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Folk Songs For Choirs

A graduate of the Juilliard School of music, Robert DeCormier's conducting engagements have taken him from Broadway and opera to numerous concert tours throughout the United States and Canada with the Robert De Cormier Singers, seventeen years as music director of the New York Choral Society, conductor and arranger for Harry Belafonte, and from 1978 until 2010, music director for the popular folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary.

He has always been deeply involved with folk music and this series offers a selection of some of his favorite choral arrangements of primarily American folk songs.

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Goodnight Irene : SATB : Robert De Cormier : The Weavers : Sheet Music : 08742749 : 073999427493

Robert De Cormier : Goodnight Irene

Arranged by Robert De Cormier for The Weavers, this song was the theme song of Huddie Ledbetter, better known as Leadbelly, King of the Twelve String Guitar. When The Weavers recorded it in the '50s, it quickly became #1 on the charts and has remained an American classic.Available separately: SATB and Piano. Performance Time: Approx. 3:20.

Arranger: Robert De Cormier | Performed By: The Weavers

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song) : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08201472 : 073999124125

Robert DeCormier : If I Had a Hammer (The Hammer Song)

The incomparable arranging talents of Robert DeCormier combined with this legendary Pete Seeger song will be a musical inspiration for your choirs and audiences. This arrangement is based on DeCormier's classic arrangement for the Weavers. Don't miss it! Performance Time: Approx. 2:10.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08743909 : 073999439090

Robert DeCormier : Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream

Recorded in 76 languages, this has become one of the most enduring and treasured peace songs. Made popular by The Weavers, this arrangement is quickly learned.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream : SSA : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08743910 : 073999439106

Robert DeCormier : Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream

Recorded in 76 languages, this has become one of the most enduring and treasured peace songs. Made popular by The Weavers, this arrangement is quickly learned.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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Lonesome Traveler : SATB divisi : Robert De Cormier : The Weavers : Sheet Music : 08742753 : 073999427530

Robert De Cormier : Lonesome Traveler

Arranged by Robert De Cormier for The Weavers, this song was written by Lee Hays, the bass singer of the quartet. Born and raised in Arkansas with a strong gospel tradition, Lee called this a modern spiritual.Available separately: SATB and Piano. Performance Time: Approx. 2:05.

Arranger: Robert De Cormier | Performed By: The Weavers

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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Run, Come, See Jerusalem : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08744738 : 073999473537

Robert DeCormier : Run, Come, See Jerusalem

The Weavers were the voice of a generation and their landmark Carnegie Hall performance and recording of this Blind Blake classic galvanized a generation of fans. This authentic setting by Robert DeCormier captures the style perfectly.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh (Dusty Old Dust) : SATB : Robert De Cormier : The Weavers : Sheet Music : 08742664 : 073999426649

Robert De Cormier : So Long It's Been Good to Know Yuh (Dusty Old Dust)

Woody Guthrie, the great Oklahoma balladeer, wrote this song about the terrible Oklahoma dust storms that literally blew the land away and forced many of the Okies to migrate west to California. Like the old folk saying, I'm laughing to keep from crying, Woody gives this tragic story a comic twist. Available: SATB. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00.

Arranger: Robert De Cormier | Performed By: The Weavers

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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The Frozen Logger : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08743954 : 073999439540

Robert DeCormier : The Frozen Logger

A perfect example of a tall tale (those improbable stories with a grain of truth at the center), this will appeal to anyone who likes to embellish a fine story to make it even better.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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This Land Is Your Land : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Woody Guthrie : Sheet Music : 08743618 : 073999436181

Robert DeCormier : This Land Is Your Land

Woody Guthrie's well-known melody combined with Robert DeCormier's incomparable arranging skill provides a musical moment that will be fun for your choir and your audience.Available separately: SATB only. Performance time: Approx. 3:05.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Performed By: Woody Guthrie

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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This Land Is Your Land : 2-Part : Robert DeCormier : Woody Guthrie : Sheet Music : 08744394 : 073999443943

Robert DeCormier : This Land Is Your Land

Now available in 2-part and SSA, this Woody Guthrie melody combined with Robert DeCormier's incomparable arranging skill provides a musical moment that will be fun for your choir and your audience.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Performed By: Woody Guthrie

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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This Land Is Your Land : SSA : Robert DeCormier : Woody Guthrie : Sheet Music : 08744395 : 073999283532

Robert DeCormier : This Land Is Your Land

Now available in 2-part and SSA, this Woody Guthrie melody combined with Robert DeCormier's incomparable arranging skill provides a musical moment that will be fun for your choir and your audience.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Performed By: Woody Guthrie

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) : SATB divisi : Robert DeCormier : Pete Seeger : The Byrds : Sheet Music : 08747486 : 884088207434

Robert DeCormier : Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)

Composed by Pete Seeger in the late 1950s, this tune went on to become a #1 hit in 1965 in a recording by the Byrds and one of the defining songs of the decade. Choirs from high school through adult will enjoy this setting by Robert DeCormier that captures the spirit of the era. With piano or guitar. Duration: ca. 4:00

Arranger: Robert DeCormier | Composer: Pete Seeger | Performed By: The Byrds

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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When I First Came to This Land : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 08744739 : 073999884555

Robert DeCormier : When I First Came to This Land

Robert DeCormier adds his distinctive touch to this fun number written by Songwriters Hall of Fame member Oscar Brand.Available separately: SATB. Performance Time: Approx. 3:00.

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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Why Can't We Have Christmas the Whole Year Around (We Wish You a Merry Christmas) : SATB : Robert De Cormier : The Weavers : Sheet Music : 08742663 : 073999426632

Robert De Cormier : Why Can't We Have Christmas the Whole Year Around (We Wish You a Merry Christmas)

This arrangement of We Wish You a Merry Christmas was written for the legendary American folk group Peter, Paul and Mary by the great choral conductor and arranger Robert De Cormier. With a special set of lyrics, this wonderful SATB setting makes a plea for peace and brotherhood throughout the world.Available separately: SATB and Piano. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30

Arranger: Robert De Cormier | Performed By: The Weavers

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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Why Can't We Have Christmas the Whole Year Around (We Wish You a Merry Christmas) : SSA : Robert De Cormier : The Weavers : Sheet Music : 08744337 : 073999176629

Robert De Cormier : Why Can't We Have Christmas the Whole Year Around (We Wish You a Merry Christmas)

This arrangement of We Wish You a Merry Christmas was written for the legendary American folk group Peter, Paul and Mary by the great choral conductor and arranger Robert De Cormier. With a special set of lyrics, this wonderful SATB setting makes a plea for peace and brotherhood throughout the world.Available separately: SATB and Piano. Performance Time: Approx. 2:30

Arranger: Robert De Cormier | Performed By: The Weavers

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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Wimoweh (Mbube) : SATB : David Dusing : The Weavers : Sheet Music : 08743908 : 073999439083

David Dusing : Wimoweh (Mbube)

This South African Zulu song was first recorded in the early 1940s by Solomon Linda. Pete Seeger later transcribed the song for The Weavers. Once adapted to their own style, it become one of their greatest hits.

Arranger: David Dusing | Performed By: The Weavers

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
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