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
Featuring alternating English, Basque and Latin text, this thrilling setting proclaims the joy of singing to God. Already much-loved around the world due to performances at the 2011 World Choral Symposium
Within his lifetime, Ludwig Senfl composed numerous German lieder, Das Glaut zu Speyer being one of them. One can truly hear the sound of the bells of Speyer as this a cappella arrangement speeds
Set entirely in Hebrew (IPA pronunciation guide available), Dirshu Adonai is a sensitively composed meditation with beautiful layered harmonies that build to rich harmonic clusters. The echoing
This tremendously fun arrangement of a South African greeting song exclaims, "Iyo hlonolofatsa, Ka lebitso la ntate," which translates as, "Bless everything in the name of the Father." Featuring a soloist,
From Philippine composer Nilo Alcala, Kaisa isa Niyan is based on a popular children's counting chant from Maguindanao in the southern Philippines. This challenging but playful work employs quick
To be sung in Russian or English, Kiss Me Softly is imitative of folk song of Russia or Eastern Europe. The work describes the separation between lovers, family, or friends whether by time, distance or
Estonian composer Part Uusberg's Kodutee reflects upon the journey of life from birth to death using vivid imagery of nature and the everyday. Hauntingly beautiful both musically and thematically,
Featuring text in English, Latin, and Swahili, Hebu Upendo expresses sentiments of love, joy, and peace in all three languages. The fresh compositional voice of Julian Resenthiel expresses these well-loved
If you have a good soprano soloist, you'll enjoy performing this very authentic-sounding a cappella setting of the famous Chinese folk song. The melody is highlighted throughout by the use of thoughtfully
A meditation on the mystery and wonder of music, this Estonian tone poem is a little gem for a cappella choirs. With gorgeous harmonies that intensify the text, this will resonate deeply with your singers.
Nordic Polska is a combination of traditional Swedish and Finnish folk songs, arranged for performance by LEVELELEVEN, a combination of The Real Group and Rajaton. Using scatting and nonsense
In this beautiful work by Estonian composer Paert Uusberg, a poem by Ernst Enno speaks of evening and of the images we associate with dusk. The tonalities, both familiar and other-worldly, will make this a
A beautifully sorrowful Latvian folk song arranged by Imant Raminsh. As the sun sets, the speaker remembers his dearest mother who has "gone beyond" and asks the sun to take to her "sweetest evening peace."
A sweet Latvian folk song featuring the story of two brothers falling in love with two sisters, while the third sister is yet too young to marry. Absolutely delightful and masterful vocal writing and
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