Lee Kesselman: Mbiri Kuna Mwari (Shona Gloria)

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Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Composer: Lee Kesselman
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work
This is an original composition, with text from the Shona Mass. It is based on musical styles native to Shona culture and poeple. The rhythmic feel of this music is primary and can be enhanced through movement by the singers. Scored for SSAA a cappella.
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
No of pages: 6
Language: English
Catalogue No: M051467921

        Musicroom Reviews

        An enjoyable and lively piece. However, don't underestimate its difficulty - the cross rhythms are very tricky, as well as the last few bars of the main melody, and it takes quite a long time to get them right. A member of our choir said in the early stages of rehearsal that it sounded like a car crash! However, once these have been mastered it sounds amazing, especially with the recommended percussion parts, and more adventurous dynamics than those indicated!
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