Issay, Issay! (Hear Ye, Hear Ye!)
Arr. Philip Kern
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Series: Choral Designs
Category: Choral Octavo
Instrument: Choir
Version: SoundTrax CD
Expand your group's cross-cultural musical awareness with this Christmas work based on an Ethiopian song. The text includes several phrases in Amharic, a language spoken by millions of North Africans. "Issay, Issay!" means "Hear ye, hear ye!" Phonetic pronunciation is included. It's a well written rhythmic and melodic work that would make a unique addition to your holiday concert. Features solid choral scoring and traditional harmonies to an infectious pulse. Outstanding "world-music" SoundTrax CD.