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Sim Shalom Sim Shalom
John Leavitt - Hal Leonard Corporation

This is gorgeous! With a text from the Hebrew liturgy, and based on a Jewish folk melody, this rich setting is a prayer for peace. Perform it with the sensitive piano accompaniment or add a small consort of

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Ho, Ho, Watanay Ho, Ho, Watanay (Sleep, Sleep, Little One)
Greg Gilpin - Heritage Music Press

Incorporating partner melodies, echo, and simple two-part (or three-part mixed) singing, this soothing, gentle setting is an excellent choice for teaching soft, lyrical singing. The repetitive chorus is in

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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.10
Two-Part 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
Cirandeiro Cirandeiro (Join in the Dance)
Brad Green - Hal Leonard Corporation

The syncopated rhythm in the piano drives this Brazilian folksong arrangement. English lyrics are included, or use the recorded Portuguese pronunciation guide found on the Performance Part-Learning CD. Part of... view details
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Two-Part 
$2.10
Performance CD 
$22.99
Shojojee Shojojee
B. Wayne Bisbee - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

This charming Japanese folk song tells the story of a temple in Shojojee where racoon-like animals would dance and beat their big stomachs like drums to compete with the music from the temple monks. The... view details
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SA 
$2.05
Berusa Er! Berusa Er! (Drink Your Fill)
Sten Kallman - Walton Music

Here is a very cool, catchy a cappella piece with a Haitian Creole text and English subtext. It's based on the Song of Solomon, and the parts for claves, bongos and guiro add a lot to the fun. A

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SATBB 
$2.35
African Processional African Processional
D.B. Montoya & Carah Reed - Pavane Publishing

A cross-cultural celebration! Begin your performance or concert theme with this festive, rhythmic processional that features layered African drum ostinati and homophonic chordal harmonies.  Accessible to learn... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.35
SSA 
$2.35
TTBB 
$2.35
Gate Gate Gate Gate (Gone, Gone)
Brian Tate - Earthsongs

Joyful energy, dance-like rhythms, effective handclaps, and shifting meters all come together in this exuberant choral feature that is based on a Buddhist mantra.  Repetitive melodies dance freely through... view details
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SATB 
$2.05
A Zing-a Za A Zing-a Za (Brazilian Folk Song)
arr. Mary Goetze - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Utilizing a Brazilian folk song and three separate counter-melodies, this delightful piece is full of good humor! The rhythm and melody capture the flavor of the Brazilian culture, and tambourine, maracas and... view details
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MMedium
$2.25
Ubuntu Ubuntu
Mark Hayes - Heritage Music Press

Ubuntu is a South African concept meaning that "a person is a person through other people." Is not a choir a community of singers, all blending our unique voices together to create something better than... view details
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SATB 
$2.10
SSAB 
$2.25
Two-Part 
$2.10
SSA 
$2.25
P/A CD 
$26.95
Jambo Bwana Jambo Bwana
Teddy Kalanda Harrison/arr. Russell Robinson - BriLee Music Publishing

In this happy Kenyan/Swahili folk song, "Jambo Bwana" means "Hello, sir." It is a simple song of peace, for mixed voices with piano and optional congas. A pronunciation guide is included for the simple

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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.50
Who Can Sail Without the Wind? Who Can Sail Without the Wind?
arr. Dan Forrest - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

"Who can sail without the wind? Who can row without oars? Who can leave a parting friend without shedding tears?" This sentimental folksong from Sweden is artfully arranged for mixed chorus and piano

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$3.25
Halle, Halle, Halle Halle, Halle, Halle
arr. Hal Hopson - Hope Publishing Company

This Caribbean tune may well be the most popular of the new multicultural songs that have found their way into the choral repertoire. Hal Hopson's setting of this infectious melody is one that will have your... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
SAB 
$2.25
Two-Part Mixed 
$2.25
Performance CD Also With Rehearsal
$29.95
Bedu Pako Baramasa Bedu Pako Baramasa
Meghan Quinlan - National Music Publishers

This energetic piece from the Indian Himalayas has the lilt of a folk song and a message for the ages.  Selected for the Elena Sharkova Choral Series and premiered in the U.S. at the ACDA National

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Ubuntu Ubuntu
Christi Jones - Carl Fischer LLC

Ubuntu, the essence of being human, simply means we need each other, are made better by each other, and cannot exist as human beings in isolation. With traditional text based on this African

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SATB 
$2.50
Haru Sugite Haru Sugite
Victor C. Johnson - Choristers Guild

Capturing the distinctly Asian flavor of this traditional Japanese text, Victor's haunting setting provides a marvelous multicultural and creative programming gem for developing choirs. A pronunciation

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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.10
Two-Part 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$27.95
Yellow Bird Yellow Bird
arr. Dan Davison - Walton Music

Norman Luboff wrote the music, based on a Caribbean folksong, and Marilyn and Alan Bergman wrote the words.  "Yellow bird, up high in banana tree... better fly away, in the sky away..."  The song is simply... view details
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TB 
$2.45
Tatkovina Tatkovina
arr. Greg Jasperse - Shawnee Press

Hauntingly beautiful, this Macedonian folk song offers a refreshing alternative in the multicultural category. The translation/pronunciation guide makes it easy to sing in its traditional language, while the... view details
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MMedium
$2.50
SAB 
$2.50
SA 
$2.50
 
CD 
$39.99
Kpanlongo Kpanlongo
Derek Bermal - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

A West African dance song provides a highly rhythmic center for this rousing piece. It builds from one part to a dramatic ending in six parts. To be sung in the native language - there is extensive repetition... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.05
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MEMedium Easy
$2.05
Arlequin Dans Sa Boutique Arlequin Dans Sa Boutique (Arlequin in His Shop)
arr. Earlene Rentz & Suzanne Rita Byrnes - Carl Fischer LLC

This is very sweet, delicate and singable.  It's a French folksong that tells the story of a clown who is a shop keeper and teaches music to all his little toy helpers, who sing their responses in echo style.... view details
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Two-Part 
$1.95
Rytmus Rytmus
Ivan Hrusovsky - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

One of three etudes by the venerable Slovak composer. These pieces will have great interest for choirs seeking something exciting and different for their repertoire. Rhythmic and harmonic challenges provide... view details
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SATB 
MMedium
$2.20
Canoe Song Canoe Song
arr. Ruth Morris Gray - Shawnee Press

A favorite Native American tune is creatively blended with original music, incorporating unison and two-part harmony, round and partner-style singing, and optional percussion. This is a treasure chest of... view details
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