millennium Unisong Festival, Paul Halley’s words and music express the unity of people everywhere through music and song. In English with French translation.

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Bass/Guitar and Organ

Full Orchestral Score & Parts

Level: Easy
(Keyboard version -
CD Triptych)

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Untraveled Worlds
PEL2025SSA

6’00”

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PEL2025SATB

SSA or SATB and piano, violin, optional bass, percussion, organ                                

 
 

Commissioned by Collegium Musicum of Taft School, Bruce Fifer, director, this piece has become a prominent festival work. With excerpts from Tennyson’s “Ulysses”, this is a dramatic and heroic setting for an inspiring text with music that is innovative, affirmative and accessible.  “The sound of the full chorus just wraps around you like angel wings and lifts one’s spirits to a higher level.”
– Bonnie Beth Derby, Producer/host “Choral Traditions” WCNY-FM
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Violin, Bass, Percussion, Organ

Level: Moderate
CD Untraveled Worlds

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Voices of Light 
PEL2005SSA

8’00”

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PEL2005SATB

SSA or SATB and piano, flute, optional organ                                                                     

 
 

Created for Chorus Angelicus, Paul Halley, director and the consummate flutist Rhonda Larson. Texts in Latin and English by Paul Halley. A musical expression of God as Light with ethereal harmonies and a dancing, intricate flute line. 
 

 

Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Flute and Organ

Level: Easy
CD Voices of Light

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order


SSA and Organ  ● A - Z

Agnus Dei (Winter’s Dream)
Companion to Sanctus & Benedictus

4’00”

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PEL2002SATB SATB or SSA and organ, soprano saxophone
PEL2002SSA Originally an instrumental work Inspired by the simplicity of winter, this is a serene, lyrical setting of the text with unusual harmonies and the unique ‘voice’ of soprano saxophone. 
 
  Instrumental Parts Pkg:
Soprano Sax or C-inst.

Level: Moderate
Not yet recorded

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Beannacht Leat, A Mhuire

2’30”

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PEL2054SSA SSA and organ

 
A Hymn to the Virgin sung in Irish to a traditional folk melody.  The Soprano 1 melody line floats above a background setting of treble voices, resulting in a new Celtic Christmas favorite.  Created by Paul Halley for Chorus Angelicus on its tour to Ireland 2004.                                                   
Christmas  

Level: Moderate
CD What Child Is This?

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God Be Merciful Unto Us (Psalm 67)    

3’30”

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PEL2021SSA SSA and organ, trumpet
 
 
Commissioned by Claire and Millard Pryor for their daughter’s wedding. A beautiful setting of this psalm for weddings or concerts, the soprano solo and light-filled harmonies of the other voices in this composition create a thrilling expression of God’s blessing and the rejoicing of all nations.
 
Instrumental Part: Trumpet

Level: Moderate
CD Untraveled Worlds

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Huron Carol  

3’00”

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PEL2084SSA SSA and organ, optional hand bells
Commissioned by the Ottawa Central Choir, Barbara Clark, director. The Native American (Huron) interpretation of Jesus birth and the 16th century French melody of this carol are placed in a setting of austerity and simple reverence. Optional hand bells further evoke the atmosphere of stark winter.
Christmas  

             Level: Moderate
CD Christmas Angelicus

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order

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Lord of All Hopefulness  

2’30”

Click title and see inside.

PEL2008SSA SSA and organ (or piano)

 
A simple, canon arrangement of this lovely Irish melody and a rippling piano (or organ) accompaniment express the bliss, hope, and joy of Jan Struther’s text.                                                                              
 
 
 

Level: Easy
CD Voices of Light

Available as Licensed Digital Download or Custom Print Order
  Choral Music •  SSA • Series 2000  
   
Choral SATB Series 2000 Liturgical Series 5000
Choral SSA Series 2000 Descants Series 6000
   
Solo Vocal Series 3000 Instrumental Series 7000
   
Keyboard Series 4000 Christmas Music