Cowboy & Western songs
Several weeks ago I posted a request for SATB cowboy and western songs. Here
are the results, from my own library, from a search of Choralist, and from
others on the list.
Copland-Stomp Your Foot, The Promise of Living, Ching-a-ring-Chaw, I Bought
Me a Cat
Libby Larsen- The Settling Years, Cowboy Songs (E.C. Schirmer)
Roger Wagner- Western Songs- TTBB (Lawson Gould)
Randol Alan Bass- Southwestern Suite- apparently by Plymouth Publishing, but
one lister says the company is in disarray.
PDQ Bach- Oedipus Tex
Auction Cries- John Biggs, publ. Mark Foster. There is apparently also one
called Goin to the Auction by Randall Stroop
Cool Water- TTBB- Shawnee
Cindy- Mack Wilberg- Hinshaw
Skip to My Lou- Edward Fissinger- Jenson Publ.
- Ghost Riders in the Sky, a Cowboy Legend- Kirby Shaw- Hal Leonard
Norman Luboff- Hoedown, Old Dan Tucker, Colorado Trail (TTBB)- Hinshaw
Alice Parker- Buffalo Gals (not really Western, but worth checking out)
there is a nice "Home on the Range" I THINK arr by Mark Hayes....uses piano
and harmonica. I hope you'll post your compilation. great idea!
I have a set of pieces for solo voice and piano titled "Cowboy Songs". I
don't know whether you might be interested in including any solo repertoire
in your concert, but if so, I'd be happy to send you a perusal copy. Another
thought - some of the songs might actually work as a unision choral piece
(ie, men only or women only). Let me know if you'd like to see them - they
are very theatrical and some of them quite amusing.
It probably doesn't fit your description of a western song, but if it
interests you, I have an SATB arrangement of I'VE BEEN WORKIN ON THE
RAILROAD. Kind of fun! If you'd like to have a look, I'll send you a copy
and you can use it if you'd like. It's unpublished, so you'd be welcome to
use it if you want.
Let me know!
Red River Valley arr. by Miles Ramsay - Cypress Publications CP 1063. It's
arranged for TTBB with optional guitar and harmonica - an accessible
arrangement - just for your men...nice! To order a perusal copy - simply
contact Musical Resources at snstegman(a)aol.com or Cypress Publications
Mark Hayes has done a cowboy medley, and also an arrangement of Home on the
Range that are both very good without sounding cornt. Chek Shawnee Press.
1. Home On the Range - arranged by Mark Hayes
2. God Bless the USA - arranged by Pete Schmutte
3. Buffalo Gals - arranged by Lon Beery
4. Red River Valley - arranged by C. Barnett
5. Cowboy Collage - arr. Sitton, published National
6. Medley for a Lonesome Cowboy - by Townsend, published by Broude
7. Streets of Lardeo - Warner publishers have two SATB arrangements
available - one by DeCormier, and the other by S. Terri
8. Cowboy Prayer - N. Luboff, published by Walton