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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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Zum Gali Gali Zum Gali Gali
arr. Greg Gilpin - Heritage Music Press

Don't miss this fresh, tasty setting of a traditional Israeli folk song scored for a cappella voices, flute, and hand drum. Inventive, with spoken chants woven throughout, this is accessible with limited... view details

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Three-Part Mixed 
$2.10
Two-Part 
$1.95
TB 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$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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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
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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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
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
Unison 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$26.95
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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MAMedium-Advanced
$2.50
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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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
I'll Tell My Ma I'll Tell My Ma
arr. Erik Jones - Walton Music

This playful Irish children's song has been set with rousing clapping and stomping, and the result is a festival showcase! The vocals are set in a simple homophonic style, which makes the body percussion... view details

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SATB 
$2.85
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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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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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
P/A CD 
MEMedium Easy
$26.95
Chicken on a Fencepost Chicken on a Fencepost
arr. Greg Gilpin - BriLee Music Publishing

Chicken-scratchin' fun abounds in this clever, singable arrangement of the 19th century dance reels Hello, Susie Brown and Four in the Middle. It's a terrific folk-song novelty, full of... view details

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$2.25
Bright Morning Stars Are Rising Bright Morning Stars Are Rising
Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

Honest, authentic, heartfelt. These are the words that come to mind with this plaintive folk setting for SSA voices. Whether performed a cappella or accompanied by guitar or piano, this selection will... view details

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$1.90
P/A CD 
$26.99
Clap Your Hands Clap Your Hands
arr. Paul Carey - Hal Leonard Corporation

Clap, stomp, shake and sing this lively arrangement of the American folk tune Old Joe Clark. With rhythmic twists, percussion, and movement suggestions, this is a fun showstopper that will be a... view details

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Two-Part 
$2.25
The Nightingale The Nightingale
arr. Dan Forrest - Hinshaw Music, Inc.

This early colonial folk song is a variant of the English folk song The Bold Grenadier. The haunting tune and the roots of the text can be traced back to 17th-century England. Dan Forrest's beautiful... view details
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SATB 
$2.65
Siyahamba Siyahamba
Traditional /arr. Horace Scruggs - Horace Scruggs

This arrangement of "Siyahamba" gives it an authentic feel that is lively and infectious. It opens with one voice part calling to another to build dramatic chords of invitation.  The traditional South... view details

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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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SATB 
$3.25
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
Rattle My Rattle Rattle My Rattle
arr. Susan Brumfield - Hal Leonard Corporation

This Woody Guthrie children's song unfolds into a sonic celebration of rhythm and melody! Repeated phrases, nonsense syllables, rattles, temple blocks, tambourine, rhythm bones and foot stomping will... 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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