Burnett, Michael & Hunt, Peter: Folk Voiceworks: 30 Traditional Songs (Book & CD)


Catalogue No: 9780193355736
Shop Product Code: 189825E

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Series: Voiceworks

Department: Vocal & Opera - Vocal Collections

Publisher: Oxford University Press

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Folk Voiceworks is an outstanding collection of folk songs in the Voiceworks model, including songs from centuries past alongside pieces by celebrated folk musicians. You'll find pieces in a range of genres and styles, including shanties, protest songs, songs about the land, lullabies, love songs and much more - scored flexibly for Unison and Part-Singing. With excellent practical rehearsal notes, simple accompanying instrumental parts, & a CD with performances of all the songs.

- 30 traditional songs from England, Scotland, and Wales
- Flexible arrangements for unison and part-singing
- Ideal for community and youth choirs, school groups (KS3 upwards), and choral groups of all ages and experience
- Vast range of repertoire: a fun tongue-twisting accumulative song, Christmas songs, songs about life in the mines, shanties, lyrical and reflective songs, songs about rituals or customs
- Tips and hints on warming up, rehearsing, and singing folk song
- Performance ideas for each song
- Photocopiable pages
- CD with performances of all the songs


Contents and Reviews

English shanty: Roll the Old Chariot Along
English/Irish: Paddy on the Railway
North-east English: Byker Hill
North-east English, arr. David Oliver: Rap Her to Bank
English, harmonized David Oliver: Mow Me Down My Meadow
South-west English, harmonized David Oliver: The Barley Mow
Karine Polwart, arr. Peter Hunt: Follow the Heron
English, arr. Peter Hunt: John Barleycorn
Anon.: Sumer is icumen in
North-east English: The Blackleg Miner
George Evans, harmonized Peter Hunt: Union Miner
Scottish, arr. Peter Hunt: The Spinner's Wedding
Mary Brooksbank, arr. Peter Hunt: The Jute Mill Song
Vin Garbutt, transcribed Peter Hunt: The Troubles of Erin
John Kirkpatrick: The Song of the Weaver
Welsh, arr. Peter Hunt: Migildi, Magildi
Welsh, arr. and trans. Peter Hunt: Yr Hen Wr Mywn (My Dear Old Man)
Shetland, harmonized Sandra Kerr: Unst Boat Song
Matt McGinn, arr. Peter Hunt: Coorie Doon
Sarah Morgan, adapted Peter Hunt: Keep you in Peace
English shanty, arr. Peter Hunt: Lowlands
Francis McPeake, arr. Peter Hunt: Wild Mountain Thyme
South-east English, arr. David Oliver: Pleasant and Delightful
Welsh, arr. Peter Hunt: Dcaw 'Nghariad (There's My Sweetheart)
Isle of Man, arr. David Oliver, Stewart Hardy, and Rachel Unthank: Hunting the Wren
Cornish, arr. Peter Hunt and David Oliver: Hal-an-tow
North-west English, arr. David Oliver: The Pace Egging Song
English, arr. David Oliver, Stewart Hardy, and Rachel Unthank: The Holly and the Ivy
Trad.: Sweet Chiming Bells
John Kirkpatrick: Chariots