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African Alphabet

Composer
Year of composition
1999
Lyricist
Charles Evans
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
World music
Instrumentation
Choir
Instrumental parts
Not available

Originally written for a youth choir, (in the female voices version), this fun piece tries to capture the sound and spirit of traditional African music. It was my intention to stick to the three primary triads, but as soon as I hit the chord in bar 17, it started to branch out! The words are meaningless, just vehicles to move the music forward and help articulate diction, based on the letters of the English alphabet. Must be sung in the spirit and with the confidence of the style. Oh, and do move as you sing, please!

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