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African Psalm

Incorporating a Traditional Kenyan Folk Song

By Patrick M. Liebergen

Choir Sacred Opt. Flute (2-Part choir; Unison choir) - Grade 1
Incorporating a Traditional Kenyan Folk Song. Composed by Patrick M. Liebergen. Choral (Sacred); Choral Octavo; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles; Worship Resources. Alfred Archive Edition: Alfred Church Choral Series. Ascension; Children; Christ the King; Easter; Folk; Multicultural; Sacred; Spring. Choral Octavo. Jubilate Music Group #00-23743. Published by Jubilate Music Group (JU.00-23743).

Item Number: JU.00-23743

English. Exodus 15:1-2, Psalm 96, Psalm 98, Psalm 100, Isaiah 12, John 1:1-14.

Freely adapted Kenyan folk song with a joyous new text by the composer taken from the Psalms. Independent voice writing alternates with layered voices in the tradition of African music making. Vivid dynamic contrasts and lively yet regular syncopation. Flute part and suggestions for improvised percussion included in the publication.

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  • February 27, 2017 African Psalm

    I am a Catholic Sister who directs a Schola of 23 other Sisters, aged 67 to 96. We usually sing in two parts, and we LOVE this song! One of the members served in Africa for many years, and will accompany us on thumb piano (mbira), along with the regular...

    accompaniment.I used to be a music teacher, and would recommend this song for about grades 5-6.

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