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Aiken Drum Aiken Drum
arr. Philip Lawson - Dehaske

Like most popular Scottish folksongs, this one is rooted in history, but now has been transformed into a nonsense song. Aiken Drum, with his clothes made of tasty food, is creatively portrayed here in this... view details

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American Folk Rhapsody American Folk Rhapsody
Linda Spevacek - Heritage Music Press

If you're looking for a good concert or festival feature, consider this creative setting of Cindy; Simple Gifts and Pick A Bale Of Cotton. Accessible to choirs with limited rehearsal time, it's... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
TB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
 
CD 
$44.95
Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair
arr. John Purifoy - Hal Leonard Corporation

The Appalachian folk melody takes on a plaintive quality in this setting for mixed voices and piano with cello obbligato. It is a deeply expressive, emotional work, with fluid lines and lovely instrumental... view details
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Bobby Shafto Bobby Shafto
arr. Philip Lawson - Dehaske

With a twist of Brahms' Lullaby and Wagner's Bridal Chorus, this clever arrangement of an English folk song makes a lighthearted encore number - lots of fun for concert or community... view details

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Bright Morning Stars Bright Morning Stars
arr. Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

"Bright morning stars are rising...Day is breaking in my soul..."  This Appalachian folksong, arranged for a cappella voices, has a contemplative, spiritual quality.  Opening and closing with a female trio,... view details
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Camptown Races Camptown Races
Stephen Foster/arr. Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

Jay's particularly folky accompaniment features a jaunty piano with optional bass and percussion (available free at alfred.com/choralparts). Fully arranged with new harmonic and rhythmic content on each... view details

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Ching a Ring Chaw Ching a Ring Chaw (and Great Gettin' Up Mornin')
arr. Linda Spevacek - Heritage Music Press

These two traditional songs fit together amazingly well in this excellent concert/festival selection! Each voice part becomes more independent as the arrangement progresses, and when all the parts do their... view details
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Cripple Creek Cripple Creek
arr. Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing

"Have a little fun" singing this lively rendition of a great American fiddle tune that frequently alternates between the girls and the guys. It's a hand-clappin', foot-stompin' hootenanny that will be one of... view details
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'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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Danny Boy Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
arr. Kevin A. Memley - Pavane Publishing

This is a real find for a cappella voices! Phrases of "vocal bagpipes," in which the voices imitate the sound of bagpipes, create an amazing effect as they set the proper mood for one of the most beautiful... view details

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Fiddle-I-Fee Fiddle-I-Fee
John Purifoy - Hal Leonard Corporation

"Oh, I had a cat..." The cat, the duck, the cow, the goose and the dog... all join in the refrain of this popular "cumulative" American folksong favorite. The dissonant chords used for the animal sounds are... view details
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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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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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Gonna Get Through This World Gonna Get Through This World
arr. Nick Page - Hal Leonard Corporation

From the Wonder Wheel CD of Woody Guthrie songs, recorded by the Klezmatics, this is a joyous fusion of folk, klezmer, jazz and world styles. The improvisatory refrain at the end of this arrangement reflects a... view details
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Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier
arr. Rene Clausen - G. Schirmer, Inc.

This English folk song, also commonly sung throughout the American Revolutionary War, tells the unfortunate eternal story of soldiers going off to war, leaving loved ones at home. Ren Clausen artfully uses the... view details
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