Hear the steady sound of the mill wheel in this brisk setting of the French Canadian folk song, which uses alternate French and English text. "I hear the windmill, tick-a tick-a tack-a..." Use
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Composed to teach three essential and specific music and dance styles in the Carribbean music traditions: the Cuban "son," the Puerto Rican "Plena," and the Dominican "Merengue." Accompanied by piano, bass
Perform this engaging pair of authentic Asian folk songs separately or as a set. Singers will embrace imitating percussion instruments in the Chinese Flower Drum Song and adore echoing the lyrical
This traditional canoe song from Polynesia sounds very impressive with handclaps and percussion instruments adding to the choral texture. The echoing voice parts suggest people communicating from canoe to
Ubuntu, the essence of being human, simply means we need each other, are made better by each other, and cannot exist as human beings in isolation. With traditional text based on this African
Mosadi o mopila so is a popular traditional wedding song sung in Setswana, one of the eleven official languages of South Africa. Set for a cappella voices with the option to use cabasa, bongos, and
This traditional Xhosa song could be found on the lips of many South Africans who grew up in the church. Commonly performed with Communion, the gentle lyrics express gratitude while the lightly rhythmic
A lovely lullaby setting with sweeping vocal lines, lush piano accompaniment and shifting harmonies. Primarily in Yiddish, with a short English section, this texture has the feel of an Eastern European folk
This original work utilizes musical phrases and rhythms assembled from Native American chants mixed with new music filled with cultural sensitivity and awareness. A cappella with Native American instruments
A popular South African song of praise, the texture is dominated by three soloists who portray leadership roles in the community. Layering choral parts develop the harmonic structure, while free
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,
Upbeat, spirited, and rhythmically charged accompaniment and choral parts partnered with an original Swahili text sets the stage for a dynamic musical celebration. Featuring memorable melodic material,
The chant melody employed in this work was brought to America from West Africa via Cuba. Pedal tones in the bass support the melodic chant and create a meditative mood. Notated body percussion and clapping
Here is an upbeat and fun song that uses a prayer text from Ghana translated into English. Syncopated rhythms that repeat throughout make this a perfect choice for any choir. Opportunities for optional
"Sorida" is a term of greeting in the Shona language of Zimbabwe, similar to "shalom" in Hebrew or "jambo" in Swahili. This massive original work features six percussion instruments, layered divisi vocal
Opening like a Latin motet but quickly moving to Spanish with percussion and upbeat Spanish dance-like rhythms, this is a fun and lively arrangement with a strong message: "Omnes creder in aliquid"
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
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
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
This exuberant African-style original work is an invitation to let music be our guide and sing together with joyful hearts. You'll want to use the optional percussion parts with this a cappella piece to
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At less than two minutes' duration, this is a brief, easy, extremely effective African song for a cappella choir with percussion. Authentic call-and-response vocals make it so much fun to sing, and the
Create your own Celtic experience with your choir when you perform this authentic setting of the eighteenth-century Irish folk song. A mixture of thoughtful rubato and energetic rhythms, a Gaelic chorus -
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
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