Exploding with rhythmic energy, this setting of a traditional African tune expresses praise to the Trinitarian God calling God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to reign fully in our lives and world. A vigorous piano accompaniment along with a lively group of percussion instruments amplifies the atmosphere of exuberance ideal for festivals or services with a multicultural theme. Choirs of all ages will also enjoy singing the simple Swahili text found in each of the anthem's three verses. In contrast, the anthem's B section incorporates a new English text along with the addition of an optional SATB choir. A 'Suggestions for Use' page provides great ideas for choir and voicing options as well as a pronunciation and translation guide. Reproducible Parts (CGRP20) also available.
Voicing: Unison with piano, optinal SATB choir, triangle, small shakers (or egg shakers), claves, and African drums (or congas)
Arranger: John R. Paradowski
Text: Swahili text with English translations
DLA1171 Tunaomba Mungu Atawale We Pray God to Reign audio download
CGAC1171 Tunaomba Mungu Atawale We Pray God to Reign accompaniment track
CGGRP20 Tunaomba Mungu Atawale We Pray God to Reign reproducible parts