The Winds of Africa

Here is a great production piece to feature all of your choirs. The open harmonies and haunting melodic line provide an outstanding base for a mass choir selection. This would also be an excellent opportunity to include an improvised African drum part. The lyric line is simple and speaks of the never ending winds of Africa. The piano accompaniment part is challenging and adds a special spice to the ensemble.

Product Includes: Sheet Music * Lyric Sheet * Soprano MP3  * Alto MP3* Baritone MP3 * Piano MP3 * FullMix MP3

Additional Information:

Type of ensemble:  Voicing is SAB and depends on all three parts to make it sound properly. The baritone part is copying the melody much of the time so it’s quite easy.

Technique teaching points: Sections of the song go from smooth legato lines to powerful accented phrases so there is a wide variety tonal techniques to cover.

Story line:  The lyrics refer to a broad overview of Africa with it’s majestic and mysterious winds that continually sweep over the continent and it’s people.

Program placement:  This would be an excellent piece to close your concert. It could also be a selection to have all your choirs learn and have a mass production at the end. It would be easy to add percussion parts to enhance the effect of the total performance.