Ruth Elaine Schram wrote her first song at the age of twelve, and her first octavo was published twenty years later in 1988. In 1992, she became a full-time composer and arranger and now has over 1,300 published works. Over thirteen million copies of her songs have been purchased in their various venues, and she has been a recipient of the ASCAP Special Award each year since 1990. In addition to her choral music for church and school choirs, her songs appear on thirty albums (four of which have been Dove Award Finalists) and numerous children’s videos, including sixteen songs on four gold videos, and four songs on one multi-platinum video. Her songs have also appeared on such diverse television shows as The 700 Club and HBO’s acclaimed series The Sopranos.
Ruthie began piano and theory lessons at the age of five. She studied music at Lancaster Bible College and Millersville State College and taught elementary music in Pennsylvania for several years. She now lives in Birmingham, Alabama with her husband, Scott, and they have two grown daughters, Crystie and Celsie.
Her current published works, with samples of audio excerpts and select pages of the scores, are listed on her website choralmusic.com.
Cover Title (Subtitle) Duration Instrumentation Drag Here to Add To List Benedictus(arr.) BL266 TB, accompanied Good King Wenceslas(arr.) BL672 TB, accompanied, with optional solos In the Bleak Midwinter(arr.) BL969 :3:39 Men’s Chorus Lonesome Road(arr.) BL915 :1:58 Men’s Chorus Rock Island Line(arr.) BL626 1:18 TB, accompanied Shepherds! Sing Noel!
Incorporating “Shepherds Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep” and “Sing We Now Of Christmas”(arr.)
BL711 1:30 Tenor, Keyboard, Optional Tambourine, Bass Somebody Got Lost(arr.) BL628 1:43 T(T)B, optional tenor 2, accompanied We Wish You Peace for Christmas BL347 TB All My Trials(arr.) BL932 :2:56 SATB with Piano For The Beauty Of The Earth BL301 SATB Peaceful, Silent Night(arr.) BL149 SATB limited range Oh Shenandoah(arr.) BL153 SATB limited range Angels, Spread Your Loving Wings BL205 SATB Limited range Every Night When The Sun Goes In(arr.) BL219 SATB limited range The Holly and the Ivy(arr.) BL983 :2:15 SATB My Lord, What A Morning(arr.) BL225 SATB limited range On Winter–S Eve BL251 SATB limited range Ubi Caritas(arr.) BL259 SATB limited range Adestes Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) BL319 SATB limited range Steal Away(arr.) BL353 SATB. limited range, accompanied Nobody Knows The Trouble I–Ve Seen(arr.) BL415 SATB limited range, accompanied In The Arms Of Winter BL486 SATB limited range Kyrie BL949 :2:18 SA Angels, Spread Your Loving Wings BL206 SSA Away in a Manager
Flow Gently, Sweet Afton(arr.)
BL736 SSA Baloo Baleerie(arr.) BL954 :2:28 SSA Balulalow BL114 SSA Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind(arr.) BL513 SSA, accompanied Christmas is Just Love BL772 3:26 SSA Every Night When The Sun Goes In(arr.) BL221 SSA Fare You Well (Nora’s Dove)(arr.) BL315 SSA For The Beauty Of The Earth BL285 SSA How Can I Keep From Singing(arr.) BL462 SSA In The Bleak Midwinter(arr.) BL270 SSA, accompanied Jeannette Isabella BL366 SSA Kyrie(arr.) BL465 SSA, accompanied Little Night Caroling, A(arr.) BL504 SSA No More The Winter–S Hand BL448 SSA, accompanied Of The Father–S Love Begotten(arr.) BL312 SSA Oh Shenandoah(arr.) BL424 SSA, accompanied, with optional Flute On Winter–S Eve BL252 SSA Petit Enfant
BL904 :1:52 SSA Red, Red Rose, A BL381 SSA, accompanied Sing Joy To The World
Quoting “Joy To The World” By Handel and “Spring” From The Four Seasons By Vivaldi
BL705 1:48 SSA Sleep, Tiny Child(arr.) BL180 SSA The Song That Nature Sings BL700 2:15 SSA Stars In The Night(arr.) BL562 SSA, opt. Flute Steal Away(arr.) BL354 SSA, accompanied Swallow, The(arr.) BL328 SSA Turtle Dove, The(arr.) BL288 SSA, accompanied Ubi Caritas(arr.) BL260 SSA Wexford Carol, The(arr.) BL400 SSA Oh Shenandoah(arr.) BL154 3-part Mixed, Accompanied Adestes Fideles (O Come, All Ye Faithful) BL320 2-Part Celebrate, It’s Hanukkah! BL238 2-Part Dona Nobis Pacem and Miserere Nobis BL344 Two-part Chorus Gloria and Alleluia(arr.) BL158 2-part a cappella Laudamus Te(arr.) BL118 2-Part Petit Enfant
BL823 1:52 Two-part Chorus Shalom Aleichem (May Peace Be With You)(arr.) BL461 2-part An A Cappella Triptych BL526 2-Part a cappella Scandinavian Yuletide
Swedish Dance Carol: “Yuletide Is Here Again”(arr.)
BL617 1:59 2-part, accompanied Alleluia, Cantate
BL695 2:00 Two-part Chorus How I Love the Holidays BL762 2:04 Two-part Chorus Laudamus Te(arr.) BL117 3-part mixed Hodie/Kyrie BL168 3-part mixed May The Road Rise To Meet You(arr.) BL184 3-part Mixed Every Night When The Sun Goes In(arr.) BL220 3-Part Mixed, accompanied Danny Boy(arr.) BL233 3-Part Mixed, accompanied Swing Low, Sweet Chariot(arr.) BL245 2-Part Mixed America
My Country ‘Tis Of Thee(arr.)
BL675 Three-part Chorus America, The Beautiful(arr.) BL276 3-Part Mixed, opt. Baritone, accompanied Angels Spread Your Loving Wings BL746 Three-part Chorus Baloo Baleerie(arr.) BL880 2:28 Three-part Mixed, optional Baritone Voices, Piano Cielito Lindo BL389 3-Part Mixed Cranberry Creek BL783 2:27 Three-part Chorus Fare You Well (Nora’s Dove)(arr.) BL314 3-Part Mixed Good King Wenceslas(arr.) BL973 :3:12 Mixed Chorus Kyrie Eleison(arr.) BL425 3-part Mixed, accompanied Long Way From Home, A(arr.) BL638 3:37 3-pt mixed (optional baritone), accompanied Mister Zombie’s Jazz Club(arr.) BL978 :2:35 Mixed Chorus Nobody Knows The Trouble I–Ve Seen(arr.) BL416 3-part mixed Rockwood River(arr.) BL745 Three-part Chorus Song In Every Heart, A(arr.) BL324 3-part mixed, accompanied Peaceful, Silent Night(arr.) BL106 Unison Chorus Song That Nature Sings, The(arr.) BL109 Unison, Accompanied Oh Shenandoah(arr.) BL155 Unis., opt. 2-Part, Accompanied All My Trials(arr.) BL167 Unis., Opt. 2-Part Hodie/Kyrie BL169 Unis., opt. 2-Part Peace Like A River BL175 Unison Chorus May The Road Rise To Meet You
An Irish Blessing(arr.)
BL185 Unison Chorus My World BL189 Unison My Lord, What A Morning(arr.) BL226 Unison Chorus Danny Boy(arr.) BL234 Unis., opt. 2-Part, accompanied Swing Low, Sweet Chariot(arr.) BL246 Unis., opt. 2-Part Ubi Caritas(arr.) BL261 Unison, opt. 2-part Spirit Of Christmastime(arr.) BL269 Unison America, The Beautiful(arr.) BL277 Unis., opt. 2-Part, accompanied For The Beauty Of The Earth BL286 Unison Chorus Of The Father–S Love Begotten(arr.) BL313 Unis., opt. 2-Part Fare You Well (Nora’s Dove)(arr.) BL316 Unis., opt. 2-Part Swallow, The(arr.) BL329 Unis., Opt. 2-pt Come, Thou Fount(arr.) BL337 Unis., opt. 2-Part I–M So Glad It–S Christmas BL364 unison Irish Friendship Wish(arr.) BL385 Unis., opt. 2-Part Nature–S Song Of Christmas Peace BL387 Unis., opt. 2-Part Cielito Lindo BL390 Unis., opt. 2-Part, accompanied Nobody Knows The Trouble I–Ve Seen(arr.) BL417 Unis., opt. 2-Part Kum Ba Yah(arr.) BL452 Unis., opt. 2-Part Water Is Wide, The (Waly, Waly) BL506 Unison, opt. 2-Part, accompanied Velvet Shoes BL524 Unison, Opt. 2-part Life Is Precious(arr.) BL560 Unison, opt. 2-part, accompanied The Erie Canal(arr.) BL801 2:22 Unison Chorus Song Of The Open Road(arr.) BL565 Unison Chorus The Holly and The Ivy BL661 Unison Chorus Rockwood River(arr.) BL754 Unison Chorus Traveling On: Solo Songs for The Male Changing Voice(arr.) BLB003 Voice and Piano Let Nature Sing
Solo Songs for The Developing Treble Voice
BLB008 Treble Voice and Piano The Magpie BL891 :1:45 Two-part Chorus