Category:   HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS
Composer:   Samoan dancing song
Arranger:   Christopher Marshall
Publisher:   Alliance Music Publications
Edition:   AMP-0100
Voicing:   SATB div
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Paula Holmberg
Minnetonka High School 2002
R&R Chair High School Choirs

This delightful Samoan dancing song is perfect for your chamber choir or for the folk song section of any concert. The Samoan text describes the movement of the dance while the lilting music entices the whole body to swing along. The language is not difficult and performance notes are included to guide both language and stylistic realization. Hawaiian audiences cheer over this one. At your home concert, you don’t want to forget the tiki torches! Sung a capella, this short piece is voiced mostly SATB with some soprano divisi.