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96E. Sing a Song to God

Text Information
First Line: Sing a song, sing a song to God
Title: Sing a Song to God
Author: Francisco F. Feliciano
Refrain First Line: ay, ay salidummay
Meter: with refrain
Publication Date: 2012
Topic: Church Year: Advent; Disciples / Calling; Earth (37 more...)
Copyright: © Francisco F. Felciano
Notes: The meaning of Salidummay has long been forgotten, but for Christians in the Philippines the word is used as an expression of joy.
Tune Information
Composer: Ben Pangosban
Arranger: I-to Loh, b. 1936
Meter: with refrain
Key: F Major
Copyright: © 1999, 2000 Christian Conference of Asia, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.; Arr. © 2011 Christian Conference of Asia, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.
Notes: Percussion is essential for this song. Every beat is equally strong, and the interlocking patterns of hand clapping, with or without the xylophone ostinato, establishes a platform for the singers. This clapping pattern is not meant for everyone. Have a rehearsed ensemble of hand clappers positioned with the music leadership. This song may be sung by a solo voice or an ensemble, with all coming in on the refrain “ay, ay, salidummay.”

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