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Choral Arrangements from Kenya

Traditional and modern Kenyan choral and folksongs arranged for harmony voices.

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African Noel : SATB divisi : Andre J. Thomas : 00-LG52747 : 783556018209

Andre J. Thomas : African Noel

Easy to sing tonally, but with divisi voices, constant rhythmic patterns add vitality and intensity to this arrangement. Sure to be the highlight of your Christmas program! Add the optional congas and tambourine for an authentic effect.

Arranger: Andre J. Thomas | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.90 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-LG52747


Bora Maisha : SSA : Robert Hugh : Sheet Music : 48022596 : 884088793906

Robert Hugh : Bora Maisha

After multiple trips to Kenya, East Africa, and studying, watching, listening and singing Kenyan music of all styles, composer Hugh was inspired to write a new piece in the style of this region. Incorporating the guitar, driving percussion and the beautiful Swahili language, Bora Maisha will have you, your singers and the audience moving and dancing to this energetic and joyful music.

Arranger: Robert Hugh | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48022596


Chocholoza (African Welcoming Song) : SATB : Michael Coolen : Sheet Music : 08703360 : 073999294408

Michael Coolen : Chocholoza (African Welcoming Song)

Layered call and response vocals, African percussion, and optional movement all combine to create this cross-cultural celebration. Easily-learned, with lots of repetition will make this an unforgettable concert experience.Available separately: SATB only. Performance time: Approx. 2:30.

Arranger: Michael Coolen | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08703360


Duond Akuru : SATB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08711381 : 073999113815

Rollo Dilworth : Duond Akuru

This latest selection from the Henry Leck Creating Choral Artistry series was debuted by the ACDA Junior High Honor Choir in February 2003. Based on the Kenyan phrase for the voice of the dove this composition combines the imagery of the African landscape and its musical essence. Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSAA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:40.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08711381


Duond Akuru : SAB : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08711383 : 073999113839

Rollo Dilworth : Duond Akuru

This latest selection from the Henry Leck Creating Choral Artistry series will be debuted by the ACDA Junior High Honor Choir in February. Based on the Kenyan phrase for the voice of the dove this composition combines the imagery of the African landscape and its musical essence. Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSAA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:40.

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08711383


Duond Akuru : SSAA : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08711387 : 073999113877

Rollo Dilworth : Duond Akuru

This latest selection from the Henry Leck Creating Choral Artistry series will be debuted by the ACDA Junior High Honor Choir in February. Based on the Kenyan phrase for "the voice of the dove" this composition combines the imagery of the African landscape and its musical essence. Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSAA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:40. Percussion instruments

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08711387


Hakuna Mungu Kama Wewe  : SSA : Kirk Aamot : Sheet Music : 00114510 : 884088874650

Kirk Aamot : Hakuna Mungu Kama Wewe

This popular worship song from Kenya can be performed in a variety of ways, by adding movement while singing, incorporating percussion instruments into the performance, or as a processional. Opening with a simple unison melody, the song progresses into two parts and finally adds a descant-like 3rd voice part.

Arranger: Kirk Aamot | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00114510


Hakuna Mungu Kama Wewe : SAB : Kirk Aamot : Sheet Music : 00124291 : 884088965846

Kirk Aamot : Hakuna Mungu Kama Wewe

Now available in a mixed voicing, this popular worship song from Kenya can be performed in a variety of ways, by adding movement while singing, incorporating percussion instruments into the performance, or as a processional.

Arranger: Kirk Aamot | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00124291


Harambee : TTBB : Robert I. Hugh : Robert I. Hugh : Sheet Music : 48005001 : 073999050011

Robert I. Hugh : Harambee

In Kenya, the Swahili word harambee has multiple meaning. When a group of people gather to complete a difficult physical task, they often say, "one, two, thre ... harambee!!" In this context the words means: "let's go, let's get it done." A special gathering to raise money for building a church or school is also called a harambee. These gatherings often feature long speeches, music and dancing. In the context of this composition, harambee means unity - working together.

Composer: Robert I. Hugh | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48005001


Harambee : SATB : Robert Hugh : Robert Hugh : Sheet Music : 48019304 : 884088106348

Robert Hugh : Harambee

Written in the style of students performing in Nairobi, Kenya, Harambee (a Swahili word that symbolizes unity) is full of energy, with an occasional drum and optional clapping to embellish the rhythm and enliven the performance.

Composer: Robert Hugh | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48019304


Kawouno Wan Gi Pi : SATB : Brian Tate : Sheet Music : 35028845 : 884088886660 : 1480330639

Brian Tate : Kawouno Wan Gi Pi

From Kenya comes this rhythmic and energetic a cappella work in the Dholuo language that includes the use of percussion. Celebrating the gift of water to the land in the form of rain, rivers, and more, the unison singing builds into natural harmonies creating an arrangement that is perfect as a processional or staged with movement.

Arranger: Brian Tate | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028845


Kenya Melodies : SSA : Robert Hugh : Sheet Music : 48004503 : 073999665925

Robert Hugh : Kenya Melodies

Arranger: Robert Hugh | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48004503


Kenyan Welcome Songs : 2-Part : Tim Gregory : Sheet Music : 08754127 : 884088627782

Tim Gregory : Kenyan Welcome Songs

The music of East Africa reflects the joyful spirit of the people as seen in these three selections from Kenya, collected and arranged by ethnomusicologist and educator Tim Gregory. These short songs are easily learned by young choirs and adaptable enough for more experienced ensembles and may be performed as single selections or as one continuous medley. Field video, movement and other helpful online information are referenced within the publication. Songs include: Karibu Wageni (Welcome Visitors), Siku Ya Leo (This Day), Wako Wapi? (Where Are You?).

Arranger: Tim Gregory | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754127


Msilale Wanawake : SSA : Sean Ivory : Sheet Music : 00123692 : 884088961527

Sean Ivory : Msilale Wanawake

Msilale wanawake (Women, don't fall asleep) is a Kenyan proverb encouraging women to rid themselves of societal shackles, to walk away from servitude, gender bias and oppression. This vibrant song of women's empowerment will inspire and energize! Optional percussion.

Arranger: Sean Ivory | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00123692


Ning Wendete : SATB : Rosephanye Powell  : Sheet Music : 08703286 : 073999955514

Rosephanye Powell : Ning Wendete

This traditional folk song from Kenya is a conversation between a man and a woman. "I love you, but you do not love me. How is that? If you do not love me, you had better tell me so." Dynamic contrast, percussion and a wide range of layered vocal textures make this an appealing concert choice.

Arranger: Rosephanye Powell | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08703286


Ning Wendete : SAB : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 35030034 : 888680035907 : 1495006298

Greg Gilpin : Ning Wendete

Rhythm abounds in the vocals and percussion sounds of this Kenyan folk song. A delightful text that allows for creative and musical interpretation, energy-filled vocals, rhythmic hand claps and percussion, all join to create a dynamic multicultural musical experience.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030034


Ning Wendete : 2-Part : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 35030035 : 888680035914 : 1495006301

Greg Gilpin : Ning Wendete

Rhythm abounds in the vocals and percussion sounds of this Kenyan folk song. A delightful text that allows for creative and musical interpretation, energy-filled vocals, rhythmic hand claps and percussion, all join to create a dynamic multicultural musical experience.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030035


Ning Wendete : SSA : Lana Walter : Sheet Music : 00-SV9627 : 029156199567

Lana Walter : Ning Wendete

The need to provide our students with exposure to the music of all of the world's cultures has never been greater. Lana Walter brings us this rhythmic work for women's choir from Kenya. All of its authentic charms are captured in the rhythmic variation. A complete translation and pronunciation guide are provided. It may be performed a cappella, with percussion, or with keyboard accompaniment.

Arranger: Lana Walter | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-SV9627


Tazama Bikira : SAB : Akombo d. O. Akombo : Sheet Music : 00-SVM03099 : 654979065203

Akombo d. O. Akombo : Tazama Bikira

This Kenyan folksong arranged by Kenyan music educator Akombo d. o. Akombo captures all the excitement and style of African folk music. While the text is celebrating the birth of Immanuel, musically it will be a joyous and appropriate addition to any concert.

Arranger: Akombo d. O. Akombo | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-SVM03099


The Joy I Feel : 2-Part : Tim Gregory : Sheet Music : 08754126 : 884088627676

Tim Gregory : The Joy I Feel

The music of East Africa reflects the joyful spirit of the people as seen in these three selections from Tanzania and Kenya, collected and arranged by ethnomusicologist and educator Tim Gregory. These short songs are easily learned by young choirs and adaptable enough for more experienced ensembles. Field video, movement and other helpful online information are referenced within the publication. Songs include: Karibuni, Muyo, Liwaya. Duration: ca. 5:00

Arranger: Tim Gregory | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754126


Wana Baraka : SSAA : Shawn L. Kirchner : Sheet Music : SBMP554

Shawn L. Kirchner : Wana Baraka

An upbeat Kenyan sacred folk song that will be a concert favorite. The arrangement builds with great excitement leading to an extensive rhythmic play on the word alleluya.

Arranger: Shawn L. Kirchner | Country: Kenya

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.65 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP554


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