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Freedom Come

This fifth movement from "Bandari" is set in the style of a South African freedom song. Easy choral writing and a narrator soloist provide an uplifting experience. The words may be altered to suit the occasion, be it Christmas or a special celebration. The music builds to a dramatic climax. Wonderful way to close a program.


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Various Arrangers : African Folk Songs  : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : African Folk Songs

The first two South African Folk Songs are in Shangani. The first seems to be in recognition of the arrival of the first white settlers off the west coast of Africa, ostensibly in the 17th century. The second, Tulan, Nimamele!, speaks for itself. They are both best done in a strong, boisterous fashion. Freedom Come is The closing movement of Bandari: Inside These Walls, a five-movement work encompassing a variety of African styles and combining Swahili and English texts. Freedom Come is written in the style of a South African freedom song; it creates an atmosphere in which hope can increase, healing can occur, and connections to our common humanity can be strengthened.

Songlist: See, coming at a distance, the german ship, Kpanlongo, Freedom Come, Keep quiet and listen

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Voicing: SATB | 9454b | Sheet Music | $4.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : World Folk Songs for Women's Voices, Vol. 2 : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : World Folk Songs for Women's Voices, Vol. 2

This eclectic collection contains six diverse gems for female singers. "Freedom Come"is in the style of a South African freedom song: creating an atmosphere in which hope can increase, healing can occur, and connections to our common humanity can be strengthened. "Waly, Waly" is a masterful setting of a well-loved, Scottish ballad that is rich in harmonic texture. "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" is a beautiful arrangement of an American folk hymn written for the Brigham Young University Women's Chorus. "Melodijas" is a Latvian text by J. Sudrabkalns wherein musical concepts become metaphors for the complexities of life. Peteris Barisons's arrangement enhances the meaning of the text while simultaneously evoking rich, warm tone and expressive delivery. "Sulle Mulle" features Barbershop-style singing, composed by Alo Ritsing, esteemed teacher, composer and conductor at the Heino Eller Music School in Estonia. Finally, "Wana Baraka" is a popular, religious Kenyan song, arranged by Shawn Kirchner to express the quality of joy and improvisation that comes with spontaneous music-making.

Songlist: Freedom Come, Waly, Waly, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Melodijas, Wana Baraka

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Voicing: SSAA | 9457b | Sheet Music | $8.65 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : World Folk Songs for Male Voices Vol. 2 : TTBB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : World Folk Songs for Male Voices Vol. 2

The TTBB version of 'Freedom Come' is the closing movement of 'Bandari: Inside These Walls,' a five moevement work encompassing a variety of African styles and combining Swahili and English text, and is written in the style of a South African freedom song. The piece begins a cappella; the conga drum is added after the first verse to create new energy and to delineate subtle rhythmic changes, particularly during the ending which alternates between 3/2 and 5/8. 'Back to Ethiopia' bears numerous attributes associated with the African-American spiritual, and might thus be effectively treated as a Jamaican equivalent. The text plaintively longs for a homeland; the 'verses' in the verse-and-refrain structure are meley repetitions of a single line of text; and the melody suggests very slow harmonic rhythm. The appeal of this tune lies in its ability to strike the ear as being both astonishingly simple and proundly moving. The moving folk song 'Kpanlongo' should be sung with a somewhat nasal and straight tone with strong accents on each syllable to clearly define the rhythm. This piece comes along with a very helpful pronunciation guide. The Pennsylvania Dutch folk song, 'Johnny Scmoker' is a fun song indeed. Through its seven verses, Johnny describs and accumulates all the instruments he can play. Simple choreography along with the accelerandos (to as fast as possible) give this piece its trademark - your choir and audience are sure to enjoy. The Jamaican folk song 'Hol' You Han'' is quite authentic and will be exciting for your choir to tackle, it even incorporates vocal/body percussion! A piano part is included for this piece.

Songlist: Freedom Come, Back to Ethiopia, Kpanlongo, Johnny Schmoker, Hol' You Han'

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Voicing: TTBB | 9461b | Sheet Music | $8.95 | A Cappella


Minnesota Boychoir : Forty and Fine : 00  1 CD : Mark S. Johnson

Minnesota Boychoir : Forty and Fine

Composed of four ensembles and including members of diverse faiths, races, social and economic backgrounds, the Minnesota Boychoir boasts over 100 members, representing the Twin Cities and over 25 suburbs. "Forty & Fine" refers to the year of the group's founding, 1962, to the date of this recording, 2002. Included are 19 of the MB's favorite and most-requested songs. Plenty of (piano-accompanied) religious and spiritual songs are here, "Festival Sanctus," "The Storm is Passing Over," the lovely "Quando Corpus Morietur & Amen," "Rise Up, O Men of God," "Steal Away," "Zion's Walls," "Freedom Come," "The Lord Bless You and Keep You" and many others. Secular tunes like "Loch Lomond," Michael McGlynn's "Dulaman," John David's wonderful a cappella "You are the New Day" and Ysaye M. Barnwell's haunting "Wanting Memories" are other favorites. In fact, every one of these songs touches and moves us-a truly beautiful collection!

Songlist: Festival Sanctus, Pie Jesu, The Strom Is Passing Over, The Gift To Be Simple, Rise Up, O Men Of God, Steal Away, Yo Le Canto Todo El Dia, Quando Corpus Morietur & Amen, Wind, You Are The New Day, Wanting Memories, Zion's Walls, Freedom Come, Lux Aeterna, The Lord Bless You And Keep You, Loch Lomond, Dulaman, Worthy To Be Praised, If Music Be The Food Of Love

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8580c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Some a cappella


Individual Folios

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Freedom Come : SATB : Ben Allaway :  1 CD : SBMP67

Ben Allaway : Freedom Come

This fifth movement from "Bandari" is set in the style of a South African freedom song. Easy choral writing and a narrator soloist provide an uplifting experience. The words may be altered to suit the occasion, be it Christmas or a special celebration. The music builds to a dramatic climax. Wonderful way to close a program.

Arranger: Ben Allaway | Country: South Africa

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP67


Freedom Come : TTBB : Ben Allaway : Sheet Music : SBMP68

Ben Allaway : Freedom Come

This fifth movement from "Bandari" is set in the style of a South African freedom song. Easy choral writing and a narrator soloist provide an uplifting experience. The words may be altered to suit the occasion, be it Christmas or a special celebration. The music builds to a dramatic climax. Wonderful way to close a program.

Arranger: Ben Allaway | Country: South Africa

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.55 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP68


Freedom Come : SSAA : Ben Allaway : Sheet Music : SBMP133

Ben Allaway : Freedom Come

This fifth movement from "Bandari" is set in the style of a South African freedom song. Easy choral writing and a narrator soloist provide an uplifting experience. The words may be altered to suit the occasion, be it Christmas or a special celebration. The music builds to a dramatic climax. Wonderful way to close a program.

Arranger: Ben Allaway

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.05 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP133

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