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Niño lindo (Lovely Child)

Category:   WORLD MUSICS & CULTURES
Composer:   Traditional Venezuelan Carol
Arranger:   Alejandro Rivas
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   00322932
Voicing:   SAA or TBB
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Ahmed Anzaldúa
Border CrosSing & Unity Church Unitarian
R&R Chair World Musics & Cultures

A traditional lullaby generally sung for Christmas. This song […]

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Indianas

Category:   WORLD MUSICS & CULTURES
Composer:   Carlos Guastavino
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Ricordi Americana
Edition:   BA 1273
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Ahmed Anzaldúa
Border CrosSing & Unity Church Unitarian
R&R Chair World Musics & Cultures

Six songs for vocal quartet with a substantial piano part. Beautiful four-part […]

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Chinese Mountain Songs

Category:   WORLD MUSICS & CULTURES
Composer:   Traditional Chinese Songs
Arranger:   Chen Yi
Publisher:   Theodore Presser
Edition:   312-41809
Voicing:   SA and SSA
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Ahmed Anzaldúa
Border CrosSing & Unity Church Unitarian
R&R Chair World Musics & Cultures

Eight traditional Chinese songs arranged for unaccompanied treble voices […]

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Son de la Loma (Son of the Hills)

Category:   WORLD MUSICS & CULTURES
Composer:   Miguel Matamoros
Arranger:   Conrado Monier
Publisher:   Walton
Edition:   15549500
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Ahmed Anzaldúa
Border CrosSing & Unity Church Unitarian
R&R Chair World Musics & Cultures

A classic son montuno from Cuba in a tricky arrangement featuring unconventional meters […]

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Bruremarsj fra Valsøyfjord (Wedding March from Norway)

Category:   WORLD MUSICS & CULTURES
Composer:   Traditional Norwegian Folk Song
Arranger:   Henning Sommerro and Grete Pedersen
Publisher:   Musikk-Husets Forlag
Edition:   M-H 3182
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Solo Optional

Reviewer:   

Ahmed Anzaldúa
Border CrosSing & Unity Church Unitarian
R&R Chair World Musics & Cultures

An ornate melody for a […]

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Doluri (Drum Dance)

Category:   WORLD MUSICS & CULTURES
Composer:   Alexi Matchavariani, ed. Clayton Parr
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Earthsongs
Edition:   S-261
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   unaccompanied

Reviewer:   

Ahmed Anzaldúa
Border CrosSing & Unity Church Unitarian
R&R Chair World Musics & Cultures

Based on Georgian dances

A lively piece that imitates the doli drum, […]

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El Pambiche Lento (The Slow Pambiche)

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Popular Dominican song
Arranger:   Juan-Tony Guzman
Publisher:   Boosey & Hawkes
Edition:   48004955
Voicing:   SA
Setting:   Piano and Percussion

Reviewer:   

Ahmed Anzaldúa
Border CrosSing
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Can be performed as TB as well.

A pambiche is a style of merengue originally known as the “Palm Beach […]

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Alma Llanera (Soul of the Plains)

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Traditional Venezuelan song
Arranger:   Angel Sauce
Publisher:   Earthsongs
Edition:   S-37
Voicing:   SATB and SAB
Setting:   

Reviewer:   

Ahmed Anzaldúa
Border CrosSing
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Alma Llanera, a joropo song by Pedro Gutierrez, is one of Venezuela’s most popular songs, a sort of second national anthem […]

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Ratoh Duek

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   Traditional Indonesian songs
Arranger:   I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda & Robert Young Walser
Publisher:   World Music Press / Plank Road Publishing
Edition:   
Voicing:   Unison
Setting:   Dance

Reviewer:   

Ahmed Anzaldúa
Border CrosSing
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

In “Saman!: Dance of a Thousand Hands” book and DVD

This song […]

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Swedish Lullaby

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Carol Barnett
Publisher:   Beady Eyes Publishing
Edition:   
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   Piano

Reviewer:   

Ahmed Anzaldúa
Border CrosSing
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

This arrangement of the traditional lullaby Slummersang (Cradle Song) by Gustaf Hagg includes a beautifully crafted piano part that singers will love. Carol […]

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