Wena Wedwa is a tremendous song of praise from Africa. The vocal parts are accessible and repetitive, so learning the initial rhythms and texts is well worth the effort. Add a soloist and percussion to take
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"I have noticed joy, how it threads below the darkness..." This moving work expresses what it means to have hope. Laura Foley's incredible yet simple poem is brought to life with a steady melody and
This lively setting of a beloved Robert Burns poem brings to mind charming images of Scotland. Very achievable and fun with great vocal construction, making this a good option for high school and above. A
Modimo is a song of praise and celebration from South Africa. Improvised percussion and a traditional Sesotho melody make for a grounded and deep sound your singers will immediately connect with. A
This is a tremendously fun and rowdy folk song. With accessible vocal lines, this arrangement will work well for a wide variety of choirs and will be a favorite of your audiences. From the set of Five
This setting of Hildegard of Bingen's Ave Generosa text uses a hauntingly joyful tonality, paying homage to the mysterious story of Mary. A beautiful middle section is surrounded by contrasting
Set to the Latin Pulchra es amica mea text from Song of Solomon, this a cappella work is inspired by the beauty of the aurora borealis as seen by the composer in his native Norway.
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.
Commissioned by the St. Olaf Festival in Trondheim, Norway, Even When He Is Silent masterfully expresses the sentiment of the text - hope in times of despair. Beautifully melodic, with rich
This lesser-known spiritual has a theme of resilience and home presented chorally in a call and response format. With considerable flexibility for improvisation, inflections and note bending by the chorus,
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,
An extremely joyful and uplifting setting of this well-loved Christmas text. Gjeilo has crafted a beautiful melody that seems as if it was always meant to exist with these lyrics. Vocally accessible, this
Estonian composer Part Uusberg's Kodutee reflects upon the journey of life from birth to death using vivid imagery of nature and the everyday. Hauntingly beautiful both musically and thematically,
This original a cappella piece, as performed by the Swedish vocal jazz ensemble The Real Group, expresses the Christmas wish that all the children of the world will inherit the beautiful blue-green, healthy
This innovative a cappella work by Anders Edenroth provides a poetic and philosophical perspective on the transparent matter so essential to the survival of every living creature. This composition goes
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
From Piae Cantiones, this setting of Gaudete! is in a progressive style, yet well suited to the medieval melody. Its energy is derived from the accented rhythms and dance-like percussive
Now available for mixed or men's voices, this rousing arrangement of the popular South African freedom song has become a standard in the choral repertoire. With call-and-response vocals, Xhosa text, and
Originally published for mixed voices, this stunning work has reached a large audience in a very short time and has been published in SSAA and TTBB voicings to meet the growing demand. The reviews are in -
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