Folk Voiceworks

Folk Voiceworks : 30 Traditional Songs

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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, and a CD with performances of all the songs, this is a fabulous and accessible resource for all choirs.
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  • Sheet music | 176 pages
  • 214 x 294 x 12mm | 580.61g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English, Scottish Gaelic, Welsh
  • 0193355736
  • 9780193355736
  • 674,094

Table of contents

Roll the Old Chariot Along ; Paddy on the Railway ; Byker Hill ; Rap Her to Bank ; Mow Me Down My Meadow ; The Barley Mow ; Follow the Heron ; John Barleycorn ; Sumer is icumen in ; The Blackleg Miner ; Union Miner ; The Spinner's Wedding ; The Jute Mill Song ; The Troubles of Erin ; The Song of the Weaver ; Migildi, Magildi ; Yr Hen Wr Mywn (My Dear Old Man) ; Unst Boat Song ; Coorie Doon ; Keep you in Peace ; Lowlands ; Wild Mountain Thyme ; Pleasant and Delightful ; Dcaw 'Nghariad (There's My Sweetheart) ; Hunting the Wren ; Hal-an-tow ; The Pace Egging Song ; The Holly and the Ivy ; Sweet Chiming Bells ; Chariots
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This volume provides a very rich store of material . . . The fact that folk songs can be a form of oral history makes the volume very useful within a school environment, but they are also very singable and lack the formality that can be associated with the classical 'art song' repertoire, so are particularly helpful for community or 'Can't Sing' situations. As always, there are brilliant suggestions for warming up, learning and performance attached to each song. * Sue Anderson, Singing Winter 2007 *
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About Peter Hunt

Peter Hunt is the inspiration behind OUP's highly successful Voiceworks series, author of four of its titles, and series editor. He is a highly skilled teacher with extensive experience as a choral animateur, clinician, workshop leader, conductor, and arranger. He regularly conducts children's choirs and organises large-scale singing events with young people.
The wealth of eclectic material in the Voiceworks series, and the useful teaching notes have made the series a significant contributor to the recent revival of singing and the development of confident singing leaders in the UK. Peter has delivered workshops and Inset training all over the UK, Ireland, Australia, and the USA, and has a reputation for lively, stimulating and highly informative sessions born of real practical experience in the classroom.
Peter is Deputy Head of Berkshire Maestros - the young musicians' trust - the Hub which is delivering music education for young people across the county of Berkshire, UK.

David Oliver is Programme Leader of the Folkworks programme at the Sage Gateshead, and Chair of Folk Arts England.
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