Taken from a collection of Christmas music, this song continues a centuries-long tradition of placing the Christmas story in a local Latin American context - in this case, the Cuban countryside. Piano,
Add some multicultural flair to your holiday concert with this lively arrangement of the Puerto Rican carol. The playful "la la" section and syncopated verses are extra fun with the addition of hand claps
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This tender Puerto Rican carol has a lilting feel to it and is a perfect addition to Christmas and other seasonal programs. Well crafted for success with younger and developing choirs! Translation and
This is a very refreshing cultural-musical experience for the holidays! Kum Ba Ya has a new English text, and is a perfect fit with the chant-like motives in Swahili. When the accompaniment drops
Limited ranges, repeated sections, and creative choral arranging ensure success with this Victor Johnson favorite. This long-time bestseller features percussion parts for sticks, shaker, bongo or African
This original, based on a traditional Spanish carol, is nice and easy, scored for voices mostly in unison with piano, optional flutes, shaker, claves and triangle (available from the publisher's website).
This hauntingly beautiful arrangement features the gentle feel of a lullaby and an interesting mixture of major and minor modes. Adapted and translated from the traditional carol, it alternates between
This adaptation of Lynn Shaw Bailey's Twende Bethlehemu affords developing two-part ensembles the opportunity to sing English and Swahili text. "Let's go together, friend, let's go to Bethlehem."
This arrangement of a lovely French carol may be performed in French or English. With canonic-like imitation throughout, this is a sensitive, haunting, beautiful carol, a programming must for holiday
Andre Thomas is a master at the spiritual form, and his skill is clearly evident in this gem! Easy to sing tonally, but with divisi voices, the layers of sound and the constant rhythmic patterns add
The innocent beauty of this folk tune adaptation will captivate you from the very first note. Presented with care, this exquisite berceuse for the Christ Child gives a melodic chronicle of the nativity
Bring an international flair to your holiday program with this joyous three-minute medley of four French carols. An IPA pronunciation guide is included for the few foreign words, and a festive concert band
This vibrantly rhythmic and percussive setting of the traditional Spanish tune is all decked out with a new English text and is absolutely infectious. The original Spanish is offered as a performance
This lovely arrangement of a Bolivian lullaby features easy Spanish text, with English translation. Elegant in its simplicity, with lyrical melodic lines and supportive accompaniment, this is very sweet for
Inspired by her journeys to Kenya, Lynn Shaw Bailey has penned this original African carol with optional percussion which can be performed in Swahili or English. Though our cultures and languages may
A La Nanita Nana and Coventry Carol sing one after another in this gentle choral setting. The piano rocks sweetly below the lilting text, creating a unique pairing of the familiar carols.
Painting the scene of a cold and windy December night and the birth of the Christ-child, or "Rose," this Catalonian carol is set for young male voices using first the Catalan language, then English.
Arre Borriquito is a traditional Spanish song that celebrates the Christmas season. The rider encourages the little donkey to "hurry up, we don't want to miss the festival in Bethlehem!" The
"Gloria in excelsis deo" is a text we hear most often at Christmas time, but this unique setting can be done throughout the year. It successfully captures the spirit and joy of the South African
This traditional song from Puerto Rico, spiritedly arranged by Cristian Grases, is usually sung at Christmas time. A group of singers would knock on the door of a neighbor or friend’s house and ask
A la Media Noche; Deck the Hall and Noel Nouvelet represent three nationalities in this bright medley. With a quick-moving pace and pulse in two, the first "fa la la" establishes
Rhythmic flair and fun fill this Spanish folk song. Partner-style singing with both Spanish and English text and optional rhythm instruments create a piece for the holidays that is full of musical teaching
Add some rhythm and energy to the holiday season with this popular Latin-American Christmas song by Venezuelan musician and composer Hugo Blanco. Arranged by David Giardiniere for easy two-part singing,
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