- October 31, 2018 at 11:43 am #581576
There must be a thread about this somewhere… but couldn’t find it. I’m looking for ideas of SATB folk song arrangements for community choir. Thinking of “old world” (Europe) and “new world” (Americas – North/South). I’m not necessarily committed to this theme so feel free to be more broad in your suggestions.
JoanNovember 2, 2018 at 10:44 am #581656
Michael A. GrayParticipant
Decades ago, I had a community choir that did a whole year of folk Spirituals; they did very well with the following list:
Clokey arr. Mary wore three links of chain SATB
Dawson arr. Ain’t a’that good news SATB
Dawson arr. Behold that star SATB
Dawson arr. Soon-ah will be done SATB
DeCormier arr. Sometimes I feel like a motherless child SATBpn
Hairston arr. Elijah rock SSATB
Hairston arr. In dat great getting’ up mornin’ t:SATB
Johnson arr. Ain’t got time to die t:SATB
Miller arr. He never said a mumblin’ word b:SATB
Parker-Shaw arr. I got shoes SATBB
Parker-Shaw arr. Poor mourner t:SATB
Parker-Shaw arr. Ride on, king Jesus SATB
Shaw arr. If I got my ticket can I rider t:SATB
Shaw arr. Set down servant SATBpn
When it comes to European folksongs, I’ve had great luck with both Brahms and Vaughan-Williams who wrote for their own community groups.
Hope that helps!
Michael A. Gray
http://www.graymichael.comNovember 5, 2018 at 6:38 pm #581788
I have composed an SATB version of the folk song Sail Away Ladies, and one of the Steven Foster song Hard Times:November 26, 2018 at 8:54 am #583334
Canasg Music has a good number of pieces in the “world, traditional and folk music” category – see http://canasg.com/catworld.shtml
We’re based in England and Scotland, and naturally we offer plenty of English and Scottish music, but we also have Irish, Welsh, American, and songs from other parts of the world too.
We sell music in PDF format for you to print yourself. We don’t charge “per copy”. We sell you a license that lets you print as many copies as you want, as often as you please, for no extra charge – but only for the use of the group that buys the music. Our website lets you download complete perusal copies (no charge).
Please take a look!
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