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Mary Lynn Lightfoot

Mary Lynn Lightfoot is the Choral Editor for Heritage Music Press, the educational music division of The Lorenz Corporation in Dayton, Ohio.

In addition to her editorial responsibilities, Mary Lynn has effectively established herself with an active composing career and currently has over 230 published choral compositions, arrangements, and musicals.

She has received an annual ASCAP Award for her compositions from the ASCAP Standard Awards Panel since 1988, and was selected an Outstanding Young Woman of America in 1984. Mary Lynn has received two prestigious awards from the Missouri Choral Directors Association (MCDA): in 1994, she was the recipient of the Luther T. Spayde Award for Missouri Choral Conductor of the Year, and in 2005, the recipient of the Opus Award for her SSA composition, The Rhodora. In conjunction with her writing, Mary Lynn is in frequent demand as a guest conductor/clinician for both schools and churches, having had the privilege of working with thousands of singers, students, teachers, and directors through workshops, clinics, and conventions in 36 states and throughout Canada.

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Mary Lynn Lightfoot : In Concert! For SSA : SSA : 01 Songbook : 000308048773 : 45/1075H

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : In Concert! For SSA

Best-selling repertoire in a practical voicing makes up this collection for concerts for festivals. The nine selections by leading composers offer a wide spectrum of styles and moods. All are designed to challenge and expand the ability and versatility of the choir, energize singers, and entertain audiences-and at half the cost of separate octaves.

Songlist: How Can I Stop Singing My Song?, The River Sleeps Beneath The Sky, A Jubilant Gloria, The Linden Tree, The Birthday of My Life, Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier, O Wind!, The Poet Sings, Leave No Song Unsung

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Voicing: SSA | 7077b | Songbook | $8.95


Mary Lynn Lightfoot : In Concert! For Two-Part Choirs : 2-Part : 01 Songbook : 000308061055 : 45/1109H

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : In Concert! For Two-Part Choirs

Best selling repertoire in a practical voicing makes up this economical, pragmatic new collection. The nine selections by leading composers offer a wide spectrum of styles and moods. All are designed to challenge and expand the ability and versatility of the choir, energize singers, and entertain audiences - and at half the cost of separate octavos.

Songlist: Sing for Joy!, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Where Do the Stars Go?, Jubilate Deo, Haru Ga Kita (Spring Has Come), Ja-Da, Sanctus, America, the Free, Inscription of Hope

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Voicing: 2-Part | 7079b | Songbook | $8.95


Mary Lynn Lightfoot : In Concert! For Male Choirs : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 000308058383 : 45/1092H

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : In Concert! For Male Choirs

Best-selling repertoire in several voicings for male choirs makes up this economical, pragmatic collection for concerts or festivals. The five selections by leading composers offer a wide spectrum of styles and moods. All are designed to challenge and expand the ability and versatility of the choir, energize singers, and entertain audiences-and at half the cost of separate octavos.

Songlist: Ching A Ring Chaw, Drive the River Down, Gloria Deo!, Goin' Up to Glory, Sea Fever

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Voicing: TTBB | 7080b | Songbook | $8.95


Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : We Sing The World Around : 3 Parts : 01 Songbook : 9780893286040 : 45/1146H

Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : We Sing The World Around

Celebrate the diversity of musical styles and world cultures by programming these captivating settings of folk tunes from around the world! Included are pieces featuring the significant arrangers of today displaying their own creative versatility while immersing us in the musical idioms from countries as diverse as Uruguay, Newfoundland, Africa, and Japan, to name just a few.

Songlist: I'se the B'y, Banyan Tree, Zum Gali Gali, Chiu, Chiu, Chiu, Farewell, My Friend, De Colores, Danny Boy

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Voicing: 3 Parts | 6753b | Songbook | $8.95


Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : Singable Solutions for Smaller Choirs : SAB : 01 Songbook : 000308070811 : 45/1123H

Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : Singable Solutions for Smaller Choirs

Choirs from smaller schools or with limited budgets are often plagued with music of inferior quality and/or lacking in educational value. Singable Solutions for Smaller Choirs is expressly designed for these situations, or for any SAB choir desiring to sing educationally rewarding music in a variety of styles and encompassing the broad spectrum of music history. The composer/arranger list is a "who's who" of educational choral music today and these titles have all been excellent sellers as individual octavos. Now they are available in this outstanding collection for about half the cost than if purchased separately - a welcome budget stretcher for your music program.

Songlist: Sing For Joy!, Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho, Je Le Vous Dirai! (I'll Tell You What I Know!), Kyrie Eleison, Come in from the Firefly Darkness, I Dream a World, Gloria Canon, The River Sleeps Beneath the Sky, A Festive Alleluia

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Voicing: SAB | 8106b | Songbook | $8.95 | Accompanied


Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : Singable Solutions for TB Choirs : TB : 01 Songbook : 000308094169 : 45/1132H

Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : Singable Solutions for TB Choirs

Your numerous requests for an accessible and practical TB collection have now been answered! Whether your guys are scheduled separately, or you offer a TB choir as part of your middle school, junior high or smaller high school choral program, we are delighted to present these creative solutions to meet your repertoire needs. The eight selections are in a variety of styles, and possess musical integrity and educational value. Some are brand new, and the rest have been excellent sellers as individual octavos. Now available in this outstanding collection for about half the cost than if purchased separately-a welcome budget stretcher for your program. We are confident that you will enjoy these singable solutions for your concerts-and your budget!

Songlist: A Jubilant Gloria, Down in the Valley, Charlottown, Jubilate Deo, Now Let Me Fly, Music of the Sea, What Do We Plant?, American Folk Rhapsody

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Voicing: TB | 8107b | Songbook | $8.95 | Accompanied | Companion CD Available


Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : Singable Solutions at Christmas for SSA Choirs : SSA : 01 Songbook : 000308105124 : 45/1135H

Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : Singable Solutions at Christmas for SSA Choirs

Sing your way through the Christmas season with these eight creative solutions for your SSA classroom and concert needs encompassing a broad spectrum of styles, and ranging from easy to moderate levels of difficulty. Both secular and sacred best sellers are included in the form of carol arrangements and medleys, originals (including a madrigal), a masterwork, openers and closers, and a light concert/novelty offering involving optional audience participation. Several pieces feature added instrumentation-from flute, recorders and continuo, to brass, handbells and percussion. And if you don't have access to the instruments or instrumentalists, then purchasing the Accompaniment CD will fit the bill! This outstanding collection is also a welcome budget stretcher for your program-all eight pieces for about half the cost than if purchased separately. We are confident that you and your choirs will enjoy these singable solutions for your concerts-and your budget!

Songlist: A Garland of Carols, African Noel, Slumber Song, Christmas Madrigal 'Roundezvous', Hodie! Alleluia!, A Joyful Noel, Christmas...In About Three Minutes, Merrily Sing Noel!

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Voicing: SSA | 8108b | Songbook | $8.95 | Accompaniment CD Available


Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : Masterworks and Madrigals for Middle School Choirs : 3 Parts : 01 Songbook : 000308109528 : 45/1138H

Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : Masterworks and Madrigals for Middle School Choirs

These eleven masterwork and madrigal selections have been carefully selected to meet the needs of developing choirs and the changing voice. Encompassing a broad spectrum of composers, styles and periods, and in a variety of voicings, this exciting new offering is a practical and versatile resource for the middle school/junior high choral classroom. Also featured, where applicable, are both English and original language text options, as well as interesting composer/performance notes. All available in this outstanding collection for less than half the cost than if purchased separately - a welcome budget stretcher!

Songlist: Sing For Joy!, Today We Shall Be Merry, Cantate Domino, The Sound of Pipe and Drum, Jubilate Deo, Sing Joyfully, Gloria in Excelsis, O Bella Fusa, Life's Joy, Gloria In Excelsis Deo, Music, Most Beauteous Art, Masterworks and Madrigals: A Brief History

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Voicing: 3 Parts | 8109b | Songbook | $8.95 | Accompanied | Companion CD Available


Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : Masterworks and Madrigals for Middle School Choirs : 3 Parts : 00  1 CD : 000308109535 : 99/1960H

Mary Lynn Lightfoot (editor) : Masterworks and Madrigals for Middle School Choirs

These eleven masterwork and madrigal selections have been carefully selected to meet the needs of developing choirs and the changing voice. Encompassing a broad spectrum of composers, styles and periods, and in a variety of voicings, this exciting new offering is a practical and versatile resource for the middle school/junior high choral classroom. Also featured, where applicable, are both English and original language text options, as well as interesting composer/performance notes. All available in this outstanding collection for less than half the cost than if purchased separately - a welcome budget stretcher!

Songlist: Sing For Joy!, Today We Shall Be Merry, Cantate Domino, The Sound of Pipe and Drum, Jubilate Deo, Sing Joyfully, Gloria in Excelsis, O Bella Fusa, Life's Joy, Gloria In Excelsis Deo, Music, Most Beauteous Art, Masterworks and Madrigals: A Brief History

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Voicing: 3 Parts | 81099c | 1 CD | $34.95 | Companion Songbook Available


Individual Folios

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A Festive Fa La La : 2-Part : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Mary Lynn Lightfoot :  1 CD : 15-2478H : 9781429102735

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : A Festive Fa La La

The rhythmic energy and hip groove of this creative-programming original absolutely sizzle with fun and festive flair! The modal flavor of the opening chorus features slight hints of the familiar "Fa la la" strains from "Deck the Hall." A delightful middle section in major mode contrasts with the minor feel, and the concluding chorus culminates with a resoundingly joyful statement of the concluding phrases of "Deck the Hall"--with an unusual twist, of course!

Composer: Mary Lynn Lightfoot

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Voicing: 2-Part | $1.95 | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-2478H


Clap Your Hands and Sing! : SATB : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : 35031164 : 888680639631 : 1495072738

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Clap Your Hands and Sing!

Composer: Mary Lynn Lightfoot

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35031164


Eja, Eja : SAB : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Sheet Music : 15-1599H : 000308056198

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Eja, Eja

Captivating syncopations and rhythmic vitality spark this dynamic work about celebrating the power and joys of music (Eja' is Latin for 'joy').And if we'll just listen, we'll hear 'music' everywhere inspiring, enriching, and bringing joy to our lives. This exuberant piece in a minor mode is a terrific opener or closer for general, holiday, or Music in Our Schools Month concerts/festivals. Also available: SSA (15/1597H) and Two-part (15/1598H).

Arranger: Mary Lynn Lightfoot

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-1599H


Happy Holidays! : 2-Part : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Sheet Music : 15-2825H : 9781429127110

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Happy Holidays!

Celebrate the holidays with this bright, merry original selection that creatively incorporates fragments from the seasonal favorites "Jingle Bells" and "Over the River and Through the Woods." Ample unison passages and limited ranges make this piece easy to learn and a sure-fire success for developing choirs.

Composer: Mary Lynn Lightfoot

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Voicing: 2-Part | $1.95 | With Piano | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-2825H


Have a Merry One! : 2-Part : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : 15-2614H : 9781429117654

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Have a Merry One!

An ideal opener or closer that incorporates snippets of "Deck the Hall" and "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," this holiday selection is a snap to learn! The clever conclusion builds in intensity and culminates in a resounding wish for all to "Have a merry one!"

Composer: Mary Lynn Lightfoot

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Voicing: 2-Part | $1.95 | With Piano | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-2614H


I Love Chocolate : 2-Part : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : 15-1355H : 000308039092

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : I Love Chocolate

With a creative text by Niel Lorenz, this hilarious work expounds upon one's obsession with chocolate. Spoken parts, ample unison, and truly clever musical treatments of the text make this a winner!

Composer: Mary Lynn Lightfoot

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Voicing: 2-Part | $1.85 | With Piano | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-1355H


Let It Shine! : 2-Part : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : 15-3064H : 9781429136440

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Let It Shine!

Add some sparkle and zest to your next concert or festival with this lively pairing of two spiritual favorites. This gem for developing choirs abounds with playful and engaging interplay between parts.

Composer: Mary Lynn Lightfoot

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Voicing: 2-Part | $2.10 | With Piano | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-3064H


Merry, Merry! : 3-Part Mixed : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : 35032537 : 888680897765 : 1540040593

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Merry, Merry!

What sets this spirited choral apart from the rest is its use of minor! The celebratory anthem has a surprising harmonic twist with the carol We Wish You a Merry Christmas. What a wonderful gem for your holiday program that will certainly stand out and be a great finish for your concert!

Composer: Mary Lynn Lightfoot

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $2.10 | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35032537


Merry, Merry! : 2-Part : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Sheet Music : 35032538 : 888680897772 : 1540040607

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Merry, Merry!

What sets this spirited choral apart from the rest is its use of minor! The celebratory anthem has a surprising harmonic twist with the carol We Wish You a Merry Christmas. What a wonderful gem for your holiday program that will certainly stand out and be a great finish for your concert!

Composer: Mary Lynn Lightfoot

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35032538


Rhythm of the Reggae : 2-Part : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Sheet Music : 15-1269H : 000308032819

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Rhythm of the Reggae

Composer: Mary Lynn Lightfoot

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Voicing: 2-Part | $1.95 | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-1269H


Skip! Skip! Shoo, Fly, Shoo! : 2-Part : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : 15-2700H : 9781429120890

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Skip! Skip! Shoo, Fly, Shoo!

Rhythmic clapping and stomping patterns add to the fun in this lively setting of the American folk song "Skip To My Lou." Also cleverly featured in this energetic, accessible creative-programming winner are snippets of the folk song "Shoo, Fly" and the spiritual "This Train."

Arranger: Mary Lynn Lightfoot | Country: United States

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-2700H


Skip! Skip! Shoo, Fly, Shoo! : SAB : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Sheet Music : 15-2903H : 9781429128483

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Skip! Skip! Shoo, Fly, Shoo!

Rhythmic clapping and stomping patterns add to the fun in this lively setting of the American folk song "Skip To My Lou." Also cleverly featured in this energetic, accessible creative-programming winner are snippets of the folk song "Shoo, Fly" and the spiritual "This Train."

Arranger: Mary Lynn Lightfoot | Country: United States

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-2903H


We Give You Music! : 2-Part : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Mary Lynn Lightfoot : Sheet Music : 15-2197H : 000308107470

Mary Lynn Lightfoot : We Give You Music!

"We give you music. We give you a song to get the whole world singing...One for all, All for one. Let's help the world live in unison...Music has the power! Music is the key to inspire understanding and respect diversity!" This powerful, pop anthem-style original is the consummate concert opener or multiple choir festival offering. It sings of the positive powers and unifying aspects of music. A spoken 'rap-style' descant and choral descant help build this emotional work to its strong, dynamic conclusion.

Composer: Mary Lynn Lightfoot

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Voicing: 2-Part | $1.95 | Companion Songbook Available |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-2197H

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