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Jenga Imani Yako Jenga Imani Yako
Israel Kagaruki/ed. Rogers - Hal Leonard Corporation

Composed in the Kwaya music tradition of Tanzania, this vibrant Swahili song means "build your faith" and encourages people to keep moving forward and never to give up, even though they may face hard times.... view details
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$2.10
Good Night Good Night (A Russian Song)
Kabalevsky/arr. Doreen Rao - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Arranged for unison or two-part voices, this Russian song, taught to Doreen Rao by Dmitri Kabalevsky, may be accompanied by piano or Orff instruments.... view details
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EEasy
$2.15
Autumn Reel Autumn Reel
Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

"Swirling, ever turning in the crisp autumn air..." This Celtic flavored original creates a golden image of the dancing leaves and blustery October days. Easily-learned for autumn concerts, this work can be... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
EEasy
$2.10
Instrumental Parts 
$20.00
Shiru L'Adonai Shiru L'Adonai
arr. David Neches - BriLee Music Publishing

This well-known Hebrew blessing, set canonically, is rhythmically interesting and exciting. The simple Hebrew text, which translates as "Sing to God a new song. Sing to God all the earth," has universal

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Three-Part Mixed 
$1.95
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Haida Haida
arr. Henry Leck - Henry Leck Choral Series

Based on a Chassidic round, this arrangement is excellent to help a beginning chorus to sing together in parts. First sung in unison, then in a three-part round, the music is fun and easily accessible. The... view details
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Unison 
$1.85
Amani Amani (A Song of Peace)
Jim Papoulis & Jacques Sebisaho/ed. Nunez - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Here's a very special multicultural selection which combines French and Swahili texts, both with the same universal message of world peace and brotherhood. Hand claps and parts for shaker and djembe or hand... view details
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$2.10
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$22.95
Manx Lullaby Manx Lullaby
arr. Lori-Anne Dolloff - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Manx Gaelic, as spoken on the Isle of Man, is similar to the Gaelic spoken in Ireland and Scotland. Many Manx folk songs make reference to birds, as this one does. Oh ho-ro hi ri ri... as sung by the chorus... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.15
Ndikhokhele Bawo Ndikhokhele Bawo
arr. Michael Barrett - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

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

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Ton The Ton The
Jeanne & Robert Gilmore/arr. Brumfield - Colla Voce Music LLC

Based on a traditional French tongue-twister, this clever piece is unique in the folksong repertoire.  If you do only one selection in French this year, let this be the one! ... view details
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$1.95
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$1.90
Instrumental Parts Xylophone & Drum Set
$11.00
Amani Utupe Amani Utupe (Grant Us Peace, Give Us Courage)
Patsy Ford Simms - Alfred Music Publishing

This African-style piece is just so much fun, everyone will be singing this on their way home! The text, which includes a combination of English and Swahili, is as joyful as the music.  The repetitive melody... view details
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E Ala E E Ala E (Arise)
Ruth Morris Gray - Alfred Music Publishing

The words of a Hawaiian chant form the basis of this nature-inspired piece, which celebrates our connection to the rising sun using Hawaiian and English in equal parts. With authentic-sounding rhythmic and... view details
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All the Beautiful Colors All the Beautiful Colors
arr. Mary Donnelly & George L.O. Strid - Choristers Guild

An uplifting original melody and lyrics are partnered with this traditional folk tune which is widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking world. The accessible partner song format of this multicultural

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O Yo Yo O Yo Yo
Stephen Hatfield - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

for Treble, Male or Mixed Voices and Percussion. (3:00)... view details
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Babethandaza Babethandaza
arr. Daniel Hughes - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

The award-winning African-American singing group Sweet Honey in the Rock has made this piece popular, and they shared with the arranger the text that they learned from an African native. The translation of the... view details
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Africa Africa
arr. Philip Lawson - Hal Leonard Corporation

The 1983 #1 hit by Toto has a timeless appeal that really resonates with today's choirs. As an a cappella feature, it will be equally impressive in pops concerts or serious concert programs. It has great... view details
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Sansa Kroma Sansa Kroma
arr. Cristi Cary Miller - Hal Leonard Corporation

Layered percussion, body percussion and call-and-response vocals make this African game song a delight to sing and hear! Perfect for elementary or middle school, it's an entertaining performance selection and... view details
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Hitori Hitori
arr. Mary Donnelly & George Strid - Hal Leonard Corporation

You won't want to miss this gentle Japanese folksong that is artfully crafted for young choirs, piano, and optional Orff instruments. The simple text can be sung in Japanese or English, and the elegant... view details
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Siyahamba Siyahamba
Traditional /arr. Horace Scruggs - Horace Scruggs

This arrangement of "Siyahamba" gives it an authentic feel that is lively and infectious. It opens with one voice part calling to another to build dramatic chords of invitation.  The traditional South

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Canta una Cancion Canta una Cancion
Victor C. Johnson - Choristers Guild

Opening with a jubilant fanfare in both piano and voices, the strong, singable melodies in this accessible original effectively deliver the important message of the completely Spanish text, which translates

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$27.95
Kawouno Wan Gi Pi Kawouno Wan Gi Pi (Water Song)
Vivian Aluoch & Vivian Anyango/arr. Brian Tate - Shawnee Press

From Kenya comes this rhythmic, energetic a cappella work with percussion, in the Dholuo language. Celebrating the gift of water to the land in the form of rain and rivers, the unison singing builds into... view details
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Iza Ngomso Iza Ngomso
Christopher Tin - Alfred Music Publishing

Based on a text by Longfellow and set in Xhosa, one of the official languages of South Africa, this joyous movement from Grammy-winner Christopher Tin's CD, The Drop That Contained the Sea, was originally

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Murasame Murasame (The Mists of Evening)
Victor C. Johnson - Heritage Music Press

This gentle original setting of an eleventh-century Japanese text captures the mystery and flavor of ancient Japan and frames the middle section, which is in English. Haunting melodies and simple harmonies are... view details
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$1.95
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$26.95
Sansa Kroma Sansa Kroma
arr. Michael Scott - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Don't miss this! Here is another wonderful addition to your multicultural programming that includes authentic native percussion and an infectious beat. The South African feel is dominant in the rhythms,... view details
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Sisi Sote Sisi Sote (All of Us)
Andy Beck - Alfred Music Publishing

The world rhythms and contemporary harmonies in this multicultural original are cause for celebration! An easy-to-learn Swahili text invites us to sing, dance, clap our hands, and stomp our feet. Free

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