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Welcome! Welcome!
Audrey Snyder - Hal Leonard Corporation

Best used as a concert opener, this buoyant piece may be sung from the risers or as a processional. Based on Welsh folk song, it may be performed all year, or with the alternate lyrics for holiday programs.

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The Last Rose of Summer The Last Rose of Summer
arr. Joseph Martin - Hal Leonard Corporation

This tender Irish melody is lovingly set for mixed choir and solo voice. The flowing piano part is supportive of the lilting melody throughout. The verses unfold with a tinge of sorrow at the passing of

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Lonesome Road Lonesome Road
arr. Roger Emerson - Hal Leonard Corporation

This American spiritual set in a lovely folk-song setting is an accessible arrangement for developing mixed and treble choirs. An excellent educational selection for developing tone and blend, it also

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The Ash Grove The Ash Grove
arr. Mark Patterson - Choristers Guild

This gentle setting of the beloved Welsh folk tune features a lilting piano accompaniment and a lovely obbligato part for oboe or clarinet (both parts are included). With some rhythmic variation and

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.35
SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.35
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.35
Shoo Fly! Shoo Fly!
arr. Greg Gilpin - Alfred Music Publishing

This frolicsome American folk song is sure to leave toes tapping and hands clapping. A spoken rhythmic introduction ushers in the familiar melody, which is ultimately accompanied by independent

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
P/A CD 
$27.99
Skye Boat Song Skye Boat Song
arr. Jay Althouse - Alfred Music Publishing

This haunting Scottish folk song with a beautiful text by Robert Louis Stevenson tells the story of Bonnie Prince Charlie's escape from the British. The traditional melody is arranged in a setting that is

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Bile Them Cabbage Down Bile Them Cabbage Down
arr. Steve Kupferschmid - Shawnee Press

This lively, rhythmic and humorous arrangement is pure fun from start to finish, not to mention easy to learn! Hand-clappin', hootin' and hollerin' and even some barking and howling fill the verses and

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Vive! Vive!
arr. Mark Weston - Heritage Music Press

Using the well-known American folk song Vive la Compagnie as inspiration, this arrangement is carefully composed to avoid awkward skips, making this classic song accessible to middle school choirs

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
TB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
Old Dan Tucker Old Dan Tucker
arr. Russell Robinson - BriLee Music Publishing

Here's a flexibly voiced arrangement of the foot-stompin', hand-clappin' American folk song that is perfect for middle school choirs. The words always get laughs, as the title character washes his face in a

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Two-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
TTB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Baloo Baleerie Baloo Baleerie
arr. Ruth Elaine Schram - BriLee Music Publishing

This arrangement of a Scottish lullaby features a beautiful melodic line and wonderful harmonic moments. The text is in English with Gaelic subtext, and an accessible pronunciation guide is included.

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Hey! Ho! Nobody Home! Hey! Ho! Nobody Home!
arr. Russell Robinson - BriLee Music Publishing

Dating back to 16th-century England, Hey! Ho! Nobody Home! was sung by carolers who went from door to door to receive food for their singing, although there is no reference in the lyrics to the

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SAB 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$1.95
SSA 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
The Crawdad Song The Crawdad Song
Greg Gilpin - Heritage Music Press

Hand claps, knee slaps, foot stomps, and rhythmic vocal speech make this a must-do folk song arrangement for mixed, three-part, and male choirs. Full of quick-witted humor and down-home hillbilly fun, it's

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MMedium
$2.10
SAB 
MMedium
$2.10
TTBB 
$2.10
P/A CD 
$24.95
Danny Boy Danny Boy
Philip Lawson - Dehaske

A lovely and accessible arrangement of the beloved Irish melody, this setting for SAB choirs will provide some challenges but will also allow the choir to explore, develop, and share their artistry and

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Greensleeves Greensleeves
Philip Lawson - Dehaske

A delightful and accessible arrangement of the traditional English folk song for SAB voices. A lilting piano accompaniment supports the lyric vocal lines and melodic ideas are passed between the voices

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Swing and Turn, Jubilee Swing and Turn, Jubilee
Neil Ginsberg - Heritage Music Press

This invigorating folk selection from the hills of Appalachia generates vivid images of American westward expansion with earthy harmonies and an energized piano part. Your entire choir gets to participate

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Three-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$2.25
The Erie Canal The Erie Canal
arr. Cristi Cary Miller - Hal Leonard Corporation

A wonderful song for connecting music to American history and culture! Developing singers in elementary and middle school will gain important performance skills and musical development with this peppy

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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

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The Keel Row The Keel Row
arr. Philip Lawson - Dehaske

Originating as a traditional Tyne River Shanty for the transport of coal, this sturdy tune will fit well in a program of folk music, with a steady rowing motion in the accompaniment and a dance-like melody

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Nine Hundred Miles Nine Hundred Miles
arr. Roger Emerson - Hal Leonard Corporation

The plaintive sound of the lonesome train whistle and the longing of the traveler for home are evoked in this well-crafted setting of an American classic. An urgent rhythmic groove and contrasting cello

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The Journey The Journey
Joseph M. Martin - Shawnee Press

Combining Simple Gifts and the Going Home theme from Dvorak's "New World" symphony in partner-song format, this is easy to perform with a minimum of rehearsal. A favorite with two-part

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SATB 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
Two-Part Mixed 
MEMedium Easy
$1.90
Two-Part 
MEMedium Easy
$2.10
 
CD 
$39.99
Nine Hundred Miles Nine Hundred Miles
arr. Douglas E. Wagner - Heritage Music Press

This gently rhythmic arrangement of the American folk song, popularized by Woody Guthrie, features an infectious keyboard accompaniment accented with shaker and tambourine parts that your singers can easily

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