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,
What a terrific festival piece for a cappella voices with drum! It's the traditional South African song, with lyrics (in Xhosa language) based on Psalm 23. In this authentic-sounding setting, the optional
If you have a good soprano soloist, you'll enjoy performing this very authentic-sounding a cappella setting of the famous Chinese folk song. The melody is highlighted throughout by the use of thoughtfully
Within his lifetime, Ludwig Senfl composed numerous German lieder, Das Glaut zu Speyer being one of them. One can truly hear the sound of the bells of Speyer as this a cappella arrangement speeds
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
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
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
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
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
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
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,
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.
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
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