The Swahili text of this African-style original is a joyful celebration of peace, set for a cappella voices with shaker and drums (included in the score). Somewhat reminiscent of O Sifuni Mungu, it
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This delightful setting of the traditional Hebrew folk song dances off of the page! Hand claps, opportunities for simple choreography, a pronunciation guide, and performance notes serve to enhance this
Sizzling with celebratory rhythmic energy, this African folksong loosely translates as: "Those who sing have the right to be called the children of God." The only accompanying instruments are hand drum
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,
Opening with a melancholy rubato introduction, this traditional Brazilian song then moves into a lively dance style that will invigorate your concert with rhythm and fun! In Portuguese, with pronunciation
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
Add excitement to your concert program with this Mark Weston adaptation of a traditional Nigerian folk song that tells the story of a safe return home. The percussion parts illuminate the driving beat and
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
This gentle lullaby offers a wonderful opportunity to build tone quality and phrasing in this well-crafted setting for young treble singers. The easily learned Cajun French lyrics sing "listen to the river"
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
A whirling, twirling Andalusian dancer is vividly portrayed in this setting of a traditional Spanish folksong. Well-crafted vocal lines over a colorful piano accompaniment make this an excellent choice for
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
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
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
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
The music of Kenya reflects the joyful spirit of the people, as heard in these three a cappella selections collected and arranged by ethnomusicologist and educator Tim Gregory. They will be easily learned
Kuwa Furaha is a song about joy. More specifically, it is about the simple and beautiful way that children have of showing and expressing their joy. Jim Papoulis is well known for his world music
This easy-to-learn, call-and-response-based West African folk song setting is a very effective program opener. Comfortable ranges with age-appropriate voice leading makes this a great choice for developing
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
Rhythm abounds in the vocal and percussion sounds of this a cappella arrangement of a Kenyan folk song. With a simple, delightful text, energy-filled vocals, rhythmic hand claps, small percussion and body
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