This highly rhythmic and very accessible celebratory composition pairs a theme of unity and community with a rather sparkling piano accompaniment that adds its own rhythmic design. The optional djembe adds
From the film "Slumdog Millionaire," here is a wonderful fusion of Indian rhythms and scales with American pop styles and instrumentation. Excellent program notes offer guidance for the style, and there is
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Seinn O comes from the Gaelic tradition of "mouth music," a style of vocal music intended to accompany dancing. Mouth music appears in every Gaelic culture in the world, from Ireland to Cape Breton
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
A lively and rhythmic setting of this ancient text in Hebrew and English in strophic form. This piece features a soloist with choir, interesting harmonic ideas, wonderful melodic ideas, syncopations and
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Vocal ostinatos join one by one in the opening of this rhythmic arrangement of an authentic Ghanaian folk song. Unison lines, block triads, and a reset of the dynamics in the choral bridge are a blast.
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
Iddemdem Malida is an Itneg (Philippines) victory chant. This creative arrangement begins with some improvised solos over a pedal tone, along with wind and bird sounds. Then the real chant begins with a
A set of Polish military songs collected by the composer while he lived in Poland for two years among families affected still by the tragedies of war. Expertly arranged for men's chorus, these songs offer a
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
Ehara is a traditional song of the Maori, the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Arranger Brian Tate says "I was moved by the text, a universal theme that speaks of love, life, faith
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
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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
Kenyan composer Teddy Kalanda Harrison and his group Them Mushrooms received world-wide recognition with their platinum-certified recording of his piece. With a fun percussion accompaniment, Jacob Narverud
If you are looking for a Spanish-language choral feature that is thoroughly authentic, this is for you. The songs included are: La Martiniana (The Martiniana); La Bruja (The Witch) and La
Based on words from Swahili and Amharic, this African song of dedication means "No matter where we are from, we can all celebrate who we are." Complete with tribal sounds, Sisi ni Afrika has a
This unique title track from the video game Civilization IV offers a world fusion sound, including chanting, strong rhythmic choral sections, and a Swahili text setting of "The Lord's Prayer."
With Stodola Pumpa, Mark Weston offers an updated treatment of this favorite Czech folk song. The rollicking tune, dynamic accompaniment, and invigorating text all combine to create an entertaining
Don't miss this fresh, tasty setting of a traditional Israeli folk song scored for a cappella voices, flute, and hand drum. Inventive, with spoken chants woven throughout, this is accessible with limited
This tender setting of a Native American poem has become a standard in the choral repertoire. With extended legato phrasing, delicate musicality, and a simple piano accompaniment that supports the
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