(8:00) SSAATTBB Chorus, Native American Drum. Rental Fee: Choral Score. Music and Lyrics Copyright 2007, Brent Michael Davids.


ANCESTOR GIVEAWAY is designed as a ceremony of thanks, and functions as a choral work with the singers performing a large American Indian dance drum. It is a song that honors the sharing culture of American Indians, seen clearly in the dances like the ‘blanket dance’ or ‘giveaway’ ceremony. In a giveaway ceremony, sharing is fundamental to all life and existence. With a text made entirely of American Indian ‘vocables’ (syllables of feeling that do not correspond to spoken language), "Ancestor Giveaway" is a ceremonial song that honors the wisdom of our ancient relatives, by using the modern music traditions of Western compositional technique.


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