Jazz Folk Songs for Choirs

Jazz Folk Songs for Choirs : 9 songs from around the world

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for SATB choir and jazz trio or piano solo This exciting collection by Bob Chilcott gives a jazzy twist to nine favourite folk songs from around the world, including 'Scarborough Fair', 'A la claire fontaine', and 'Waltzing Matilda' as you've never heard them before! Each song is presented in its original language, and an English singing translation is provided where applicable. The accompanied songs can be performed with piano solo or with jazz-trio accompaniment; a separate part is available for the bassist, and the drummer should play along ad lib. They can also be performed with the fantastic jazz-trio backings on the CD included with the spiral-bound edition. This wonderful, varied collection will revitalise the repertoire of any choir and is guaranteed to give audiences a fresh perspective on these traditional songs.show more

Product details

  • Sheet music | 88 pages
  • 166 x 244 x 10mm | 222.26g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0193361825
  • 9780193361829
  • 2,017,372

Table of contents

A la claire fontaine ; En la Macarenita ; Hush, little baby ; Sakura ; Scarborough Fair ; Tell my ma ; The House of the Rising Sun ; Tuoll' on mun kultani ; Waltzing Matildashow more

Review quote

Another Chilcott collection worth having, this is a great addition for any choir that performs a lot of secular music . . . A collection of songs as cool as the colour of its cover. * Music Teacher, September 08 *show more

About Bob Chilcott

Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music worldwide.show more