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CoverKoowu [level: Medium]
Maryam Khoury: Bio and other works | Edith Copley Choral Series
voicing: SSA | catalog number: SBMP 695 | duration: 5:40 | price: $2.60
accompaniment: drum
INSTRUMENT PART: Drum part FREE Download


In Arabic, Koowu means strength. As a child, Maryam Sameer Faheem Khoury’s father told her stories about the difficulties he experienced growing up in Palestine. Koowu is about how different her life would be if her father had not moved to the United States. The text of Koowu is symbolically about a caged bird who longs to fly away and find freedom. The modality of the melody hints at the composer’s roots; the addition of a dumbek (drum) adds its own authenticity to the ethnic leanings of the piece. A colorful, unique addition to treble repertoire.


performance by: the Women of the Northern Arizona University Shrine of the Ages Choir, Edith Copley, conductor [© all rights reserved]
recording available on promo CD for $2.00: Add to Cart

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Koowu choral track bundle contains a part dominant track for each voice part, a balanced voices track, and an accompaniment track if the work is not a cappella (the accompaniment is also included with the part dominant and balanced voices track). Get more information and listen to samples HERE. Please note that the choral score is not included in the bundle and needs to be ordered separately.

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