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Hamba Lulu

Traditional Zulu Wedding Song

Singing ("umculo") is a huge part of the culture and everyday life of many African peoples, none more so than those in Southern Africa. Hamba Lulu is a wedding song that advises Lulu, a bride, to "Hush, listen to all the things they are telling you." The unusual time signature is in fact incredibly straightforward, with a gentle, comforting rhythm that is first set up by the piano. It then follows with the choir and soloist (or group of singers) intoning the simple melody above. The men of the choir and then the sopranos take over this tune in the middle of the piece and it ends, as softly as you dare, with humming.


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Alexander L'Estrange : Songs of a Rainbow Nation : SA : Songbook : 9780571523658 : 12-057152365X

Alexander L'Estrange : Songs of a Rainbow Nation

Singing ('umculo') is a huge part of the culture and every day life of many African peoples, none more so that in South Africa. 'Hamba Lulu' is a wedding song with a gentle, comforting rhythm. 'Jesu Ukukhanya' has a call-and-response structure where a simple solo line is followed by a choral answer. A joyful exuberant song with an infectious rhythm, 'Si Njay, Njay, Njay' can also be performed a cappella with some optional percussion for greater effect. 'Weeping' is a South African pop song from the band Bright Blue and uses as its chorus the refrain from the Zulu anthem 'N'kosi Sikeleli Africa' ('God Bless Africa').

Songlist: Hamba Lulu, Jesu Ukukhanya, Si Njay Njay Njay, Weeping (N'Kosi Sikeleli Africa)

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Voicing: SA | 40737b | Songbook | $5.50


Mike Brewer : <span style="color:red;">Hamba Lulu</span> - Five African Songs : SSAA : 01 Songbook : Mike Brewer : 9780571520886 : 12-057152088X

Mike Brewer : Hamba Lulu - Five African Songs

Hamba Lulu is a fantastic addition to the choral repertoire. A breath of fresh air in the classroom and for many a choir wanting a challenge. These stirring songs are additive, so you can tailor performances to local resources, increasing technical demand according to their experience. Easy to learn and sure to make an instant impact on audiences, the songs tap into the rich seam of African culture.

Songlist: Mangwani M'Pulele, O-re-mi, Karanga Walking Song, Hamba Lulu, Askha Thali

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Voicing: SSAA | 7317b | Songbook | $6.95


Various Arrangers : African Folk Songs Vol. 2 : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : African Folk Songs Vol. 2

Two distinctive cultures combine in the unique choral change-of-pace known as 'An Afro-Celtic Diddle.; Featuring African percussion and Irish-inspired vocals, this delightful piece is fun, fun, fun! Disney's powerful African song, 'One by One.' will bring down the house. 'Dubula' is a folk song of the Xhosa people of South Africa. The style is boisterous, party-hardy and open-throated. The South African Zulu song, 'Womoweh (Mbube),' was first recorded in the early 1940s by Solomon Linda. Pete Seeger later transcribed the song for The Weavers. Once adapted to their own style, it become one of their greatest hits. The Five African songs in 'Hamba Lulu' have a rhythmic energy that propels the music and stirs the human spirit. With a variety of performance options, this collection will be an outstanding addition to your choral library. Stephen Hatfield's fun tune, 'African Celebration' is gem that can be used in any concert series needing that extra world music flavor, it comes complete with a pronunciation guide to help you and your choir learn the music!

Songlist: An Afro-Celtic Diddle, One by One, Dubula, Wimoweh (Mbube), Hamba Lulu, African Celebration

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Voicing: SATB | 9526b | Sheet Music | $14.95 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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Hamba Lulu : SATB : Mike Brewer : Sheet Music : 08718040 : 073999274608

Mike Brewer : Hamba Lulu

These African songs have a rhythmic energy that propels the music and stirs the human spirit. With a variety of performance options, this collection will be an outstanding addition to your choral library. Includes: Mangwani M'pulele (Sotho children's song), O-re-mi (Nigerian "Highlife" song), Asikha thali (Zulu freedom song), Hamba Lulu (Zulu wedding song), Karanga Walking Song.

Arranger: Mike Brewer | Country: Zulu

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $3.95 | A Cappella |
08718040


Hamba Lulu : SAB : Alexander L'Estrange : Sheet Music : 12-0571537901 : 9780571537907

Alexander L'Estrange : Hamba Lulu

Singing ("umculo") is a huge part of the culture and everyday life of many African peoples, none more so than those in Southern Africa. Hamba Lulu is a wedding song that advises Lulu, a bride, to "Hush, listen to all the things they are telling you." The unusual time signature is in fact incredibly straightforward, with a gentle, comforting rhythm that is first set up by the piano. It then follows with the choir and soloist (or group of singers) intoning the simple melody above. The men of the choir and then the sopranos take over this tune in the middle of the piece and it ends, as softly as you dare, with humming. Faber Choral Singles offer a series of beautifully crafted arrangements in a diversity of musical styles for today's choirs. From Broadway, pop and folk to spirituals, gospel and original works, the Faber Choral Singles series guarantees the perfect repertoire for every occasion.

Arranger: Alexander L'Estrange | Country: Africa

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.85 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 12-0571537901

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