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La Lluvia La Lluvia (The Rain)
Stephen Hatfield - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

What a stunning choral timbre this creates! Based on a panpipe melody from Ecuador, this extraordinary work is unaccompanied except for shakers and vibraslap. Sung entirely to the syllables doo, lie, li, la,... view details
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Waka Waka Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)
arr. Mark Brymer - Hal Leonard Corporation

Shakira's exuberant performance of this Official 2010 FIFA World Cup song was filled with color and excitement! Based on a popular African song, it captures all the spirit and pride of the African people, and... view details
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Shojojee Shojojee
B. Wayne Bisbee - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

This charming Japanese folk song tells the story of a temple in Shojojee where racoon-like animals would dance and beat their big stomachs like drums to compete with the music from the temple monks. The... view details
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SA 
$2.05
Pete, Pete! Pete, Pete!
Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

On the heels of his wildly successful arrangement of the Zambian folk song Bonse Aba, here is Pete, Pete! from Ghana. Call-and-response-style writing makes the vocal parts engaging and easy to... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.10
Two-Part 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Funga Alafia Funga Alafia (Song of Welcome)
arr. Jill Gallina - Shawnee Press

Choreography is included in this joyful piece, based on a traditional song of welcome sung in many parts of Africa. Greetings of good health, blessings, and peace are expressed throughout. Parts for claves,... view details
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Haru Sugite Haru Sugite
Victor C. Johnson - Choristers Guild

Capturing the distinctly Asian flavor of this traditional Japanese text, Victor's haunting setting provides a marvelous multicultural and creative programming gem for developing choirs. A pronunciation

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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.10
Two-Part 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$27.95
Sim Shalom Sim Shalom
John Leavitt - Hal Leonard Corporation

This is gorgeous! With a text from the Hebrew liturgy, and based on a Jewish folk melody, this rich setting is a prayer for peace. Perform it with the sensitive piano accompaniment or add a small consort of

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Jambo Bwana Jambo Bwana
Teddy Kalanda Harrison/arr. Russell Robinson - BriLee Music Publishing

In this happy Kenyan/Swahili folk song, "Jambo Bwana" means "Hello, sir." It is a simple song of peace, for mixed voices with piano and optional congas. A pronunciation guide is included for the simple

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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.50
Barso Re Barso Re
A.R. Rahman/arr. Sperry - Earthsongs

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$2.25
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$2.25
Kyrie Kyrie
MCCLURE, G - Earthsongs

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SATB 
$1.65
SSA 
$1.65
Instrumental Parts Piano Part
$3.00
Instrumental Parts for SATB
$12.00
Instrumental Parts for SSA
$12.00
Full Score for SATB
$9.95
Full Score for SSA
$9.95
Cirandeiro Cirandeiro (Join in the Dance)
Brad Green - Hal Leonard Corporation

The syncopated rhythm in the piano drives this Brazilian folksong arrangement. English lyrics are included, or use the recorded Portuguese pronunciation guide found on the Performance Part-Learning CD. Part of... view details
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Two-Part 
$2.10
Performance CD 
$22.99
Oy Es Dia de Placer Oy Es Dia de Placer (Today Is the Day to Rejoice and Sing)
arr. Jody Noblett - Walton Music

This Spanish dance tune is by Tomas Pascual, a Mayan composer of the early seventeenth century. With a simple message celebrating the joy of living, it calls for accompaniment of maracas, bass drum, log or... view details
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$2.25
Kpanlongo Kpanlongo
Derek Bermal - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

A West African dance song provides a highly rhythmic center for this rousing piece. It builds from one part to a dramatic ending in six parts. To be sung in the native language - there is extensive repetition... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.05
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MEMedium Easy
$2.05
Bedu Pako Baramasa Bedu Pako Baramasa
Meghan Quinlan - National Music Publishers

This energetic piece from the Indian Himalayas has the lilt of a folk song and a message for the ages.  Selected for the Elena Sharkova Choral Series and premiered in the U.S. at the ACDA National

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Canoe Song Canoe Song
arr. Ruth Morris Gray - Shawnee Press

A favorite Native American tune is creatively blended with original music, incorporating unison and two-part harmony, round and partner-style singing, and optional percussion. This is a treasure chest of... view details
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Freedom Is Coming Freedom Is Coming
Anders Nyberg/arr. Henry Leck - Walton Music

From Anders Nyberg's collection of South African folk songs, this a cappella setting by Henry Leck is quite simple, yet very powerful. It's a popular choice for festivals and combined choir events.... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.20
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MEMedium Easy
$1.90
Hisakata Hisakata (The Gentle Light of Spring)
Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

This superb setting of a traditional Japanese text captures the ancient mystery of Japan through haunting melodies and simple harmonies. Parts (included) for flute, wind chimes and triangle add wonderful color... view details
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Two-Part 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Who Can Sail Without the Wind? Who Can Sail Without the Wind?
arr. Dan Forrest - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

"Who can sail without the wind? Who can row without oars? Who can leave a parting friend without shedding tears?" This sentimental folksong from Sweden is artfully arranged for mixed chorus and piano

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SATB 
$3.25
La Maumariee La Maumariee (J'entends le loup)
arr. Joni Jensen - Walton Music

Here is an incredibly dynamic adaptation of a popular French folk song. Quick and rhythmic, the work reflects the determination and liveliness of the girl in the poem who won't let others dictate her love

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SSAA 
$2.75
Yellow Bird Yellow Bird
arr. Dan Davison - Walton Music

Norman Luboff wrote the music, based on a Caribbean folksong, and Marilyn and Alan Bergman wrote the words.  "Yellow bird, up high in banana tree... better fly away, in the sky away..."  The song is simply... view details
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TB 
$2.45
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

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SSA 
$1.95
P/A CD 
$27.95
Ose Ayo Ose Ayo
arr. Brian Tate - Pavane Publishing

It is so simple, and yet, so effective. Brian Tate has a proven track record of multicultural songs for voices and percussion that just work. This Nigerian "sunrise song" fits right in. Middle School through... view details
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SATB 
$1.95
Loch Lomond Loch Lomond
arr. David Lantz III - Carl Fischer LLC

Your choir will sing their hearts out on this rich, delicious setting of the traditional Scottish folk song.  With or without the optional parts for flute and cello, it is full of wonderful tonal color.  "Oh,... view details
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SATB 
$2.75