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Choral ~ General ~ Folk Songs


~ List of Pieces ~



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♦  To watch music videos of the pieces on this page, please explore my YouTube Playlist entitled “Choral Music — Folk Song Arrangements.”



Afton Water  (Sweet Afton)  (an arrangement of the Scottish folk song)
SOUND  CLIP   /   YOUTUBE VIDEO   /   SCORE  SAMPLE   /   PDF:  $50
Scoring:  SATB (some divisi) with optional ten. solo — Duration:  ca. 3:45 — Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A gentle and flowing arrangement of the beautiful Scottish folk song


Loch Lomond  (an arrangement of the Scottish folk song)
SOUND  CLIP   /   YOUTUBE VIDEO   /   SCORE  SAMPLE   /   PDF:  $50
Scoring:  SATB (frequent divisi) with solos for 2 sopranos and 1 baritone   —
Duration:  ca. 4:30   —   Difficulty:  3/5

Description:  A tender and moving arrangement of the well-known Scottish folk song


My Love Is Like a Red, Red Rose  (arrangement of the Scottish folk song)
SOUND  CLIP   /   YOUTUBE VIDEO   /   SCORE  SAMPLE   /   PDF:  $45
Scoring:  SATB (minimal divisi), acc. by piano   —   Duration:  ca. 3:30   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  A simple but expressive setting, full of tenderness and yearning


Old Joe Clark  (an arrangement of the American folk song)
SOUND  CLIP   /   YOUTUBE VIDEO   /   SCORE  SAMPLE   /   PDF:  $50
Scoring:  SATB (frequent divisi)   —   Duration:  ca. 2:05   —   Difficulty:  4/5
Description:  An energetic, fast-paced arrangement of a charmingly humorous folk song


Shenandoah  (an arrangement of the American folk song)
SOUND  CLIP   /   YOUTUBE VIDEO   /   SCORE  SAMPLE   /   PDF:  $45
Scoring:  SATB (minimal divisi), acc. by piano   —   Duration:  ca. 2:40   —   Difficulty:  2/5
Description:  A tender and expressive setting of this beloved American folk song


She's Like the Swallow  (arrangement of the folk song from Newfoundland)
SOUND CLIP   /   YOUTUBE VIDEO   /   SCORE  SAMPLE   /   PDF:  $45
Scoring:  SATB (some divisi), with optional sop. solo, acc. by piano  —
Duration:  ca. 3:00  —  Difficulty:  2/5

Description:  A rather easy but quite affecting arrangement of the folk song


Simple Gifts  (an arrangement of the American Shaker song)
SOUND  CLIP   /   YOUTUBE VIDEO   /   SCORE  SAMPLE   /   PDF:  $50
Scoring:  SATB (some divisi), acc. by piano   —   Duration:  ca. 4:35   —   Difficulty:  3/5
Description:  This piece has a variety of moods, including tranquil, robust, and majestic.


The Water Is Wide  (an arrangement of the Scottish/English folk song)
Scoring:  9-part men's chorus (TTTTTBaBaBB) — will soon be available for TTTTBaBaBB
Duration:  ca. 3:00 — Difficulty:  4/5   /   PDF:  $50

Description:  A fresh and expressive setting of the well-known folk song


Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star  (an arrangement of the folk song)
Price per part:  $1.50   —   Availability:  Order direct from the publisher
Scoring:  SSAA, acc. by flute, oboe, and piano   —   Duration:  ca. 4:00   —   Difficulty:  2/5
Description:  A gentle setting of the well-known lullaby