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Shady Grove Shady Grove
arr. Cristi Cary Miller - Hal Leonard Corporation

Teaching opportunities abound in this irresistible setting of a traditional American folk tune.  The modal melody is pentatonic, the easy ostinato-like countermelodies make part-singing a snap, and there is... view details
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Soldier Soldier
arr. Roger Emerson - Hal Leonard Corporation

This contemporary treatment of the American folksong Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier captures the poignant emotions of those left behind in time of war. Turbulent accompaniment patterns, vocal ostinati... view details
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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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All the Beautiful Colors All the Beautiful Colors
arr. Mary Donnelly & George L.O. Strid - Choristers Guild

An uplifting original melody and lyrics are partnered with this traditional folk tune which is widely known throughout the Spanish-speaking world. The accessible partner song format of this multicultural... view details

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$1.95
P/A CD 
$27.95
Shenandoah Shenandoah
arr. Mack Wilberg - Oxford University Press

for SATB and orchestra or piano four hands The accompaniment sets the tone of the loss and longing associated with this popular folk song, by imitating serene rolling waters underneath the choir's melody.... view details
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SATB 
$2.80
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
This Old Hammer This Old Hammer
arr. Neil Ginsberg - Shawnee Press

The folk tale of John Henry comes to life in this rhythmic call-and-response style setting. The historical notes describe how railroad workers sang the song while laying railroad track by hand, and the... view details
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Skip to My Lou Skip to My Lou
arr. Dan Forrest - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

Here's a sophisticated novelty arrangement complete with creative percussion accompaniment and kazoos. Sing it a cappella or with piano for a uniquely entertaining concert feature!

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SATB 
MAMedium-Advanced
$2.50
Chumbara Chumbara
Dave & Jean Perry - Heritage Music Press

Creative possibilities abound with this fun, frolicking arrangement of a French folksong that will remind you of the Can-Can. It features a text consisting completely of nonsense words, a rhythmic... view details
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EEasy
$2.10
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$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
The Wayfaring Stranger The Wayfaring Stranger
arr. Greg Gilpin - Shawnee Press

This popular spiritual sings of a plaintive soul on the journey through life. Now available for SATB, this best-selling arrangement has been beautifully set with striking vocal writing, a haunting piano... 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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I Bought Me a Cat I Bought Me a Cat
arr. Sally K. Albrecht - Alfred Music Publishing

Now available for two-part or SAB choirs, Sally's fresh treatment of the humorous American folk song is in "add-on" style, with a new animal introduced in each verse.  Each animal sings a distinctive call,... view details
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I Let Her Go-Go I Let Her Go-Go
Douglas Beam - Hal Leonard Corporation

This cheerful song is a Caribbean circle game from Trinidad and Tobago, arranged for young voices and piano or classroom instruments. The octavo includes directions for playing the game, and the setting will... view details
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The Gift to Be Free The Gift to Be Free
arr. Rollo Dilworth - Hal Leonard Corporation

The traditional Shaker hymn Simple Gifts is reinterpreted in this setting, highlighted by layered vocal lines and gospel-style harmonies. Opening simply, the work gradually builds in dynamics and... view details
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Twinkle Twinkle Little Star Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
Daniel Elder - GIA Publications

"Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star" is an arrangement of the age-old tune, and strives to paint an atmospheric perspective on a familiar children's song. The vastness and wonder of this setting may help us to see... view details
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SATB 
$2.20
The Skye Boat Song The Skye Boat Song
arr. Darmon Meader - Carl Fischer LLC

This is superb! Darmon Meader's incomparable arranging skill is evident in every measure of this gorgeous setting of the traditional Scottish folk song. Lovely, lyrical piano writing and lush harmonic... view details

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$2.25
The Girl I Left Behind Me The Girl I Left Behind Me
arr. Dan Forrest - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

This setting of an early colonial folk song is just plain fun!  Arranged for mixed chorus with piano four-hands and violin, it will be a hit in rehearsal and performance. It will make a great concert closer,... view details
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Shady Grove Shady Grove
arr. Jerry Estes - Shawnee Press

Enlivened with a hint of bluegrass, this American folk song tells of the love for a woman called Shady Grove. A rhythmic piano accompaniment moves quickly under the bright two-part harmonies,... view details

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The Water Is Wide The Water Is Wide
arr. Ruth Elaine Schram - BriLee Music Publishing

This refreshing arrangement of the popular folksong includes the original words plus an alternate text based on the poem "The Search" by Robert Louis Stevenson. "...As I look out across the sea, a bright... view details
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$1.95
 
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$25.00
Tailor of Gloucester Tailor of Gloucester
Cyndee Giebler - Henry Leck Choral Series

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EEasy
$1.75
Poor Wayfaring Stranger Poor Wayfaring Stranger
arr. Keith Christopher - Hal Leonard Corporation

Choirs and ensembles alike will enjoy the down-home setting of this familiar song. The unique sounds of bluegrass bring this traditional folk tune to life, and the effect is truly captivating!  Exceptional in... view details
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Loch Lomond Loch Lomond
arr. David Lantz III - Carl Fischer LLC

Your choir will sing their hearts out on this rich, delicious setting of the traditional Scottish folk song.  With or without the optional parts for flute and cello, it is full of wonderful tonal color.  "Oh,... view details
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SATB 
$2.75