This traditional canoe song from Polynesia sounds very impressive with hand claps and percussion instruments adding to the choral texture. The echoing voice parts suggest people communicating from canoe to
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This easy-to-sing Italian folk song is an excellent cross-cultural selection for any choir. The uncluttered arrangement features a lilting waltz tempo and dance-like voice parts that are well suited to the
Made popular by the folk group The Weavers in the late 1940s, this dance-like song will add life and color to your concert. Easily learned with layered vocal parts and body percussion, this arrangement is
A traditional Thai folk song is beautifully arranged for developing treble or mixed choirs. Gentle melodies are interwoven into a lyrical canon-like texture that is expressive and compelling. Written with a
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
This traditional Puerto Rican song is a whimsical tune about a small nocturnal tree frog. Accessible and interesting two-part writing and the use of percussion instruments including a "croaking frog" guiro
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With a Portuguese text and rhythms in the popular Brazilian groove known as Capoeira, this song of celebration begins with all voice parts emulating rhythm instruments utilizing elements of contemporary a
Two separate pieces under one cover! Hineih Ma Tov from Paslm 133 is rousing, dance-like and full of energy. Oseh Shalom from the Book of Job has a slow opening that leads to a more
Written for and premiered by Nashirah: The Jewish Chorale of Greater Philadelphia, this poem, in Hebrew, by Sima Faitelson is full of power, loss, and the pain that accompanies loss. This incredibly
Here's an arrangement of a traditional Mexican song that will require some work, but will be well worth the effort! Set at a very fast tempo, with some tricky syncopations, complete with yips, yelps and "ai
This arrangement combines the traditional Andean folk song Ohas Azules with folk songs from Ecuador and Peru and adds exciting percussion and authentic vocal effects that will captivate your
This energetic and lively piece is about discovering the power of our own voices and letting them dance; setting ourselves free, exploring and learning to let go of preconceived notions of how we "should"
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
Young singers can discover the sights and sounds of the Scottish Hebrides and an ancient chant sung by the people of that remote location. This setting includes original music that frames the chant and
This lovely arrangement for SA voices with piano or optional guitar is a simple setting of a northern Argentinian folk melody. With a Spanish text, haunting melody and Spanish feel, this is the perfect
Infuse your concert program with music of the world with this vibrant rhythmic setting of a Brazilian playground song for treble choirs. The lyrics in Portuguese are easily learned and playful, translating
Here is an original celebratory piece in Swahili based on Romans 8:31, carrying the message that we can move forward in life because we know that God is on our side. With solid harmonies, a steady
Layered harmonies and invigorating vocal percussion bring life and energy to this Brazilian children's song. Rhythmic and syncopated, this a cappella piece is an excellent world music selection for mixed
Flabada! is a playful piece that captures the excitement and energy of the flamenco dance. Syncopation and body percussion combine to capture the rhythm of this original piece and highlight the
"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"
The essence of this piece gives reverence to the message that music is universal; as a language, as an art and as a part of who we are. "From a distance we sing, music is universal. We sing for joy, we live
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
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