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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Rarely, if ever, have the words and music of this folk song been so beautifully merged that both love and despair are both heard and felt. A wonderful baritone solo opens and closes the piece, and the
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
This original sea chantey is expressly designed for two-part male ensembles. Contrary motion, canonic counterpoint, and comfortable ranges make it easy for your boys to sound like men. Bring out the
This 19th-century soldiers' song paints a humorous view of army life and will be a fun tongue-in-cheek novelty for a young male choir! Great staging and choreography adds a comedic touch to your next
This robust setting of the popular English-American ballad is an adventure on the high seas from the very first note to the final chord! With comfortable ranges and mostly unison and two-part writing
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
Only Mark Hayes could write such an enthralling arrangement of this timeless Irish air. Scored for voices, piano, flute, and optional percussion, it features a shimmering accompaniment and a flute obbligato
Of the many sea-themed pieces available for male voices, this original is definitely one of the best. It's a vibrant, melodically-driven setting of a seafaring poem by Allan Cunningham, with comfortable
This unique setting of the beloved Irish folk song includes words by William Butler Yeats. The vocal parts combine with the masterfully written piano part to add a depth to the musical fabric that will make
This arrangement of the famous Scottish folksong uses open fifths in the accompaniment to enhance the Scottish flavor. It will give your ensemble a chance to show their expressive side. "...but me and my
Featuring original music that displays the full strength and sonority of men’s voices coupled with a rich, folk-like nineteenth-century text, this spirited selection is a great choice for contest and
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
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
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
Want a fresh folk song that doesn't sound like an old folk song? This is it! Words inspired by, and borrowed from, traditional American folk songs are set to sprightly new music, resulting in a
Everyone knows this as a cowboy song, but Roger Emerson has uncovered a quality in it that no one knew was there. Set in a haunting, contemporary style, the tune takes on a freshness that brings it into our
An energetic, vigorous, and virile arrangement of the classic sea shanty. Flowing and easy to learn vocal lines with plenty of support and tonal help from the well-crafted piano part, this
Enlivened with a hint of bluegrass, this American folk song tells of the love for a woman called Shady Grove. A rhythmic piano accompaniment moves quickly under the bright two-part harmonies,
The rippling undulation of the river is portrayed in the piano accompaniment of this well-crafted setting for men’s voices of the American folk song. Sustained phrases and long open vowels make this
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,
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