Fall choir season: 13 new & noteworthy choral titles

Fall choir season: 13 new & noteworthy choral titles

This blog comes courtesy of Hal Leonard's Pop Choral Editor, Luke Talen

Billy Joel (and Billie Eilish, for that matter) returned triumphantly with new music this year. So did the Beatles. And listening to tracks from both the old and the new eras made us fall in love with music all over again. And more than ever, choral music grounds us in a shared musical tradition unlike anything else. Know 10 people? Start a choir. 100? Start a choir. 1000? Lucky you—start a choir.

No where on earth can you find this much quality choral music from the best composers and arrangers in the business. Concert music revealing why words matter more than ever, Masterworks continuing to reveal their timeless beauty and essential nature, more Pop charts than ever being written in two parts (one treble, one low) for instant accessibility, and of course, the greatest attention detail to in our engravings and recordings. We're helping you to make you the most successful you can be this year.

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Jungle (arr. Mac Huff)

SATB | SAB | SSA | Choir Audio

If you scrolled through social media feeds this year, there's little chance you missed clips from the astounding music video for this song from British electronic music duo Jungle, where world class dancers performed in a one-shot take around a steadicam, dancing to the beat of this absolute masterstroke of Neo soul and funk!

Can't Catch Me Now (from The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds & Snakes)

Olivia Rodrigo (arr. Audrey Snyder)

SSA | Instrumental Pak | Choir Audio

The cinematic return to the world of Panem contained all of the drama and spectacle one would expect from the dystopian world of The Hunger Games. "Can't Catch Me Now" further establishes Olivia Rodrigo's grip on young adult themes with this haunting, unshakable and ever-building folk-tinged fable.

Soldier, Poet, King

The Oh Hellos (arr. Roger Emerson)

SATB | SAB | 2-Part | Instrumental Pak | Choir Audio

Based on the writings of C.S. Lewis, a deep and introspective lyric is given an almost whimsical treatment in this song from the folk rock duo, The Oh Hellos. This eccentric combination is part of the appeal and makes for a very singable selection for ensembles of all sizes and styles.

When Our Voices Rise

Rollo Dilworth

SATB | SSA | Choir Audio

Rollo Dilworth's distinctive artistry is on full display in this soul-stirring original composition. Paired with additional lyrics from the traditional spiritual "Walk Together Children," Dilworth's text is a fountain of inspiration and a testament to the beauty and bravery that can be found in unity. Powerful harmonies and a showstopping piano accompaniment make "When Our Voices Rise" a tour-de-force worthy of any concert.

Better Place (from Trolls Band Together)

*NSYNC (arr. Alan Billingsley)

SATB | 3-Part Mixed | 2-Part | Choir Audio

After a two-decade recording hiatus, *NSYNC was back on the charts in 2023 with a new smash hit. Featured in Trolls Band Together, "Better Place" combines combines catchy, feel-good lyrics and a driving disco-pop beat to cast a spell that's nostalgic yet new. With typical panache, Alan Billingsley captures the infectious spirit of the original in an exciting, approachable choral arrangement. Nothing but fun for singers and audience alike!

Taylor Swift: Eras (Choral Medley) (arr. Mark Brymer)

Taylor Swift (arr. Mark Brymer)

SATB | SSA | 3-Part Mixed | Instrumental Pak | Choir Audio

Taylor Swift's impact on the world stage is undeniable, with legions of fans worldwide clamoring to hear her sing live, accompanied by an outstanding live band. This brand-new medley has been specially created with students and teachers direct input from it's inception, gathering the best songs of each Era, culminating in a pop culture music tableau that absolutely sparkles! Includes: "22," "Willow," "Love Story," "Getaway Car," "Bad Blood," "Miss Americana & The Heartbreak Prince," "Enchanted," and "Anti-Hero."

Here Comes the Sun

The Beatles (arr. Matt & Adam Podd)

2-Part/opt. 3-Part Treble | Choir Audio

A substantial, satisfying and artistic take on George Harrison's masterpiece turns this Beatles hit into an accessible choral arrangement specifically aimed at younger choirs. A re-imagined harmonic structure makes way for text painting and a cinematic feeling that never loses the sunny and hopeful appeal of iconic tune.

The Best Things in Life Are Free

DeSylva, Brown & Henderson (arr. Kirby Shaw)

SATB | SAB | SSA | Choir Audio

Turn back the clock roughly a century with Kirby Shaw's bright and appealing arrangement of "The Best Things in Life Are Free," a jaunty jazz-age anthem with a timeless message of positivity. This classic by the legendary songwriting trio of DeSylva, Brown & Henderson encourages us with the reminder that the greatest treasures - life, love, and the beauty of the world around us - can be ours at no cost.

A Nightingale's Lullaby

Julie Last (arr. Susan Brumfield)


Julie Last's gentle Celtic ballad "A Nightingale's Lullaby" takes on new life in a delicately lovely SSA arrangement by Susan Brumfield. A treat for the ears, with fanciful yet meaningful lyrics set to a lilting melody. Beautifully simple harmonies combine with a sensitive piano accompaniment and lyrical cello part to cast a peaceful spell.

Chim Chim Cher-ee (from Mary Poppins)

Sherman Brothers (arr. John Leavitt)

SATB | SAB | SSA | Instrumental Pak | Choir Audio

This delightful take on a favorite tune from Mary Poppins is sure to be a hit! Though arranged in a more classical style, the whimsy of the song shines through, making this a perfect choice for a variety of concert settings.

Talking to the Moon

Bruno Mars (arr. Cristi Cary Miller)

SAB | SSA | Choir Audio

A haunting pop ballad with poetic lyrics and a melody that will echo in your mind, Bruno Mars' "Talking to the Moon" is given a stellar choral treatment by Cristi Cary Miller. Intricate vocals and a driving piano part combine in a sweeping, cinematic sound.

I Met a Bird

Jim Papoulis


Children love to sing about nature--trees, birds, flowers, sunshine and the moon! Plaintive text, directly from the imaginations of kids, is partnered with a laid-back piano and drum groove in this cheerful and conversational work aimed squarely at the youthful nature living in each one of us.

Turn the Lights Back On

Billy Joel (arr. Mac Huff)

SATB | SAB | SSA | Instrumental Pak | Choir Audio

Billy Joel fans have waited "for the longest time" for a new song from their favorite piano man! With this power ballad, the wait is over. Wonderfully set for vocal groups, your singers can be a part of the magic!

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