June 21, 2014 at 2:18 pm #445071
Christina LambParticipantMy community choir has chosen country music as the theme for our first concert this fall. I have been able to find several pieces that would work, but I am still looking for others. Have you ever done country music with your choir? If so, what were some of the group’s or the audience’s favorites? I appreciate any help you can give me.Chris LambArtistic DirectorGreenfield Community ChoirJune 22, 2014 at 6:46 am #445089
Thomas SeniowParticipantSteve Zegree has an arrangement of Garth Brooks’ “I’ve Got Friends In Low Places.” Haven’t done it or had it in hand, but Zegree arrangements are always well done. Might be a good one, especially with a fun-loving community choir.June 22, 2014 at 9:51 am #445092
Jim DavisParticipantI arranged a medley from “O Brother, Where Art Thou” for my small college-community chorus a few years ago. It’s also been done with a much larger community chrous I conducted. I’d be glad to send you a copy.Jim DavisJune 22, 2014 at 11:10 am #445098
Kirby ShawParticipantHi, Christina –Go to Kirbyshaw.com and click on “search catalogue”..then click on “Style Box 1” and choose “Country”…30 country choral titles of mine will pop up. Click on any of them and you’ll hear a full recording.Good luck!KIrby ShawJune 23, 2014 at 7:16 pm #445178
Jack Curtis DubowskyParticipant
Home Cookin’ For 2-part choir.
Country Western; humor; GALA; cabaret; folk; Americana; Pythonesque. Lead sheet. Composed 2007. 4 pages. Duration 2:30. Published by De Stijl Music (D1.SM-07-0004).
A fun, cheerful, upbeat country two-step barnyard song, innocent enough with potential for innuendo. Sing about chickens, dogs, bears, and piggies (who also can be understood as representational of various character types!) Two-part harmony lead sheet with chord chart. Originally performed by the Winsome Griffles.
Your New Stupid Boyfriend (TTBB + Optional SA)
For TTBB choir and optional SA choir. Choral. Country Western; humor; cabaret; folk; Americana; Pythonesque. Octavo. Composed 2006. 16 pages. Duration 3:10. Published by De Stijl Music (D1.SM-06-0006A).
I heard all about your new stupid boyfriend. Yeah yeah yeah. An energetic, country western two-step. (Also recorded by The Winsome Griffles on Meet The Griffles; see videos on YouTube.)
Parental advsory: this piece contains explicit lyrics. May not be suitable for young audiences.
Boll Weevil (2-part Piano/Vocal)
For Piano/Vocal. Choral. Traditional; folk; Americana. Sheet music. Composed 2006. 4 pages. Duration 3:15. Published by De Stijl Music (D1.SM-06-0007).
An upbeat arrangement of the American folksong transcribed by Alan Lomax. (Also recorded by The Winsome Griffles on Meet The Griffles.).
Your New Stupid Boyfriend performed with SATB and Piano:June 24, 2014 at 12:47 pm #445208
Carl FerraraParticipantDown in the River to PrayI’d say go for some older “Americana” pieces such as Home on the Range, or Streets of Loredo.
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