Carol Boyd Leon

choral music

Shipping for each different choral title ordered is just $4.50 regardless of quantity; whether you order 1, 10, or 100 octavos, your shipping will be just $4.50 total per title.

Virginia, Ever Enshrined - arranged by Sarah Brett England

Tugging at the heartstrings of Virginians young and old alike, Virginia, Ever Enshrined now has been arranged for school, community and professional choirs as a 12-page SATB octavo score as well as an 8-page 2-part treble octavo score.  Piano score is included as well as optional guitar chords. Click HERE for sample SATB page. Click HERE for sample SA page.

Virginia, Ever Enshrined – octavo for SATB choir  $3.00 each + shipping

Virginia Ever Enshrined – octavo for SATB choir  5 or more $2.00 each + shipping

Virginia, Ever Enshrined – octavo for two-part treble choir $3.00 each + shipping

Virginia Ever Enshrined – octavo for two-part treble choir 5 or more $2.00 each + shipping

Virginia Ever Enshrined Reproduction Certificate $10 + shipping This is only for young singers who will be singing from a songsheet.  Price includes one copy of piano/vocal/guitar sheet music plus certificate from composer permitting photocopying of songsheet for your own choir's use. (Lyrics are reprinted on page 8 which may be duplicated for your choir.)

Virginia, Ever Enshrined (pop version, sung by Doug Traxler)
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Virginia, Ever Enshrined (choral version performed at the College of William & Mary; this is not the same arrangement as in the published SATB octavo)
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Jewish choral arrangements appear below in alphabetical order:

  • Happy Hanukkah
  • Hashkiveinu
  • Hayom Harat Olam (pdf only)
  • Sea Chanty
  • Shalom Aleichem
  • Shalom Rav
  • Shehecheyanu
  • Yism'chu

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Happy Hanukkah - arranged by Sarah Brett England

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Watch Happy Hanukkah video HERE

A contemporary, upbeat song which wishes listeners a Happy Hanukkah, this piece was arranged to be accessible to all singers including students in school choirs, volunteer synagogue and community choirs, etc.  There is a 28-page SAB choral arrangement (with optional Bb trumpet), a 16-page two-part choral arrangement (shown as treble parts but could be performed by men and women), and a 12-page arrangement for unison choir or solo performance.  Piano score is included as well as optional guitar chords.  Unison arrangement includes a lyrics-only page for younger singers.  (Please note that sample audio is in a slightly lower key than choral arrangements.)  Click HERE for sample SAB page. Click HERE for sample 2-part page.

Also available is a CD which includes a studio performance track (accompaniment-only track).

Happy Hanukkah – octavo for unison choir or solo performance $3.00 each + shipping

Happy Hanukkah – octavo for unison choir or solo performance 5 or more $2.00 each + shipping

Happy Hanukkah – octavo for 2-part choir $3.00 each + shipping

Happy Hanukkah – octavo for 2-part choir 5 or more $2.00 each + shipping

Happy Hanukkah – octavo for SAB choir (with opt. trumpet) $4.00 each + shipping

Happy Hanukkah – octavo for SAB choir (with opt. trumpet) 5 or more $2.25 each + shipping

Happy Hanukkah Reproduction Certificate $10.00 + shipping
This is only for young singers who will be singing from a songsheet.  Price includes one copy of unison choral arrangement plus certificate from composer permitting photocopying of songsheet for your own choir's use

Happy Hanukkah Reproduction Certificate $10.00 + shipping
This is for younger singers who will be singing from a songsheet.  Price includes one copy of piano/vocal score (as the melody is played by the piano to help for very young choirs) plus certificate from composer permitting photocopying of songsheet for your own choir's use

Happy Hanukkah CD with performance track (in choral key) $8 + shipping ($2.00 per order + $1.00 per CD)

Happy Hanukkah performance track download (in choral key)

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Hashkiveinu - arranged by Nan Reiner
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This especially soothing rendition of Hashkiveinu, included in A Healing Service In Song DVD, is appropriate in both worship and concert settings. Congregations will be able to easily sing along with the melody. Unison version appears in Voices in Prayer songbook. Choral version is arranged for mixed choir (SAB) and chorded for improvised guitar or keyboard accompaniment.  This is a 6-page octavo.  Click HERE for sample page.

Hashkiveinu $3.00 each + shipping

Hashkiveinu 5 or more $2.00 each + shipping

Hashkiveinu Reproduction Certificate $10.00 + shipping
Price includes one copy of arrangement plus certificate from composer permitting photocopying for your own choir's use.  This is a 6-page octavo.

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NEW!  Hayom Harat Olam - arranged by Carol Boyd Leon
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This stirring High Holy Day choral arrangement opens with a melody line designed to replicate the sound of the shofar. Easily performed by just a handful of adult singers and especially effective sung by a large volunteer choir, Hayom Harat Olam can be learned quite quickly.  Perhaps you'd like your choir to perform this at one service and then have the congregation sing the all-unison version (included in the Voices In Prayer songbook) at the next.  Both the choral version, which is arranged for mixed choir (SAB), and the 1-page congregational sheet music are chorded for improvised guitar or keyboard accompaniment.  The choral arrangement is a 4-page, 8.5 x 11-inch score (not a preprinted octavo) which is available for purchase as a download.  The $8 purchase entitles you to make as many as 10 copies for your singers.  Please purchase this twice ($16) for 20 singers, or three times ($24) for up to 36 singers.  The reference recording was made at a summertime rehearsal with just 8 singers from Carol's Olam Tikvah Chorale in July 2010.  

Hayom Harat Olam   $8.00 for 4-page pdf download.  Purchaser is permitted to make 10 copies. Please order quantity 1 if you plan to make 1-10 copies, quantity 2 for 11-20 copies, quantity 3 for up to 36 copies.

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Sea Chanty - arranged by Adrian A. Durlester
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Inspired by the creative spirit of the scribes who shaped the appearance of the Shirat HaYam, this new setting is whimsically set in the style of a hornpipe of sailor's chanty and weaves in melodies for the special and regular tropes. The primary melody, Ashira L’Adonai which appears in the Voices in Prayer songbook, is written in a limited range specifically for performance by a youth choir while the other parts are to be sung by adults. Although children truly love to sing Ashira L’Adonai and their participation is likely to result in a spirited presentation of the music, Sea Chanty has also been successfully performed by only adult singers. This is a wonderful selection for Shabbat Shirah or at other times in place of oft-used settings for the "Mi Chamocha" text. Arranged for mixed choir (SAB), youth choir, soloist, child soloist, keyboard and optional piccolo.  This is a 25-page octavo.  Click HERE for sample page.

Sea Chanty $4.00 each + shipping

Sea Chanty 5 or more $2.50 each + shipping

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Shalom Aleichem - arranged by Hazzan Ramon Tasat
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Performed as the opening song of the Shalshelet Foundation's First International Festival of New Jewish Liturgical Music in 2004, this lively setting of Shalom Aleichem was created to be sung at noninstrumental services as well as at accompanied services and concerts. Unison version appears in Voices in Prayer songbook. Choral version is arranged for 3 or 4-part mixed choir and chorded for improvised keyboard accompaniment.  Click HERE for sample page.

Shalom Aleichem $3.00 each + shipping

Shalom Aleichem 5 or more $2.00 each + shipping

Shalom Aleichem Reproduction Certificate $10.00 + shipping
Price includes one copy of arrangement plus certificate from composer permitting photocopying for your own choir's use.  This is an 8-page octavo.

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Shalom Rav - arranged by the composer
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The same lovely melody that appears in the Voices in Prayer and Family Shabbat songbooks, the 12-page SAB choral version is especially "user-friendly" to volunteer choirs. The soprano line is in the mezzo range. Arranged for mixed choir (SAB) with keyboard accompaniment, chorded for improvised guitar. Includes optional classical guitar introduction.  Click HERE for sample page.

Shalom Rav $3.00 each + shipping

Shalom Rav 5 or more $2.00 each + shipping

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Shehecheyanu - arranged by Adrian A. Durlester   Play Audio | Stop Audio

See video of Shehecheyanu being performed at a combined-choirs concert in Argentina.

The exciting, Chassidic-sounding melody that appears in Voices in Prayer and the Jewish Life Cycle songbooks is now available as a 14-page SAB arrangement that's as much fun to sing as it is to listen or dance to. If you've got a volunteer choir, they're going to love this arrangement for mixed choir (SAB) and keyboard (includes guitar chords). Audio is the finale from a 2007 performance in Buenos Aires by Cantor Annie Rose's Kol Halev choir of Temple Beth Emeth of Ann Arbor along with several Argentinian choirs.  Click HERE for sample page.  Please read the rave user reviews of Shehecheyanu on the Quotes page.

Shehecheyanu $3.00 each + shipping

Shehecheyanu 5 or more $2.00 each + shipping

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NEW!  Yism'chu - arranged by Sarah Brett England

You won't believe how much fun this 12-page octavo is for both the singers and the audience!  Think poodle skirts and saddle shoes to get in the right mood for this arrangement of the standard Shabbat liturgy.  Including both English and Hebrew, Yism'chu will help bring the delight of Shabbat to your congregation.   Definitely a fun piece for concerts, too!  The 12-page SAB octavo score includes piano score as well as optional guitar chords.  The SAB score also has been successfully performed by SSA choirs. Click HERE for sample page.

Yism'chu $3.00 each + shipping

Yismchu 5 or more $2.00 each + shipping

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In addition, the following songbooks include the following chorded rounds and chorded 2-part and 3-part songs:

  • Voices in Prayer - Asei L'cha Rav (2-part round), Nakum Uvaninu (2 parts), Oseh Shalom (2 parts), Tov L'hodot (4-part round),V'ne'emar/Bayom Hahu (2 parts), We Give You Thanks (2-part round), Yism'chu (3 parts)
  • Jewish Life Cycle - Guide Our Steps (2 parts), Asei L'cha Rav (2-part round)
  • Gan Shirim - Asei L'cha Rav (2-part round), Halleluyah Hoedown (2 parts), We Give You Thanks (2-part round), Come See The Candles (2 simple parts)
  • Family Shabbat - Come See The Candles (2 simple parts), Mi Chamocha (2 parts), We Give You Thanks (2-part round), Oseh Shalom (2 parts), Aleinu (2 parts), V'ne'emar/Bayom Hahu (2 parts), Shalom Aleichem Peace To Us (2 parts), Y'varechecha (2 parts)