"Aejlies" means "Holy" and was commissioned for a festival titled "Holy Ground! Holy Word". Only one word is sung in this work, inspired by the Sami Yoik tradition where very few words are used along with
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The hymn "My heart always lingers" is one of the most popular Scandinavian hymns. This arrangement by Norwegian composer Frode Fjellheim, includes elements from the yoik tradition, a Northern Sami
From the film "Slumdog Millionaire," here is a wonderful fusion of Indian rhythms and scales with American pop styles and instrumentation. Excellent program notes offer guidance for the style, and there is
This unique call-and-response piece inspired by African folk idioms is a truly unforgettable worship offering. The choir sings in English and Swahili, with a pronunciation guide and alternate English text
Opening with a sustained and lyrical solo, this Hebrew greeting is presented in a vibrant manner with joyful handclaps and a dance-like rhythm. A wonderful choral presentation with an authentic piano
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
This traditional canoe song from Polynesia sounds very impressive with hand claps and percussion instruments adding to the choral texture. The echoing voice parts suggest people communicating from canoe to
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
This easy-to-sing Italian folk song is an excellent cross-cultural selection for any choir. The uncluttered arrangement features a lilting waltz tempo and dance-like voice parts that are well suited to the
A traditional Thai folk song is beautifully arranged for developing treble or mixed choirs. Gentle melodies are interwoven into a lyrical canon-like texture that is expressive and compelling. Written with a
Made popular by the folk group The Weavers in the late 1940s, this dance-like song will add life and color to your concert. Easily learned with layered vocal parts and body percussion, this arrangement is
This traditional Puerto Rican song is a whimsical tune about a small nocturnal tree frog. Accessible and interesting two-part writing and the use of percussion instruments including a "croaking frog" guiro
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Rhythm abounds in the vocal and percussion sounds of this a cappella arrangement of a Kenyan folk song. With a simple, delightful text, energy-filled vocals, rhythmic hand claps, small percussion and body
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
Two separate pieces under one cover! Hineih Ma Tov from Psalm 133 is rousing, dance-like and full of energy. Oseh Shalom from the Book of Job has a slow opening that leads to a more
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
The chant melody employed in this work was brought to America from West Africa via Cuba. Pedal tones in the bass support the melodic chant and create a meditative mood. Notated body percussion and clapping
Here's an arrangement of a traditional Mexican song that will require some work, but will be well worth the effort! Set at a very fast tempo, with some tricky syncopations, complete with yips, yelps and "ai
This energetic and lively piece is about discovering the power of our own voices and letting them dance; setting ourselves free, exploring and learning to let go of preconceived notions of how we "should"
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