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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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Noel Noel
Todd Smith/arr. Brad Holmes - First Step Records

With text in the African Kituba dialect, this bright, rhythmic piece captures the feeling of a tribal celebration as it expresses the joy of the Christ Child's birth. Djembe, cowbell, and hand-claps add to... view details

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$2.00
TTBB 
$2.00
Hope for Resolution Hope for Resolution
Paul Caldwell & Sean Ivory - Earthsongs

In its juxtaposition of a European chant melody and a song from South Africa, this work is a deeply moving celebration of diversity. Combine your choral forces from children to adults on this choral tapestry... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.05
Instrumental Parts 
$6.00
Tres Cantos Nativos Tres Cantos Nativos
arr. Marcos Leite - Earthsongs

This exciting work is freely based on three melodies sung by the Kurao tribe - a group of native Brazilian indians living in the forests of northern Brazil. Percussive rhythms and vocal layers are enhanced... view details
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SATB 
$1.75
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.65
African Noel African Noel
arr. Victor Johnson - Heritage Music Press

Limited ranges, repeated sections, and creative choral arranging ensure success with this Victor Johnson favorite. This long-time bestseller features percussion parts for sticks, shaker, bongo or African... view details

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
 
CD 
$44.95
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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A La Nanita Nana A La Nanita Nana
arr. Ruth Elaine Schram - Heritage Music Press

This hauntingly beautiful arrangement features the gentle feel of a lullaby and an interesting mixture of major and minor modes. Adapted and translated from the traditional carol, it alternates between... 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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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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Fum, Fum, Fum Fum, Fum, Fum
Shaw & Parker - G. Schirmer, Inc.

This delightful arrangement of the traditional Spanish dance carol may be performed with piano or a cappella. A truly enjoyable telling of the Christmas Story.... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$1.90
Teaching P/A CD 
$16.95
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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SATB 
$1.90
SAB 
$1.85
Two-Part 
$1.90
SSA 
$1.90
TTBB 
$1.90
P/A CD 
$27.99
Instrumental Parts 
$35.00
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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Riu, Riu, Chiu Riu, Riu, Chiu
arr. Linda Spevacek - Heritage Music Press

Now choirs at all levels can enjoy this festive holiday setting with optional tambourine, hand claps and Spanish text. This is an excellent way to experience the well-known Spanish carol, either accompanied or... 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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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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Betelehemu Betelehemu
arr. Jonathan Crutchfield - Shawnee Press

This compelling work offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate Christmas from an African point of view! Based on a Youruban folk text, it is accompanied only by bongos, congas, shaker/tambourine, log drum... view details
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$2.50
South African Gloria South African Gloria
William Bradley Roberts - MorningStar Music Publishers

"Gloria in excelsis deo" is a text we hear most often at Christmas time, but this unique setting can be done throughout the year. It successfully captures the spirit and joy of the South African... view details

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$2.25
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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Silent Night for All the World Silent Night for All the World
Franz Gruber/arr. Choplin - Fred Bock Music

What better way to sing the tiny infant Jesus to sleep than in the various languages spoken by Christians all over the globe. The traditional carol Silent Night is highlighted here as a message of faith... view details
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SATB 
$2.50
SAB 
$2.65
Instrumental Parts 
$25.00
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy
arr. Andre J. Thomas - Heritage Music Press

Andre Thomas's signature arranging style shines through this dynamic setting of a favorite folk carol from Trinidad. Steel drum and percussion lend an authentic island flavor, making it a special concert... view details
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SATB 
$2.25
P/A CD 
$26.95
Sing We All Noel Sing We All Noel
arr. Ruth Elaine Schram - Heritage Music Press

This fun, upbeat pairing of African Noel and Siyahamba is an excellent cross-cultural selection for your holiday concert. It's a great opportunity to use a variety of percussion instruments -... view details
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Sing Noel Medley Sing Noel Medley
arr. David Hamilton - Word Music

Ignite the exuberance of the Christmas season with this inspired pairing of two marvelous titles: African Noel and Go, Tell it on the Mountain. The authentic African rhythms translate naturally... view details
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SATB 
MMedium
$2.00
P/A CD 
$26.95
Orchestration 
$79.99
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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Ale Pun Ale Pun
arr. Ruth Elaine Schram - Choristers Guild

This vibrantly rhythmic and percussive setting of the traditional Spanish tune is all decked out with a new English text and is absolutely infectious. The original Spanish is offered as a performance... view details

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SATB 
$2.10
Three-Part Mixed 
$2.10
Two-Part 
$2.10
SSA 
$2.10
TB 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$27.95