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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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
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
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
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
Within his lifetime, Ludwig Senfl composed numerous German lieder, Das Glaut zu Speyer being one of them. One can truly hear the sound of the bells of Speyer as this a cappella arrangement speeds
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
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,
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
This Filipino or Visayan folksong is a song of joy and love. George Hernandez, conductor of the Saringhimig Singers based in San Francisco, has captured the native flavor in this rousing arrangement.
The word "samba" comes from a Brazilian rhythm and dance, and the word "lele" is an expression of excitement. Vocal percussion, exciting dynamics, snappy rhythmic figures and a fun Portuguese text combine
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