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Asante
Possessing a positive, uplifting message in both English and easy-to-learn Swahili, this joyful, rhythmic original features independent melodic lines in each part, making it interesting, fun to sing and easy to teach. The simple, repetitive Swahili text translates as "Thank you for joy. Thank you for caring. Thank you for music. Give thanks today." A pronunciation guide is included. Uses: Church, Ethnic, Festival, General, School, Sacred
Publisher: Choristers

CGE306 ------- 2-Part
CGE305 ------- 3-Part



Do Re Mi Fa Solfeggio!
This is a transitional piece between partner song and two-part harmonic singing that uses the solfeggio syllables in a tuneful way to explore interval singing. Departing from the syllables, the text of the second section sings of the beauty of music as the universal language. With piano accompaniment and optional flute part that support the singers, this is a great choice for emerging choirs. Uses: School, General, New
Publisher: BriLee Music

BL1042 ------- 2-Part


Grant Us Peace
The timeless and year-round versatility of the Latin text, Dona Nobis Pacem, is set seamlessly with an English verse singing of understanding, kindness and hope for humankind. The flowing piano accompaniment supports the voices resulting in a simple yet musically rich choral perfect for teaching lyrical singing and phrasing to young and developing voices. PianoTrax CD is available. Uses: General, Church, Festival
Publisher: Shawnee Press

35031180 ------- SAB
35031181 ------- 2-Part



Green Grow the Rushes, O
This jaunty, rhythmic folk song builds one number upon the next. Depending on the needs of your ensemble, it can be performed with piano or a cappella. Excellent for teaching intervals and diction, this piece is sure to be a fun opening or closing number for fall, spring or festival concerts. Uses: Christmas, Festival, Folk, General, New, School
Publisher: Carl Fischer

CM9460 ------- SATB


Heading Home
A folk-influenced reflection about the journey to find home. This robust piece features plenty of satisfying TBB harmony and words that are just right for guys. Chord symbols for guitar are included in this publication. PianoTrax CD is available. Uses: Festival, General, New, School
Publisher: Alfred Publishing

00-45398 ------- TBB


Holla Hi, Holla Ho!
Jean first heard this clever German folk song as a young girl singing around a fire at Girl Scout camp. It was so enchanting, she never forgot it. Now set for SSA voices with piano accompaniment, opportunities abound for teaching rhythmic precision, tonic, sub-dominant and tonic chord relationships, and independent part singing. A wonderful piece that will delight audiences and treble choirs of all levels. Uses: Festival, General, New, School
Publisher: BriLee Music

BL856 ------- SSA


Merriest Time of the Year, The
For a fun, festive holiday song filled with falling snow and reindeer on the rooftop, this will give your choir memorable melodies to sing. The opening unison section gives way to a contrasting two-part legato passage in thirds. This is followed by a combining of two partner songs and the eventual addition of a third part descant for a full culminating sound on the final refrain. Uses: Christmas, New, School
Publisher: BriLee Music

BL1043 ------- 2-Part


The Merry Bells of Christmas
Ring in the holidays and the anticipation of Christmas Day with this bright, festive original featuring delightful countermelodies, independent parts and the opportunity for each part to sing the melody. In the final section, both parts are joined by a Descant. With moderate ranges and a partner song format, this celebratory piece allows young singers to experience success with limited rehearsal time. Uses: Christmas, School
Publisher: Choristers

CGE297 ------- 2-Part


Tumefurahi
Commissioned by the Phoenix Children's Chorus, this rhythmic 2-part song opens with a unison theme and then layers a part above. After a unison verse in English, an obstinato pattern is established by part one as part one picks up the main theme. The song builds as a descant in introduced for an exciting ending. The text is a mixture of basic Swahili and English. Parts for optional shekere, djembe and low drum are included. Uses: Church, Ethnic, Festival, General, New, Sacred, School
Publisher: Choristers

CGA1462 ------- 2-Part