Sanna Sannanina, piccolo

Update 3/16/22: Sheet music for this song is now available at

Speaking of Kristen Zoeteway (I was in yesterday’s post), here’s another arrangement I wrote on a day that I knew Kristen was playing at COS. I know she’s always up for a challenge and that she’ll always have a full complement of flutes on hand: flute, piccolo, and alto flute.

In this case we employed the piccolo in the South African song “Sanna, Sannanina.” I tried to imitate an African flute style I’ve heard in which the flute/picc improvises rhythmic lines on top of singing or a band. We used it as a prelude on Palm Sunday with just djembe and piccolo, and it was pretty cool: MP3

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