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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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$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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Dona Dona Dona Dona
arr. Cristi Cary Miller - Hal Leonard Corporation

This song from the Yiddish theater also found popularity in the folk movement of the 1960s after it was recorded by Joan Baez. In this charming arrangement for young and developing voices, an optional

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Shumayela Shumayela
Dalene Hoogenhout / Kenney Potter - Wingate University Music Press

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Martes Martes
Joseph Gregorio - Walton Music

Similar to the superstitious "Friday the Thirteenth," "Tuesday the Thirteenth" is considered to be the day of bad luck in Spanish-speaking countries, which is clearly illustrated in this proverb ("Don't get

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Loy Krathong Loy Krathong
Herb Frombach & Vicki Tucker Courtney - Alfred Music Publishing

This authentic Thai folk song is sung at annual Loy Krathong festivals while floating candles illuminate the water. The original English text of this enchanting arrangement allows you to teach and sing

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Hymn to the Earth and the Sky Hymn to the Earth and the Sky
Steve Kupferschmid - BriLee Music Publishing

Inspired by a wonderful text from the Sioux Nation, this piece offers numerous educational opportunities for young choirs. Utilizing the Dorian mode and intervals of open fourths and fifths creates an

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Chimes: 1. Soul Rejoicing Chimes: 1. Soul Rejoicing
Valery Gavrilin - Carl Fischer LLC

Soul Rejoicing opens with the stormy image of a band of horsemen riding fiercely in the darkness of a moonless night. Thus, with the sounds of pounding hooves and riders' shouts, begins

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Hushabye, Nanita Nana Hushabye, Nanita Nana
Mary Donnelly & George L.O. Strid - Heritage Music Press

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

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$26.95
Es Karai Aiziedams Es Karai Aiziedams (Going Off to War)
arr. Imant Raminsh - Walton Music

A folk song from long ago, but is poignant for our time. The poem speaks of a soldier who has returned from war to find his young sister grown. Intelligent vocal part writing that is rich and sophisticated

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Chimes: 5. Ti-Ri-Ri Chimes: 5. Ti-Ri-Ri
Valery Gavrilin - Carl Fischer LLC

Ti-Ri-Ri, the wordless fifth movement of Gavrilin's Choral Symphony, paints a colorful and theatrical scene. One can almost see young men and women gathering (for a dance, perhaps) and as

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Banaha Banaha
Russell Robinson - Heritage Music Press

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

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Eagle Hill Eagle Hill
Lee R. Kesselman - Hal Leonard Corporation

Young voices will soar like the eagle in this accessible work for treble choir. The text was shaped from a ritual song of the Pawnee nation, which revered the eagle for its strength and wisdom. Students from... view details
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The Great Spirit, I Am The Great Spirit, I Am
Patti Drennan - Hal Leonard Corporation

Flute, wind chimes, rain stick, djembe and shaker contribute to the reflective mood of this musical setting of a Lakota poem. The modal melodies, vocal effects and rising and falling phrasing offer appropriate... view details
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Chimes: 4. Rubbish Chimes: 4. Rubbish
Valery Gavrilin - Carl Fischer LLC

Playful and rhythmic, the nonsensical and happy-go-lucky narrative of this fourth movement of Chimes is enhanced by onomatopoeic text and thick chordal texture.

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Chimes: 3. White, White Snow Chimes: 3. White, White Snow
Valery Gavrilin - Carl Fischer LLC

The lamenting narrative about all that "can't" be during the winter is enhanced by tenor solo and varied choral textures in this plaintive movement.

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Chimes: 2. The Death of a Robber Chimes: 2. The Death of a Robber
Valery Gavrilin - Carl Fischer LLC

The tenor solo and narrator are pivotal in this dark, story-telling second movement of Chimes, while the chorus repeatedly responds with tolling bells and ticking clocks.

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Tris Jaunas Masas Tris Jaunas Masas
arr. Imant Raminsh - Walton Music

A sweet Latvian folk song featuring the story of two brothers falling in love with two sisters, while the third sister is yet too young to marry. Absolutely delightful and masterful vocal writing and

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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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Ehara Ehara
arr. Brian Tate - Earthsongs

Ehara is a traditional song of the Maori, the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Arranger Brian Tate says "I was moved by the text, a universal theme that speaks of love, life, faith

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Kelvin Grove Kelvin Grove
Till MacIvor Meyn - Alliance Music Publications, Inc.

Written as part of a choral cycle, this Scottish folk song accompanied only by percussion has wonderful melodic lines, beautiful sonorities, and a tenor solo.  Technically challenging with mixed meters

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$40.00
Chimes: 7. Sunset Music Chimes: 7. Sunset Music
Valery Gavrilin - Carl Fischer LLC

In this seventh movement of Gavrilin's Choral Symphony, a solo oboe introduces a dreamy, richly textured expression of the approaching end of a man's - or a nation's - journey of enlightenment and

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Quando Quilaria! Quando Quilaria!
arr. Daniel Afonso Jr - Alliance Music Publications, Inc.

Brazilian folk song. A cappella with optional percussion. Pronunciation (IPA) and Translation included. Lyrical sections interspersed with rhythmic sections with some fun percussion added. Excellent

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