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Lewis Henry Horton: The A Cappella Primer

Song Name   Arranger
Let Us Sing (cannon)   Horton
Whistle, Mary, Whistle   Horton
Billy Boy
A Round of Rounds   Horton
Angels We Have Heard On High   Old French
All Through The Night   Owen
March Of The Kings   Provencal
Song From "Pippa Passes"   Horton
O How Lovely Is The Evening   Old Round
Go Down, Moses   Negro "spiritual"
Steal Away   Negro "spiritual"
Riggety-Jig   Old Song
Stars Of The Summer Night   Woodbury
Neighbors   Horton
Here I Have A Tasty Pie   Adam de la Halle
Gaily The Troubadour   Bayly
To Celia   Old English
Good King Wenceslas   Old English Tune
Years Of Peace   Sicilian
Bendemeer's Stream   Irish

A first introduction to a cappella singing containing a choice repertoire of twenty choruses with pedagogical suggestions for interpretation. The choruses in this collection appear in the progressive order of their respective degrees of difficulty: First, two-part music, with occasional four-part endings; then, the use of the melodic style and imitation afforded by rounds and canons; and finally, choice material in four-part harmony. In these, special attention has been given to the melodic line of the harmony parts; awkward skips have been avoided, while both smooth melodic line and variety have been sought within the easy compass of youthful voices. Piano, or preferably reed organ if available, may be used freely while teaching the parts, but should be omitted as soon as the parts have been learned, and should, however, be used occasionally during rehearsal in order to test for accuracy in pitch.

9652 01 Songbook $4.95   58 Pages | Softcover | 7 x 10 | SATB | A Cappella