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Folk Voiceworks : 30 Traditional Songs

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Folk Voiceworks : 30 Traditional Songs

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30 traditional songs from England, Scotland, and Wales
Flexible arrangements for unison and part-singing
Ideal for community and youth choirs, school groups (KS3 upwards), and choral groups of all ages and experience
Vast range of repertoire: a fun tongue-twisting accumulative song, Christmas songs, songs about life in the mines, shanties, lyrical and reflective songs, songs about rituals or customs
Tips and hints on warming up, rehearsing, and singing folk song
Performance ideas for each song
Photocopiable pages
CD with performances of all the songs

Folk Voiceworks is an outstanding collection of folk songs in the Voiceworks model, including songs from centuries past alongside pieces by celebrated folk musicians. You'll find pieces in a range of genres and styles, including shanties, protest songs, songs about the land, lullabies, love songs, and much more - scored flexibly for unison and part-singing. With excellent practical rehearsal notes, simple accompanying instrumental parts, and a CD with performances of all the songs, this is a fabulous and accessible resource for all choirs.

Mixed voices, unison to 5 parts

Difficulty : Very easy to Easy

Contents

English shanty: Roll the Old Chariot Along
English/Irish: Paddy on the Railway
North-east English: Byker Hill
North-east English, arr. David Oliver: Rap Her to Bank
English, harmonized David Oliver: Mow Me Down My Meadow
South-west English, harmonized David Oliver: The Barley Mow
Karine Polwart, arr. Peter Hunt: Follow the Heron
English, arr. Peter Hunt: John Barleycorn
Anon.: Sumer is icumen in
North-east English: The Blackleg Miner
George Evans, harmonized Peter Hunt: Union Miner
Scottish, arr. Peter Hunt: The Spinner's Wedding
Mary Brooksbank, arr. Peter Hunt: The Jute Mill Song
Vin Garbutt, transcribed Peter Hunt: The Troubles of Erin
John Kirkpatrick: The Song of the Weaver
Welsh, arr. Peter Hunt: Migildi, Magildi
Welsh, arr. and trans. Peter Hunt: Yr Hen Wr Mywn (My Dear Old Man)
Shetland, harmonized Sandra Kerr: Unst Boat Song
Matt McGinn, arr. Peter Hunt: Coorie Doon
Sarah Morgan, adapted Peter Hunt: Keep you in Peace
English shanty, arr. Peter Hunt: Lowlands
Francis McPeake, arr. Peter Hunt: Wild Mountain Thyme
South-east English, arr. David Oliver: Pleasant and Delightful
Welsh, arr. Peter Hunt: Dcaw 'Nghariad (There's My Sweetheart)
Isle of Man, arr. David Oliver, Stewart Hardy, and Rachel Unthank: Hunting the Wren
Cornish, arr. Peter Hunt and David Oliver: Hal-an-tow
North-west English, arr. David Oliver: The Pace Egging Song
English, arr. David Oliver, Stewart Hardy, and Rachel Unthank: The Holly and the Ivy
Trad.: Sweet Chiming Bells
John Kirkpatrick: Chariots


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Format : Book + CD


By : Peter Hunt, David Oliver


Publisher : Oxford University Press


Series : Voiceworks


ISBN : 9780193355736



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