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Various Arrangers: Sea Songs for Male Voices

Song NameComposerArrangerVoicing
What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?Marshall BartholomewTTBB
Leave Her, Johnny Leave HerVijay SinghTTBBPreview
BangideroTraditionalVijay SinghTTBB
Her Bright SmileTraditionalVijay SinghTTBB
All For Me GrogStephen HatfieldTTBBPreview

Sea shanties are an early tradition in a cappella music and are great fun to sing. Here we offer a selection of classics for male voices. The English sea shanty "All For Me Grog", already a success in SATB and 3-Part Mixed voicings, is now available for men's chorus, just the way it would have been heard originally when sung by sailors as they pulled long heavy ropes on early Navy vessels. Noted arranger Vijay Singh brings us three classics that will provide excellent programming materials for male quartets, ensembles and choirs. "Leave Her, Johnny, Leave Her" is a playful arrangement in which the ensemble encourages one of its own (Johnny) to bid farewell to his female shore leave companion. Encourage the singers to imagine they are loading the ship for departure and watching with amusement as young Johnny tries to bid his lady farewell. 'Bangidero" is derived from a traditional sea chantey in which a crew sings of admiration for its captain and his tales of shore leave opportunities in South America. "Her Bright Smile", based on the plaintive words of an anonymous sailor poem, details the sailor's loneliness and longing for his ladylove. Marshall Bartholomew, arranger for much of the Yale Glee Club repertoire, does a fine job with the traditional "What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?".

Item code: 8046B | Sheet Music | $5.95 |add item to cart
World  | A Cappella | TTBB | 19 Pages | Softcover | 8 x 11
Related: Sea Chanties
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