Changamano (Join Together -- Swahili) by Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse. Choir Secular. SATB choir. Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Kwanzaa; Multicultural; Winter. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.21177).
You'll feel the African pulse of this piece from the first measure. "Changamano, join together. Moja, moja, one by one." The text features seven Swahili words or phrases; a pronunciation guide and translations are included in the publication. It's a "music" song, it's a "unite as one" song, but most of all, it's a joy to sing. Includes optional solos and a treble trio descant. Staging Suggestion are featured on Sally's "Showtime!" video, Alfred #21176.
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.