lenape song (satb)


  • Catalog ID: S-75
  • Composer: Brent Michael Davids
  • Voicing: satb
  • Accompaniment: flute, percussion
  • Language: Deleware
  • Country: United States
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


Native American Suite is a percussive suite of three traditional Native American songs: a Lenape Song (Delaware); I Still Love You Yet (an Apache “49” song); and Zuni Sunrise Song (Pueblo).

The three movements are arrangements from the Lenape, Apache, and Zuni tribes, respectively, and call for crystal soprano flute, shakers, bird roars and a powwow drum.  Commissioned by the Dale Warland Singers, this Suite presents an interesting blend of Native American melodies, lyrics and rhythms, as well as some interesting jazz harmonies combined with chorus vocal effects.

Lenape Song is festive, sung by many people together.  As the group performs they bring themselves back into the community and the whole tribe into wellness.