Fun to sing and surprisingly rehearsal-friendly, this South African musical celebration of freedom and hope is sure to have instant appeal. Lending itself to simple stage choreography, and with an exciting,
This exuberant African-style original work is an invitation to let music be our guide and sing together with joyful hearts. You'll want to use the optional percussion parts with this a cappella piece to
This high-energy composition based on a traditional Zimbabwean proverb will be a hit with your singers and audiences. The lyrics are mostly in English, with a few simple Zimbabwean words. Shaker, djembe,
Incorporating partner melodies, echo, and simple two-part (or three-part mixed) singing, this soothing, gentle setting is an excellent choice for teaching soft, lyrical singing. The repetitive chorus is in
Add excitement to your concert program with this Mark Weston adaptation of a traditional Nigerian folk song that tells the story of a safe return home. The percussion parts illuminate the driving beat and
This fast-moving setting of the French Canadian folksong J'entends le Moulin is perfect for developing choirs. Optional percussion parts, English or French lyrics, and performance suggestions make
Add some diversity to your performance with this lovely traditional Chinese lullaby, sensitively set for young voices. Unison writing that moves into easy passages of vocal independence, an accessible
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This spirited, upbeat arrangement of the traditional Georgia Sea Islands folk tune makes effective use of call-and-response passages to make it a memorable cross-cultural feature.
This vibrant partnering of two popular African folk songs features easily learned vocals with rhythmically supportive piano. Add percussion to complete this musical celebration of life. The Swahili text,
Mark Weston makes this Ghanaian folk song accessible for all! A pronunciation guide is provided for the Ghanaian text, as well as English lyrics and suggestions for optional language alternations to allow
This delightful setting of the traditional Hebrew folk song dances off of the page! Hand claps, opportunities for simple choreography, a pronunciation guide, and performance notes serve to enhance this
The gorgeous Spanish lullaby A la Nanita Nana is paired with a new melody in this creative partner song. This piece may be performed in Spanish or English and includes a pronunciation guide. Use
Full of rhythmic fun and regional flavor, this quickly learned folk song from west-central Africa, with piano and congas, will brighten any concert set. Written in the form of a round, all three vocal parts
This arrangement of Josquin's tongue-in-cheek "day in the life of a cricket" offers an opportunity for three-part mixed choirs to experience this classic literature. Mostly homophonic, with several
This easy-to-learn, call-and-response-based West African folk song setting is a very effective program opener. Comfortable ranges with age-appropriate voice leading makes this a great choice for developing
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