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Doreen Rao's Choral Music Experience: African Songs for Childrens Chorus

Song NameArrangerVoicing
Ghana AlleluiaKathy ArmstrongSSA
Kenya MelodiesRobert HughSSA
Mbiri Kuna MwariLee KesselmanSSAA
Thula, BabanaHendrik HofmeyrSSA
African CelebrationStephen HatfieldSSAA

Directed by Doreen Rao

"Mbiri kuna Mwari" is composed in the spirit of choral music heard at the Episcopal Cathedral in Harare, Zimbabwe, in the summer of 1993. Shona is the majority tribe in Zimbabwe and its language. The text is the Shona translation of the opening section of the Gloria of the Mass Ordinary. This traditional lullaby, "Thula, Babana," is from the eastern coastal region of South Africa. The singular sweetness of the melody has made it a favorite with South African choirs and audiences. In this arrangement, the melody is repeated several times, passing from one voice to the other, with a gradual variation and accumulation of accompanying texture, before fading into silence. Also included in this package is "Ghana Alleluia," "Kenya Melodies," and "Afican Celebration."

Item code: 9280B | Sheet Music | $9.95 |add item to cart
World  | A Cappella | SSA. | 53 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | Africa
Related: African Choral Arrangements
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