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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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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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Zum Gali Gali Zum Gali Gali
arr. Dan Schwartz - Alfred Music Publishing

A great way to introduce your young choir to part singing, this is an exceptionally entertaining arrangement of the beloved Israeli folk song!  Your students will have a blast singing the Zum, zum, zum, zum... 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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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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O Give Me Your Hand O Give Me Your Hand
arr. Michael Ryan - Alfred Music Publishing

This a cappella arrangement of a 17th-century Irish melody has a warm, encouraging feeling that makes it appropriate for graduation. "O give me your hand, walk ahead now with me. Together we'll set out for

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The Happy Wanderer The Happy Wanderer (Val-de-ri, Val-de-ra)
arr. Dave & Jean Perry - Alfred Music Publishing

Originally composed for a German children's chorus, this folksong from the Swiss Alps is the ultimate happy hiking song. The piano accompaniment includes an optional "secondo" part, so you can use two... view details
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Joy Be With You All Joy Be With You All
Douglas E. Wagner - Alfred Music Publishing

This thoughtful closing sentiment is appropriate for any time of year. Imagine your singers joining hands as they blend and tune their voices. Just when you think you've heard the finest of a cappella

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Old Joe Clark Old Joe Clark
arr. Matthew Armstrong - Alfred Music Publishing

The age-old tale of Old Joe springs to life in this terrific setting for men! Solid part-writing and a rollicking piano accompaniment make this perfect for a lighter moment in any program. Add to the fun by

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Over the Sea to Skye Over the Sea to Skye (The Skye Boat Song)
arr. Douglas E. Wagner - Alfred Music Publishing

Like waves of an ocean carrying a boat, the lilting triple meter of this ageless Scottish folk tune supports warm choral harmonies. Lush and embracing, it's a lovely ballad for concert or contest. To make

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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

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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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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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There's a Song in My Heart There's a Song in My Heart
Douglas E. Wagner - Alfred Music Publishing

There will be smiles all around when your kids embrace this lighthearted ditty-made-more. Doug's happy arrangement is a breeze with its catchy counterlines, repetitive refrain, and partner song pairing.

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