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It Takes a Village It Takes a Village
Joan Szymko - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

The familiar African saying, "It takes a village to raise a child," is appropriately set to tribal-sounding music in this marvelous cross-cultural feature.  A great closer, this piece is a proven audience... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.05
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MEMedium Easy
$2.05
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MEMedium Easy
$2.05
Bonse Aba Bonse Aba (Traditional Zambian Song)
arr. Andrew Fischer - Alliance Music Publications, Inc.

Here is an exuberant a cappella number that's loaded with African atmosphere! The traditional Zambian words are sung throughout with such a buoyant, rhythmic feel that you are transported into the center of

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$2.10
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$2.10
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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$1.75
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MEMedium Easy
$1.65
Eatnemen Vuelie Eatnemen Vuelie (Song of the Earth)
Frode Fjellheim/arr. Emily Crocker - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

The opening musical number from the Disney animated feature "Frozen," this song is inspired by indigenous Saami and Norwegian culture, a combination of Saami yoiking and the Danish Christmas hymn Dejlig

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Adiemus Adiemus
Karl Jenkins - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Although this is an original work, the words, which simulate a tribal language, give it a world-music feeling. In fact, the chant-like character of the piece almost makes you feel as though you are taking

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Muusika Muusika (Music)
Paert Uusberg - Walton Music

A meditation on the mystery and wonder of music, this Estonian tone poem is a little gem for a cappella choirs. With gorgeous harmonies that intensify the text, this will resonate deeply with your singers.

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MMedium
$2.40
Erev Shel Shoshanim Erev Shel Shoshanim
Joseph Hadar/arr. Klebanow - World Music Press

Your choir will absolutely love this delicate Israeli folk song, with the open feeling of the desert at night while the scent of roses drifts on the cool air.  Vocals weave in a sensitive arrangement,... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
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$5.00
Daemon Irrepit Callidus Daemon Irrepit Callidus
Gyorgy Orban - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

Chromaticism, rhythmic drive and lyric melodies characterize this a cappella work that is dramatic and stunningly effective for more accomplished choirs. ... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$2.45
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MAMedium-Advanced
$2.45
Twa Tanbou Twa Tanbou
Louis M. Celestin & Sydney Guillaume - Walton Music

Fasten your seatbelts for this showstopper!  From Haiti, this piece is an excellent festival selection for good high school choirs and beyond.  It tells a tale about three drums in playful competition.  The... view details
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$3.30
Viva La Musica! Viva La Musica!
David Brunner - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Viva La Musica! is a wonderful theme for any concert. This exuberant work opens with a strong, bold, unison exclamation, vividly expressing the text and musical idea.

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Tambur Tambur (Old Hungarian Dancing Song)
arr. Lajos Bardos - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Few choral arrangements capture the essence of Hungarian folk music as well as this one does. With the original Hungarian as well as English, it is an outstanding cross-cultural selection that continues to be... view details
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MMedium
$3.25
Cantate Domino Cantate Domino (Kanta Jaunari Kantu Berria)
Josu Elberdin - Walton Music

Featuring alternating English, Basque and Latin text, this thrilling setting proclaims the joy of singing to God. Already much-loved around the world due to performances at the 2011 World Choral Symposium

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MAMedium-Advanced
$2.65
Ndikhokhele Bawo Ndikhokhele Bawo
arr. Michael Barrett - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

What a terrific festival piece for a cappella voices with drum! It's the traditional South African song, with lyrics (in Xhosa language) based on Psalm 23. In this authentic-sounding setting, the optional

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$2.10
Dulaman Dulaman
arr. Rollo Fisher - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

Many will recognize this Irish folk song as performed by Celtic Woman. It really captures the essence of Celtic culture, and is sure to be a hit with mixed choirs everywhere. The melodic charm, pleasing... view details
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$3.50
Instrumental Parts Violins, mandolin, guitar
$65.00
Koudjay Koudjay
Sydney Guillaume - Walton Music

Great Haitian rhythms and harmonies and a text about "harmonizing life's activities" - dance being one - make this a uniquely rewarding concert or festival selection. An IPS pronunciation guide and translation... view details
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$2.35
Verduron Verduron
arr. Randy Haldeman - Walton Music

This folksong from the Channel Islands is very entertaining. Its tongue-in-cheek story requires an energetic choir, telling of a mademoiselle in distress. The French text is repetitive and easy to learn, and... view details
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$2.35
Mo-Li-Hua Mo-Li-Hua (Jasmine Flower)
arr. Hyo-Won Woo - Walton Music

If you have a good soprano soloist, you'll enjoy performing this very authentic-sounding a cappella setting of the famous Chinese folk song. The melody is highlighted throughout by the use of thoughtfully

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$2.50
Shalom! Shalom!
arr. Elio Bucky - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

Shalom Chaverim and Hevenu Shalom Aleichem are successfully combined in this impressive a cappella divisi setting. A real showpiece for advanced choirs!

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$2.65
Cantares de mi Tierra Cantares de mi Tierra (Songs of my homeland)
Julio de Osma/arr. William Bausano - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

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MMedium
$2.10
Cikala le Pong Pong Cikala le Pong Pong
arr. Ken Steven - Earthsongs

Cikala le Pong Pong is a Pakpaknese folk song from North Sumatra, Indonesia. Today, this song is commonly performed at wedding celebrations, opening ceremonies, and cultural events in the

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MAMedium-Advanced
$2.05
Morena Faceira Morena Faceira (Coquettish Brunette)
Folclore Brasileiro/arr. Daniel Afonso Jr - Earthsongs

Morena Faceira is based on two different folk songs from the state of Sao Paulo in southeastern Brazil. The first song simply describes a beautiful and charming brunette woman; in the second

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MAMedium-Advanced
$2.05
Chant of the Sixth Patriarch Chant of the Sixth Patriarch
arr. Reed Criddle - Earthsongs

Chant of the Sixth Patriarch is a setting of a Buddhist poem by Sixth Patriarch Hui-neng of the early Tang dynasty. According to Buddhist lore, the Fifth Patriarch proposed a poetry

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MMedium
$1.85
Yishakeni Yishakeni (Let Him Kiss Me)
Debra Scroggins - Pavane Publishing

Here is a sonorous love song based on the Song of Solomon, and it is absolutely glorious! The text is in Hebrew throughout, with English translation shown above the music. "Let him kiss me with the kisses

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Chua-ay Chua-ay (from "Scenes from the North")
Fidel G. Calalang Jr. - Earthsongs

Chua-ay is based on a popular folk song from the Philippines that depicts the Igorot tribes at work, pounding the rice by means of a huge mortar and heavily weighted posts to separate the rice

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SATB 
MAMedium-Advanced
$2.25