Seinn O comes from the Gaelic tradition of "mouth music," a style of vocal music intended to accompany dancing. Mouth music appears in every Gaelic culture in the world, from Ireland to Cape Breton
Exuding sizzling, rhythmic energy, this traditional South African folk song arrangement is a multicultural programming winner! A cappella, with percussion parts included for shakers, djembe, and hand drum
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
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Vocal ostinatos join one by one in the opening of this rhythmic arrangement of an authentic Ghanaian folk song. Unison lines, block triads, and a reset of the dynamics in the choral bridge are a blast.
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 set of Polish military songs collected by the composer while he lived in Poland for two years among families affected still by the tragedies of war. Expertly arranged for men's chorus, these songs offer a
In the Bantu language, "cangoma" means "drum." The text of this piece, in a Portuguese dialect, celebrates the end of slavery. Use congas, djembe, tubanos, cajon, or tom-toms to add the simple drum
Ehara is a traditional song of the Maori, the indigenous Polynesian people of New Zealand. Arranger Brian Tate says "I was moved by the text, a universal theme that speaks of love, life, faith
Here is an upbeat and fun song that uses a prayer text from Ghana translated into English. Syncopated rhythms that repeat throughout make this a perfect choice for any choir. Opportunities for optional
"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
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
Kenyan composer Teddy Kalanda Harrison and his group Them Mushrooms received world-wide recognition with their platinum-certified recording of his piece. With a fun percussion accompaniment, Jacob Narverud
If you are looking for a Spanish-language choral feature that is thoroughly authentic, this is for you. The songs included are: La Martiniana (The Martiniana); La Bruja (The Witch) and La
A folk song from long ago, but is poignant for our time. The poem speaks of a soldier who has returned from war to find his young sister grown. Intelligent vocal part writing that is rich and sophisticated
Based on words from Swahili and Amharic, this African song of dedication means "No matter where we are from, we can all celebrate who we are." Complete with tribal sounds, Sisi ni Afrika has a
This unique title track from the video game Civilization IV offers a world fusion sound, including chanting, strong rhythmic choral sections, and a Swahili text setting of "The Lord's Prayer."
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
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 tender setting of a Native American poem has become a standard in the choral repertoire. With extended legato phrasing, delicate musicality, and a simple piano accompaniment that supports the
Based on Sibelius' Finlandia, this impressive selection is like two phenomenal arrangements in one: the first half, a stunning homophonic treatment of "This Is My Song;" the second half, a Zulu
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
The tarantella, meaning "spider dance," is a popular Italian dance with origins in the eleventh century from the villages of Tanto and Tarentum ("little spider"). Portions of Christopher Smart's (1722-1771)
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