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Heri Za Krismas (Merry Christmas -- Swahili)

By Jay Althouse

Choir Sacred (SATB choir)
Composed by Jay Althouse. Choral Octavo. Choral Designs. Christmas; Multicultural; Sacred; Winter. Choral Octavo. 12 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.23558).

Item Number: AP.23558

Christmas; Multicultural; Sacred; Winter.

It's a multicultural "Merry Christmas" sung on a combination of Swahili and English texts. A strong African pulse drives this original music, which includes a chorus from the traditional "Joy to the World." Try something different for the holidays and incorporate authentic rhythm instruments or the optional SoundTrax CD. Choral staging is available on DVD and VHS video.
Movement and Staging; 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.

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  • 5

    St Albans, England
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  • October 09, 2007 Exciting Swahili Carol

    Excellent carol with a strait forward Swahili text to add authenticity. Time needs to be spent on clarity of rhythms but the carol has much excitement and a fine rhythmic section based on the well known carol 'Joy to the world' This carol will prove popular with choir and audience...

    , alike, but choir directors should make sure that their choir can manage the rhythmic aspect. Melody and harmony should cause no difficulty. Recommended

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