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Jazz Folk Songs for Choirs (Leader's Book)

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Jazz Folk Songs for Choirs (Leader's Book)

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Jazzy arrangements of favourite folk songs from around the world
All nine pieces published for the first time in this collection
Songs from French Canada, Andalucía, America, Japan, England, Northern Ireland, Finland, and Australia
English singing translations and pronunciation guide provided
Idiomatic piano accompaniments for seven songs; two songs unaccompanied
Jazz trio backings (piano, bass, and drums) available on accompanying CD
Bass part with chord symbols available separately
Moderate difficulty - suitable for all adult and youth mixed-voice choirs
Practical spiral binding
for SATB choir and jazz trio or piano solo

This exciting collection by Bob Chilcott gives a jazzy twist to nine favourite folk songs from around the world, including 'Scarborough Fair', 'À la claire fontaine', and 'Waltzing Matilda' as you've never heard them before! Each song is presented in its original language, and an English singing translation is provided where applicable. The accompanied songs can be performed with piano solo or with jazz-trio accompaniment; a separate part is available for the bassist, and the drummer should play along ad lib. They can also be performed with the fantastic jazz-trio backings on the CD included with the spiral-bound edition. This wonderful, varied collection will revitalise the repertoire of any choir and is guaranteed to give audiences a fresh perspective on these traditional songs.

SATB & piano solo/jazz trio

Difficulty : Easy to Moderately difficult


À la claire fontaine
En la Macarenita
Hush, little baby
Scarborough Fair
Tell my ma
The House of the Rising Sun
Tuoll' on mun kultani
Waltzing Matilda

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Format : Book + CD

By : Bob Chilcott

Publisher : Oxford University Press

ISBN : 9780193361829

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