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La Cucaracha

Traditional Mexican Folk Song

La Cucaracha ("The Cockroach") is a traditional Spanish folk song. It is unknown when the song came about. It is very popular in Mexico, and was performed especially widely during the Mexican Revolution. Many alternative stanzas exist. The basic song describes a cockroach who cannot walk.


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Helen Kemp : Where in the World: Folksong Warmups from Many Lands : Vocal Warm Up Exercises : 9780800648008

Helen Kemp : Where in the World: Folksong Warmups from Many Lands

Based on folk tunes from many lands, these vocalises help develop the singing voices of children. Suggestions for their use are included.

Songlist: Kum Ba Yah, Come To My Farm, Cuckoo, Sing an Aria, Cantad al Senor, A Zing-a Za, Mama Paquita, Ging Gong Gooli, Chumbara, Yangtze Boatman's Chantey, Stodola Pumpa, Hey Ho, Hey Ho, Blow the Man Down, Hauling Song, Sing Together, Gloria, I Have Lost the Bow for My Violin, Hear the Bagpipes Play, German Instrument Song, Hiking Song, The Scale, Sarasponda, Debka Hora, Toembai, Zum Gali Gali, Bella Bimba, Mi Gallo, Alabare, Alabare, Oh, How We Sing, A Ram Sam Sam, and more

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4314b | Vocal Warm Up Exercises | $5.95


Various Arrangers : Barbershop Songs : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 752187402701 : 0825620678 : 14003313

Various Arrangers : Barbershop Songs

The 83 songs in this collection can be sung by any quartet of four part chorus, male or mixed. The melody can be found in the upper part except where it is indicate.

Songlist: All Through the Night, Alouette, Always Take a Mother's Advice, America (My Country 'Tis), Annie Laurie, Ave Maria, The Band Played On, Barbara Allen, The Battle Cry of Freedom, Beautiful Dreamer, The Bell Doth Toll, Ben Bolt (Sweet Alice), Billy Boy, Blow the Man Down, The Bowery, Canadian Boatsong, Captain Jinks, Clementine, Come Home, Father, Comin' Thru the Rye, Cradle Song (Wiegenlied), Daisies Won't Tell, Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two), Death is a Long, Long Sleep, Deep River, Down Went McGinty, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, First Noel, For He's a Jolly Good Fellow, Go Down Moses, and more

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Voicing: TTBB | 9028b | Songbook | $14.95


Various Arrangers : Spanish Songs For Treble Voices : SSA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Spanish Songs For Treble Voices

"La Lluvia" is a folk melody from Ecuador traditionally played on the siku - the double row of panpipes that have been used in the high Andes for over a thousand years. Hot-blooded and haughty, a mixture of delight and disdain. The central paradox of performing "Las Amarillas" it that the rhythms must be very incisive and exact, yet the precision must be combined with the devil-may-care festive attitude that prevents the precision from sounding clinical. Mangulina is a dance derived from Zapateado Espanol (a Spanish heel-tapping dance). "Guayacanal," originally written in the 1950's by Dominican songwriters Luis Kalaff and Bienvenido Brens, embodies what is known as the Mangulina today, and is so famous that when asked, people often think it's a folk song. This piece is best accompanied with tamborra (a double-headed drum from the Dominican Republic) and guira (a metal scraper from the Dominican Republic, scraped with a metal fork.) These delightful miniatures are wonderful for concert, contest and small ensembles. Careful part-writing and attention to range make these a good choice for younger treble groups. Includes: "A la puerta del cielo (At the Gate of Heaven)," "El Senor nacio en Belen (The Lord Was Born in Bethlehem)," and "Gloria a Dios en las Alturas (Glory to God in the Highest.)"

Songlist: La Lluvia, La Cucaracha, Gloria A Dios, Guayacanal, Las Amarillas

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Voicing: SSA | 9279b | Sheet Music | $8.95 | A Cappella


Delta Rhythm Boys : I Dreamt I Dwelt in Harlem : 00  1 CD : 174

Delta Rhythm Boys : I Dreamt I Dwelt in Harlem

The rise of groups like the Golden Gate Quartet took gospel music out of the conservative confines of the Black church, and opened the door for other groups who wanted to sing spirituals in a different way. One of the groups to achieve success in the more liberated climate was the Hampton Institute Quartet, who changed their name to the Delta Rhythm Boys, and were equally at home delivering a pop song as a gospel item. They teamed up with Ella Fitzgerald during the 1940s recording ban in America, when her career might have been put on hold. However much the gospel group might have been threatened with eternal damnation to even think about "La Cucaracha," their fearlessness, both musically and politically, is what made them one of the greats. 20 winners, and we can't decide which we like the best, pop tunes like "Little Lize," the sweet "It Was Wonderful Then," a swinging "La Cucaracha," the silly minstrel-show tune "Watermelon On The Vine," the hip "Gimme Some Skin" and "Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gave To Me," or gospel hits like "Wait Till I Put On My Crown," a rocking "Ezekiel Saw De Wheel," "Certainly Lord," "Mighty Day," and "Scandalize My Name" (which is actually more of a commentary on religious bigotry). There's a particularly fine, laid-back early version of "Georgia On My Mind," and the swinging title tune, the final cut, is a joy. All songs at least piano accompanied, recorded in NY in 1941.

Songlist: LIttle Lize (I Love You), Keep On To Galilee, Wait Till I Put On My Crown, The Railroad Song, Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Bugle Woogie, Do You Care, Conversation At Midnight, It Was Wonderful Then, La Cucaracha, Dry Bones, Certainly Lord, Mighty Day, Scandalize My Name, Watermelon On the Vine, Gimme Some Skin, It's So Peaceful in the Country, Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me, Georgia On My Mind, I Dreamt I Dwelt in Harlem

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4542c | 1 CD | $11.98 | Some a cappella


Mary Schmary : Hidden Agenda Items : 00  1 CD

Mary Schmary : Hidden Agenda Items

Purported, by the Schmaries themselves, to be the last hurrah after a nine year lifespan, "Hidden Agenda Items" careens into infinity with brash outrageousness. Originals, such as "Ecclesiasticus 31:1" and "Bug Girl," are stars in their own unique musical galaxy, one that perhaps hasn't been identified yet! With zest and humor ("Classic Rock/La Cucaracha"), they fuse elements of the blues, world, and plainchant; the Bobs come to mind as their spiritual counterparts. By the way, did we mention that the Schmaries are women (two basses, two altos/sopranos), but discard previously held notions about "girl a cappella groups"; they don't apply here. "Hidden Agenda Items" is a fiery ascent into the outer limits!

Songlist: Gooberoni, Abraham on the Bay Bridge, Babar the King, Bug Girl, Ecclesiasticus 31:1, The Koala Incident, More Than Human, Don't Buy Anything, La Cucaracha, Where Am I, I'll Take You There, Get Up & Jam, Already Gone, Sam & Roz, If I Had a Hamster

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2589c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Individual Folios

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La Cucaracha : SATB : Michael Hennagin :  1 CD : W2803 : 073999982978

Michael Hennagin : La Cucaracha

Spanish text.

Arranger: Michael Hennagin | Country: Mexico

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.15 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| W2803

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