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Various Arrangers: World Folk Songs

Song NameArrangerVoicing
Freedom Is ComingHenry LeckSAB
Gabi, GabiWilliam PowellSABPreview
All For Me GrogStephen HatfieldSABPreview
ShenandoahKenneth NeufeldSABPreview
Eili, EiliRena ShapiroSABPreview

This setting of one of America's favorite folksongs "Shenandoah" is a great opportunity for students to perform an a cappella work. As the piece floats along, propelled by a gentle surge of eighth notes symbolizing the "rollin' river," dissonances and melodic shifts lie beneath to challenge your choir. "All For Me Grog" - The rough and tumble life of a sailor and his adventures on the high seas is celebrated in this rousing English sea shanty known from Nova Scotia to Australia. This a cappella setting of a traditional South African praise song "Gabi, Gabi" just bursts with joyful energy. Dynamic contrast, percussion and a wide range of layered vocal textures make this an appealing concert choice. "Eili, Eili" - Cantor Rena Shapiro's take on this Israeli classic is a fantastic a cappella addition to any repertoire. The setting's savvy utilization of just three voices gives it lots of mileage with a beginning choir but provides plenty for an advanced one to work with in terms of expression and nuance. The piece includes sections in both Hebrew and English.

Item code: 8027B | Sheet Music | $8.95 |add item to cart
World  | A Cappella | SAB | 29 Pages | Softcover | 8 x 11
Related: Three Part Arrangements
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