This arrangement epitomizes John Henry's skill as a steel-drivin' man: strong, bold and full of energy and guts. Great teaching piece for stylization and historical context. With traditional harmonizations,
This delightful a cappella reel, traditionally sung and played at Scottish weddings, is toe-tappin' fun! From the opening unison statement until the final chord, men's ensembles can explore a different
With a plaintive yet empowering text about lost love, this American folk song follows Dink, a slave on a cotton plantation on the Brazos river in Texas. With gorgeous, soaring, and poignant melodic phrases,
With or without the fiddle, this up-tempo, toe-tapping Irish folk song arrangement is sure to be a favorite for treble ensembles. Sure to be a crowd pleaser, I'll Tell My Ma will be a great closer
This superb arrangement of the traditional Newfoundland folk song paints a vivid picture of the fishing industry and the culture that evolved around it. The accompaniment is meant to emulate the sounds of
This jaunty, rhythmic English folk song references astronomy and Biblical text, building one number upon the next, reminiscent of There's a Hole in the Bottom of the Sea. Excellent for
The Parting Glass, a traditional Scottish and Irish folk song, is traditionally sung at the end of a gathering of friends. This setting reflects the tender yet wistful feelings of a group of
Stephen Foster's beautiful song comes to life again in this sensitive, lyrical a cappella setting. The choir has many opportunities to shimmer throughout the piece, especially in the sustained tones which
This is superb! Darmon Meader's incomparable arranging skill is evident in every measure of this gorgeous setting of the traditional Scottish folk song. Lovely, lyrical piano writing and lush harmonic
"In Dublin's fair city, where the girls are so pretty, I first set my eyes on sweet Molly Malone..." Developing male choirs will shine while singing this range-appropriate, lilting arrangement.
Here's a sprightly folksong setting for high school or college men, with a tenor solo and optional fiddle (part included). Laden with tongue-twisting Irish brogue, it captures the authentic feel of the
This jaunty arrangement of a traditional English folk song tells the story of a woman who laments being away from her home in the North Country. Lovely harmonic refrains contrast with lyric unison verses,
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