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Abendlied    by Josef Rheinberger, arr. Nadezhda Averina


SSAA - cappella    $2.35    CP 1661 
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:40

This beloved composition has been set for treble voices by one who works in the genre all the time.  Gorgeous long lines and intuitive voice leading will make this a favourite for the singers - and the audience.


Alléluia    by Kelly-Marie Murphy


SSAA - cappella    $2.35    CP 1529 
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:30

A joyful setting of the single word, Alléluia, with playful vocal percussion, this piece is suitable for advanced treble choirs.  Written for Ottawa’s l'Ensemble vocal sénior De La Salle, Robert Filion, chef de choeur, it was premiered in Edmonton at the Podium choral convention.


A Puppet’s Dream    by Darius Lim


SSAA with piano    $2.75    CP 1664 
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:30

This is a stunner! Dramatic and fun. John Rutter chose it for his “Discovery of the Month Series” in 2018.

Composer Darius Lim, from Singapore, really used his imagination. What would a puppet dream of? 

Watch this video - great choreography!


Ikan Kekek    by Tracy Wong


SSAA - a cappella    $2.35    CP 1618 
    (see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:30

“Ikan Kekek” is about a fish, and a whole lot more! As with children’s songs from other countries, Malaysian children’s songs consist of  simple, catchy, and repetitive melodies. These tunes are usually lively and festive. They often either tell a story, bear advice for young people, or are humorously written and purely meant to entertain. This popular children’s song from Malaysia covers them all and is arranged for SSAA / SATB choir and percussion.

Percussion available (sent via PDF) upon request


La belle se promène    arr Meghan Quinlan


SSAA    $2.35    CP 1527  
(see the score while you listen) duration - 4:10

This Canadian folksong tells of the love between a beautiful women and her young sailor. Meghan gives a skillful and intriguing approach to the plaintive Acadian dorian melody.

La belle se promène tells the story of an encounter between a beautiful girl and a sailor on the banks of a river. Originally a French folk song—an alternative lyric places the strangers’ meeting on the Loire river—it was brought to Canada by French settlers, where it was absorbed and adapted into Acadian culture. This arrangement casts the story in a dream-like atmosphere: its opening evokes the banks of a more solitary river, hidden away in green forests. Moving from the charged stillness of the girl’s encounter with nature to the thrill of meeting a stranger—and sailing away with him—the arrangement provides a full palette of expressive colours. In order to join the sailor on his journey, the girl asks him to teach her the song he’s singing. For the girl, singing is a means of both getting to know and of escaping into the unknown, leaving her past life behind like a dream.  


watch this exciting performance on Youtube.



His Eye is On the Sparrow   arr. Larry Nickel


SSA with piano   $2.35    CP 1652 
    (see the score while you listen)  duration - 3:15

Larry’s lovely approachable setting will warm the hearts of any audience. Written in 1905 by Charles Gabriel, the song became the title of Ethel Waters’ autobiography. Then Lauren Hill performed a stirring rendition in the movie “Sister Act” - remember? Give a listen to this sweet recording.


Ikimilikiliklik   by Tobin Stokes


SSAA a cappella    $2.75    CP 1376 
    (see the score while you listen)  duration - 3:20

This unusual composition has been performed around the world. Google the word (if you can spell it) to see wonderful festival performances throughout Europe. Tobin’s song is built on the Basque mythology of witches celebrating the Witches’ Sabbath in the forest, casting spells and brewing magic potions. Halloween fun!

watch this dramatic performance on Youtube.


J’entends le moulin   arr. Michael Snelgrove  


SATB with piano    $2.50    CP 1534
    (see the score while you listen)  duration - 3:10

SSA with piano    $2.50    CP 1533

This piece is a real barn burning showstopper for a skilled pianist and a choir that that loves adrenaline pumping music. This Canadian folksong has been around for generations and Michael takes it to a new level of energy and FUN. The text is repetitive and easy for any choir to catch on to.


Riu Riu Chiu   arr. Erica Phare-Bergh - Traditional SpanishCarol


SA a cappella with recorder & percussion  -  $2.35    CP 1481
(listen here and view the score)        duration - 2:00

SAB a cappella with recorder & percussion  -  $2.35    CP 1123

This well loved ancient Christmas melody really sparkles with Erica’s setting. Up tempo and easy to learn, your choir and audience will love it.


parts for recorder, triangle and djembé are available (no charge) upon request.



Wau Bulan    by Tracy Wong


SA - a cappella    $2.25    CP 1537 
    (see the score while you listen)  duration - 2:50

SAB - a cappella    $2.25    CP 1608

This classic and upbeat Malaysian folk song is about flying kites! It is usually sung while seated on the floor and while performing synchronized-choreographed movements and hand claps. This pentatonic melody can be adapted to suit choirs at all levels and makes for a colourful opening or closing of any concert.

watch this amazing performance on Youtube!


Winter Sun    by Don Macdonald


SSAATB    $2.35   CP 1288 
(see the score while you listen)  duration - 3:20

SSSAAA    $2.35    CP 1305

“To light, to water, and the flow of birds through ancient stars.” Don has set the poignant poem of Canadian poet Malca Litovitz in his inimitable style. Don employs contemporary techniques with classical tonality - unusual and attractive at once and very convincing. Please give a listen.


 

Noted choral specialist, Zimfira Poloz, is the co-editor and curator for this special Canadian choral series:


The Zimfira Collection

choral gems for children’s choir


“Welcome to our collection of choral music which offers an exciting challenge to young voices. My own children’s choirs have delighted audiences with this music. Please click on the audio links below. You can listen to quality recordings as you read through the scores. Watch the Youtube videos for ideas about movement.”   Z.P.