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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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Kawouno Wan Gi Pi Kawouno Wan Gi Pi (Water Song)
Vivian Aluoch & Vivian Anyango/arr. Brian Tate - Shawnee Press

From Kenya comes this rhythmic, energetic a cappella work with percussion, in the Dholuo language. Celebrating the gift of water to the land in the form of rain and rivers, the unison singing builds into... view details
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SATB 
$2.50
Gnothi Safton Gnothi Safton
Jim Papoulis/ed. Sophia Miller - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

With Gnothi Safton, composer Jim Papoulis raises the profile of Boomwhackers out of the elementary classroom and onto the concert stage. Including an original inspirational text that urges young... view details

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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
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$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
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... view details

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Doraji Doraji
arr. Yoojin Muhn - Pavane Publishing

Doraji is one of the most popular Korean folk songs, about a wild mountain flower with spiritual essence. This arrangement captures both the gentle beauty of the flower and the excitement of those... view details

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Cumbia del Sol Cumbia del Sol (Cumbia of the Sun)
arr. Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

With alternate Spanish and English words, this vibrant Colombian folk song accompanies a popular folk dance, the Cumbia. With hand claps, a "la la la" descant and a "Hey!" at the end, the arrangement is... view details

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Yo Puedo Yo Puedo
Jim Papoulis - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

The composer's strong commitment to the power of belief in oneself is reflected in the strength and conviction of this music. Opening as a subtle ballad, the music creates a sense of how important... view details

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SSA 
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Pata Pata Pata Pata
Miriam Makeba/arr. Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

This authentic South African song is the signature hit of the famous singer Miriam Makeba. In the Xhosa language, it's catchy, with a fun dance beat and lots of repetition, making it easy to learn. It has... view details

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$1.95
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$1.95
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$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.99
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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Sikiliza! Sikiliza! (Listen!)
Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

Listen to the infectious African rhythms and stacking triads of this joyous multicultural original, with an English text that features several Swahili words and phrases. A unison melody becomes a rhythmic... view details

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Molly Malone Molly Malone
arr. Lee Kesselman - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Known as Dublin's unofficial anthem, this Irish tune is bright and energetic and captures the warm and generous spirit of the Irish people. Like so many Irish folk songs, it tells an endearing story, one... view details

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Je Ne Fus Jamais Si Aise Je Ne Fus Jamais Si Aise
arr. John Leavitt - Hal Leonard Corporation

Joyful cascading vocal lines and "fa la la's" will enliven your treble choir's concert or festival performance! The hand drum creates a dance-like feel in this delightful madrigal edition.

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Bora Maisha Bora Maisha
Robert I. Hugh - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

After multiple trips to Kenya, East Africa, and studying, watching, singing, and listening to Kenyan music of all styles, composer Robert Hugh was inspired to write a new piece in the style of this region.... view details
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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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Estrella Blanca Estrella Blanca
arr. Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

Victor Johnson expertly combines a free-flowing Spanish folk melody with a passionate text about finding the way home. Mostly in English, this exceptional programming choice will add a unique flavor to your... view details

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$26.95
Suo Gan Suo Gan
arr. Jude B. Roldan - Hal Leonard Corporation

This well-known Welsh lullaby is arranged here in a lovely setting for treble voices that offers many opportunities for developing blend, intonation and expression. With text in Welsh, then English, it is... view details

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Water Come a Me Eye Water Come a Me Eye
arr. Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

You'll transport your audience to sunny Jamaica when you perform this bright, fun setting of the traditional calypso song. The well-placed modulations and cool percussion parts for claves, maracas, cabasa, and... view details
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Yo Vivo Cantando! Yo Vivo Cantando!
Jerry Estes - Heritage Music Press

Lend a Latin-American flair to your concert with this exuberant original piece about the joys of singing. The title phrase is the only Spanish text. The combination of catchy melodies that are easy to learn,... view details
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Unison 
$1.95
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Speak the Truth in Love Speak the Truth in Love
Stephanie S. Taylor - Shawnee Press

Totally singular, this African-flavored choral teaches an important life lesson. Honesty and integrity are the heart of the text, and the use of Swahili makes this an amazing multicultural opportunity. The... view details

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El Pajarito! El Pajarito! (The Little Bird)
John Parker & Joel Raney - Alfred Music Publishing

Using a combination of English and Spanish text, this delightful song tells the story of a marketplace, a child who falls in love with a little bird but has no money to buy it, and a nice man who gives the... view details
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Lo Yisa Goy Lo Yisa Goy
arr. Jill Gallina - Shawnee Press

Celebrate peace with this fun Hebrew folk song arrangement. Its spirited accompaniment, bright and fun-to-sing vocals, easy Hebrew text, and round-style vocal parts make for a delightful multicultural... view details

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Bwana Awabariki with Kum Ba Ya Bwana Awabariki with Kum Ba Ya
Mark Weston - Heritage Music Press

This vibrant partnering of two popular African folk songs features easily learned vocals with rhythmically supportive piano. Add percussion to complete this musical celebration of life. The Swahili text,... view details

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Ani Ma'amin Ani Ma'amin (Liturgical Holocaust Melody)
arr. John Conahan - Hal Leonard Corporation

This work for unaccompanied mixed voices and two soloists is a setting of a traditional Holocaust melody for a moving tribute to those who perished. A powerful and dramatic selection for remembrance and... view details

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