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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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 delightful setting of the traditional Hebrew folk song dances off of the page! Hand claps, opportunities for simple choreography, a pronunciation guide, and performance notes serve to enhance this
Sizzling with celebratory rhythmic energy, this African folksong loosely translates as: "Those who sing have the right to be called the children of God." The only accompanying instruments are hand drum
This vibrant partnering of two popular African folk songs features easily learned vocals with rhythmically supportive piano. Add percussion to complete this musical celebration of life. The Swahili text,
This lively original, with its infectious melody and interactive harmony, weaves two very basic French phrases with "alleluia" to create a delightful offering. Joyful, fun, and extremely accessible,
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
Add excitement to your concert program with this Mark Weston adaptation of a traditional Nigerian folk song that tells the story of a safe return home. The percussion parts illuminate the driving beat and
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"
The opening musical number from the Disney animated feature "Frozen," this song is inspired by indigenous Saami and Norwegian culture, a combination of Saami yoiking and the Danish Christmas hymn Dejlig
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
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
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
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
The gorgeous Spanish lullaby A la Nanita Nana is paired with a new melody in this creative partner song. This piece may be performed in Spanish or English and includes a pronunciation guide. Use
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
This fast-moving setting of the French Canadian folksong J'entends le Moulin is perfect for developing choirs. Optional percussion parts, English or French lyrics, and performance suggestions make
This lullaby is from the Republic of Benin, a country in West Africa. The Mina language of the traditional melody is paired with an original melody in English, creating a dreamy partner-style song with
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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