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Choral Arrangements from Appalachia

Traditional Appalachian folksongs arranged for harmony voices.

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Dwight Bigler : Three Appalachian Songs : SATB : Songbook : 888680900373 : 1540041484 : 48024516

Dwight Bigler : Three Appalachian Songsnew

These classic early American folk songs Cluck Old Hen, Poor Wayfarin' Starnger, and Sourwood Mountain are beautifully set for band and chorus in this appealing concert suite. Arranged with various performance options available, these songs may be performed individually as well as together in a suite format. In addition, these can be performed with band alone, chorus and piano alone, or with combined groups. Recorded by the Virginia Tech Choirs and Symphonic Wind Ensemble, conducted by Dwight Digler - Moss Arts Center, Virginia Tech, March 26, 2017.

Songlist: Cluck Old Hen, Poor Wayfarin' Starnger, Sourwood Mountain

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Voicing: SATB | 7766b | Songbook | $4.95


Individual Folios

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An Appalachian Epiphany : SATB : Barbara Rogers : Songbook : 48018850 : 073999287851

Barbara Rogers : An Appalachian Epiphany

A suite of mid-19th century shape-note Christmas carols, newly arranged for a cappella mixed choir. Fresh harmonies and counterpoint enhance the originals' rugged modal quality.

Arranger: Barbara Rogers | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48018850


Appalachian Fiddler : SATB : John Purifoy : Sheet Music : 00126220 : 884088995232

John Purifoy : Appalachian Fiddler

This vibrant work is infused with joyful energy! Three American folksongs are combined with original words and music to create a spectacular showcase for school and community groups. The authentic fiddle obbligato adds to the fun! Includes: Cotton Eyed Joe, Cumberland Gap, Goin' Across the Mountain.

Arranger: John Purifoy | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00126220


Appalachian Fiddler : SAB : John Purifoy : Sheet Music : 00126221 : 884088995249

John Purifoy : Appalachian Fiddler

This vibrant work is infused with joyful energy! Three American folksongs are combined with original words and music to create a spectacular showcase for school and community groups. The authentic fiddle obbligato adds to the fun! Includes: Cotton Eyed Joe, Cumberland Gap, Goin' Across the Mountain.

Arranger: John Purifoy | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00126221 | Showtrax CD Available


Appalachian Fiddler : SSA : John Purifoy : John Purifoy : Sheet Music : 00126222 : 884088995270

John Purifoy : Appalachian Fiddler

This vibrant work is infused with joyful energy! Three American folksongs are combined with original words and music to create a spectacular showcase for school and community groups. The authentic fiddle obbligato adds to the fun! Includes: Cotton Eyed Joe, Cumberland Gap, Goin' Across the Mountain.

Composer: John Purifoy | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00126222


Appalachian Psalm : SATB : Jon Paige : Sheet Music : 35031013 : 888680618247 : 1495062481

Jon Paige : Appalachian Psalm

Uses: Christ the Good Shepherd, General Scripture: Psalm 23 Here's a joyful change of pace from other more subdued settings of the 23rd Psalm. A free flowing opening moment moves into a rustic dance idiom that brings life and unbounded joy to these hopeful words. Very approachable part-writing keeps this singular offering light and musically pleasing, and the folk consort is filled with colorful sounds to lift this choral song into a one of a kind anthem. Score and Parts (fdl, bjo, mndln, ac gtr, db) available as a digital download.

Arranger: Jon Paige | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35031013


Bandyrowe : SSA : Susan Brumfield : Sheet Music : 00144958 : 888680063832

Susan Brumfield : Bandyrowe

Written for the 2014 Kentucky ACDA Junior High Girls Honor Choir, this Appalachian nonsense song is a whirling, twirling kaleidoscope of sound. An excellent showcase for treble choirs in middle school and up.

Arranger: Susan Brumfield | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00144958


Banjo Pickin' Girl : SSA : 0 : Sheet Music : 00117665 : 884088889470

Banjo Pickin' Girl

Use your community network to find a banjo player and add some Appalachian flavor to your concert with this fresh setting! A fun novelty feature with banjo and percussion, you can supplement it further with guitar, mandolin and bass, or just use piano to imitate the bluegrass sounds. A great showcase for SSA choirs in middle school and up!

Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00117665


Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair : SATB : John Purifoy : Sheet Music : 00118875 : 884088902872

John Purifoy : Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair

This Appalachian folk melody for mixed voices and piano counterpoints with the plaintive cello obbligato to create a setting of deep expression and moving emotion. Stunning! Available separately: SATB, SAB. Duration: ca. 2:35.

Arranger: John Purifoy | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00118875


Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair : SAB : John Purifoy : Sheet Music : 00118876 : 884088902889

John Purifoy : Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair

This Appalachian folk melody for mixed voices and piano counterpoints with the plaintive cello obbligato to create a setting of deep expression and moving emotion. Stunning! Available separately: SATB, SAB. Duration: ca. 2:35.

Arranger: John Purifoy | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00118876


Down to the River to Pray : SSAA : Philip Lawson : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 00286248 : 888680893989

Philip Lawson : Down to the River to Praynew

A classic Appalachian folk song originally arranged by Philip Lawson for the King's Singers and now available for SSAA. Wonderful harmonies accent the moving lyric.

Arranger: Philip Lawson Performed By: King's Singers | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.15 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00286248


Down to the River to Pray : 3-Part : Roger Emerson : Sheet Music : 08552098 : 884088280314

Roger Emerson : Down to the River to Pray

Featured in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?, this Appalachian-flavored spiritual is a unique and heartfelt expression from the soul. Now available for three-part mixed voices, your middle school choirs will shine.

Arranger: Roger Emerson | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552098 | Voicetrax CD Available


Down to the River to Pray : SATTBB : Philip Lawson : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 08744684 : 073999288995

Philip Lawson : Down to the River to Pray

A classic Appalachian folk song as only the King's Singers could perform it! Wonderful harmonies accent the moving lyric. Performance Time: Approx. 2:35

Arranger: Philip Lawson Performed By: King's Singers | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SATTBB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella | video
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08744684


He's Gone Away : SSA : Nancy Grundahl : Sheet Music : 08749826 : 884088327804

Nancy Grundahl : He's Gone Away

The plaintive Appalachian folk tune creates a haunting atmosphere of love and longing. This setting is best for high school women's choirs and up and is ideal for contest and festival performances. Duration: 5:00.

Arranger: Nancy Grundahl | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08749826


I Wonder As I Wander : SATB divisi : Christopher S. Delp : Sheet Music : SBMP603

Christopher S. Delp : I Wonder As I Wander

The Appalachian folksong comes to life with great drama here.

Arranger: Christopher S. Delp | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.60 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP603


If You Want to Go A-Courtin' : TTBB : Dirk Johnson :  : Sheet Music : WW1684 : 78514701016

Dirk Johnson : If You Want to Go A-Courtin'new

This spirited folk song from Southern Appalachia describes a young man's attempt at courting a young lady. Cleverly and skillfully arranged with bits of humor infused throughout. A great selection for men's choruses.

Arranger: Dirk Johnson Performed By: Appalachian MenŐs Ensemble | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $2.55 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1684


Lazy John : SA : Nancy Boone Allsbrook/Glenda Goodin : Sheet Music : 48021163 : 884088607494

Nancy Boone Allsbrook/Glenda Goodin : Lazy John

This rollicking, fun and humorous arrangement of an Appalachian folk song is perfect for young choirs. The added homemade percussion instruments such as found sticks, spoons and washboard, plus a rousing hambone knee slap at the end all combine to make thhe piece more colorful and authentic to the Appalachian region. Duration: ca. 2:00.

Arranger: Nancy Boone Allsbrook/Glenda Goodin | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48021163


Ozark Mountain Dances : 3-Part : Cristi Cary Miller : Sheet Music : 00125961 : 884088993856

Cristi Cary Miller : Ozark Mountain Dances

A follow up to the popular Red River Dances and Appalachian Dances, this folk setting from the Ozark Mountains is a colorful and creative showcase for young choirs! From the opening ballad, it moves into rollicking dance tunes that will challenge your singers' diction and are super fun to rehearse and perform! Includes Barbara Allen; Arkansas Traveler; Risseldy, Rosseldy. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:45.

Arranger: Cristi Cary Miller | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00125961 | Showtrax CD Available


Ozark Mountain Dances : 2-Part : Cristi Cary Miller : Sheet Music : 00125962 : 884088993863

Cristi Cary Miller : Ozark Mountain Dances

A follow up to the popular Red River Dances and Appalachian Dances, this folk setting from the Ozark Mountains is a colorful and creative showcase for young choirs! From the opening ballad, it moves into rollicking dance tunes that will challenge your singers' diction and are super fun to rehearse and perform! Includes Barbara Allen; Arkansas Traveler; Risseldy, Rosseldy. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, ShowTrax CD. Duration: ca. 3:45.

Arranger: Cristi Cary Miller | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00125962 | Showtrax CD Available


Sourwood Mountain : SSAA : Timothy Howard : Appalachian Folk Song : Sheet Music : 00117251 : 884088886707

Timothy Howard : Sourwood Mountain

Dr. Timothy Howard from Cal State University Northridge has arranged this enchanting Appalachian folk song for SSA Treble choir. He captures the open-string character sensationally well - there is a Copland-esque quality to the entire setting. Destined to be a favorite for high school and college choirs everywhere.

Arranger: Timothy Howard | Composer: Appalachian Folk Song | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.10 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00117251


The Cuckoo : SATB : John Purifoy : Sheet Music : 08754705 : 884088651169

John Purifoy : The Cuckoo

This traditional Appalachian folksong has a haunting, modal tonality and a weaving tapestry of accompaniment for a pleasing and accessible concert feature from high school through adult community choirs. Excellent for a program based around American folk music! Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTB. Duration: ca. 3:20.

Arranger: John Purifoy | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754705


The Cuckoo : SAB : John Purifoy : Sheet Music : 08754706 : 884088651176

John Purifoy : The Cuckoo

This traditional Appalachian folksong has a haunting, modal tonality and a weaving tapestry of accompaniment for a pleasing and accessible concert feature from high school through adult community choirs. Excellent for a program based around American folk music! Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTB. Duration: ca. 3:20.

Arranger: John Purifoy | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754706


The Cuckoo : TTB : John Purifoy : Sheet Music : 08754707 : 884088651183

John Purifoy : The Cuckoo

This traditional Appalachian folksong has a haunting, modal tonality and a weaving tapestry of accompaniment for a pleasing and accessible concert feature from high school through adult community choirs. Excellent for a program based around American folk music! Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTB. Duration: ca. 3:20.

Arranger: John Purifoy | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754707


The Fox : 2-Part : Kirk Aamot : Vegard Ylvisaaker : Sheet Music : 08743680 : 073999265569

Kirk Aamot : The Fox

This fun arrangement of the traditional folksong follows the adventures of the fox as he goes into town for his next meal. Use the ShowTrax CD for the full Appalachian-flavored instrumental effect! Performance Time: Approx. 2:45.

Arranger: Kirk Aamot | Composer: Vegard Ylvisaaker | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08743680 | Showtrax CD Available


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