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Fum, Fum, Fum

Traditional Catalan Carol

This song is thought to have originated in the 16th or 17th century. The word "fum" means smoke in Catalan, and it may simply refer to the smoke rising from a chimney as seen from afar, or, as indicated in the New Oxford Book of Carols, "may imitate the sound of a drum (or perhaps the strumming of a guitar)". It is not typical of Spanish tradition but rather of Catalan tradition. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) defines "fum" as "to play upon a fiddle," quoting Ben Jonson, "Follow me, and fum as you go." One source, the Musical Heritage Society insert 3428 (Christmas Songs From Around the World), indicates that "fum, fum, fum" is an onomatopoeia imitating the noise of a rocking cradle, and that the rhythms come from the Sardana, a courtly dance which originated in Catalonia and the Provence.


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Barry Rose : Merrily On High - For Upper Voice Choirs : Treble : 01 Songbook : 884088423483 : 085360956X : 14021295

Barry Rose : Merrily On High - For Upper Voice Choirs

Merrily On High is an exciting compilation of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany music for church, cathedral, school, youth and community choirs of 'upper voices' - trebles or sopranos and altos. Thirty pieces are included, eleven published for the first time. Contents include new settings and arrangements of familiar and lesser known carols, a 3-part Advent Responsory and Mark Blatchly's setting of the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis in B flat. Lyrics are in English, French, German, Latin and Polish. Includes invaluable historical and performance notes for each piece by Barry Rose.

Songlist: Adam Lay Ybounden, An Advent Responsory: I Look From Afar, Come, Thou Redeemer of Earth, Brightest and Best, A Child Is Born, Come, Watch With Us This Christmas Night, Down In Yon Forest, Fum, Fum, Fum, Gabriel's Message, Go, Tell It On The Mountain, When Christ Was Born of Mary Free, The Holly and the Ivy, How Far is it to Bethlehem?, Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis, Myn Lynking, No Room at the Inn, Now the Most High Is Born, O This Night is Born Noel, People, Look East, Two Polish Carols, Rejoice and be Merry, The Shepherd's Farewell, Say, Where is He Born?, Silent Night, Still, Still, Still, Sweet Was The Song, Tomorrow Shall be My Dancing Day, Torches!, Watts's Cradle Hymn, Whence is that Goodly Fragrance Flowing?

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Voicing: Treble | 5117b | Songbook | $17.95


Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : Fred Waring Christmas Songbook : SATB : 01 Songbook : Fred Waring : 747510029229 : 35007296

Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : Fred Waring Christmas Songbook

This excellent Christmas carol collection supplements Hawley Ades' best-selling general collection, the Fred Waring Songbook. Hawley Ades, long regarded as one of America's most skillful arrangers of music for singing, has been associated with the Fred Waring organization since 1937. This long and fruitful relationship is reflected in the imaginative treatment of the music in this book and in the many other published settings by Mr. Ades. Over 30 a cappella carols for either SATB, SSA and TTBB.

Songlist: Angels From The Realms Of Glory, As Lately We Watched, Bring A Torch, Jeannette Isabella, Christ Was Born On Christmas Day, The First Noel, Friendly Beasts, Fum, Fum, Fum, Glad Christmas Bells, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Good King Wenceslas, Here We Come A-Caroling, Holly And The Ivy, I heard The Bells on Christmas Day, I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In, Joy To The World, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child, March Of The Kings, Masters In This Hall, O Christmas Tree, O Come Little Children, O Come, O Come, Little emmanuel, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Pat-a-Pan, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Shepards Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep, Sing We Now Of Christmas, Snow Lay On The Ground, and more

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Fred Waring | 9109b | Songbook | $5.95


Morgan Ames : Holiday Jazz for Female Voices : SSAA : Sheet Music

Morgan Ames : Holiday Jazz for Female Voices

"Fum Fum Fum" is a traditional Christmas folk song from Catalan with bright tempo and traditional harmonies. Two verses are in Spanish and two in English. It is a straight four-part singing without solos. " O Come With Us" is an English carol with bright tempo and contrapuntal lines. A fun sing! Traditional carol " The Holly And The Ivy" with non-traditional rhythm setting in 6/8. Bright tempo, and several solo sections. "That You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby/a Child Is Born" is a two-song blend of a traditional spiritual and a Thad Jones' jazz classic. Solos meant for free interpretation. Never more than 4-parts at once includig solos. These sophisticated arrangements willl add some sizzle to your Christmas program.

Songlist: Fum, Fum, Fum, The Holly and the Ivy, O Come With Us, What You Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby / A Child Is Born

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Voicing: SSAA | Performed by Inner Voices | 2385b | Sheet Music | $11.95 | A Cappella


Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : The Shaw-Parker Book of Christmas Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : Robert Shaw : 073999814972 : 0793510643 : 50481497

Robert Shaw / Alice Parker : The Shaw-Parker Book of Christmas Carols

Twenty-four carols arranged by the eminent choral director Robert Shaw and the respected Alice Parker. Shaw-Parker arrangements are famous and recorded by everyone, including Shaw's various ensembles. Described as a mixed voice collection, these twenty-four carols have varying voicings, with frequent solo opportunities. There are also a few tenor/bass charts. Most have piano for rehearsal.

Songlist: Allon, Gay Bergeres, Les Angeles Dans Nos Campagnes (Angels We Have Heard On High) 3. The Boar's Head Carol (TTBB), Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light , The Carol Of The Birds , The Cherry Tree Carol , Christ Was Born On Christmas Day, Fum, Fum, Fum, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Good King Wenceslas, Here Mid The Ass and The Oxen, The Holly And The Ivy , How Unto Bethlehem, I Saw Three Ships, Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant, In The Bleak Midwinter , Lay Down Your Staffs, Masters In This Hall, O Sanctissima , So Blest A Sight, Susanni , Touro-louro-loura , What Child Is This?, Ya Viene La Vieja

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Voicing: SATB | 6230b | Songbook | $14.95


Various Arrangers : Spanish Carols, Lullabies and Folksongs : SSA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Spanish Carols, Lullabies and Folksongs

"Come, come, shepherds let us go! Let's run to Bethlehem." Written in the "Bambuco Fiestero" rhythm of the Andes Mountains of Columbia, the characteristic dance rhythm of 6/8 against 3/4 is the main feature of this a cappella setting. In Spanish, with English translation. "Canticos De Navidad" - Juan Orrego-Sala, a noted Latin American composer, is Professor Emeritis of Composition and Latin American Music at the Indiana University School of Music. This charming set of Christmas pieces reflects his native country, Chile, not only in the language, but in the characteristic rhythms and harmonies. The second of the three, Alleluya, can be extracted for year-round performance, and, although diminutive in length, deserves a place along side the well-known "Alleluia" by Randall Thompson with whom the composer studied. The original settings of "Four Spanish Lullabies" create the feeling of tenderness and sorrow so typical of the Spanish lullaby. A litling Brazilian style lullaby, a 3-part a cappella chorus, a flight of imagination and a comical nursery rhyme make up this compelling set. The energetic Colombian folksong "Maquerule" tells the tale of a friendly baker who learns the hard way to collect the cash upfront! Strong syncopation and a staccato singing section add to the fun. Includes suggestions for using optional percussion.

Songlist: Canticos De Navidad, Maquerule, Four Spanish Lullabies, Fum, Fum, Fum

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Voicing: SSA | 7041b | Sheet Music | $7.75 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Christmas A Cappella From Around The World : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Christmas A Cappella From Around The World

Christmastime should certainly be a time for peace around the world so add an international flavor to your holiday program by including some Christmas songs from other nations. "Jamaican Noel" is a bright and cheerful original by Kirby Shaw and will surely be heard resounding throughout the halls of your school - it's that irresistible! Noted choral arranger John Bertalot with a delightful arrangement of " Calypso Carol". The traditional Spanish carol " Fum, Fum, Fum" highlights the night of Jesus' birth in joyful celebration! Light vocal style is highlighted by the placement of an "extra" quarter rest! Fresh! The joyful Filipino Christmas Carol "Pasko Na Naman: is a welcome addition to the season. San Francisco conductor and arranger George Hernandez, has masterfully arranged a simple SATB, a cappella setting that simply works!. High school, college and community choirs will love this piece.

Songlist: Fum, Fum, Fum, Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes (Angels We Have Heard On High), Four Carols of Other Nations, Rocking Carol

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Voicing: SATB | 9243b | Sheet Music | $10.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Christmas Arrangements for SAB Voices : SAB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Christmas Arrangements for SAB Voices

The romantic a cappella setting of the Carpenters classic, 'Merry Christmas, Darling' will put everyone in the holiday spirit! Warm harmonies and lush choral textures give this rendition its special appeal. Traditional Spanish carol, 'Fum, Fum, Fum' highlights the night of Jesus' birth in joyful celebration! Light vocal style is highlighted by the placement of an "extra" quarter rest! Fresh! 'Do You Hear What I Hear' is an exquisite a cappella setting of the beloved Christmas classic! With 'An A Cappella Christmas' medley, your carolers can celebrate the season with these tasty vocal jazz settings of your holiday favorites.

Songlist: Merry Christmas, Darling, Fum, Fum, Fum, An A Cappella Christmas

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Voicing: SAB | 9304b | Sheet Music | $7.25 | A Cappella


Various Composers : Five Centuries of Choral Music Vol 2 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999888591 : 1423472195 : 50488859

Various Composers : Five Centuries of Choral Music Vol 2

An overview of choral music past and present which has stood the test of time, taste and taskmasters, these are 25 short works and excepts from larger works. This collection contains enough inspired music to comprise varied programs for choruses of average to excellent abilities.

Songlist: Ave Maria, Ave Verum Corpus, If ye love Me, keep My commandments, II est be et bon, Riu, Riu, Chiu, The Silver Swan, Coronation Anthem No.1, Crucifixus, Domine fili unigenite , May the God of Wit Inspire, Dies Irae, Lacrymosa, The Heavens Are Telling, Kittery, Golden Meadows, He that shall endure, In stiller Nacht, Locus iste, The Shepherds Farewell to the Holy Family from The Childhood of Christ, The Coolin , For all the Saints, O Magnum Mysterium, Agincourt Carol, Amazing Grace, Fum, Fum, Fum

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Voicing: SATB | 6737b | Songbook | $10.95


William Llewellyn (Editor) : The Novello Book of Carols : SATB : 01 Songbook : 752187440741 : 0853601275 : 14023523

William Llewellyn (Editor) : The Novello Book of Carols

This outstanding collection of 90 carols offers a balanced mixture of accompanied and unaccompanied items which will appeal immediately to conductors, singers and audiences alike. Mostly for mixed voices, it includes 16 carols and a further 39 arrangements published here for the first time. From Gabrielli to Judith Weir, medieval melodies to spirituals, the range of styles covers a wide spectrum of tastes. This major issue of carols is edited by William Llewellyn, a well established figure in the world of choral music.

Songlist: A Babe Is Born, A Christmas Antiphon, A Fanfare For Christmas, A Gallery Carol, A Somerset Carol, Adam Lay Ybounden, Adests Fideles, All And Some, As Joseph Was A-walking, Away In A Manger, Balulalow, Canon For Three Choirs, Carol Of The Christ-child, Christmas Is Coming, Coventry Carol, Dawn Carol, De Virgin Mary Had A Baby Boy, Ding Dong! Merrily On High, Ding-dong, Ding, Donkey Plod And Mary Ride, El Cant Des Ocells, El Noi De La Mare, Fum, Fum, Fum, Gabriel's Message, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, How Soft, Upon The Ev'ning Air, Huron Carol, Hush You, My Baby, I Saw Three Ships, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 7711b | Songbook | $19.95


Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Christmas : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081187617  : 00-20197

Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Christmas

Like the previously published folk song and spirituals books, Ready to Sing...Christmas includes 13 favorite songs arranged for voice and piano in a simple style appropriate for beginning and young soloist, unison classroom singing and elementary choral groups. Included are reproducible melody line song sheets for each selection which can be distributed to singers. Soloists may also use these melody lines when learning or performing the songs. Accompaniment CD included.

Songlist: Jingle Bells, Away in a Manger, The First Noel, Over the River and Through the Woods, Silent Night, Ding, Dong! Merrily on High, Deck the Halls, Fum, Fum, Fum, Still, Still, Still, Joy to the World, A-Rockin' All Night, Frozen December, Good King Wenceslas

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Voicing: Solo | 9494b | Songbook & CD | $24.95 | Accompanied


Joan Frey Boytim : Christmas Solos for All Ages - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook : 073999154481 : 0634032895 : 00740170

Joan Frey Boytim : Christmas Solos for All Ages - Low Voice

The most practical, all-around Christmas collection for singers, with 45 essential solos for the season. There are traditional carol arrangements, art songs and traditional Christmas songs, and three of the greatest of all popular Christmas standards. All songs are in English. Available in three keys, this collection is perfect literature for teaching voice.

Songlist: A Christmas Carol, As Lately We Watched, Bells Over Bethlehem, Carol Of The Birds, Caroling, Caroling, Christmas Candle, A Christmas Cradle Song, The Christmas Song, Come To The Stable With Jesus, The Darkness Is Falling, Do You Hear What I Hear, Fum, Fum, Fum, Gesu Bambino (The Infant Jesus), Go, Tell It On The Mountain, He Is Born, The Holy Child (Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant), Holy Infant's Lullaby (Dello Joio), In The Bleak Midwinter, The Kings, Little Noel, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Love Came Down At Christmas, Mary Had A Baby, Mary's Slumber Song, O Come Away, Ye Shepherds, O Hearken Ye, O Holy Night, O Savior Sweet, On Christmas Night, Rise Up, Shepherd, And Follow, The Shepherds, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 5329b | Songbook | $18.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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Fum, Fum, Fum : 2-Part : Sara Glick : Songbook : 08301561 : 073999878004

Sara Glick : Fum, Fum, Fum

The Songs of the World Series has been perhaps the most popular series in the Pavane catalog. Fum, Fum, Fum, a Spanish Dance carol, is part of the series' Collection #6, which also includes the French carol, Angels We Have Heard on High, and the English carol, How Far Is It to Bethlehem? Tastefully arranged as always! For church, school or community youth choir. Available: 2-Part.

Arranger: Sara Glick | Country: Spain

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08301561


Fum, Fum, Fum : SAB : Sara Glick : Sheet Music : 08301733 : 073999829631

Sara Glick : Fum, Fum, Fum

Now available for SAB, this popular title is masterfully arranged, great fun to sing and a real crowd pleaser.

Arranger: Sara Glick

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
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| 08301733


Fum, Fum, Fum : SATB : Ed Lojeski : Sheet Music : 08403071 : 073999030716

Ed Lojeski : Fum, Fum, Fum

Traditional Spanish carol highlights the night of Jesus' birth in joyful celebration! Light vocal style is highlighted by the placement of an "extra" quarter rest! Fresh! f

Arranger: Ed Lojeski | Country: Spain

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08403071


Fum, Fum, Fum : SAB : Ed Lojeski : Sheet Music : 08403072 : 073999030723

Ed Lojeski : Fum, Fum, Fum

Traditional Spanish carol highlights the night of Jesus' birth in joyful celebration! Light vocal style is highlighted by the placement of an "extra" quarter rest! Fresh!

Arranger: Ed Lojeski

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08403072


Fum, Fum, Fum : SATB : Robert Shaw : Sheet Music : 50305040 : 073999009187 : 079355506X

Robert Shaw : Fum, Fum, Fum

This brisk a cappella setting is from the amazing series of Christmas works arranged by Robert Shaw and Alice Parker. Now newly engraved, there is also a separate VoiceTrax CD for individual part practice. Duration: ca. 1:00

Arranger: Robert Shaw

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
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| 50305040 | Showtrax CD Available


Fum, Fum, Fum : SSA : Alice Parker / Robert Shaw : Sheet Music : 50317390 : 073999173901

Alice Parker / Robert Shaw : Fum, Fum, Fum

Arranger: Alice Parker / Robert Shaw | Country: Spain

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50317390 | Showtrax CD Available

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