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 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 a cappella arrangement of a Zulu song has the gentle qualities of a mother's song to her child while providing interesting harmonic and melodic ideas. There are opportunities for solos or the addition
Here is a song that celebrates the joy of childhood - the playfulness, the newness, shrills and laughter. Based on Kankana-ey, a Filipino folk song, the words are also in Filipino as well as nonsensical
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
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Here is a sonorous love song based on the Song of Solomon, and it is absolutely glorious! The text is in Hebrew throughout, with English translation shown above the music. "Let him kiss me with the kisses
This Filipino or Visayan folksong is a song of joy and love. George Hernandez, conductor of the Saringhimig Singers based in San Francisco, has captured the native flavor in this rousing arrangement.
Pin Pin de Sarapin is a fingerplay song and chant from Capiz in the Philippines. It is a counting-out game in which a player touches one finger after another of the other players and bends the
Doraji is one of the most popular Korean folk songs, about a wild mountain flower with spiritual essence. This arrangement captures both the gentle beauty of the flower and the excitement of those
This creative a cappella original has a life-affirming quality that is universally appealing. Beginning quietly, the piece builds with the joyful Latin text "Exsultate, jubilate," accompanied by djembe,
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