"Give us hope and we'll show you the way." This popular piece is celebrating its 20th anniversary with this edition. Identical in each voicing to the original editions - but now, more of the royalties are
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Expressing a powerful message of hope for a better world, this dynamic piece strikes a universal chord for all to hear! The quiet and subdued opening gradually builds to a dramatic musical statement using
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Kusimama is written in a world-music style that is accessible for choirs, both young and old, that are just beginning to be exposed to world rhythms and language - a sort of introduction to new
Full of life and energy, this work in Spanish and English expresses the plea of Mexican children to the rest of the world to listen to their cry for help. The percussion and bass parts (included in the
With a powerful pop/gospel feel, this work captures the hopes and wishes of young people's thoughts on how to improve the world. Written in a youth song writing workshop, the idea of "rising as a people" is
"Can you hear my cries? I am calling out to you." The global community of children speaks together in this dramatic call for a better future that uses worldbeat sounds, unified chordal harmonies, and
The Foundation for Small Voices advocates for school music programs in many ways. Proceeds from sheet music sales of this piece by co-founder Jim Papoulis go directly to the Music Changes the World project.
"Every time I try to make a difference in the world, I wonder if I'm on. Tell me I am not alone." Upbeat, and able to be performed in a contemporary a cappella style or with the notated piano accompaniment,
Born out of the composer's virtual songwriting workshops with students during the pandemic of 2020, this piece expresses the thoughts and feelings of the younger generation. With themes of love, hope,
For SA voices with divisi, this inspiring selection uses percussion to simulate a heartbeat and from that bringing forth a simple idea - that reaching even just one heart can be a very powerful gesture.
"In every heart there is a place that shows us who we are." The opening phrase presents the challenge that unfolds in this significant song: bringing our inner voice to expression. Bound to be the highlight
"Eneza upendo uendako, umoja ni upendo" translates to "Spread love everywhere you go, unity is love." This piece celebrates the hopeful sentiments of unity and love through both Swahili and English lyrics
The upbeat multicultural feel of this piece combines great vocal lines and choral writing, modern driving rhythmic ideas, and a great message about uniting together on a collective "journey of hope." The
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Subtitled Standing Tall, this original work combines Swahili and English phrases about standing with hope, strength, acceptance, and a positive spirit - all in an accessible world music style.
Beautifully melodic, with a great beat and a great message, this "world music" piece has a text in Swahili which translates as, "We have a right." Imbakwa was written for the score of a film about
Born out of virtual songwriting conferences with students held during the first few weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic, this set of three songs expresses the students' words and thoughts as they struggled to
Celebrating the many reasons that we sing: "It fills my soul, it reaches something deep inside my heart, it makes me feel, more than anything." These lines and emotions are woven through this piece as the
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Written in a songwriting workshop, here is a song of multifaceted hopes. "I wanna believe in beauty, I wanna be seen in darkness, I wanna be heard in chaos." Composed in the world music style that has
This selection has good energy with a text that speaks to our time. African languages and English mix to help "tell me your story." Percussion and rhythmic chanting add to the atmosphere of this piece that
Tyler Clementi put a face on the consequences of cruelty. Through the Tyler Clementi Foundation, tens of thousands of youth and adults have been inspired to speak out and stand up in the face of bullying,
The text, with a message that celebrates humanity and acceptance, does so using both English and Arabic as a way of celebrating cultures that make up a significant part of our community. Arabic phrases and
Celebrating the inner strength that is unique to each of us, this work identifies the choral music room and the friends we make there as a safe place. We are reminded of the power of music making and the
This work has a mission: celebrate and unite the different cultures in our society by offering an upbeat and powerful anthem that includes Arabic, Bosnian, Hebrew and English. An easy-to-read phonetic