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Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron

Traditional English Folk Song

"Dashing Away with the Smoothing Iron" is a traditional English folk song written in the 19th century about a woman carrying out one part of her linen chores each day of the week. In 1973 the tune was used by the English composer John Rutter for the fourth movement of his Suite for Strings under the title Dashing Away.


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Alexander L'Estrange : O Waly Waly and Other Classic English Melodies : SAB : Songbook : 9780571523528 : 12-0571523528

Alexander L'Estrange : O Waly Waly and Other Classic English Melodies

England 'this scepter'd isle', has been the inspiration for many beautiful folk melodies through time. Here are three contrasted songs that capture the atmosphere of past times - the hard toil, the love lost, and the fun that could be had.

Songlist: Early One Morning, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, O Waly Waly

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Voicing: SAB | 40735b | Songbook | $5.50


Alexander L'Estrange : O Waly Waly and Other Classic English Melodies : SA : Songbook : 9780571523696 : 12-0571523692

Alexander L'Estrange : O Waly Waly and Other Classic English Melodies

Fair and green England, 'this scepter'd isle', has been the inspiration for many beautiful folk melodies through time. Here are three contrasted songs that capture the atmosphere of those times -- the hard toil, the love lost, and the fun that could be had!j

Songlist: Early One Morning, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, O Waly Waly

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Voicing: SA | 40740b | Songbook | $5.50


Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Book 3, Student : SATB : 01 Songbook : Emily Crocker : 073999401066 : 0793543533 : 08740106

Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Book 3, Student

"Essential Musicianship, Book 3," recommended for Grades 10-12 or other advanced singers, is a sequential choral method that helps the returning high school singer develop intermediate to advanced skills. Concepts presented include major/minor scales, diatonic chords, intervals, chromaticism, categories of harmony, modes, simple, asymmetric and changing meters. The 52 practice/performance songs for mixed, treble and tenor bass choirs are designed to improve reading skills through expressive singing.

Songlist: Aura Lee, Awake, Arise!, Benedictus, Bound For The Promised Land, Canon, Cape Cod Girls, The Colorado Trail, Confitemini Domino, Da Pacem, Domine, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Deck The Hall, Down By The Riverside, Faith And Hope And Love, Fine Knacks For Ladies, Gloria!, Goin' Round The Mountain, Golden Slumbers, Good Night Ladies, Greensleeves, The Gypsy Rover, Hi-Ho The Holly, I Know Where I'm Goin', Illumina Oculos Meos, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Kumbaya, Kyrie Eleison, Locus Iste, My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean, My True Love Hath My Heart, O Mistress Mine, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 1803b | Songbook | $12.95


Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Level Three Teacher Edition : SATB : 01 Songbook : Emily Crocker : 073999401073 : 0793543541 : 08740107

Emily Crocker / John Leavitt : Essential Musicianship - Level Three Teacher Edition

ESSENTIAL MUSICIANSHIP is a sequential comprehensive curriculum that is designed to build all the skills of a choral musician. It includes Voice-builders, Theory-Builders, Sight-Reading exercises and songs which can be used for classroom or concert. The easy-to-use format allows the books to be used with all types of choir: mixed, treble or tenor bass.

Songlist: All People On Earth Do Dwell, All The Pretty Little Horses, Amazing Grace, An' Thou Wert My Ain Thing, Antiphonal Alleluia, Aura Lee, Awake, Arise!, Benedictus, Bound For The Promised Land, Canon, Cape Cod Girls, The Colorado Trail, Confitemini Domino, Da Pacem, Domine, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Deck The Hall, Down By The Riverside, Faith And Hope And Love, Fine Knacks For Ladies, Gloria!, Goin' Round The Mountain, Golden Slumbers, Good Night Ladies, Greensleeves, The Gypsy Rover, Hi-Ho The Holly, I Know Where I'm Goin', Illumina Oculos Meos, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Kumbaya, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 1816b | Songbook | $19.95


John Rutter : Five Traditional Songs : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 9780193437173

John Rutter : Five Traditional Songs

In this choral collection we have five settings of traditional songs, arranged by John Rutter for SATBB unaccompanied voices.

Songlist: The Girl I Left Behind Me, O Waly Waly, The British Grenadiers, Golden Slumbers, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron

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Voicing: SATB | 9359b | Songbook | $13.95 | A Cappella


John Rutter (editor) : Folk Songs For Choirs Vol 1 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193437180

John Rutter (editor) : Folk Songs For Choirs Vol 1

Editied by John Rutter these songs come from the British Isles and North America, ranging widely in regional origin and character.

Songlist: Among the Leaves so Green, O, Bushes and Briars, Black Sheep , Bobby Shafto, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Early One Morning, Greensleeves, Londonderry Air , My Sweetheart's like Venus, O Waly, Waly, She's Like the Swallow, Sourwood Mountain

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Voicing: SATB | 6606b | Songbook | $22.95 | A Cappella


Sarah Watts : Cumulative Songs : Unison : 01 Songbook & 2 CD : 1450421

Sarah Watts : Cumulative Songs

A cumulative song is a song where the verses are built from earlier verses. Always popular for group singing, this book offers both favourites and some zany new ones!

Songlist: An Austrian went a-yodelling, B-I-N-G-O, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, I am a music man, I like to ballroom dance, I saw a monster in the garden, Jelly, jelly in my belly!, Last night's pizza, Menu song, Mind the gap!, Oh, how I'd like to be a cuckoo, One finger, one thumb, One man went to mow, Only ten days to go, Rocking rhythms, The ants went marching, There's a hole in my bucket, There were ten in the bed, When I first came to this land, Widdecombe Fair,

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Voicing: Unison | 6745b | Songbook & 2 CD | $24.95


Various Arrangers : Traditional British Favourites : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Traditional British Favourites

This reviewer is the owner of Primarily A Cappella and an ExPat Englishman living in the US and each of these songs are ones I remember fondly from my youth growing up in England. These are all very popular traditional songs that most every Englishman knows and are classics of their kind. They are highly enjoyable songs that will add lots of fun to your repertoire and certainly will be thoroughly enjoyed by not only any British folks in the audience.

Songlist: Teddy Bear's Picnic, I Do Like to be Beside the Seaside, The British Grenadiers, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron

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Voicing: SATB | 9010b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Encores For Choirs 2 : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 9780193436329

Various Arrangers : Encores For Choirs 2

SATB choirs are always looking for top quality show stopping concert pieces guaranteed to bring the house down with shouts of 'Encore!' 'Encores for Choirs 2,' which follows in the wake of the hugely successfully 'Encores for Choirs 1," boasts a bumper selection of 30 fabulous pieces, ranging in style from the classic and sentimental to the humorous and madcap-something to suit every mood and occasion. Jostling with must-have standards of the repertoire are new pieces and fresh arrangements by some of the finest musicians in the business, including the editor Peter Gritton, John Rutter, Bob Chilcott to name but a few. Together, the volume provides an unrivalled kaleidoscope of concert choices for the accompanied or a cappella choir and 30 irresistible reasons to bring that audience to its feet.

Songlist: A Modern Major-General , Auld Lang Syne, Bring us in good ale , Buffalo Gals , Calme des nuits , Chick, chick, chicken! , Counting Up My Toes , Country Gardens, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Deconstructing Johann , Dry Bones, El Hambo , Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, Good Hope , Ill WInd , It was a lover and his lass , Jargon, Mission: Impossible , Nachtlied , Orpheus in the Underground , Parting Friends , Shenandoah , Stranger in Paradise , Take it from Figure 'O' , The Long Day Closes , The tide rises, the tide falls , Three-minute Messiah, 'Un'-Popular Song , Vocalise , Wiegenlied, and more

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | 9036b | Songbook | $23.45


Various Composers : The Novello Book of British Folksongs : SATB : 01 Songbook : 888680086138 : 1783054166 : 14043692

Various Composers : The Novello Book of British Folksongs

The Novello Book Of British Folksongs For Mixed-Voice Choirs is an enjoyable collection of diverse tunes that have descended from the folksongs across the British Isles. A variety of arrangements are included, both old and new, of well-loved tunes as well as some lesser-known pieces. Choirs of all types and abilities will be able to discover their favourite arrangements, either the most beautiful, the funniest, or the most enjoyable to sing. With the country experiencing a revival in singing traditional folksongs, this collection is a great way to experience the unabashed joy that performing these British tunes can bring. All 34 tunes are arranged for SATB Chorus, some with Piano accompaniment, making this a brilliant way to enhance your choir's repertoire.

Songlist: Ae Fond Kiss, A-Hunting We Will Go, All Through The Night, Auld Lang Syne, The Bailiff's Daughter Of Islington, Blow the Wind Southerly, Bonny At Morn, Bring Us In Good Ale, Bushes And Briars, Ca' The Yowes, Come Lasses And Lads, Dance To Your Daddy, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, The De'il Cam Fiddlin' Thro' The Town, The Devil And The Ploughman, Dream Angus, Goin' Up The Camborne Hill, High Germany, Ho-Ro! My Nut-Brown Maiden, I Love My Love, Mairi Bhan's Wedding, Mannin Veen, O My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose, My Sweetheart's Like Venus, O Waly Waly, The Piper O' Dundee, The Raggle Taggle Gipsies, The Rio Grande, Scarborough Fair, The Ship In Distress, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 4271b | Songbook | $23.95 | A Cappella


Cambridge Singers : Old English Madrigals & Folk Songs : 00  1 CD : John Rutter : 012805050029

Cambridge Singers : Old English Madrigals & Folk Songs

Fa la la, a cornucopia of your favorite Madrigals! John Rutter and the Cambridge Singers sing English madrigals and folk songs. As entertainment for public occasions and a relief from boredom, the English madrigal comes in a wide variety of styles from dramatic to silly. This recording includes lighter pieces such as "Now is the Month of Maying" and "My Bonnie Lass She Smileth" by Thomas Morley, the somber "Silver Swan" by Orlando Gibbons and the comical "Fair Phyllis" by John Farmer. In addition, the program includes folk song arrangements by Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughn Williams. A classic recording.

Songlist: Come Away, Sweet Love , Weep, O Mine Eyes , Fair Phyllis I Saw , Now Is The Month Of Maying, Fairwell, Dear Love , April Is In My Mistress' Face , Draw On, Sweet Night , Sing We At Pleasure , My Bonny Lass She Smileth , The Silver Swan , Mother, I Will Have A Husband , Dainty Fine Bird , As Vesta Was from Latmos Hill Descending , I Love My Love , My Sweetheart's Like Venus , Bushes and Briars, The Turtle Dove , The Three Ravens, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, O Waly, Waly, Greensleeves

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6803c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Cambridge Singers : The Sprig of Thyme : 00  1 CD : John Rutter : 517

Cambridge Singers : The Sprig of Thyme

"For children growing up in postwar England as I did, traditional songs still form a common musical currency. These songs brought me delight and pleasure then, and they still do now, though pleasure has become tinged with nostalgia because, for the most part, they are forgotten and gone from our lives, perhaps forever. This album is an affectionate tribute to their composers and poets; a few were renowned, most were obscure or unknown, but the songs they created were famous, and I remember them fondly." - John Rutter

Songlist: The Bold Grenadier, The Keel Row, The Willow Tree, The Sprig Of Thyme, Down By The Sally Gardens, The Cuckoo, I Know Where I'm Going, Willow Song, O Can You Sew Cushions, The Miller Of Dee, Im Herbst, The Girl I Left Behind Me, O Waly, Waly, The British Grenadiers, Golden Slumbers, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, The Lark In The Clear Air, She's Like The Swallow, Searching For The Lambs, The Dark Eyed Sailor, The Spring Time Of The Year, Just As The Tide Was Flowing, The Lover' Ghost, Wassail Song, She Moved Through The Fair

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7972c | 1 CD | $11.98


Collegium Regale : Carry Me Home : 00  1 CD : Stephen Cleobury :  403

Collegium Regale : Carry Me Home

Carry me home is an assortment of folk songs arranged for male voices including "Londonderry Air" and "O Waly Waly". Collegium Regale, which is composed of the choral scholars from the King's College Choir, explores the traditional songs of Britain, America, France and Hungary. Many of these familiar tunes, such as "Molly Malone" and "Shenandoah" were arranged by Keith Roberts who serves as the group's artistic consultant. The spirituals arranged by Robert Rice stray from the traditional style. His versions lean toward the lighter sounds of doo-wop and barbershop, particularly in "Sometimes I feel like a motherless child." Though, all pieces and especially the solos are sung beautifully.

Songlist: Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Brigg Fair, Botany Bay, Il est ne le divin enfant, Myfanwy, The turtle dove, Londonderry air, Sometimes I feel like a motherless child, Nobody knows the trouble I seen, De gospel train, My sweetheart's like Venus, Ca' the yowes, Molly Malone, O Waly Waly, Ye banks and braes, Song of the Volga Boatmen, Shenandoah, Joshua, Steal Away, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

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6813c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella


Nordic Chamber Choir : John Rutter : 00  1 CD : 100334

Nordic Chamber Choir : John Rutter

Conductor and composer John Rutter has worked in many facets of music, but is best known for his work in the choral realm. On this recording his work is interpreted by the Nordic Chamber Choir led by Nicol Matt. This dynamic CD shows the stylistic and subject variety found in Rutter's music. The first set of five sacred pieces includes the amazingly beautiful wedding song, "I my Best-Beloved's am," which combines sacred Latin texts with an English love poem, the jubilant "Cantate Domino" and virtuosic "Deck the hall." The set of Birthday Madrigals, written for jazz pianist George Shearing combine madrigal era texts in very jazzy settings, three of them include double-bass. The recording is rounded out with five settings of traditional songs and five childhood lyrics.

Songlist: Five sacred Pieces:, I my Best Beloved's am, Cantate Domino, Musica Dei Donum, Deck the Hall, Hymn to the Creator of Light, Birthday Madrigals:, It was a lover and his lass, Draw on, sweet night, Come live with me, My true love hath my heart, When daisies pied, Five traditional Songs:, The girl I left behind me, O waly, waly, The British Grenadiers, Golden slumbers, Dashing Away With The Smoothing Iron, Five Childhood Lyrics:, Monday's child, The Owl and the Pussy-Cat, Windy nights, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, Sing A Song Of Sixpence

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7269c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella

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