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Shepherd's Hey Shepherd's Hey
arr. Andrew Balent - Carl Fischer LLC

Band conductors know of this famous folk song because of the popular setting by band icon Percy Grainger. Previously out of reach for young bands, the delightful tune has been arranged so it works wonderfully... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$60.00
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$10.00
Shosholoza Shosholoza
arr. Anne McGinty - Queenwood Publications

Here is a traditional African folksong, which translates to "go forward."  The highly syncopated melody is performed in a call and response style as a multitude of percussion accessories play along.  For a... view details
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$6.00
Simple Gifts Simple Gifts
arr. Jack Bullock - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

This grand American folksong should be in every beginning band library! With simple rhythms and limited ranges, your young players can focus on tone and style. A good opportunity to introduce ensemble... view details
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BBeginning
$50.00
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$6.00
Skye Boat Song Skye Boat Song
arr. John O'Reilly - Alfred Music Publishing

Young bands are provided a wonderful opportunity to learn to play with expression with this lovely Scottish folksong.  All instruments get to play the melody which is further enhanced by the gently flowing... view details
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VEVery Easy
$45.00
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$6.00
Slane Slane
arr. Douglas Wagner - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

"Slane" is the name of the charming Irish folk melody that is very nicely developed by Douglas Wagner. This really is a beautiful piece with lots of phrasing and dynamic shading to work on. This is good... view details
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EEasy
$55.00
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$8.00
Songs of Old Kentucky Songs of Old Kentucky
Brant Karrick - Alfred Music Publishing

Exhibit the proud heritage of American folk music with this setting of tunes from the Cumberland Mountain region. From traditional ballads to knee-slapping fun songs, you'll find them all in this well-written... view details
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M-MMedium-Medium
$75.00
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$10.00
Songs of the West Songs of the West (A Rhapsody for Band)
Robert Thurston - Carl Fischer LLC

The folksongs Cindy and Streets Of Laredo are skillfully interwoven in this brightly scored, rhythmically exciting piece of musical Americana. It's a lot of fun! ... view details
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Southern Folk Rhapsody Southern Folk Rhapsody
Michael Sweeney - Hal Leonard Corporation

Some of America's most beloved folk melodies have been crafted into a work rich in musicality and strong in general appeal. The recurring strains of Swing Low, Sweet Chariot are woven together with... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$50.00
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$7.50
A Spanish Lullaby A Spanish Lullaby
arr. Victor Lopez - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Bring a peaceful and quietly lilting moment to beginning band performances. This beautiful, traditional lullaby provides an opportunity for beginning bands to experience a very playable and lyrical... view details

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VEVery Easy
$50.00
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$9.00
Stephen Foster Sett Stephen Foster Sett
arr. Donald Hunsberger - Alfred Publishing Co., Inc.

Here is a real gem from master composer-arranger Donald Hunsnberger. This beautiful medley includes the Stephen Foster classics, Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming,  The Glendy Burk; and I Dream of Jeanie. The... view details
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Band Set & Score Band w/ Opt. Strings
MMedium
$100.00
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$20.00
Streets of Laredo Streets of Laredo
arr. Ed Huckeby - C L Barnhouse Company

Hauntingly beautiful, this setting of this late 19th century folk tune will bring a new dimension to your ensemble. In the middle section, the familiar theme is interspersed with a hymn tune... view details

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EEasy
$52.00
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$7.00
Suo Gan Suo Gan
Traditional/arr. Larry Clark - Carl Fischer LLC

This Welsh lullaby is a hauntingly beautiful folk song used by many composers because of its pure and simple beauty. This arrangement brings out the lush nature of the melody through various... view details

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Swahili Folk Hymn Swahili Folk Hymn
arr. Kevin Mixon - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

Cross-curricular opportunities abound with this spirited number from East Africa.  Percussionists get to groove with authentic rhythms and the band has opportunities to improvise, compose or play written solos... view details
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Three Ayres from Gloucester Three Ayres from Gloucester
Hugh M. Stuart - Shawnee Press

Quite playable yet exceptionally rewarding, this easy three-movement suite is written in the early English folksong style, and effectively captures the mood of common folk living in the shadows of medieval... view details
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Three English Folk Song Miniatures Three English Folk Song Miniatures
arr. Philip Sparke - Dehaske

England enjoys a long folk song tradition and composers through history have rekindled interest in this rich heritage. Three songs from the 18th and 19th Century are included in... view details

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EEasy
$55.00
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Three Folk Tunes Three Folk Tunes
Holst/arr. Wagner - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division

A welcome addition to band repertoire! Here are three cherished folksongs collected by Gustav Holst skillfully scored for young bands. Included is a march-style tune called Glorishears, a sea song... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$55.00
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$9.00
Three Welsh Songs Three Welsh Songs
arr. Todd Stalter - Alfred Music Publishing

Three traditional Welsh folk songs are featured in this exceptional setting. The lyrical A Gentle Maid in Secret Sigh'd is followed by the joyous St. David's Day, which is then intertwined with... view details
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EEasy
$48.00
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$6.00
Two British Folk Songs Two British Folk Songs
Elliot Del Borgo - Hal Leonard Corporation

Two tuneful English folk melodies are combined in this well-scored number for young bands.  An attractive choice for festival performance! ... view details
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EEasy
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Two Scandinavian Melodies Two Scandinavian Melodies
arr. Todd Stalter - Alfred Music Publishing

These two delightful Scandinavian melodies offer a glimpse into the folk music of a region that is not well known. Teaching opportunities in musicianship, style and colorful harmonies also... view details

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EEasy
$48.00
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Variants on a Shaped Note Tune Variants on a Shaped Note Tune
Johnnie Vinson - Hal Leonard Corporation

The title of this piece refers to a traditional early American singing style based on reading a system of shapes rather than musical notes. Taken from the Scottish tune Pisgah from the Shape Note... view details
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MMedium
$60.00
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Variants on an Irish Folk Tune Variants on an Irish Folk Tune (Be Thou My Vision (Slane))
Timothy Johnson - Curnow Music Press

A rich variety of style and orchestration makes this an outstanding choice for concert and festival performance. The Irish folk tune Slane, the melody used in the hymn Be Thou My Vision, forms... view details
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MEMedium Easy
$69.00
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$14.95
The Water Is Wide The Water Is Wide
arr. James Swearingen - C L Barnhouse Company

Because of its solid scoring, this traditional work will allow young bands the opportunity to sound highly mature and very sophisticated.  Using this classic melody, students will discover the magic of... view details
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The Water is Wide The Water is Wide
Darren W. Jenkins - Wingert-Jones Publications

One of the most endearing folk tunes of all time, also known as O Waly, Waly; this poignant and moving melody has been a favorite for hundreds of years. This well crafted and playable setting brings out... view details
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MEMedium Easy
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The Water is Wide The Water is Wide
arr. Vince Gassi - Alfred Music Publishing

The lyrics for this beautiful folk song date back to the 1600s, and has maintained its popularity to this day. The simple melody and placid harmony provide a great opportunity for young musicians to... view details

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VEVery Easy
$48.00
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$6.00