Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Jerry Ulrich
Publisher:   Neil Kjos Music
Edition:   8990
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Jonathan Kopplin
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

Dr. Jerry Ulrich , of Georgia Tech University, arranged this South African piece and it has been one of the more popular multicultural pieces that I have programmed during my career. The divisions within the voice parts are not overly compicated and are approachable for any reasonably balanced high school choir. Ulrich built the piece upon a series of layered melodic motives upon a rhythmic ostinato sung by the basses. Program Ipharadisi as a festive concert opener or closer early in the year.