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A Distant Shore A Distant Shore (The Water Is Wide)
Mary Donnelly & George Strid - Alfred Music Publishing

This partner-song setting of the best-loved American folk song The Water Is Wide features a new, folk-like countermelody. Moderate vocal ranges, an extended "echo" section, flowing piano lines, strong... view details
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This Ol' Man This Ol' Man
arr. Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

This Ol' Man has never sounded like this before! In an incredibly clever way, Greg has taken the original song into some unpredictable directions, resulting in a novelty number that is an absolute... view details
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Polly Wolly Doodle Polly Wolly Doodle
arr. Brad Printz - Heritage Music Press

You've never imagined this popular American folksong with such interesting character before! With generous sharing of the melody in all voice parts, this innovative arrangement also uses piano four-hands,... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
P/A CD 
MEMedium Easy
$26.95
Hey! Ho! Nobody Home! Hey! Ho! Nobody Home!
arr. Russell Robinson - BriLee Music Publishing

Dating back to sixteenth-century England, Hey! Ho! Nobody Home! was sung by carolers who went from door to door to receive food for their singing, although there is no reference in the lyrics to... view details

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SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Amazing Grace Amazing Grace
arr. Jack Schrader - Hope Publishing Company

Absolutely inspired! Jack's perspective on this beloved melody is to use a slow, gospel style. The authentic piano accompaniment has all the piano licks you could possibly want, and supports the arrangement... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.20
SAB 
$2.20
P/A CD 
$29.95
Orchestration 
$69.95
Goin' to Boston Goin' to Boston
arr. Shirley McRae - Henry Leck Choral Series

Ride the rails to Boston with this delightful setting of the American folk song that's vigorous and fun. Crisp, bright piano rhythms support the vocal lines, and a flute adds a happy melodic dialogue. From the... view details
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Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
Lord of the Dance Lord of the Dance
arr. John Rutter - Hope Publishing Company

With sensitivity and flair, John Rutter has created the consummate arrangement of this Sydney Carter classic! In his music, John perfectly balances the suspenseful sweep and full range of emotions that the... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.30
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.30
Unison 
MEMedium Easy
$2.30
P/A CD 
$29.95
Orchestration 
$69.95
By the Waters By the Waters
arr. Catherine Delanoy - Carl Fischer LLC

The traditional Hebrew canon, By the Waters of Babylon, works beautifully for accompanied three-part mixed voices and optional baritone. The text is in English throughout, making it accessible to a wide... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Shenandoah Shenandoah
FUNK, J - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Jeff funk has created a remarkably sensitive and highly musical arrangement of one of our most revered American folk melodies. Between its fresh scoring and rich harmonies it makes a great showpiece for choirs... view details
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Mary Had a Little Blues Mary Had a Little Blues
Charles Collins - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

This incredibly original and clever take-off of the familiar nursery rhyme is bluesy and fun all the way, with plenty of chances for your students to sing "Baa-baa" as they tell the part of the story we never... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Follow the Drinking Gourd Follow the Drinking Gourd
ALTHOUSE - Alfred Music Publishing

An exceptional arrangement of the traditional African-American folk song pertaining to the Big Dipper (the "Drinking Gourd") and how it points north t freedom. Features solid choral writing with a haunting... view details
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Great Big Sea Great Big Sea
arr. Lori-Anne Dolloff - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Talk about clever! Here is a topsy-turvey setting of a folksong from Newfoundland that includes parts for piano, fiddle, and spoons. Nonsense words and a surprise ending add to the fun. Sing this with a... view details
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Unison 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Soran Bushi Soran Bushi
Wendy Stuart/ arr. Henry Leck - Henry Leck Choral Series

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SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$1.75
Freedom Come Freedom Come
ALLAWAY, B - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

This fifth movement from "Bandari" is set in the style of a South African freedom song. Easy choral writing and a narrator soloist provide an uplifting experience. The words may be altered to suit the... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
TTBB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.05
SSAA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.05
Away in a Manger Away in a Manger (Flow Gently, Sweet Afton)
arr. Ruth Elaine Schram - BriLee Music Publishing

This tender, soothing setting of the Flow Gently, Sweet Afton melody has the words of Away in a Manger with the words of the folk song as subtext. It is a sweet, angelic piece for any time of... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Old Joe Clark Old Joe Clark
Neil A. Johnson - Hal Leonard Corporation

Showy yet practical...and great fun! Available: 3-Part Mixed.... view details
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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Skye Boat Song Skye Boat Song
RODGERS - Shawnee Press

...excitement...wide-eyed fear...a calm stillness way up in the sky...the distant noise of aeroplane engines...and a final fall to earth. Paul Hart's piece follows in the colorful footsteps of Cartoon, Circus... view details
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SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.50
'Cross the Wide Missouri 'Cross the Wide Missouri (Shenandoah/The Water Is Wide)
arr. Don Besig & Nancy Price - Alfred Music Publishing

Using the popular folksongs Shenandoah and The Water Is Wide, Don and Nancy have written a marvelous arrangement with fluid vocal lines to let you concentrate on the beauty of choral sound... view details

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Simple Gifts Simple Gifts
Aaron Copland/ed. Fine - Boosey & Hawkes, Inc

Aaron Copland's famous setting of the Shaker melody long regarded as one of the classics of American folk music. 'Tis a gift to be simple' and the simplicity of this great folk hymn make this an ideal concert... view details
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Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
The Drinking Gourd The Drinking Gourd
arr. Andre Thomas - Heritage Music Press

Your choir will really "pull out all the stops" when they sing this dynamic, powerful arrangement!  The traditional underground railroad map song has been transformed into a first-rate choral feature by Andre... view details
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Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Hine Ma Tov Hine Ma Tov
Neil Ginsberg - Santa Barbara Music Publishing

A flowing piano accompaniment joined by a flute obligato add great color to this piece. Easy, tasteful, sing it in the original Hebrew or in English.... view details
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Instrumental Parts 
MEMedium Easy
$5.00
SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
Buffalo Gals Buffalo Gals
arr. Bob Chilcott - Oxford University Press

Dance-like rhythms and a driving tempo add to the rollicking fun in this setting that has all the style and charm of an American hoedown.... view details
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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$3.10