Choral works from sunny, tropical climes
Date: December 1, 2010
I am putting together a "Beach Party" or "Endless Summer" program for a February concert in the cold of St. Louis.
I am looking for a variety of songs that come from a more tropical climate. One of the works
I am starting with is the Island Songs of Stephen Leek. I would appreciate recommendations of
music from Caribbean, Oceania, Mediterranean, Southeast Asia, Africa, and, of course the
beach areas of the US. Some pop songs and lighter fare would be good but I also want a
balanced amount of good choral music. I appreciate your recommendations for songs that celebrate
warmth and fun from all historical periods and a variety of geographical locales.
I look forward to your recommendations.
Grace and peace,
Missouri Baptist University
St. Louis MO