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Jo-Michael Scheibe

Jo-Michael Scheibe chairs the Thornton School of Music’s Department of Choral and Sacred Music at the University of Southern California, where he conducts the USC Chamber Singers, teaches choral conducting and choral methods, and supervises the graduate and undergraduate choral program. In 2008, he assumed a new post as National President Elect of the American Choral Directors’ Association. No stranger to
the ACDA, Scheibe previously served as the organization’s Western Division President (1991-1993), as well as National Repertoire and Standards Chairperson for Community Colleges (1980-1989). Ensembles under his leadership have sung at six national ACDA conventions (1985, 1991, 1993, 1997, 2003, 2007), as well as two national conventions of
the Music Educators National Conference (1996, 2000), and various regional and state conventions.

Scheibe’s artistic collaborations include choral performances with Luciano Pavarotti, José Carreras, Salvatore Licitra, Maria Guleghina and Kenny Loggins, as well as preparation of choruses for Sir Colin Davis and the London Symphony Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst and the Cleveland Orchestra, Michael Tilson Thomas and the New World Symphony and conductors Jahja Ling, Edoardo Müller, James Judd, Max Valdez, Thomas Sanderling and Alain Lombard, among others. Recordings of ensembles under Scheibe’s direction have been released on the Albany, Cane, Naxos, Arsis and ANS labels.

A champion of contemporary music, Scheibe regularly commissions and performs new works of choral literature. He has helped to launch careers of promising young composers and to promote music by international composers largely unknown in the United States. Music publishers Walton, Colla Voce Music and Santa Barbara distribute the
Jo-Michael Scheibe Choral Series internationally.

Fall 2008 marks Scheibe’s return to USC after a 15-year tenure as director of Choral Studies at the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music (1993-2008), as well as previous faculty appointments at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff (1985-1993), Long Beach City College (1978-1985), Vintage High School in Napa, California and
Huntington Beach High School. Scheibe received his D.M.A. from the University of Southern California and his B.A. and M.M. degrees from California State University at Long Beach, where he was presented with the distinguished alumnus award.

Scheibe has served as music and artistic director of several community choral organizations, including the Master Chorale of South Florida, the Tampa Bay Master Chorale and the Long Beach Master Chorale. He has directed music ministries in churches as well, most recently at Coral Gables Congregational Church, where he conducted the Chancel Choir and Vocal Ensemble, which appeared at the 2002 ACDA Southern Division Convention in Nashville. A member of Chorus America, the International Federation of Choral Music, and several other professional and education organizations, Scheibe is in frequent demand internationally as a clinician, conductor and adjudicator for choruses at the university, community college, community and secondary levels.

 

 [Octavo] [Instrumental Parts]
 


 

 

 Autumn 
Composer: Kevin A. Memley  Author/Lyricist: Thomas Hood (1799-1845) 

Voicing: SATB Digital  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium Easy
   Kevin Memley?s artistry paints pictures with music in this setting of 19th century poet Thomas Hood?s words. High school and college choirs will be enraptured by the beauty of this selection. One can hear the rain begin to fall at the opening and the longing for summer?s song by the end. Kevin Memley is one of the newest and most popular composers to attract the attention of the ACDA community.
 

  P1445D - SATB Digital  [buy now]
$2.35

 

 

 Cantate Domino 
Composer: Allan Robert Petker  Author/Lyricist: Allan Robert Petker 

Voicing: SATB Digital 
Season: General  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Difficult
   ''Sing a new song'' is the translation of this song's Latin text and it's most appropriate in this minimalistic setting. The short motivic phrases pulsate with energy, building in dynamic chord clusters and vibrancy. A great concert opener for high school, college and community choirs.
 

  P1463D - SATB Digital  [buy now]
$2.35

 

 

 THE CLOUD 
Composer: Kevin T. Padworski 

Voicing: Celeste or Glockenspiel part  Released: January 2018 
   If there ever was a piece that describes a text in song, this is it. Sara Teasdale's descriptive words about the clouds become sound in this exquisite composition. Accompanied by piano and celesta, a glockenspiel part is also provided for those who have no access to a celesta. Great for festivals or a concert at any season, this is a piece that is a joy to share. Medium in difficulty.
 

  P9083 - Celeste or Glockenspiel part  [buy now]
$35.00

 

 

 The Road Not Taken 
Composer: David C. Dickau  Author/Lyricist: Robert Frost 

Voicing: SATB Digital  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium Easy
   ?The Road Not Taken? is one of America?s favorite poems from Robert Frost, one of America?s favorite writers. Respected composer David Dickau has given a new tune to this classic text. The musical writing matches the text superbly and with the melodic and harmonic flavor which are hallmarks of Dickau?s compositional style. High school and college choirs will love this American classic. Also for TTBB, P1460.
 

  P1459D - SATB Digital  [buy now]
$2.35

 

 

 The Road Not Taken 
Composer: David C. Dickau  Author/Lyricist: Robert Frost 

Voicing: TTBB Digital  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium
   ?The Road Not Taken? is one of America?s favorite poems from Robert Frost, one of America?s favorite writers. Respected composer David Dickau has given a new tune to this classic text. The musical writing matches the text superbly and with the melodic and harmonic flavor which are hallmarks of Dickau?s compositional style. High school and college choirs will love this American classic. Also for SATB, P1459.
 

  P1460D - TTBB Digital  [buy now]
$2.35

 
African Noel
 

 African Noel 
Arranger: Ken Berg 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2010  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   We proudly announce the new Jo-Michael Scheibe Sacred Choral Series with this invigorating arrangement by Ken Berg. In Dr. Scheibe's words, ''This series is committed to providing the finest crafted sacred choral music possible with the objective of ensuring that it may be used in worship and in schools when appropriate.'' This setting does not disappoint. A cappella voices with dynamic percussion instruments make this a great concert opener. Excellent for church or school as promised.
 

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  P1394 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35
  P9052 - Score+Parts  [buy now]
$20.00

 
Autumn
 

 Autumn 
Composer: Kevin A. Memley  Author/Lyricist: Thomas Hood (1799-1845) 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   Kevin Memley?s artistry paints pictures with music in this setting of 19th century poet Thomas Hood?s words. High school and college choirs will be enraptured by the beauty of this selection. One can hear the rain begin to fall at the opening and the longing for summer?s song by the end. Kevin Memley is one of the newest and most popular composers to attract the attention of the ACDA community.
 

PDF 2x2 See the Music

  P1445 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.45
  P1445D - SATB Digital  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Cantate Domino
 

 Cantate Domino 
Composer: Allan Robert Petker  Author/Lyricist: Allan Robert Petker 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2014  Difficulty: Difficult
Sample Sound File Listen
   "Sing a new song" is the translation of this song's Latin text and it's most appropriate in this minimalistic setting. The short motivic phrases pulsate with energy, building in dynamic chord clusters and vibrancy. A great concert opener for high school, college and community choirs.
 

PDF 2x2 See the Music

  P1463 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35
  P1463D - SATB Digital  [buy now]
$2.35

 
For The Fruit Of All Creation
 

 For The Fruit Of All Creation 
Composer: Welsh Folk Tune  Arranger: Jonathan Rodgers  Author/Lyricist: Fred Pratt Green  

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2015  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   The text can stand easily on its own as one of the greatest poems by Fred Pratt Green. Jonathan Rodgers has set it to the Welsh folk tune (best known as ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT) with such superb craftsmanship that it can serve as a powerful church anthem or a stirring concert piece. Selected for the Jo-Michael Scheibe series. Thanksgiving, praise, or benediction. It is medium in difficulty but worth every moment of practice. Easy.
 

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  P1522 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
I Want To Walk As A Child
 

 I Want To Walk As A Child 
Composer: HOUSTON/Kathleen Thomerson  Arranger: Tom Trenney  Author/Lyricist: Kathleen Thomerson 

Voicing: TTBB 
Season: General  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: Medium Difficult
Sample Sound File Listen
   Performed at the ACDA National Convention in 2017, this fabulous hymn was composed in the 1970's by Kathleen Thomerson. Already a popular song in churches throughout the world, Tom Trenney's arrangement has the charm to make it a popular concert piece as well. The message is enriching and the tune inspiring, yet Trenney makes it soar to new heights. The sacred text keeps it most fitting for churches, but like a Spiritual, it may find its way into the concert hall as well. Medium.
 

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  P1571 - TTBB  [buy now]
$2.15

 
Invictus
 

 Invictus 
Composer: Daniel J. Hall 

Voicing: TTBB 
Season: General  Released: January 2016  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Selected for the Jo-Michael Scheibe series, this may be the most powerful song of encouragement for men's choir on the planet. The William Ernest Henley poem sets the stage, but it is the dynamic musical writing for both voice and piano that rocks the house. Opening with a gentle chant establishes the theme, but the surprise hits as the keyboard assumes control. Superb choice for a dedication, graduation or concert program. Medium in difficulty.
 

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  P1541 - TTBB  [buy now]
$2.50

 
Love Came Down At Christmas
 

 Love Came Down At Christmas 
Composer: David C. Dickau  Author/Lyricist: Christina Rossetti 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Christina Rossetti wrote a wonderful text that has inspired many great composers to set her words to music. David Dickau is one of today?s most celebrated composers and he has brought new loveliness to this time-honored poem. High school, college and community choirs will enjoy the way he weaves his vocal parts so tastefully.
 

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  P1461 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Once More A-Lumbering Go
 

 Once More A-Lumbering Go 
Composer: Michigan Lumberjack Song  Arranger: Jed Scott 

Voicing: TTBB  Released: January 2018  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Selected for the Jo-Michael Scheibe Male Chorus Series, could a lumberjack story be any more appropriate for the men's choir? Premiered at an ACDA conference to great applause, the writing of this Michigan folk song is strong and rewarding, with some Barbershop strains to boot. Great for all TTBB choirs. Easy to medium in difficulty.
 

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  P1613 - TTBB  [buy now]
$2.45

 
Personent Hodie
 

 Personent Hodie 
Arranger: Clif Hardin 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2011  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   It is the Latin rhythm under the old Latin Carol that catches your imagination. How fun! Jo-Michael Scheibe selected this piece for his sacred series. Not only does this piece work well for church or school, it is also a superb festival number.
 

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  P1399 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
THE BLESSING OF LIGHT
 

 THE BLESSING OF LIGHT 
Composer: Mark Sirett  Author/Lyricist: Ancient Scottish 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2018  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   It was time for a new piece to serve as the concert closer and this is it. Selected for the Mike Scheibe Choral Series, this benediction uses the text of an ancient Scottish blessing that is delightfully generic in nature. Warm, deep and melodic, this is a benediction that can be used anywhere - church, school, college, community. Provided with both a piano and optional organ accompaniment (available separately), this selection is a precious end to any event. Easy to medium in difficulty.
 

PDF 2x2 See the Music

  P1614 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.15

 
THE CLOUD
 

 THE CLOUD 
Composer: Kevin T. Padworski  Author/Lyricist: Sara Teasdale 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2018  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   If there ever was a piece that describes a text in song, this is it. Sara Teasdale's descriptive words about the clouds become sound in this exquisite composition. Accompanied by piano and celesta, a glockenspiel part is also provided for those who have no access to a celesta. Great for festivals or a concert at any season, this is a piece that is a joy to share. Medium in difficulty.
 

PDF 2x2 See the Music

  P1612 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.45
  P9083 - Celeste or Glockenspiel part  [buy now]
$35.00

 
The Road Not Taken
 

 The Road Not Taken 
Composer: David C. Dickau  Author/Lyricist: Robert Frost 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   ?The Road Not Taken? is one of America?s favorite poems from Robert Frost, one of America?s favorite writers. Respected composer David Dickau has given a new tune to this classic text. The musical writing matches the text superbly and with the melodic and harmonic flavor which are hallmarks of Dickau?s compositional style. High school and college choirs will love this American classic. Also for TTBB, P1460.
 

PDF 2x2 See the Music

  P1459 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35
  P1459D - SATB Digital  [buy now]
$2.35

 
The Road Not Taken
 

 The Road Not Taken 
Composer: David C. Dickau  Author/Lyricist: Robert Frost 

Voicing: TTBB  Released: January 2013  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   ?The Road Not Taken? is one of America?s favorite poems from Robert Frost, one of America?s favorite writers. Respected composer David Dickau has given a new tune to this classic text. The musical writing matches the text superbly and with the melodic and harmonic flavor which are hallmarks of Dickau?s compositional style. High school and college choirs will love this American classic. Also for SATB, P1459.
 

PDF 2x2 See the Music

  P1460 - TTBB  [buy now]
$2.35
  P1460D - TTBB Digital  [buy now]
$2.35

 
There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue
 

 There Is No Rose Of Such Virtue 
Composer: Kevin A. Memley  Author/Lyricist: English Traditional, c 1420 

Voicing: SATB  Released: January 2012  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Selected for the Jo-Michael Scheibe Sacred Choral Series, Kevin Memley brings new life to a classic Christmas text. The textures, the harmony, the word coloration, these are the elements that lift this setting to compete with the established settings in the choral canon. College choirs and high school choirs will love it, and many church choirs will as well.
 

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  P1419 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
Those Who Wait Upon The Lord
 

 Those Who Wait Upon The Lord 
Composer: Kevin A. Memley 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2011  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Once you begin hearing this piece you are drawn in...you want to sing it. The ''eagle's wings'' text is one of the most frequently set to music, and yet this one sounds like it has always been there, just not revealed until now. The essence of ''wait'' is captured in the opening section, which gives way to a new tempo, building with the ''mounting on wings.'' The true soaring takes place with a 12/8 meter, the voices building in triumph. A final return to the ''waiting'' theme provides an assurance that has permeated the entire composition. Excellent for church and school.
 

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  P1397 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.35

 
To This Day
 

 To This Day 
Composer: Jason Shelton  Author/Lyricist: Jason Shelton 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: General  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Majestic and compelling describe the opening fanfare, which moves without hesitation to a rhythmic, driving, almost jazzy section. The drum part is a must. As different as each day can be, the piece changes tempo and mood many times - into a slow-warm section, a chorale section, and returns to the fanfare and jazzy sections before concluding joyfully. Brass and organ parts are available separately, P9077. Medium in difficulty, this piece works almost anywhere, church, school, concert, college, community, and festival.
 

PDF 2x2 See the Music

  P1586 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.45
  P9077 - organ, brass, perc  [buy now]
$50.00

 
Tonight In Bethlehem
 

 Tonight In Bethlehem 
Composer: Misc. Carols  Arranger: Nathaniel J. Fryml  Author/Lyricist: Phillips Brooks 

Voicing: SATB 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   Sometimes a familiar story can be told so well it demands to stand on its own. Nathaniel Fryml's artistry is the extraordinary type that takes simplicity and makes it elegant, even astonishing. ''O Little Town of Bethlehem'' is there, as are quotes from 17 other beloved carols, but the music is actually new and beautiful. The choral writing is exquisite and the piano part evocative. The violin, which is optional, is written for a well-trained player but worth every note. A worthy piece for community and college choirs, medium difficulty.
 

PDF 2x2 See the Music

  P1585 - SATB  [buy now]
$2.65
  P9078 - FS and Vln. part  [buy now]
$35.00
Instrumental Parts [top]

 

 

 African Noel 
Composer: Ken Berg 

Voicing: Score+Parts  Released: January 2010 
  

  P9052 - Score+Parts  [buy now]
$20.00

 

 

 To This Day 
Composer: Jason Shelton  Author/Lyricist: Jason Shelton 

Voicing: organ, brass, perc 
Season: General  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: Medium
   Majestic and compelling describe the opening fanfare, which moves without hesitation to a rhythmic, driving, almost jazzy section. The drum part is a must. As different as each day can be, the piece changes tempo and mood many times - into a slow-warm section, a chorale section, and returns to the fanfare and jazzy sections before concluding joyfully. Brass and organ parts are available separately, P9077. Medium in difficulty, this piece works almost anywhere, church, school, concert, college, community, and festival.
 

  P9077 - organ, brass, perc  [buy now]
$50.00

 

 

 Tonight In Bethlehem 
Composer: Misc. Carols  Arranger: Nathaniel J. Fryml  Author/Lyricist: Phillips Brooks 

Voicing: FS and Vln. part 
Season: Christmas  Released: January 2017  Difficulty: Medium
   Sometimes a familiar story can be told so well it demands to stand on its own. Nathaniel Fryml's artistry is the extraordinary type that takes simplicity and makes it elegant, even astonishing. ''O Little Town of Bethlehem'' is there, as are quotes from 17 other beloved carols, but the music is actually new and beautiful. The choral writing is exquisite and the piano part evocative. The violin, which is optional, is written for a well-trained player but worth every note. A worthy piece for community and college choirs, medium difficulty.
 

  P9078 - FS and Vln. part  [buy now]
$35.00

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