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Shalom Aleichem Shalom Aleichem
arr. Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

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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Babethandaza Babethandaza
arr. Victor C. Johnson - Choristers Guild

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

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.35
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.35
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.35
TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.35
Ahrirang Ahrirang
arr. Ruth Elaine Schram - Choristers Guild

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

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
SSAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Waniska Waniska
Brian Tate - Pavane Publishing

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

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.15
Ma Bella Bimba Ma Bella Bimba (Italian Folk Song)
arr. Donald Moore - Alfred Music Publishing

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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Shining Moon Shining Moon (Ngam Sang Duan)
arr. Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

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

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Tzena, Tzena, Tzena, Tzena Tzena, Tzena, Tzena, Tzena
Issachar Miron/arr. Henry Leck - Hal Leonard Corporation

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

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Ning Wendete Ning Wendete (Kenyan Folk Song)
arr. Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

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

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Kelele Kuimba Ngoma! Kelele Kuimba Ngoma! (Shout, Sing, Dance!)
Bryan Sharpe - Heritage Music Press

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,

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
P/A CD 
$26.95
Singabahambayo Singabahambayo
Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

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,

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
El Grillo El Grillo
arr. Russell Robinson - Heritage Music Press

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

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Hakuna Mungu Kama Wewe Hakuna Mungu Kama Wewe
Alex Gartner - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

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

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SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Songs of Peace Songs of Peace
Jeremiah Klarman/arr. David Chase - G. Schirmer, Inc.

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

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Artza Alinu Artza Alinu
arr. Earlene Rentz - Carl Fischer LLC

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

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Two-Part 
$2.25
SSA 
ME-MEMedium Easy-Medium Easy
$2.50
Cantemos! Cantemos!
Dave & Jean Perry - BriLee Music Publishing

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.

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.50
In Praise of the Village In Praise of the Village
Larry E. Schultz - Choristers Guild

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

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.45
Instrumental Parts Reproducible
$9.95
Cangoma Cangoma
arr. Lon Beery & Elisa Dekaney - BriLee Music Publishing

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

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Baloo Baleerie Baloo Baleerie
arr. Ruth Elaine Schram - BriLee Music Publishing

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.

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Las Amarillas Las Amarillas
arr. Stephen Hatfield - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

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

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Yemaya Yemaya
arr. Diana Saez - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

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

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Cover Me with the Night Cover Me with the Night
Andrea Ramsey - Alliance Music Publications, Inc.

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

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
TTB 
$2.20
Vidalita Vidalita
Diana Saez - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

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

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Capelinha de Melao Capelinha de Melao
arr. Will Lopes - Hal Leonard Corporation

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

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Flabada! Flabada!
Will Lopes - Hal Leonard Corporation

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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