Javier Busto's Poema a un olmo seco, edited by John Ratledge, is both unique and accessible. The poem, which translates to "Poem to an old (or dry) elm," was written by Spanish poet, Antonio Machado
Javier Busto's Tres Cantas Cantabras for SATB a cappella, edited by John Ratledge, was written with a strong desire to "not ruin such beautiful popular melodies." In the first lullaby, the child is being
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
Kuimba Nafsi Yangu is a celebratory song derived from common Swahili phrases of joy: "Sing my soul, sing my heart. Sing for peace, sing for joy. There is so much love here, yes!" Intended as a
A creative setting of Cuban Jose Marti's heartfelt poem in the original Spanish. The carefully crafted melody and choral parts offer countless opportunities to explore musical phrasing, tone building, and
Ubuntu, the essence of being human, simply means we need each other, are made better by each other, and cannot exist as human beings in isolation. With traditional text based on this African
Mixed ensembles of all sizes will enjoy singing Chiribim Chiribom, a Jewish folk song popular all over the world. The text is mostly in Hebrew (pronunciation guide included), and the title
This work was arranged by Elena Sharkova for the 2015 National ACDA Middle School Treble Honor Choir.
This work was arranged by Elena Sharkova for the 2015 National ACDA Middle School Treble Honor Choir. You can listen to Elena's Russian pronunciation at ...
In this seventh movement of Gavrilin's Choral Symphony, a solo oboe introduces a dreamy, richly textured expression of the approaching end of a man's - or a nation's - journey of enlightenment and
This lovely Welsh melody, almost considered the national anthem of Wales, became associated with the Welsh Rugby Union and is sung before all rugby matches, much as The Star Spangled Banner is sung
The tarantella, meaning "spider dance," is a popular Italian dance with origins in the eleventh century from the villages of Tanto and Tarentum ("little spider"). Portions of Christopher Smart's (1722-1771)
Ti-Ri-Ri, the wordless fifth movement of Gavrilin's Choral Symphony, paints a colorful and theatrical scene. One can almost see young men and women gathering (for a dance, perhaps) and as
Soul Rejoicing opens with the stormy image of a band of horsemen riding fiercely in the darkness of a moonless night. Thus, with the sounds of pounding hooves and riders' shouts, begins
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