Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Sid Robinovitch
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   earthsongs
Edition:   s-217
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Peter Scheif
Winona Senior High School 2005
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Soundchants employs unpitched chants alternating between the men’s and women’s voices, and is inspired by East Indian music. The simple vocal lines in the alternate parts punctuate the chant and are of a completely made-up nature. This piece, although not specifically derived from any one culture or genre, evokes feelings of global idigenous music. Rhythmically it is rather complex, but could easily be sung by high school aged singers on up.