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Hitori Hitori
arr. Mary Donnelly & George Strid - Hal Leonard Corporation

You won't want to miss this gentle Japanese folksong that is artfully crafted for young choirs, piano, and optional Orff instruments. The simple text can be sung in Japanese or English, and the elegant... view details
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EEasy
$1.90
Hlohonolofatsa Hlohonolofatsa
arr. Daniel Jackson - Walton Music

This tremendously fun arrangement of a South African greeting song exclaims, "Iyo hlonolofatsa, Ka lebitso la ntate," which translates as, "Bless everything in the name of the Father." Featuring a soloist,... view details

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SATB 
$2.25
Ho, Ho, Watanay Ho, Ho, Watanay (Sleep, Sleep, Little One)
Greg Gilpin - Heritage Music Press

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... view details

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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.10
Two-Part 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Holla Hi, Holla Ho! Holla Hi, Holla Ho!
arr. Dave & Jean Perry - BriLee Music Publishing

Arranger Jean Perry first heard this clever German folk song as a young girl singing around a fire at Girl Scout camp. It was so enchanting, she never forgot it. Now set for SSA voices, opportunities abound... view details
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SSA 
$2.25
Hopsa! Lisella! Hopsa! Lisella!
arr. Russell Robinson - Walton Music

Hopsa! Lisella!, an eighteenth-century Alsatian folk song, quite literally sways back and forth as it is sung. The feeling of acceleration typical of the style is captured through ritards,... view details

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SA 
$2.15
Hotaru Koi Hotaru Koi (Ho, Firefly)
arr. Ro Ogura - Theodore Presser Co

This arrangement of the Japanese children's song continues to be a popular choice for state and regional festival lists.... view details
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MAMedium-Advanced
$1.80
I Hear the Windmill I Hear the Windmill
arr. Ruth Elaine Schram - Heritage Music Press

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... view details

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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.10
Two-Part 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Ib Ashe Ib Ashe
Brian Tate - Shawnee Press

From West Africa comes this celebratory chant honoring one's ancestors. It is an invitation for all to gather and bring their energy together in celebration. Beginning with a wash of vocal sound, the solo... view details

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If You Could Hear My Voice If You Could Hear My Voice
Jim Papoulis - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Jim Papoulis is the master of easy-to-sing choral pieces with a "world music" theme, and this rhythmic, uplifting song is a superb example of his work! It proclaims, "there is a voice inside me and I must let... view details
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Ili, Ili, Tulog Anay Ili, Ili, Tulog Anay
arr. Victor C. Johnson - Choristers Guild

This charming lullaby from Panay Island in the Philippines exudes an elegant simplicity and tender, evocative harmonies. While most of the piece is sung in the traditional language of Ilonggos, the middle... view details

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$1.95
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$27.95
Ili-Ili Tulog Anay Ili-Ili Tulog Anay (Hush, Sleep for Now)
arr. Jude B. Roldan - Hal Leonard Corporation

This tender lullaby from the Panay Island in the Philippines is traditionally sung by a sister or other female relative to help the child fall asleep while the mother is at work. The gentle melody is well... view details

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SAB 
$1.90
Imbakwa Imbakwa
Jim Papoulis - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Beautifully melodic, with a great beat and a great message, this "world music" piece has a text in Swahili which translates as, "We have a right." Imbakwa was written for the score of a film about an... view details
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In Meeting We Are Blessed In Meeting We Are Blessed
Troy Robertson & R. Gatsnahos - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

The part for djembe imparts a traditional African feeling to this easy, original a cappella work. The Gatsnahos text, inspired by John Donne, has a theme of friendship and unity that all can relate to. "We... view details

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In This Ancient House In This Ancient House (Momoshiki Ya)
Ruth Morris Gray - Heritage Music Press

With its haunting melody and open fourth and fifth harmonies, this gentle setting of a traditional Japanese poem captures the mystery of ancient Japan. The Japanese text alternating with the English... view details
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In the Stillness In the Stillness
arr. Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

A Japanese haiku from the nineteenth century shapes the atmosphere of this graceful setting. With gentle call-and-response vocal lines and an expressive accompaniment, the text translates as: "In the... view details
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Indodana Indodana
arr. Michael Barrett & Ralf Schmitt - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

This highly dramatic traditional African song was arranged by two South African composers, both experts in this genre of music. The ethnic flavor is palpable as the treble voices carry the melody and the men... view details
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$2.05
Inscription of Hope Inscription of Hope
Z. Randall Stroope - Heritage Music Press

A profoundly moving text, written on a cellar wall during the rise of Nazi Germany, joins with original music to create a deeply emotional expression of hope for all mankind.  With brief narration and the echo... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Instrumental Parts 
$29.95
Iro Ye Iro Ye
arr. Jill Gallina - Shawnee Press

This lullaby is from the Republic of Benin, a country in West Africa. The Mina language of the traditional melody is paired with an original melody in English, creating a dreamy partner-style song with... view details

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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
TTBB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.05
Itsuki Lullaby Itsuki Lullaby (Japanese Lullaby)
arr. Sheila Feay-Shaw - Hal Leonard Corporation

This Japanese lullaby is a traditional song sung by girls far away from home as they worked as nannies in upper-class households. The gentle sounds of flute and wind chimes support the plaintive quality of... view details

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SSA 
$1.90
Iza Ngomso Iza Ngomso
Christopher Tin - Alfred Music Publishing

Based on a text by Longfellow and set in Xhosa, one of the official languages of South Africa, this joyous movement from Grammy-winner Christopher Tin's CD, The Drop That Contained the Sea, was originally... view details

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SSATBB 
$2.45
P/A CD 
$27.99
J'entends Le Moulin J'entends Le Moulin
arr. Emily Crocker - Hal Leonard Corporation

Hear the steady sound of the mill wheel in this brisk setting of the French Canadian folk ong, which uses alternate French and English text.  "I hear the windmill, tick-a tick-a tack-a..."  Use the... view details
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Two-Part 
$1.90
Teaching P/A CD 
$22.99
Jabula Jesu Jabula Jesu
Stephen Hatfield - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Now available in an SSA voicing, this choral work offers a taste of layered ostinatos and African polyrhythms and may be performed a cappella or with two or more percussionists.

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Jai Ho Jai Ho (Dance with Me)
A. R. Rahmen/arr. Sperry - Earthsongs

Ethan Sperry's exciting arrangement of the 2008 Oscar-winning song from "Slumdog Millionaire" has attracted a lot of attention on the festival circuit, and for good reason! The song's global rhythms and... view details
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SATB 
$2.25
Instrumental Parts 
$7.50
Rehearsal CD 
$4.50