African Marching Song arranged by John O'Reilly. Concert Band. Concert Band; SmartMusic. Accent on Achievement. Folk; Multicultural. Grade 1.5. Conductor Score & Parts. 124 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.22247).
The South African folk classic Siyahamba is authentically treated in this special arrangement for young band. Repeating percussion patterns using tom toms, bass drum, claves, and cowbell keep the African feel moving while syncopated block harmonies round out the accompaniment. Trumpets and flutes get to shine on the opening melody, and in typical African call and response tradition, everyone gets to join in as the arrangement progresses. Correlated to Accent on Achievement, Book 2, page 23. This title is available in SmartMusic.