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
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 traditional Russian folk song melody, set in Russian with a pronunciation guide, transliteration and English translation, with a rollicking four-hand piano accompaniment. This fantastic concert piece
This rousing arrangement for women's chorus of this traditional French song will become a favorite of both your singers and your audiences. The piano accompaniment and the use of body percussion add to the
Estonian composer Part Uusberg's Kodutee reflects upon the journey of life from birth to death using vivid imagery of nature and the everyday. Hauntingly beautiful both musically and thematically,
From Philippine composer Nilo Alcala, Kaisa isa Niyan is based on a popular children's counting chant from Maguindanao in the southern Philippines. This challenging but playful work employs quick
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
While the original was composed as a set of four songs, this arrangement includes two of the four separated by an interlude. Spanish flavor and vocal styling are prevalent throughout with the feel and
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
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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
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
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
Cikala le Pong Pong is a Pakpaknese folk song from North Sumatra, Indonesia. Today, this song is commonly performed at wedding celebrations, opening ceremonies, and cultural events in the
An African game song in Venda accompanied by djembe and hand clapping. It begins with a single voice part, and as the song progresses more voices are added, creating more complexity and density. Makes a
"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
Written as part of a choral cycle, this Scottish folk song accompanied only by percussion has wonderful melodic lines, beautiful sonorities, and a tenor solo. Technically challenging with mixed meters
Set entirely in Hebrew (IPA pronunciation guide available), Dirshu Adonai is a sensitively composed meditation with beautiful layered harmonies that build to rich harmonic clusters. The echoing
Morena Faceira is based on two different folk songs from the state of Sao Paulo in southeastern Brazil. The first song simply describes a beautiful and charming brunette woman; in the second
Chua-ay is based on a popular folk song from the Philippines that depicts the Igorot tribes at work, pounding the rice by means of a huge mortar and heavily weighted posts to separate the rice
Chant of the Sixth Patriarch is a setting of a Buddhist poem by Sixth Patriarch Hui-neng of the early Tang dynasty. According to Buddhist lore, the Fifth Patriarch proposed a poetry
Although this is an original work, the words, which simulate a tribal language, give it a world-music feeling. In fact, the chant-like character of the piece almost makes you feel as though you are taking
Joseph Shabalala is best known for his work with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Paul Simon. This delightful multicultural piece incorporates body percussion and words that are great fun to pronounce. Leanne
A meditation on the mystery and wonder of music, this Estonian tone poem is a little gem for a cappella choirs. With gorgeous harmonies that intensify the text, this will resonate deeply with your singers.
This tremendously fun arrangement of a South African greeting song exclaims, "Iyo hlonolofatsa, Ka lebitso la ntate," which translates as, "Bless everything in the name of the Father." Featuring a soloist,
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