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What Do All of These Things Mean?

Key of A minor       Key of F minor


Can There Be No Greater Song?

Key of A minor       Key of F minor

These two pieces have the same tune; one with a sacred text and the other with a secular one.   What Do All of These Things Mean is a Christmas text and  Can There Be No Greater Song is about the joy of friendship and song.


Both pieces are presented in the Key of A minor (original) and the Key of F minor (written particularly for all- boys groups).  Both settings may be sung SACB, TrebCCB (changing voices) or SATB (changed voices). Choose the key that fits the singers.

It's easy to sing, because it is basically two vocal parts most of the time with a four-part chord thrown-in occasionally. Piano accompanied, both works are accessible and fun to sing. .


Music by Charles Kirby

Arranged by Charles Kirby and Bill Rich

Words for What Do All of These Things Mean? by Charles Kirby

Words for Can There Be On Greater Song? by Don L. Collins

Four-part Variable Voicing with Piano & opt. Guitars and Drums

Key of C (CP cat. no.): Can There Be - TT90101; What Do - L17208

Key of F (CP cat. no.): Can There Be - L209213; What Do - L97443


This work is available in E-Print.

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It is illegal to purchase a single octavo, then photocopy it.

Order hard-copy scores from your favorite distributor, J.W.Pepper, Inc., or directly from Cambiata Press.


When you click the title of the song below you will be able to access an engraved copy of the piece.  When the new page appears, if you haven't already downloaded the scorch plug-in, you will be asked to do so. This plug-in gives you access to all the scores on the Cambiata Press website.  After the music appears on your screen, there are TWO WAYS to view and hear it:


1.  Click the "play" icon and you will hear the piece played electronically, and as it plays, the cursor will lead your vision through the piece.  Read the text as you listen to the music.


2.  Click the "Hear Choir Audio" link (upper right hand corner) to hear a choral ensemble sing the piece.  Use the Sibelius "page" icon to move the pages of the engraved copy manually as you listen.  Do not click the "play" icon while the ensemble is singing or you will hear both renditions simultaneously.


Performed by the Harmony Bay Youth Music Camp Charles Kirby conducted this premier performance.


The audio choral rendition is slightly different from the published score -- only the first setting and coda is sung.  It is sung in the key of A minor. This recorded set of lyrics is used in all-four versions (see upper left).

What Do All of These

Things Mean?







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