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Multicultural Holiday Choral Music (31)
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Sleigh Bells Sleigh Bells
arr. Earlene Rentz - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Your choir will enjoy this novel arrangement of a popular Ukrainian melody, an entertaining and exciting performance piece for any winter concert. Sleigh bells "jingle" in the voice parts as well as... view details

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Mele Kalikimaka Mele Kalikimaka
arr. Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

No need to travel to Hawaii to enjoy this festive song! Many will remember hearing it on Bette Midler's album, Cool Yule.  It's guaranteed to add a merry and multicultural flair to your Christmas performances!... view details
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African Noel African Noel
arr. Dave & Jean Perry - Alfred Music Publishing

The Perrys have done a super job arranging the popular African folk song African Noel for today's choirs in both schools and churches! Layered voices and call and response between the soloist and choir... view details
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A La Nanita Nana A La Nanita Nana (with Coventry Carol)
arr. Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

A La Nanita Nana and Coventry Carol sing one after another in this gentle choral setting. The piano rocks sweetly below the lilting text, creating a unique pairing of the familiar carols.... view details

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A La Nanita Nana A La Nanita Nana
arr. Sherri Porterfield - Alfred Music Publishing

This charming arrangement of the beloved Spanish carol has a guitar-like piano accompaniment and an optional descant to enhance the Spanish flavor of your performance. Tastefully blending the traditional... view details
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Mi Burrito Sabanero Mi Burrito Sabanero
Hugo Blanco/arr. David Giardiniere - Shawnee Press

Add some rhythm and energy to the holiday season with this popular Latin-American Christmas song by Venezuelan musician and composer Hugo Blanco. Arranged by David Giardiniere for easy two-part singing,... view details

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Jamaican Noel Jamaican Noel
Linda Spevacek - Heritage Music Press

The popular Jamaican folk tune Mango Walk has been given fresh, original lyrics for the holidays, and the natural syncopations of the tune are so easy to feel that everyone will want to move to the... view details
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Adam Lay Ybounden Adam Lay Ybounden
Sheldon Curry - Alfred Music Publishing

Hearkening back to the days of medieval poetry, wandering minstrels and mystery plays, hear the sounds and musical styles of early Britain.  The ancient Christmas poem takes on a whole new vitality in a... view details
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A Brazilian Carol A Brazilian Carol
Ken Litton - Shawnee Press

The innocent beauty of this folk tune adaptation will captivate you from the very first note. Presented with care, this exquisite berceuse for the Christ Child gives a melodic chronicle of the nativity... view details

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El Desembre Congelat El Desembre Congelat
arr. Russell Robinson - Shawnee Press

Painting the scene of a cold and windy December night and the birth of the Christ-child, or "Rose," this Catalonian carol is set for young male voices using first the Catalan language, then English.... view details

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Vamos Todos a Belen Vamos Todos a Belen
Gary E. Parks - Alfred Music Publishing

The catchy introduction hooks you right away, and the Latin groove seals the deal! There are only a handful of Spanish words, making it a cinch for developing choirs to sing this multicultural Christmas... view details

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Christmas Kum Ba Ya Christmas Kum Ba Ya
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

This is a very refreshing cultural-musical experience for the holidays! Kum Ba Ya has a new English text, and is a perfect fit with the chant-like motives in Swahili. When the accompaniment drops... view details

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Joyeux Noel! Joyeux Noel!
arr. Douglas E. Wagner - Alfred Music Publishing

Bring an international flair to your holiday program with this joyous three-minute medley of four French carols. An IPA pronunciation guide is included for the few foreign words, and a festive concert band... view details

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Duermete, Mi Corazon Duermete, Mi Corazon
arr. Judith Herrington - Pavane Publishing

This lovely arrangement of a Bolivian lullaby features easy Spanish text, with English translation. Elegant in its simplicity, with lyrical melodic lines and supportive accompaniment, this is very sweet for... view details

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African Noel African Noel
arr. Andre Thomas - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Andre Thomas is a master at the spiritual form, and his skill is clearly evident in this gem! Easy to sing tonally, but with divisi voices, the layers of sound and the constant rhythmic patterns add... view details

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Avanza Navidad Avanza Navidad
Ruth Morris Gray - Shawnee Press

Entirely in Spanish, this lively original song for Christmas will shine for your concert. Simple harmony and the use of imitation make this an easy choral work to teach. The adorable message of "Hurry,... view details

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A King Is Born A King Is Born
Sy Gorieb & Tim Hosman/arr. Tim Sarsany - MorningStar Music Publishers

If you're going to program this infectious calypso with either your mixed or men's group this December, make sure you pull out all the stops with marimba, bass guitar, Latin percussion and a good soloist! The... view details
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Adorar Al Nino Adorar Al Nino
arr. Victor C. Johnson - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here is a bright Venezuelan villancico in a warm, colorful setting for young voices with piano, flute and percussion. Sung in Spanish, then English, it's an excellent choice for your Christmas concert. The... view details
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Zumba, Zumba Zumba, Zumba
arr. Jill Gallina - Shawnee Press

Rhythmic flair and fun fill this Spanish folk song. Partner-style singing with both Spanish and English text and optional rhythm instruments create a piece for the holidays that is full of musical teaching... view details

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Child of Peace Child of Peace
David Waggoner - Alfred Music Publishing

Here is a simple, eloquent expression of peace, in six languages: French, Hebrew, Zulu, Pashto, Italian and Malay.  The inspiring message and lyrical music are guaranteed to make this a favorite with your... view details
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Ogo Ni Fun Oluwa! Ogo Ni Fun Oluwa! (Glory to God in the Highest!)
Rosephanye Powell - Hal Leonard Corporation

Here is an exuberant a cappella celebration of Christmas in the Yoruba language of Nigeria, with throbbing percussion and call-and-response vocal phrases. The singers encourage the audience to shout and clap... view details
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Betelehemu Betelehemu
Wendell Whalum/arr. Barrington Brooks - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

This Nigerian carol will impart a very special, dramatic flavor to your holiday concert!  Sung a cappella or with optional percussion (conga, bongos, tambourines), it is a remarkable piece, with the original... view details
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African Alleluia African Alleluia
arr. Benjamin Harlan - Hal Leonard Corporation

What a phenomenal rhythmic and melodic hook! This Christmas staple for more than a decade is brimming with vibrant African rhythms and stunning dynamic contrasts. Church choirs, school choirs and particularly... view details
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Abreme la Puerta Abreme la Puerta
Cristian Grases - Gentry Pub

This traditional song from Puerto Rico, spiritedly arranged by Cristian Grases, is usually sung at Christmas time. A group of singers would knock on the door of a neighbor or friend’s house and ask... view details

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