Written to evoke the musical styles heard in the Indian music of movie soundtracks, this has a strong Indian folk influence. Also included are a variety of world music influences that add syncopated
Audiences will delight in this joyous arrangement of the popular Kenyan song Wana Baraka. Repeated rhythmic patterns for cowbell, claves, tom-tom, and bass drum provide a spirited foundation
Take your audience on a musical safari to the exotic lands of Africa with this highly imaginative and creative work. The unique melody flows beautifully over colorful tribal percussion and will stir the
With easy syncopation, a singable melody, and optional vocal part, this is a song everyone will enjoy. Based on Siyahamba, this piece has a pleasant, happy sound.
Introduce your students to the lyrical style and rollicking feel of traditional Scottish/Irish music. Opening with the memorable melody from Gilderoy, the arrangement transitions to
An Oriental atmosphere is created by the floating melodies of this exotic piece. In the opening, a long, sensitive melodic line emerges, supported by Western-style harmonies. Just as a dainty
The music of Armenia, with its rich history of folk songs, has a fascinating uniqueness and distinctive flavor. This appealing setting uses five traditional Armenian melodies in a rhapsodic approach. Bold
Like the original, this setting for flexible instrumentation keeps the focus on a variety of playing styles. This distinctive multicultural work begins with a quasi-march treatment of The Bamboo
The balalaika is essentially a three-string Russian guitar known for the lively music and haunting ballads it can produce. This work reflects the spirited dance music through original tunes, all with a
This authentic work captures the spirit of Chinese music beautifully with the use of a pentatonic scale, a synthesized mandolin, and solos for flute and piccolo. Brave Spirit begins with a
A stunning setting of three traditional Japanese songs are seamlessly interwoven in this robust arrangement. The title refers to the code of ethics embraced by Samurai warriors for centuries. These
This Irish folksong, named after the town of Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland, is beautiful, nostalgic and lush. This intimate arrangement with ample cross-cueing is an excellent tool to teach phrasing and
The beginning and ending sections of this piece were based on a folk song that is commonly referred to as Cherokee Morning Song. This expressive piece is beautiful, lush and reverent to the
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