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A.R. Rahman : Barso Re : SATB : 01 Songbook : S-386

A.R. Rahman : Barso Re

Barso Re, written by A. R. Rahman and arranged for choir by Ethan Sperry, appeared in the soundtrack of the 2007 film Guru. It is an Indian take on how beautiful it can be to sing in the rain. For percussion, use a beaded gourd shaker, rasp, or tambourine for the upper line and one or more djembes or floor toms for the lower line.

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Voicing: SATB | 4311b | Songbook | $2.25 | With Percussion


A.R. Rahman : Music From the Indian Cinema : SATB : Sheet Music

A.R. Rahman : Music From the Indian Cinemanew

Jai Ho was written for the 2008 Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire. While this is a British movie, director Tony Boyle wanted to acknowledge Indian tradition. He asked A.R. Rahman to write a song in the style of his music for the Indian cinema to be choreographed and performed during the ending credits. The resulting piece is a victory dance capturing the essence of the movie's story. Balleilakka is a song from the Tamil film Sivaji, which means "The Boss." The text of this piece is a tongue-twister lamenting how traditional Indian culture is being subsumed and listing the speaker's memories of his homeland in increasingly faster syllabic patterns. O Saya was written for the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire. The song appears at the beginning as we are introduced to just how horrible living conditions are int he slums of India. The lyrics have no meaning, nor does the title. They are just nonsense syllables that form a wail. The melodic patterns are based loosely on the patterns one might hear in the slums as the Muslim call to worship blasts from the minarets, but they are more a call to action than a call to prayer. When people sing this piece, hopefully they will consider taking some action against poverty themselves. Barso Re, written by A. R. Rahman and arranged for choir by Ethan Sperry, appeared in the soundtrack of the 2007 film Guru. It is an Indian take on how beautiful it can be to sing in the rain. For percussion, use a beaded gourd shaker, rasp, or tambourine for the upper line and one or more djembes or floor toms for the lower line.

Songlist: Jai Ho!, Balleilakka, O Saya, Zikr, Barso Re

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Voicing: SATB | 7745b | Sheet Music | $10.95


Vanraj Bhatia : Six Seasons : SATB : Sheet Music : S-41

Vanraj Bhatia : Six Seasons

The Six Seasons for unaccompanied choir was specially written for the Paranjoti Academy Chorus and conductor Coomi Wadia and is based on 11th century Sanskrit texts which were translated into Hindi by Vasant Dev. Each piece of the Six Seasons is based on a rag traditionally associated with that particular season. The composer ensures that each voice sings the rag itself, with no voice playing a subsidiary role. The tal or rhythmic cycle, which is an important characteristic of Hidustani classical music, is very evident with the composer indicating the commencement of every cycle with an "X."

Songlist: Basant (Spring), Greeshma (Summer), Varsha (Monsoon), Sharad (Autumn), Shishir (Harvest), Hemant (Winter)

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Voicing: SATB | 6913b | Sheet Music | $11.45 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Aeyaya Balano Sakkad : 2-Part : John Higgins : Sheet Music : 08745594 : 884088076368

John Higgins : Aeyaya Balano Sakkad

Your singers will enjoy learning this song from India that celebrates the Diwali Festival of Lights. It is in the Konkani language, which is the official language of the Indian state of Goa. Learn the pronunciation on the VoiceTrax CD or sing with the alternate English text. The authentic sitar and tabla sounds on the recorded accompaniment give this selection special appeal. Performance Time: Approx. 2:20.

Arranger: John Higgins | Country: India

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.60 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745594 | Voicetrax CD Available


Aeyaya Balano Sakkad : 3-Part : John Higgins : Sheet Music : 08745595 : 884088076375

John Higgins : Aeyaya Balano Sakkad

Your singers will enjoy learning this song from India that celebrates the Diwali Festival of Lights. It is in the Konkani language, which is the official language of the Indian state of Goa. Learn the pronunciation on the VoiceTrax CD or sing with the alternate English text. The authentic sitar and tabla sounds on the recorded accompaniment give this selection special appeal. Performance Time: Approx. 2:20.

Arranger: John Higgins | Country: India

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745595 | Voicetrax CD Available


Balleilakka : SATB : Ethan Sperry : A.R. Rahman : Sivaji : Sheet Music : S-339

Ethan Sperry : Balleilakka

Balleilakka is a song from the Tamil film Sivaji, which means "The Boss." Tamil is the language of the Southern Indian province of Tamil Nadu whose capital, Chennai (Madras under British rule) is India's third-largest city and A.R. Rahman's home. An old language dating back to before 300 B.C., Tamil is the native language of Singapore and Sri Lanka as well as tens of millions of Indians (there are almost 2,000 newspapers in print in Tamil today of which about 350 are daily papers). The text of this piece is a tongue-twister lamenting how traditional Indian culture is being subsumed and listing the speaker's memories of his homeland in increasingly faster syllabic patterns.

Arranger: Ethan Sperry | Composer: A.R. Rahman | Country: India | Musical: Sivaji

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music


Barso Re : SATB : Ethan Sperry : A.R. Rahman : Guru : Sheet Music : S-386

Ethan Sperry : Barso Re

Barso Re, written by A. R. Rahman and arranged for choir by Ethan Sperry, appeared in the soundtrack of the 2007 film Guru. It is an Indian take on how beautiful it can be to sing in the rain. For percussion, use a beaded gourd shaker, rasp, or tambourine for the upper line and one or more djembes or floor toms for the lower line.

Arranger: Ethan Sperry | Composer: A.R. Rahman | Country: India | Musical: Guru

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music


Garbe rame (Dancing With Gourds) : SSAA : Sheena Phillips : Sheena Phillips : Sheet Music : 15-2851R : 9781429122177

Sheena Phillips : Garbe rame (Dancing With Gourds)

Based on a popular folk song from the Gujarat region of Northwest India, the voices in this rhythmic folk dance alternate, representing percussion instruments, and the piece also includes suggestions for hand percussion and hand clapping. Accessible while offering harmonic sounds that are fresh and new, this selection introduces a part of the world not often explored with music.

Composer: Sheena Phillips | Country: India

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Voicing: SSAA | $2.20 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-2851R


Jai Ho : TTBB : Ethan Sperry : 00236144 : 888680695248

Ethan Sperry : Jai Ho

From the film Slumdog Millionaire here is a wonderful fusion of Indian rhythms and scales with American pop styles and instrumentation. Excellent program notes offer guidance for the style, there is an easy to understand pronunciation guide to help with the Hindi language and a separate percussion score.

Arranger: Ethan Sperry | Country: India | TV/Movie: Slumdog Millionaire

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00236144


Jai Ho : SSAA : Ethan Sperry : Tanvi Shah : Slumdog Millionaire : Sheet Music : 00237553 : 888680697921

Ethan Sperry : Jai Ho

From the film Slumdog Millionaire here is a wonderful fusion of Indian rhythms and scales with American pop styles and instrumentation. Excellent program notes offer guidance for the style, there is an easy to understand pronunciation guide to help with the Hindi language and a separate percussion score.

Arranger: Ethan Sperry | Composer: Tanvi Shah | Country: India | Musical: Slumdog Millionaire

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00237553


Jai Ho : SATB : Mark Brymer : Sheet Music : 08202453 : 884088411428

Mark Brymer : Jai Ho

Here is the vibrant and triumphant ending song from the Academy Awardae-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. Featuring a blend of Hindi, English and other languages, the music is a powerful and diverse blend of styles and influences that will be incredible in performance and perfect for both show choirs and concert groups! Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section parts available digitally (syn, gtr, b, perc, dm). Duration: ca. 3:00.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Country: India | TV/Movie: Slumdog Millionaire

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202453 | Showtrax CD Available


Jai Ho : SAB : Mark Brymer : Sheet Music : 08202454 : 884088411435

Mark Brymer : Jai Ho

Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section parts available digitally (syn, gtr, b, perc, dm). Duration: ca. 3:00.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Country: India | TV/Movie: Slumdog Millionaire

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202454 | Showtrax CD Available


Jai Ho : SSA : Mark Brymer : Sheet Music : 08202455 : 884088411442

Mark Brymer : Jai Ho

Available separately: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Rhythm Section parts available digitally (syn, gtr, b, perc, dm). Duration: ca. 3:00.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Country: India | TV/Movie: Slumdog Millionaire

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08202455 | Showtrax CD Available


Jai Ho! : SATB : Ethan Sperry : A.R. Rahman : Slumdog Millionaire : Sheet Music : S-321

Ethan Sperry : Jai Ho!

Jai Ho was written for the 2008 Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire. While this is a British movie, director Tony Boyle wanted to acknowledge Indian tradition. He asked A.R. Rahman to write a song in the style of his music for the Indian cinema to be choreographed and performed during the ending credits. The resulting piece is a victory dance capturing the essence of the movie's story.

Arranger: Ethan Sperry | Composer: A.R. Rahman | Country: India | Musical: Slumdog Millionaire

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music


Koka : SATB : Stephen Hatfield : Sheet Music : 48020627 : 884088406035

Stephen Hatfield : Koka

Lasting less than six minutes in duration, this traditional Punjabi melody and text have been arranged for mixed chorus, piano four-hands and percussion. The vocal style should be light and buoyant with a few notated ornaments to give it the traditional Indian music quality. Includes a pronunciation guide and translation and extensive performance notes. Duration: ca. 5:30.

Arranger: Stephen Hatfield | Country: India

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48020627


O Saya : SATB : Ethan Sperry : A.R. Rahman : Slumdog Millionaire : Sheet Music : S-407

Ethan Sperry : O Saya

O Saya was written for the Oscar winning film Slumdog Millionaire. The song appears at the beginning as we are introduced to just how horrible living conditions are in the slums of India. The lyrics have no meaning, nor does the title. They are just nonsense syllables that form a wail. The melodic patterns are based loosely on the patterns one might hear in the slums as the Muslim call to worship blasts from the minarets, but they are more a call to action than a call to prayer. When people sing this piece, hopefully they will consider taking some action against poverty themselves.

Arranger: Ethan Sperry | Composer: A.R. Rahman | Country: India | Musical: Slumdog Millionaire

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music


Shakalaka Baby : SATB : Ed Lojeski : A.R. Rahman : Bombay Dreams : Sheet Music : 00139999 : 888680040550

Ed Lojeski : Shakalaka Baby

Indian pop sensation A.R. Rahman composed this Bollywood inspired song for the musical Bombay Dreams produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The blend of pop and traditional Indian music creates a diverse sound that will bring energy and vibrancy to pop and show choir programs!

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: A.R. Rahman | Lyricist: Don Black | Country: India | Musical: Bombay Dreams

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00139999 | Showtrax CD Available


Shakalaka Baby : SAB : Ed Lojeski : A.R. Rahman : Bombay Dreams : Sheet Music : 00140671 : 888680040574

Ed Lojeski : Shakalaka Baby

Indian pop sensation A.R. Rahman composed this Bollywood inspired song for the musical Bombay Dreams produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The blend of pop and traditional Indian music create a diverse sound that will bring energy and vibrancy to pop and show choir programs!

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: A.R. Rahman | Lyricist: Don Black | Country: India | Musical: Bombay Dreams

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00140671 | Showtrax CD Available


Shakalaka Baby : SSA : Ed Lojeski : A.R. Rahman : Bombay Dreams : Sheet Music : 00140672 : 888680040581

Ed Lojeski : Shakalaka Baby

Indian pop sensation A.R. Rahman composed this Bollywood inspired song for the musical Bombay Dreams produced by Andrew Lloyd Webber. The blend of pop and traditional Indian music create a diverse sound that will bring energy and vibrancy to pop and show choir programs!

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Composer: A.R. Rahman | Lyricist: Don Black | Country: India | Musical: Bombay Dreams

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00140672 | Showtrax CD Available


Zikr : SATB : Ethan Sperry : A.R. Rahman : Bose: The Forgotten Hero : Sheet Music : S-253

Ethan Sperry : Zikr

A. R. Rahman is an Indian film composer who wrote this piece for the soundtrack of the documentary film Bose: The Forgotten Hero. A portion of the gross sales are being donated to Mr. Rahman's foundation to help alleviate poverty in India. While the text of Zikr is religious, the piece is not intended to be used in a worship ceremony. The percussion may be performed using one or two drums that produce bass tones and a tambourine or similar castanet. For the most authentic performance, the low drum should be a dumbeck, but djembes, frame drums, floor toms or even Taikos will work effectively. Percussion part is free with purchase of multiple copies.

Arranger: Ethan Sperry | Composer: A.R. Rahman | Country: India | Musical: Bose: The Forgotten Hero

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music


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