Issay, Issay! (Hear Ye, Hear Ye!) arranged by Philip Kern. Choir Secular. 3-Part Mixed Choir (SAB). Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Christmas; Multicultural; Winter. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.19218).
Expand your group's cross-cultural musical awareness with this Christmas work based on an Ethiopian song. The text includes several phrases in Amharic, a language spoken by millions of North Africans. "Issay, Issay!" means "Hear ye, hear ye!" Phonetic pronunciation is included. It's a well written rhythmic and melodic work that would make a unique addition to your holiday concert. Features solid choral scoring and traditional harmonies to an infectious pulse. Outstanding "world-music" SoundTrax CD.
Recorded Acc. Available.
About Alfred Choral Designs
The Alfred Choral Designs Series provides student and adult choirs with a variety of secular choral music that is useful, practical, educationally appropriate, and a pleasure to sing. To that end, the Choral Designs series features original works, folk song settings, spiritual arrangements, choral masterworks, and holiday selections suitable for use in concerts, festivals, and contests.