Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Composer:   NA
Arranger:   Ethan Sperry
Publisher:   earthsongs
Edition:   S-359
Voicing:   TTBB
Setting:   A Cappella

Reviewer:   

Jonathan Kopplin
Richfield High School
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

In recent, years, Dr. Ethan Sperry has arranged a number of pieces based upon Indian ragas. Pollaanda is a rhythmic piece for double men’s choir based upon the South Indian raga Shulini. Set primarily in a swiftly moving 5/8, the texture thickens as the piece progresses as additional rhythmic and melodic motives are added. In general, the melodic material is not complex to learn once the singers undersatnd the notes of the raga. This would be a great festival piece for either men or women.