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Balia di Sehú

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Arranged by Rufo Odor
Publisher:   earthsongs
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Percussion

Reviewer:   

Carole Whitney
Como Park Senior High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

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The Sehú is a harvest dance from the small island of Aruba, just […]

October 8th, 2018|Categories: ETHNIC MUSIC|Tags: , |Comments Off on Balia di Sehú

Singing in the African American Tradition

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Ysaye M. Barnwell
Publisher:   Homespun Tapes
Edition:   
Voicing:   
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Carole Whitney
Como Park Senior High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Volume 1, Choral and Congregational Vocal Music and Volume 2, Building a Vocal Community

This is a resource that has so many uses. […]

October 8th, 2018|Categories: ETHNIC MUSIC|Comments Off on Singing in the African American Tradition

Cara de Pingo – Traditional Michoacán

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Rafael Trinidad
Arranger:   Diana Syrse
Publisher:   VocalEssence Music Press, distributed by Graphite Press
Edition:   
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Piano, Marimba, Two Guitars

Reviewer:   

Carole Whitney
St. Paul Como Park High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music
carolewhitney@mac.com

Diana Syrse composed this piece for the Community Chorus of Mexico City and, when Ms. […]

May 21st, 2018|Categories: ETHNIC MUSIC|Comments Off on Cara de Pingo – Traditional Michoacán

Pallaanda

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Ethan Sperry
Publisher:   earthsongs
Edition:   S-359
Voicing:   TTBB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Jonathan Kopplin
Richfield High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

In recent, years, Dr. Ethan Sperry has arranged a number of pieces based upon Indian ragas. Pollaanda is a rhythmic piece for double men’s choir based upon the […]

November 3rd, 2013|Categories: ETHNIC MUSIC|Comments Off on Pallaanda

Fuyu No Uta

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Rachel Stenson
Publisher:   Santa Barbara Music Publishers
Edition:   #SBMP-979
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Jonathan Kopplin
Richfield High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Rachel Stenson teaches vocal music and general music courses at St. Mary’s International School in Tokyo, Japan. Fuyu No Uta is a piece about snow with […]

November 3rd, 2013|Categories: ETHNIC MUSIC|Comments Off on Fuyu No Uta

My Journey Yours

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Elise Witt
Arranger:   Michael Holmes
Publisher:   Non Si Sa Mai Music
Edition:   EWCS 1006
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Jonathan Kopplin
Richfield High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Atlanta-based composer and musician Elise Witt works with Michael Homes to create arrangements of her compositions for choirs, publishing independently through her website. […]

November 3rd, 2013|Categories: ETHNIC MUSIC|Comments Off on My Journey Yours

Munoera

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Lee R. Kesselman
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   48021023
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Jonathan Kopplin
Richfield High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Munoera is an excerpt from Lee Kesselman’s larger work, Shona Mass. Combining the Shona language of Zimbabwe with traditional Latin, Munoera is the “Sanctus” portion from […]

November 3rd, 2013|Categories: ETHNIC MUSIC|Comments Off on Munoera

Les Draveurs de la Gatineau

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   French Canadian folk song
Arranger:   Stephen Hatfield
Publisher:   Cypress Choral Music
Edition:   CP1204
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Jonathan Kopplin
Richfield High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Cypress Choral Music is one of the finest publishers of choral music in Canada and a great resource to find quality choral literature. […]

November 3rd, 2013|Categories: ETHNIC MUSIC|Comments Off on Les Draveurs de la Gatineau

Two Brazilian Folk Songs

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Brazilian folk songs
Arranger:   Lon Beery & Elisa Dekaney
Publisher:   Carl Fischer
Edition:   CM9251
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   Accompanied

Reviewer:   

Jonathan Kopplin
Richfield High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Beery and Dekaney’s arrangement pairs two songs: Peixe Vivo features the men and the soprano sections, and Pirulito utilizes a more homophonic texture. […]

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In the Dark Forest (V tiomnom lese)

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Russian folk tune
Arranger:   Alexander Sveshnikov
Publisher:   Musica Russica
Edition:   FS007
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Jonathan Kopplin
2012
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

The arrangement of In the Dark Forest may be familiar to many of you. Sveshnikov’s arrangements of Russian folk tunes provided the hallmark of the Soviet […]

November 16th, 2012|Categories: ETHNIC MUSIC|Comments Off on In the Dark Forest (V tiomnom lese)