Opening with a sustained and lyrical solo, this Hebrew greeting is presented in a vibrant manner with joyful handclaps and a dance-like rhythm. A wonderful choral presentation with an authentic piano
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Exuding sizzling, rhythmic energy, this traditional South African folk song arrangement is a multicultural programming winner! A cappella, with percussion parts included for shakers, djembe, and hand drum
An lovely setting of the beloved Korean folk song about the mountain pass of Ahrirang Hill. Sung predominantly in English, the pentatonic melodies and open harmonies are presented in unison and canon to
A delightful arrangement of a North American Cree Indian morning song. Beginning with bird sounds, the melody line is first presented by the sopranos. A pedal point is set by the tenors and basses as the
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
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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
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
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
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,
Fun to sing and surprisingly rehearsal-friendly, this South African musical celebration of freedom and hope is sure to have instant appeal. Lending itself to simple stage choreography, and with an exciting,
This arrangement of Josquin's tongue-in-cheek "day in the life of a cricket" offers an opportunity for three-part mixed choirs to experience this classic literature. Mostly homophonic, with several
This Swahili praise song is the perfect addition to any multicultural repertoire. Fun, rhythmic texture with repetition and solo opportunities abound in this very accessible concert work. Add some movement
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
Here's an invigorating cross-cultural number that will make everyone want to dance! It's a joyful Israeli dance song, incorporating the popular round, Toembai. With Hebrew text, lots of "tra la la
Sung in Spanish and English, Cantemos! is written with the developing choir in mind to teach independent part singing. The optional Latin-sounding percussion will enhance the performance.
Rhythmic and engaging, the sentiment "it takes a village to raise a child" is expressed in a traditional Swahili (Kijita) text along with sections of English text. Detailed performance notes are also
In the Bantu language, "cangoma" means "drum." The text of this piece, in a Portuguese dialect, celebrates the end of slavery. Use congas, djembe, tubanos, cajon, or tom-toms to add the simple drum
This arrangement of a Scottish lullaby features a beautiful melodic line and wonderful harmonic moments. The text is in English with Gaelic subtext, and an accessible pronunciation guide is included.
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
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
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
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
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