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Oxford University Press Folk Voiceworks: 30 Traditional Songs - Hunt/Oliver - Book/CD

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Folk Voiceworks: 30 Traditional Songs - Hunt/Oliver - Book/CD

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Authors: Peter Hunt, David Oliver
Format: Book and CD
Voicing: Choral Voices (Mixed voices, unison to 5 parts)

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.

  • 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

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.

Table of Contents:
  • 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

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