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
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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
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
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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This easy-to-learn, call-and-response-based West African folk song setting is a very effective program opener. Comfortable ranges with age-appropriate voice leading makes this a great choice for developing
This arrangement of Josquin's tongue-in-cheek "day in the life of a cricket" offers an opportunity for three-part mixed choirs to experience this classic literature. Mostly homophonic, with several
Fun to sing and surprisingly rehearsal-friendly, this South African musical celebration of freedom and hope is sure to have instant appeal. Lending itself to simple stage choreography, and with an exciting,
Full of rhythmic fun and regional flavor, this quickly learned folk song from west-central Africa, with piano and congas, will brighten any concert set. Written in the form of a round, all three vocal parts
Upbeat, spirited, and rhythmically charged accompaniment and choral parts partnered with an original Swahili text sets the stage for a dynamic musical celebration. Featuring memorable melodic material,
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
This festive piece is one of the most well-known and popular songs to celebrate Chinese New Year. Originally composed to celebrate the end of the Second World War, it simply means "congratulations," making
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
Sung in Spanish and English, Cantemos! is written with the developing choir in mind to teach independent part singing. The optional Latin-sounding percussion will enhance the performance.
Inspired by a wonderful text from the Sioux Nation, this piece offers numerous educational opportunities for young choirs. Utilizing the Dorian mode and intervals of open fourths and fifths creates an
A creative setting of Cuban Jose Marti's heartfelt poem in the original Spanish. The carefully crafted melody and choral parts offer countless opportunities to explore musical phrasing, tone building, and
Kuimba Nafsi Yangu is a celebratory song derived from common Swahili phrases of joy: "Sing my soul, sing my heart. Sing for peace, sing for joy. There is so much love here, yes!" Intended as a
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.
This German folk song is both novel and accessible for the developing treble choir. A German pronunciation guide in the octavo plus a downloadable audio guide support the learning of the text, which can
Here's an invigorating cross-cultural number that will make everyone want to dance! It's a joyful Israeli dance song, incorporating the popular round, Toembai. With Hebrew text, lots of "tra la la
This original African lullaby has plenty of rhythmic interest along with a text in Swahili that your choir will really enjoy singing. While the percussion is optional, it will add another dimension to your
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
Young singers can discover the sights and sounds of the Scottish Hebrides and an ancient chant sung by the people of that remote location. This setting includes original music that frames the chant and
This lovely arrangement for SA voices with piano or optional guitar is a simple setting of a northern Argentinian folk melody. With a Spanish text, haunting melody and Spanish feel, this is the perfect
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