The Swahili text of this African-style original is a joyful celebration of peace, set for a cappella voices with shaker and drums (included in the score). Somewhat reminiscent of O Sifuni Mungu, it
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Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, all through the week we can celebrate the gift of a new day. Perfect for choirs in elementary through middle school, this Latin-flavored work lends itself to
Opening with a melancholy rubato introduction, this traditional Brazilian song then moves into a lively dance style that will invigorate your concert with rhythm and fun! In Portuguese, with pronunciation
With alternate Spanish and English words, this vibrant Colombian folk song accompanies a popular folk dance, the Cumbia. With hand claps, a "la la la" descant and a "Hey!" at the end, the arrangement is
This song from the Yiddish theater also found popularity in the folk movement of the 1960s after it was recorded by Joan Baez. In this charming arrangement for young and developing voices, an optional
This gentle lullaby offers a wonderful opportunity to build tone quality and phrasing in this well-crafted setting for young treble singers. The easily learned Cajun French lyrics sing "listen to the river"
This simple Sephardic folk song offers a tender message over a gentle and flowing accompaniment. With particularly lovely vocal lines, this makes an exceptional teaching tool as well as a wonderful concert
A whirling, twirling Andalusian dancer is vividly portrayed in this setting of a traditional Spanish folksong. Well-crafted vocal lines over a colorful piano accompaniment make this an excellent choice for
Hear the steady sound of the mill wheel in this brisk setting of the French Canadian folk song, which uses alternate French and English text. "I hear the windmill, tick-a tick-a tack-a..." Use
The music of Kenya reflects the joyful spirit of the people, as heard in these three a cappella selections collected and arranged by ethnomusicologist and educator Tim Gregory. They will be easily learned
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