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Sisi Kushangilia Sisi Kushangilia (We Will Be Glad)
Victor C. Johnson - Choristers Guild

Exuberant rhythmic energy abounds in this African-style original! The Swahili text of only four words translates: "We will dance! We will sing! We will be glad!" The only accompanying instruments are

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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.10
Two-Part 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$27.95
J'entends le Moulin J'entends le Moulin (I Hear the Windmill)
arr. Emily Crocker - Hal Leonard Corporation

Hear the steady sound of the mill wheel in this brisk setting of the French Canadian folk song, which uses alternate French and English text.  "I hear the windmill, tick-a tick-a tack-a..."  Use

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Two-Part 
$2.10
Teaching P/A CD 
$22.99
Tongo Tongo (Polynesian Folk Song)
arr. Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing

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

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Kusimama Kusimama (Stand Tall)
Jim Papoulis - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Kusimama is written in a world-music style that is accessible for choirs, both young and old, that are just beginning to be exposed to world rhythms and language - a sort of introduction to new... view details
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Tres Cantos Nativos Tres Cantos Nativos
arr. Marcos Leite - Earthsongs

This exciting work is freely based on three melodies sung by the Kurao tribe - a group of native Brazilian indians living in the forests of northern Brazil. Percussive rhythms and vocal layers are enhanced... view details
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SATB 
$1.75
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.65
Can You Hear? Can You Hear?
Jim Papoulis & Francisco Nunez - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

"Can you hear my cries? I am calling out to you." The global community of children speaks together in this dramatic call for a better future that uses worldbeat sounds, unified chordal harmonies, and... view details
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SATB 
$2.25
SAB 
$2.15
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
P/A CD 
$26.99
Instrumental Parts 
$7.50
Yonder Come Day Yonder Come Day
arr. Judith Cook Tucker - World Music Press

Based on a traditional Georgia Sea Islands spiritual, with a rhythmic speech section, this is very effective in performance, especially with optional audience participation!... view details
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SSA 
EEasy
$1.95
Stodola Pumpa Stodola Pumpa
arr. Mark Weston - Heritage Music Press

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

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SATB 
$2.10
Three-Part Mixed 
$2.10
Two-Part 
$2.10
SSA 
$2.10
TBB 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Kuwa Furaha Kuwa Furaha
Jim Papoulis - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

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

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Cantar! Cantar!
Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

Cuban salsa music is sweeping the country, and Cantar! (which means "Sing!" in Spanish) is a stylistically authentic salsa work for choir. The text is a combination of English and simple, repetitive... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.85
SSA 
EEasy
$1.85
Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.85
TB 
$1.85
P/A CD 
$27.99
Instrumental Parts 
$20.00
 
In the Spotlight Choral VHS Video 
$34.95
Inscription of Hope Inscription of Hope
Z. Randall Stroope - Heritage Music Press

A profoundly moving text, written on a cellar wall during the rise of Nazi Germany, joins with original music to create a deeply emotional expression of hope for all mankind.  With brief narration and the echo... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Instrumental Parts 
$29.95
Ose Shalom Ose Shalom (The One Who Makes Peace)
John Leavitt - Hal Leonard Corporation

This timely text from the Jewish liturgy is brilliantly set in a lovely original work by John Leavitt. Its simple message of peace is enhanced with soaring melodies and lyric instrumental lines, making it a... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$1.90
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
TTBB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.99
Instrumental Parts 
$25.00
Dodi Li Dodi Li
Nira Chen/arr. Doreen Rao - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Sung completely in Hebrew, this delightful Israeli song, with its text based on a song from the Old Testament "Song Of Solomon," is an excellent multicultural experience for young singers.  It is a superb... view details
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Sarasponda Sarasponda
arr. Ruth Boshkoff - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

This charming Dutch spinning song has an easy flow and a sweet melody that is perfect in young voices. Entirely in the Dutch language, it's repetitive in text and melody making it easily learned. And, it has... view details
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Two-Part 
EEasy
$1.95
Bidi Bom Bidi Bom
David Eddleman - Carl Fischer LLC

You won't want to miss this delightfully festive little piece that is a superb way to introduce a multicultural perspective into your holiday programming. Independent choral lines build a lively counterpoint... view details
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SATB 
$2.25
SAB 
$1.95
Two-Part 
$1.95
TTB 
$1.80
Tumefurahi Tumefurahi (We Rejoice!)
Dave Perry & Jean Perry - Choristers Guild

Rejoicing abounds in this multi-cultural selection! The Swahili refrain is easy to learn and the English stanzas provide a good balance to the primary melody. African drums and hand claps add to the

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Shalom Chaverim Shalom Chaverim
arr. Catherine Delanoy - Shawnee Press

This flexibly-voiced setting of the ever-popular Hebrew song works equally well for three-part mixed, SAB or SA voices.  Any way, the canonic treatment of the melody, lush choral harmonies and artful... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.50
 
CD 
$39.99
Thula Klizeo Thula Klizeo
Joseph Shabalala/arr. Leanne MacDonnell - Pavane Publishing

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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Turn the World Around Turn the World Around
arr. Mark Hayes - Shawnee Press

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,

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Baloo Baleerie Baloo Baleerie
arr. Ruth Elaine Schram - BriLee Music Publishing

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.

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Hine Ma Tov Hine Ma Tov
arr. Allan Naplan - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Inspired by Psalm 133, Hine Ma Tov is translated "How good it is for all of us to dwell together in peace." The meaning of the Hebrew text is universal, as is the appeal of the lively music, which... view details
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El Vito El Vito
arr. Emily Crocker - Hal Leonard Corporation

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

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