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Poor Wayfaring Stranger

"The Wayfaring Stranger" (also known as "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" or "I Am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger"), Roud 3339, is a well-known American folk and gospel song likely originating in the early 19th century about a plaintive soul on the journey through life. As with most folk songs, many variations of the lyrics exist. It has been speculated that "Wayfaring Stranger" may have been derived from "The Dowie Dens of Yarrow," a folk song from the Scottish Borders. However, the fact that the two songs differ entirely in subject matter calls the theory into doubt.

According to the book, The Makers of the Sacred Harp, by David Warren Steel and Richard H. Hulan, the lyrics were published in 1858 in Bever's Christian Songster. This may have been the first time the song appeared in print, in English. Steel and Hulan suggest the song was derived from an 1816 German-language hymn, "Ich bin ein Gast auf Erden" by Isaac Niswander.

During and for several years after the American Civil War, the lyrics were known as the Libby Prison Hymn. This was because the words had been inscribed by a dying Union soldier incarcerated in Libby Prison, a notorious Confederate prison in Richmond, Virginia. It had been believed that the dying soldier had authored the song to comfort a disabled soldier, but since it had been published several years before the Civil War had started (and before Libby Prison existed), this was not the case.[citation needed] Members of the Western Writers of America chose it as one of the Top 100 Western songs of all time.[



Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Poor Wayfaring Stranger

A cappella emotion with rich, dynamic, and exceptional part writing that introduces some contemporary chord changes not usually found in this folk song fill this new choral work. Directors and singers will love learning and putting their own expression in the performance of this wonderful new arrangement.

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Bob Chilcot and Peter Hunt : SongStream 2: An American JourneySO : SAB : Songbook : 9780193355729 : 9780193355729

Bob Chilcot and Peter Hunt : SongStream 2: An American JourneySO

Songlist: Amazing Grace, Buffalo Gals, Erosion, The Sparrow-hawk, Joplin, The Pessimist, Les Raftsmen, Santa Ana, Take flight, Wanting Memories, Poor Wayfaring Stranger

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Voicing: SAB | 40548b | Songbook | $15.75


Cathy Delanoy : 8 Steps to Harmonization : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 888680041878 : 1495008614 : 35030101

Cathy Delanoy : 8 Steps to Harmonization

Lay the foundation for successful part-singing with this unique and valuable resource designed to aid music teachers by providing a step-by-step path for teaching young choirs how to sing harmony, building a bridge that transitions between elementary and high school music reading. Perfect for middle school, this resource can be easily adapted for younger and older singers. Each step in this book offers several songs that will give choirs the practice they need to master each type of harmonization. The enclosed CD-ROM includes mp3 recordings of piano accompaniments and PDFs of the piano/vocal scores for projection or printing. The progressive steps used to teach harmonization involve these familiar song styles: unison, ostinato, echo songs, descants, partner songs, rounds, polyphonic songs and homophonic songs.

Songlist: Sarasponda, Gloria, All Through The Night, This Old Hammer, African Noel, Mary Ann, Water Is Wide, I Love The Mountains, Wade In The Water, When The Saints Go Marching In, Au Clair De La Lune, Tina Singu (Sing It!), Battle Hymn Of The Republic, Zum Gali Gali, Joshua (Fit The Battle Of Jericho), Shenandoah, More We Get Together, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Every Night When The Sun Goes Down, Frere Jacques (Are You Sleeping?), Spring Has Come, Coffee/With Laughter/All Things Shall Perish, Ezekiel Saw The Wheel/There's A Little Wheel A Turnin', Good Night Ladies/Someone's In The Kitchen, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot/All Night, All Day, When The Saints/This Train, Missus O'Grady, The Little Bells Of Westminster, Where Is John?, Farewell Dear, and more

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4252b | Songbook & 1 CD | $49.95


Cristi Cary Miller : Pentatonic Partners (A Collection of Songs and Activities) : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 073999702538 : 063403345X : 09970253

Cristi Cary Miller : Pentatonic Partners (A Collection of Songs and Activities)

Based on the 5-tone pentatonic scale, here is a creative collection of folksong partners for voice and piano arranged by music specialist, Cristi Cary Miller. These well-crafted arrangements incorporate simple Orff accompaniments and vocal ostinati for instant harmonic fun! Planning and preparation will be a breeze with the easy-to-follow teaching plans, movement suggestions and a variety of innovative activities. Reproducible songsheets are an added bonus! Available: Teacher's Manual. For Gr. 2-6.

Songlist: Oh Won't You Sit Down?, Good News, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Goodbye, Old Paint, This Old Hammer, In That Great Gettin' Up Mornin', Wade In The Water, Chatter With The Angels, Heave Ho Me Laddies, Josey, Pentatonic Partners, Sing All Along The Way, Yonder Mountain, The Old Ark's A-Moverin', One More River, Pretty Saro, This Train, Charlie, Li'l Liza Jane (Go Li'l Liza), Ezekiel Saw De Wheel, Sandy Land, Land Of The Silver Birch, Cape Cod Chantey, Cedar Swamp, The Crawdad Hole, Hurry Up, Liza Jane, Shake That Little Foot, Sun Don't Set In The Mornin', My Horses Ain't Hungry

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2758b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95


Greg Gilpin : Let the Men Sing! A Cappella : TB : Songbook & Online Audio : 888680715007 : 1540012034 : 35031886

Greg Gilpin : Let the Men Sing! A Cappella

Let the Men Sing! A Cappella is the newest collection of REPRODUCIBLE unaccompanied choral works for TB voices. This budget-stretching collection features classic works, Latin settings, spirituals, multicultural, folk, holiday and Christmas selections. In addition, there is digital access to 3 audio rehearsal mixes for each piece including part-dominant and full TB performance, along with singer PDFs for projection and reproducible options. Male singers of all ages will enjoy learning and performing this excellent choral literature and the educator will find it an outstanding tool in developing male choirs and interest in choral singing. Songs include: Come Ye Sons of Art, In Flanders Fields, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Bethlehem Lullaby, Inimici Autem, Star of Wonder, Wayfaring Stranger, Ding-a Ding-a Ding, Ning Wendete, So Take This Song of Joy. Suggested for ages 13 and up.

Songlist: Poor Wayfaring Stranger, In Flanders Fields, Ning Wendete, Ding-a Ding-a Ding, Bethlehem Lullaby, Star Of Wonder, So Take This Song Of Joy, Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning, Come, Ye Sons Of Art, Inimici Autem

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Voicing: TB | 4552b | Songbook & Online Audio | $49.95 | A Cappella


Kirke Mechem : Three American Folk Songs for Men : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 884088590857 : 145841129X : 50490576

Kirke Mechem : Three American Folk Songs for Men

Easily learned and full of humor and surprise, this set of folk songs for men's chorus is ideal for groups from high school and up. The simplicity of the music is refreshing! Includes: Aunt Rhody, The Wayfaring Stranger, The Blue-Tail Fly.

Songlist: Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Aunt Rhody, The Blue-tail Fly

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Voicing: TTBB | 4345b | Songbook | $3.95


Larry Pugh : Just for the Gals : SSA : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 9781429125710 : 30/2717H

Larry Pugh : Just for the Gals

Following the strong affirmation for the reproducible format of "Just for the Guys" , we present "Just for the Gals." With eight exceptional titles not previously available for SSA choirs, this high quality concert repertoire is available in a cost-saving reproducible collection format, complete with an accompaniment CD - all for just over $5 per title for your entire choir, no matter the size. Featuring such talented composers as Victor Johnson, Mary Lynn Lightfoot, Linda Spevacek, Becki Slagle Mayo and Brad Printz, these titles provide exceptionally diverse musical styles as well as distinctive repertoire for emerging three-part treble choirs. A great economic value and a great choral resource..."Just for the Gals!"

Songlist: Celebrate with Jubilant Song, Bonse Aba, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Shenandoah, Cantate Deo, Bring Us Peace, A Joyful Song, Ching A Ring Chaw

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Voicing: SSA | 7330b | Songbook & 1 CD | $44.95 | Accompanied


Mitch Miller : The Mitch Miller Community Songbook : 2- and 3-Part : 01 Songbook : 723188900275  : 00-CN0027

Mitch Miller : The Mitch Miller Community Songbook

A collection for group singing for all occasions.

Songlist: Alouette, America, America, The Beautiful, Au Clair de la Lune, Battle Hymn of the Republic, Big Rock Candy Mountain, Bill Bailey, Won't You Please Come Home, Birch Tree, Blues in the Night, British Grenadiers, Broom, Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie, By the Light of the Silvery Moon, Cantique de Noel, Careless Love, Charleston, Christmas Is Coming, Cielito Lindo, Come Follow, Come Ye Thankful People, Dancing in the Dark (from "The Band Wagon"), Dear Old Girl, Down by the Riverside, Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes, Fine and Dandy, First Nowell, From Ill Do Thou Defend Me, Gal I Left Behind Me, Galway Piper, Give Me Your Tired Your Poor, and more

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Voicing: 2- and 3-Part | Performed by Mitch Miller | 4317b | Songbook | $14.95


Robert DeCormier : Choral Arrangements : SATB : Sheet Music

Robert DeCormier : Choral Arrangements

Robert DeCormier is an American musical conductor, arranger, and director, and a graduate of the Juilliard School. He has arranged music for many singers and groups, including Harry Belafonte and Peter, Paul, and Mary, and has worked with Milt Okun. DeCormier is perhaps most famous for his spiritual arrangements.here is an a cappella setting of the Sacred Harp melody "Wayfaring Stranger" which has been part of the choral repertoire for many years. If you haven't performed this recently, do it now! There is a delightful vocal jazz choral setting of the classic Dixieland favorite "Ja Da." A real crowd pleaser for any concert! The classic spiritual "JA-DA" should be in the library of every high school choir. Sure to inspire your audience and students alike!

Songlist: He's Got the Whole World in His Hands, Ja-Da, Poor Wayfaring Stranger

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Voicing: SATB | 7013b | Sheet Music | $4.50 | A Cappella


Tom Fettke : Spiritual Songs from Cold Mountain : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999442465 : 08744246

Tom Fettke : Spiritual Songs from Cold Mountain

The heartfelt authenticity of these Appalachian-based spiritual songs shine in this new trilogy arranged by Tom Fettke. Featuring songs from the award-winning film Cold Mountain, this collection contains singable settings of three songs which offer a unique and transparent worship mood. Perform separately at any time during the year or together as a complete worship package. For mixed voices and piano.

Songlist: Great High Mountain, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, I'm Going Home

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Voicing: SATB | 9322b | Songbook | $3.95 | Accompanied


Various : Blue Grass Gospel : 01 Songbook : 073999040722 : 1423444043 : 00204072

Various : Blue Grass Gospel

30 songs written in traditional four-part harmony with guitar chords.

Songlist: Church In The Wildwood, Daddy Sang Bass, Don't Ever Let Go Of My Hand, Everybody Will Be Happy Over There, Going To Live In Green Pastures, Great Speckled Bird, He Set Me Free, He Speaks To Me, I Saw The Light, I'd Rather Be An Old Time Christian (Than Anything I Know), I'll Fly Away, I'm Just An Old Chunk Of Coal, Jesus Will Outshine Them All, Leave It In Hands Of Lord, Life's Railway To Heaven, Lord, I Hope This Day Is Good, Mama's Sugar, Me And Jesus, O Come, Angel Band, The Pilgrim, Put Something Back, Safely In The Arms Of Jesus, Someday This Old Road Won't Be So Long, That's The Man I'm Looking For, The Unclouded Day, A Thing Called Love, Turn Your Radio On, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Wings Of A Dove

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7920b | Songbook | $9.95


Various Arrangers : World Folk Songs for Women's Voices, Vol. 4 : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : World Folk Songs for Women's Voices, Vol. 4

The need to provide our students with exposure to the music of all of the world's cultures has never been greater. Lana Walter brings us the rhythmic work "Ning Wendete" for women's choir from Kenya. All of its authentic charms are captured in the rhythmic variation. A complete translation and pronunciation guide are provided. A new treatment for women's choir of the renowned Scottish air "Loch Lomond". Beautiful, flowing harmonies and solo opportunities combine to create a lush yet sensible setting of this classic folk favorite. Gentle flashes of 'Simple Gifts' add a grace and charm that make this a truly unique setting! Robert DeCormier's a cappella setting of the American folk melody "Wayfaring Stranger" has been part of the choral repertoire for many years. If you haven't performed this recently, do it now!

Songlist: Charlottown, Loch Lomond, Ning Wendete, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, My Heart Is Full of Merriment and Joy

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Voicing: SSAA | 7020b | Sheet Music | $9.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Barbershop Songs : TTBB : 01 Songbook : 752187402701 : 0825620678 : 14003313

Various Arrangers : Barbershop Songs

The 83 songs in this collection can be sung by any quartet of four part chorus, male or mixed. The melody can be found in the upper part except where it is indicate.

Songlist: All Through the Night, Alouette, Always Take a Mother's Advice, America (My Country 'Tis), Annie Laurie, Ave Maria, The Band Played On, Barbara Allen, The Battle Cry of Freedom, Beautiful Dreamer, The Bell Doth Toll, Ben Bolt (Sweet Alice), Billy Boy, Blow the Man Down, The Bowery, Canadian Boatsong, Captain Jinks, Clementine, Come Home, Father, Comin' Thru the Rye, Cradle Song (Wiegenlied), Daisies Won't Tell, Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built for Two), Death is a Long, Long Sleep, Deep River, Down Went McGinty, Drink to Me Only With Thine Eyes, First Noel, For He's a Jolly Good Fellow, Go Down Moses, and more

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Voicing: TTBB | 9028b | Songbook | $14.95


Various Arrangers : World Folk Songs for Women's Voices, Vol. 2 : SSAA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : World Folk Songs for Women's Voices, Vol. 2

This eclectic collection contains six diverse gems for female singers. "Freedom Come"is in the style of a South African freedom song: creating an atmosphere in which hope can increase, healing can occur, and connections to our common humanity can be strengthened. "Waly, Waly" is a masterful setting of a well-loved, Scottish ballad that is rich in harmonic texture. "Poor Wayfaring Stranger" is a beautiful arrangement of an American folk hymn written for the Brigham Young University Women's Chorus. "Melodijas" is a Latvian text by J. Sudrabkalns wherein musical concepts become metaphors for the complexities of life. Peteris Barisons's arrangement enhances the meaning of the text while simultaneously evoking rich, warm tone and expressive delivery. "Sulle Mulle" features Barbershop-style singing, composed by Alo Ritsing, esteemed teacher, composer and conductor at the Heino Eller Music School in Estonia. Finally, "Wana Baraka" is a popular, religious Kenyan song, arranged by Shawn Kirchner to express the quality of joy and improvisation that comes with spontaneous music-making.

Songlist: Freedom Come, Waly, Waly, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Melodijas, Wana Baraka

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Voicing: SSAA | 9457b | Sheet Music | $8.65 | A Cappella


Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 2 - Medium High : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081136516  : 00-16304

Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 2 - Medium High

This volume of best-loved folk songs for solo voice and piano contains fourteen memorable works arranged by three of Alfred's top writers: Jay Althouse, Mark Hayes and Ruth Elaine Schram. Includes "Camptown Races," "Follow the Drinking Gourd" and more!

Songlist: The Water Is Wide , Cindy, All Through The Night , Poor Boy , Camptown Races , Go 'Way From My Window , Simple Gifts , Poor Wayfaring Stranger, He's Gone Away , Old Dan Tucker , All My Trials , Follow the Drinking Gourd , Fire Down Below , Shenandoah

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Voicing: Solo | 5366b | Songbook & CD | $20.95


Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 2 - Medium Low : Solo : Songbook & CD : 038081136523  : 00-16305

Jay Althouse : Folk Songs for Solo Singers, Vol. 2 - Medium Low

This volume of best-loved folk songs for solo voice and piano contains fourteen memorable works arranged by three of Alfred's top writers: Jay Althouse, Mark Hayes and Ruth Elaine Schram. Includes "Camptown Races," "Follow the Drinking Gourd" and more!

Songlist: The Water Is Wide , Cindy, All Through The Night , Poor Boy , Camptown Races , Go 'Way From My Window , Simple Gifts , Poor Wayfaring Stranger, He's Gone Away , Old Dan Tucker , All My Trials , Follow the Drinking Gourd , Fire Down Below , Shenandoah

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Voicing: Solo | 5367b | Songbook & CD | $20.95


Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Folk Songs : Solo : Songbook & CD : 00-17175

Jay Althouse : Ready to Sing... Folk Songs

'Ready To Sing Folk Songs' Is a collection of ten folk songs arranged for voice and piano in a simple style appropriate for beginning and young soloists, unison classroom singing and elementary choral groups. Included are reproducible melody line song sheets for each song which can be distributed to your singers. Solois may also use these melody lines when learning or performing the songs.

Songlist: All Through The Night, Lil Liza Jane, Siyahamba, Scarborough Fair, Skye Boat Song, The Water Is Wide, Ma Bella Bimba, Oh Susanna, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, De Colores

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Voicing: Solo | 9529b | Songbook & CD | $29.95


Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Tenor Solos : Solo : 01 Songbook & 2 CDs : 073999837834 : 063402048X : 50483783

Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Tenor Solos

This is among the most widely used teaching repertoire for singers in the U.S. Over 30 songs in each book with 2 accompaning CDs (which are enhanced, you can change the tempo or key if you use it on your computer!), including American and British art songs, folk song arrangements, sacred songs and a sampling of beginning songs in German, Italian, Spanish and French. There is a completely different song selection for each voice type. For Tenor voices!

Songlist: All Day On The Prairie, All Through The Night, At The Ball, The Black Dress, Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair, Brother Will, Brother John, By Mendip Side, Come Again, Sweet Love, The Daisies, Ein Jungling Liebt ein Madchen, Go Lovely Rose, He That Keepeth Israel, I Attempt From Love's Sickness To Fly, I Love And I Must, Jesu, The Very Thought Of Thee, Loch Lomond, The Lord Is My Light, Lydia, May Song, Mistress Mine, Der Mond, My Lady Walks In Lovliness, My Lord, What a Mornin', Der Neugierige, Noche Serena, Ol'Jim, Orpheus With His Flute, Religion Is A Fortune, Rio Grande, LA Sena, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 9191b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $24.95 | Accompanied


Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Tenor Solos : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999811780 : 0793503663 : 50481175

Joan Frey Boytim : The First Book of Tenor Solos

This is among the most widely used teaching repertoire for singers in the U.S. Over 30 songs in each book, including American and British art songs, folk song arrangements, sacred songs and a sampling of beginning songs in German, Italian, Spanish and French. There is a completely different song selection for each voice type.

Songlist: Orpheus With His Lute (Coates), My Lady Walks in Loveliness (Charles), The Lord Is My Light, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Serenade, All Day on the Prairie (Guion), Lydia (Fauré), All Through The Night, My Lord, What a Mornin', At the Ball (Tchaikovsky), The Black Dress (Niles), Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, Brother Will, Brother John (Sacco), Loch Lomond, By Mendip Side (Coates), Come Again, Sweet Love, Der Mond (Mendelssohn), The Inquisitive One (Schubert), Youth Oft Love a Maiden, A (Schumann), Go, Lovely Rose (Quilter), He That Keepeth Israel (Schlosser), I Attempt from Love's Sickness (Purcell), I Love and I Must (Purcell), Jesu, the Very Thought of Thee (Wesley), La Seña (Hague), May Song (Beethoven), O Mistress Mine (Walthew), Noche Serena (Hague), Ol'Jim (Edwards), Religion Is a Fortune (Johnson), and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20017b | Songbook | $14.95 | Voice and Piano


John Jacob Niles : Songs of John Jacob Niles - Revised and Expanded Edition : Solo : Songbook : 073999810769 : 0793525845 : 50481076

John Jacob Niles : Songs of John Jacob Niles - Revised and Expanded Edition

35 songs by Kentucky-born John Jacob Niles, one of the most loved American vocal composers, whose songs are a staple of contest solo lists. 11 songs have been added for the 2015 expanded edition. Includes Gambling Songs and a collection of Niles' Appalachian Carols, as well as a preface by and biographical notes on the composer. New in the 2015 Revised and Expanded edition: The Blue Madonna - Calm is the Night - Careless Love - Reward - Wayfaring Stranger - The Cherry-Tree - Lulle Lullay - Down in yon forest - Jesus the Christ is born - The Seven Joys of Mary - See Jesus the Saviour Complete Table of Contents: The Black Dress - Black is the color of my true love's hair - The Blue Madonna - Calm Is the Night - Careless Love - The Carol of the Bells - Evening - The Flower of Jesse - Go 'way from my window - I wonder as I wander - Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head - The Lass from the Low Countree - Little Black Star - The Lotus Bloom - My Lover is a farmer lad - Reward - Ribbon Bow - The Robin and the Thorn - Sweet little boy Jesus - Unused I am to lovers - Wayfaring Stranger - What Songs Were Sung - When I get up into Heaven - The Wild Rider - The Rovin' Gambler - The Gambler's Lament - The Gambler's Wife (By-Low) - Gambler, don't you lose your place - Gamblyer's Song of the Big Sandy River - The Cherry-Tree - Lulle Lullay - Down in yon forest - Jesus the Christ is born - The Seven Joys of Mary - See Jesus the Saviour These two lovely volumes for high and low voice are the result of years of growing scholarship around the work of a composer often slighted...We are fortunate indeed to have this latest generous edition, offering as it does a wealth of material for recital and pedagogic purposes. The inclusion of Niles's own notes from the original edition are particularly moving.--Journal of Singing

Songlist: Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Evening, Careless Love, I Wonder As I Wander, Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head, The Black Dress, Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair, The Cherry-Tree, Down In Yon Forest, Lulle Lullay, The Carol Of The Birds, The Seven Joys Of Mary, Sweet Little Boy Jesus, What Songs Were Sung, The Flower Of Jesse, Jesus, The Christ, Is Born, See Jesus, The Saviour, Go 'Way From My Window, The Lass From The Low Countree, The Rovin' Gambler, The Blue Madonna, Reward, Calm Is The Night, The Lotus Bloom, The Gambler's Lament, The Gambler's Wife (By - Low), Gambler, Don't You Lose Your Place, Gambler's Song Of The Big Sandy River, My Lover Is A Farmer Lad, The Wild Rider, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 70795b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Johnny Cash : American III: Solitary Man : Solo : Songbook : 073999255713 : 0634028731 : 00306406

Johnny Cash : American III: Solitary Man

All 14 songs from The Man in Black's 2000 studio album of covers, featuring a mixture of the incomparable Cash singing solo with guitar, and of inspired duets with the likes of Tom Petty and Sheryl Crow. Includes: Before My Time - Country Trash - Field of Diamonds - I See a Darkness - I Won't Back Down - I'm Leavin' Now - Mary of the Wild Moor - The Mercy Seat - Nobody - One - Solitary Man - That Lucky Old Sun (Just Rolls Around Heaven All Day) - Wayfaring Stranger - Would You Lay with Me (In a Field of Stone).

Songlist: Poor Wayfaring Stranger, One, Nobody, Before My Time, Country Trash, I'm Leavin' Now, Field Of Diamonds, Mary Of The Wild Moor, The Mercy Seat, I See A Darkness, I Won't Back Down, Solitary Man, That Lucky Old Sun, Would You Lay With Me (In A Field Of Stone)

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by Johnny Cash | 40199b | Songbook | $16.95 | PVG


Richard Johnston (editor) : Folk Songs North America Sings : Solo : Songbook : 073999809046 : 1458424871 : 50480904

Richard Johnston (editor) : Folk Songs North America Sings

This superb 382-page resource contains more than 350 North American folk songs, carefully sequenced both rhythmically and melodically for use with the Kodály method, which is based on authentic Hungarian folk music. The collection features information about solfege, form, phrase, length, range, rhythmic construction, and more.

Songlist: Jubilee, 1 2 3, Ah Vous Dirai-Je, Maman? (Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star), Animal Song, Frog Went A-Courtin', Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Christus Natus Hodie, Goodbye, Old Paint, All The Pretty Little Horses, Let Me Fly, Cumberland Gap, On Springfield Mountain, Jesus Born In Beth'ny, Alphabet Song, I Wonder As I Wander, Daddy Shot A Bear, Down In The Valley, Soldier Boy, Little Bird, Skip To My Lou, Mary Had A Little Lamb, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, Pretty Saro, London Bridge, The Farmer In The Dell, Hickory Dickory Dock, I Got A Letter This Morning, Riding In A Buggy, Awake, (Go Tell Aunt Rhody) The Ole Grey Goose Is Dead, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 2577b | Songbook | $49.00 | Voice and Piano


Richard Walters and Bryan Stanley : American Folksongs : Solo : Songbook : 073999812213 : 0634047612 : 00740187

Richard Walters and Bryan Stanley : American Folksongs

Concert arrangements for voice and piano in an art song style of 35 great folksongs from the American heritage. These interesting and expressive settings are appropriate for collegiate recitals or advanced high school singers as contest solos. The songs range from comic to sad, from rowdy to inspirational, and there are selections appropriate for women and men singers. The collection is primarily comprised of secular folksongs, with a few sacred American folk tunes. The same songs appear, transposed, in the editions for High Voice and Low Voice. There are three bonus duets.

Songlist: SHENANDOAH , BANKS OF THE OHIO , THE BATTLE ON SHILOH'S HILL , BEWARE, OH, TAKE CARE , Bill Groggin's Goat , BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVE'S HAIR , BURY ME BENEATH THE WILLOW , COME, THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING (arr. Walters), DAUGHTER, WILL YOU MARRY? , HONEST PLOUGHMAN, THE , HOUSEWIFE'S LAMENT, THE, HOW FIRM A FOUNDATION, I GAVE MY LOVE A CHERRY (THE RIDDLE SONG), JOHNNY HAS GONE FOR A SOLDIER (arr. Walters), LET US BREAK BREAD TOGETHER , MIGHTY DAY, NINE HUNDRED MILES, ONCE I HAD A SWEETHEART, RIVER IN THE PINES, THE, SACRAMENTO, SINGLE GIRL, SOLDIER, SOLDIER, WILL YOU MARRY ME? , STREETS OF LAREDO, THE (arr. Walters), Poor Wayfaring Stranger, WHISTLE, DAUGHTER, WHISTLE, AMAZING GRACE, CRUEL WAR IS RAGING, THE , SAILING AROUND , HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING (duet), HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING (solo) , and more

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Voicing: Solo | 4080b | Songbook | $17.95 | Voice and Piano


Various : The Big Book of Bluegrass Songs : Solo : Songbook : 884088215170 : 1423456130 : 00311484

Various : The Big Book of Bluegrass Songs

The best collection ever of 70+ bluegrass standards!

Songlist: Alabama Jubilee, Angel Band, Arkansas Traveler, Ashes Of Love, Before I Met You, Bill Cheatham, Blue Moon Of Kentucky, Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Blue Yodel No. 4 (California Blues), Blue Yodel No. 8 (Mule Skinner Blues), Careless Love, Columbus Stockade Blues, Cripple Creek, Dark Hollow, Dixie Hoedown, Doin' My Time, Dooley, Down To The River To Pray, Down Yonder, East Virginia Blues, Flint Hill Special, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Foggy Mountain Top, Fox On The Run, Gold Rush, Gotta Travel On, How Mountain Girls Can Love, I Am A Man Of Constant Sorrow, I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby, I Never Will Marry, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 7919b | Songbook | $19.95


Various : American Folksongs & Spirituals : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999207965 : 0793559219 : 00310138

Various : American Folksongs & Spirituals

75 songs of American heritage, including: All The Pretty Little Horses - Arkansas Traveler - Aura Lee - Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair - The Blue Tail Fly - Buffalo Gals (Won't You Come Out Tonight) - Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie - Cotton Eyed Joe - Deep River - Down In The Valley - The Drunken Sailor - Git Along, Little Doggies - Home On The Range - Hush, Little Baby - I've Been Working On The Railroad - Joshua (Fit The Battle Of Jericho) - Never Said A Mumblin' Word - Oh! Susanna - Old Joe Clark - The Red River Valley - She'll Be Comin' Round The Mountain - Shenandoah - Simple Gifts - Steal Away - The Streets Of Laredo - Wayfaring Stranger - and many more!

Songlist: Swing Low, Sweet Chariot, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, The Wabash Cannon Ball, Somebody's Knockin' At Your Door, Soon I Will Be Done (Trouble Of The World), Steal Away (Steal Away To Jesus), This Little Light Of Mine, Simple Gifts, The Lonesome Road, All My Trials, All The Pretty Little Horses, Frankie And Johnny, Deep River, Down In The Valley, Skip To My Lou, Turkey In The Straw, Animal Fair, Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen, When The Saints Go Marching In, Arkansas Traveler, Home On The Range, I've Been Working On The Railroad, Yankee Doodle Boy, Aura Lee, Standin' In The Need Of Prayer (Standing In The Need Of Prayer), Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child, There Is A Balm In Gilead, The Red River Valley, John Henry, Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me, and more

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Voicing: Solo | 20381b | Songbook | $12.95 | PVG


Various Arrangers : 12 Sacred Songs - High Voice : Solo : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 073999826432 : 0793562481 : 50482643

Various Arrangers : 12 Sacred Songs - High Voice

With companion CD of recorded accompaniments. Contents: The Lord's Prayer (Malotte) - The 23rd Psalm (Malotte) - The Beatitudes (Malotte) - Prayer of the Norwegian Child (Kountz) - Song of Devotion (Beck) - I Wonder As I Wander (Niles) - Wayfaring Stranger (Kountz) - Were You There (arr. Johnson) - Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit (arr. Johnson) - Prayer Perfect (Speaks) - Create in me a clean heart, O God (Mueller) - I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked (O'Hara).

Songlist: Poor Wayfaring Stranger, I Wonder As I Wander, The Beatitudes (Malotte), The Lord's Prayer, Were You There?, Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked, Prayer Of The Norwegian Child, The 23rd Psalm, The Prayer Perfect (Speaks), Song Of Devotion (Beck)

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Voicing: Solo | 3073b | Songbook & 1 CD | $18.95 | Voice and Piano


Various Arrangers : 12 Sacred Songs - Low Voice : Solo : Songbook & Online Audio : 073999826449 : 079356249X : 50482644

Various Arrangers : 12 Sacred Songs - Low Voice

With access to online audio files of recorded accompaniments. Contents: The Lord's Prayer (Malotte) - The 23rd Psalm (Malotte) - The Beatitudes (Malotte) - Prayer of the Norwegian Child (Kountz) - Song of Devotion (Beck) - I Wonder As I Wander (Niles) - Wayfaring Stranger (Kountz) - Were You There (arr. Johnson) - Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit (arr. Johnson) - Prayer Perfect (Speaks) - Create in me a clean heart, O God (Mueller) - I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked (O'Hara).

Songlist: Poor Wayfaring Stranger, I Wonder As I Wander, The Beatitudes (Malotte), The Lord's Prayer, Were You There?, Create In Me A Clean Heart, O God, Ev'ry Time I Feel the Spirit, I Walked Today Where Jesus Walked, Prayer Of The Norwegian Child, The 23rd Psalm, The Prayer Perfect (Speaks), Song Of Devotion (Beck)

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Voicing: Solo | 3074b | Songbook & Online Audio | $18.95 | Voice and Piano


Individual Folios

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Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SSAATTBB : Michael Engelhardt : Songbook & Online Audio : WW1530 : 884088995140

Michael Engelhardt : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

A radical modernization of a traditional American spiritual combining shape-note singing, ancient Latin chant and elements of dub step music. Choirs are encouraged to sing with the early American asthetic of vocal tone using a lack of affectation in the voice. Two possible endings - one quiet and one strong - make this setting appropriate for a variety of programs. A truly unique setting. Duration: ca. 3:20

Arranger: Michael Engelhardt

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Voicing: SSAATTBB | Sheet Music | $2.55 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1530


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SATB : William Averitt : Texas Lutheran University : Sheet Music : WW1713 : 78514701366

William Averitt : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Movement 1 from the larger work, Over Jordan. The brilliant William Averitt has put his dynamic spin on this hymn using challenging but achievable vocal lines paired with truly unique and masterful four-hand piano writing. Cameron LaBarr Choral Series.

Arranger: William Averitt Performed By: Texas Lutheran University

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.85 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1713


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SSAA : Shane Warby : Sheet Music : SBMP418

Shane Warby : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

A beautiful arrangement written for the Brigham Young University Women's Chorus.

Arranger: Shane Warby

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.85 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| SBMP418


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SATB : Robert Sterling : Sheet Music : 00-39123 : 038081435527

Robert Sterling : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

A well-known 19th century American folk song gets a decidedly 21st century treatment by consummate arranger Robert Sterling. Even if you have other arrangements of this title, you don't have anything like this! His fresh insight and creative energy allow your people to hear this favorite again--for the very first time. Related Scripture: Exodus 2:22; Psalm 119:19; Corinthians 3:18; Hebrews 13:14

Arranger: Robert Sterling

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.05 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-39123


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SATB : John Leavitt : Sheet Music : 00301725 : 888680966010

John Leavitt : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

From the Bound for Glory collection, this highly recognized spiritual carries in its essence the longing for peace and rest. The bittersweet spirit is front and center in an arrangement replete with lyrical keyboard and thoughtful part writing. As the song of the sojourner rises and falls with the crescendo of the words, one imagines a homecoming just over the hill with each hopeful verse. Sensitive writing! Score and Parts (pno, perc 1-2, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a digital download.

Arranger: John Leavitt

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00301725 | Choirtrax CD Available


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SSA : John Leavitt : Sheet Music : 00301726 : 888680966027

John Leavitt : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

From the Bound for Glory collection, this highly recognized spiritual carries in its essence the longing for peace and rest. The bittersweet spirit is front and center in an arrangement replete with lyrical keyboard and thoughtful part writing. As the song of the sojourner rises and falls with the crescendo of the words, one imagines a homecoming just over the hill with each hopeful verse. Sensitive writing! Score and Parts (pno, perc 1-2, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a digital download.

Arranger: John Leavitt

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00301726 | Choirtrax CD Available


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : TTB : John Leavitt : Sheet Music : 00301727 : 888680966034

John Leavitt : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

From the Bound for Glory collection, this highly recognized spiritual carries in its essence the longing for peace and rest. The bittersweet spirit is front and center in an arrangement replete with lyrical keyboard and thoughtful part writing. As the song of the sojourner rises and falls with the crescendo of the words, one imagines a homecoming just over the hill with each hopeful verse. Sensitive writing! Score and Parts (pno, perc 1-2, vn 1-2, va, vc, db) available as a digital download.

Arranger: John Leavitt

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00301727 | Choirtrax CD Available


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : 3-Part : Cassandra Emerson : Sheet Music : 08552124 : 884088283452

Cassandra Emerson : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Rhythmic vocal motives contrast with the long lines of the traditional folksong in this distinctive setting. Contemporary piano textures support the choral harmonies in an easily-learned and dynamic Discovery concert series showcase. (Also available for SATB, #08745095) Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:35.

Arranger: Cassandra Emerson

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Voicing: 3-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552124 | Voicetrax CD Available


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : 2-Part : Cassandra Emerson : Sheet Music : 08552125 : 884088283476

Cassandra Emerson : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Rhythmic vocal motives contrast with the long lines of the traditional folksong in this distinctive setting. Contemporary piano textures support the choral harmonies in an easily-learned and dynamic Discovery concert series showcase. (Also available for SATB, #08745095) Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:35.

Arranger: Cassandra Emerson

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08552125 | Voicetrax CD Available


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SATB : Cassandra Emerson : Sheet Music : 08745095 : 073999969481

Cassandra Emerson : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Rhythmic vocal motives contrast with the long lines of the traditional folksong in this distinctive setting. Contemporary piano textures support the choral harmonies in an easily-learned and dynamic concert showcase. ShowTrax CD available. Performance Time: Approx. 2:35

Arranger: Cassandra Emerson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.60 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08745095


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : 2-Part : Shelly Cooper : Sheet Music : 08747436 : 884088205140

Shelly Cooper : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Arranger: Shelly Cooper

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.10 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08747436


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : 2-Part : Rollo Dilworth : Sheet Music : 08752949 : 884088557737

Rollo Dilworth : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

A stately setting of the Southern folk hymn with a pulsating accompaniment and incorporating the traditional spiritual City Called Heaven, this work will provide a rich and rewarding concert experience for singers and audience with its layers of meaning and cultural significance. Inspiring!

Arranger: Rollo Dilworth

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08752949


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SAB : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 35028552 : 884088665906 : 1476805911

Greg Gilpin : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

This popular spiritual sings of a plaintive soul on the journey through life. It has been beautifully arranged here for SSA and SAB voices with striking vocal writing, haunting piano accompaniment and mournful solo violin. A unique and fresh approach for concert and festival use.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028552


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SSA : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 35028553 : 884088665937 : 147680592X

Greg Gilpin : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

This popular spiritual sings of a plaintive soul on the journey through life. It has been beautifully arranged here for SSA and SAB voices with striking vocal writing, haunting piano accompaniment and mournful solo violin. A unique and fresh approach for concert and festival use.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35028553


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SATB : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 35030049 : 888680036492 : 1495006751

Greg Gilpin : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

This popular spiritual sings of a plaintive soul on the journey through life. In a new SATB setting, this best-selling arrangement has been beautifully set with striking vocal writing, haunting piano accompaniment and mournful solo violin. A unique and fresh approach for concert and festival use.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030049


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SATB : Russell Robinson : Sheet Music : 35030556 : 888680084905 : 1495037339

Russell Robinson : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

A cappella emotion with rich, dynamic, and exceptional part writing that introduces some contemporary chord changes not usually found in this folk song fill this new choral work. Directors and singers will love learning and putting their own expression in the performance of this wonderful new arrangement.

Arranger: Russell Robinson

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030556


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SAB : Neil Johnson : Sheet Music : 44616020 : 073999306804

Neil Johnson : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Neil Johnson's inventive arrangement moves from a traditional folk setting to a refreshing light rock style. Available: 3-Part Mixed.

Arranger: Neil Johnson

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 44616020


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : 2-Part : Lee Kesselman : Sheet Music : 48005114 : 073999051148

Lee Kesselman : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

This popular religious folk ballad delivers lots of expressive feeling and, in this satisfying arrangement, added harmonic interest from an accompanying viola or cello.

Arranger: Lee Kesselman

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48005114


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SSA : Jonathan Rodgers : Sheet Music : WJMS1131 : 884088884246

Jonathan Rodgers : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

This setting of the traditional folk hymn would work well for middle school treble and high school women's choirs. The piano part echoes its expressive intensity and sense of hope and expectation. Duration: ca. 7:10.

Arranger: Jonathan Rodgers

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
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| WJMS1131


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SATB : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 00-LG51625 : 783556007616

Robert DeCormier : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Robert DeCormier's a cappella setting of the Sacred Harp melody has been part of the choral repertoire for many years. If you haven't performed this recently, do it now!

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.40 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00-LG51625


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SA : Robert DeCormier : Sheet Music : 00-LG51626 : 783556007623

Robert DeCormier : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

Robert DeCormier's a cappella setting of the Sacred Harp melody has been part of the choral repertoire for many years. If you haven't performed this recently, do it now!

Arranger: Robert DeCormier

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | A Cappella |
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| 00-LG51626


Poor Wayfaring Stranger : SATB : Mack Wilberg : Mack Wilberg : Sheet Music : 9780193805323 : 9780193805323

Mack Wilberg : Poor Wayfaring Stranger

This exquisite arrangement of an American folk hymn will be a universal favourite with choirs of all ages and levels. The atmospheric tune is perfectly offset by the floating instrumental counter-melody, while the keyboard or orchestral accompaniment brings harmonic depth and gravity to the music. A wonderful addition to the choral repertory. Orchestral material is available on hire.

Composer: Mack Wilberg

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.90 |
9780193805323

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