Sizzling with celebratory rhythmic energy, this African folksong loosely translates as: "Those who sing have the right to be called the children of God." The only accompanying instruments are hand drum
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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
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
The opening musical number from the Disney animated feature "Frozen," this song is inspired by indigenous Saami and Norwegian culture, a combination of Saami yoiking and the Danish Christmas hymn Dejlig
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,
A whirling, twirling Andalusian dancer is vividly portrayed in this setting of a traditional Spanish folksong. Well-crafted vocal lines over a colorful piano accompaniment make this an excellent choice for
Harry Belafonte cowrote and recorded this feel-good Jamaican-style piece which is based on the idea that humanity is derived from the three basic elements: fire, water and earth. Set in simple 5/4 meter,
Kuwa Furaha is a song about joy. More specifically, it is about the simple and beautiful way that children have of showing and expressing their joy. Jim Papoulis is well known for his world music
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.
The gorgeous Spanish lullaby A la Nanita Nana is paired with a new melody in this creative partner song. This piece may be performed in Spanish or English and includes a pronunciation guide. Use
The Swahili text of this African-style original is a joyful celebration of peace, set for a cappella voices with shaker and drums (included in the score). Somewhat reminiscent of O Sifuni Mungu, it
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
This authentic Zulu folk song is a perfect fit for mixed and treble choirs in three parts! The authentic African rhythmic groove is punctuated by brief solos and joyful handclaps. Add the optional
This vibrant, percussive original a cappella work uses both Swahili and English text to create a dynamic multicultural feature that works great as an opener or processional. The theme of "coming together to
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
Viva La Musica! is a wonderful theme for any concert. This exuberant work opens with a strong, bold, unison exclamation, vividly expressing the text and musical idea.
At less than two minutes' duration, this is a brief, easy, extremely effective African song for a cappella choir with percussion. Authentic call-and-response vocals make it so much fun to sing, and the
Create your own Celtic experience with your choir when you perform this authentic setting of the eighteenth-century Irish folk song. A mixture of thoughtful rubato and energetic rhythms, a Gaelic chorus -
This easy-to-learn, call-and-response-based West African folk song setting is a very effective program opener. Comfortable ranges with age-appropriate voice leading makes this a great choice for developing
"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
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 cute Jamaican folksong, in English, is basically a round, which may be sung in unison or in three parts. With accessible layered harmonies and delightful percussion and keyboard accompaniment, it's
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