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She Moved Through The Fair

Traditional Irish Folk Song

"She Moved Through the Fair" (or "She Moves Through the Fair") is a traditional Irish folk song, which exists in a number of versions and has been recorded many times. The narrator sees his lover move away from him through the fair, after telling him that since her family will approve, "it will not be long, love, till our wedding day". She returns as a ghost at night, and repeats the words "it will not be long, love, till our wedding day", intimating her own tragic death (possibly at the hands of her disapproving family), as well as the couple's potential reunion in the afterlife.


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Cantus : A Cappella Arrangements Vol. 2 : TTBB : Sheet Music

Cantus : A Cappella Arrangements Vol. 2

A unique collection of spirituals and folk songs arranged by the talented ensemble Cantus for male unaccompanied voices. Recommended

Songlist: Danny Boy, Barbara Allen, She Moved Through the Fair, Deep River, Heav'n, Heav'n

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Voicing: TTBB | Performed by Cantus | 9130b | Sheet Music | $6.50 | A Cappella


Daryl Runswick : Five English Folksongs : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999180022 : 08718002

Daryl Runswick : Five English Folksongs

From the Faber Choral Programme Series. Each volume presents a group or groups of compatible pieces designed to form the basis of a "block" within a choral concert program. Imaginative, versatile and a wonderful addition to SATB concert repertoire.

Songlist: Bobby Shafto, Dance To Your Daddy (Dance To Thy Daddy), The Frog And The Crow, Scarborough Fair, She Moved Through The Fair

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Voicing: SATB | 9540b | Songbook | $3.95 | A Cappella


King's Singers : Folk Songs : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 08740128

King's Singers : Folk Songs

In celebration of the King's Singers anniversary, this is a beautiful collection, complete with photos and stories from members of the King's Singers over the years. This makes for enjoyable reading as well a interesting singing. SATB Octavo.

Songlist: Im Herbst, Bobby Shafto, Dance To Thy Daddy, O My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose, Barbara Allen, Early One Morning, Migildi Magildi, She Moved Through The Fair, The Oak And The Ash, Nae Luck About The House, Londonderry Air, Glossary

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | Performed by King's Singers | 6119b | Songbook | $7.95 | A Cappella


King's Singers : Irish Songbook : Mixed 5-8 Parts : 01 Songbook : 073999416527 : 0634001868 : 08741652

King's Singers : Irish Songbook

England's King's Singers are known for their impeccable musicality. Coupled with the enthralling traditional melodies of Ireland, this intermediate to advanced level collection of ten arrangements will be challenging as well as rewarding and are some of King's Singers favorite and most requested concert selections. This songbook is not only an excellent value, but will become an invaluable addition to your choral library as well.

Songlist: Danny Boy, Eriskay Love Lift, Irish Lullaby, Mairi's Wedding, Molly Malone, Phil the Fluter's Ball, She Moved Through the Fair, The Star of the County Down, 'tis The Last Rose of Summer, Wexford Carol

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Voicing: Mixed 5-8 Parts | Performed by King's Singers | 6120b | Songbook | $6.95 | A Cappella


Paul Sartin : Community Choir Collection: Folk : 2-Part : 01 Songbook : 12-0571539343

Paul Sartin : Community Choir Collection: Folk

This book comprises 50 folk songs for all seasons, from all parts of the British Isles, specially arranged for mixed voices by Paul Sartin, founding member of award-winning folk ensembles such as "Belshazzar's Feast," "Faustus," and "Bellowhead." Additional information includes song history, context and performance tips. The songs are arranged in a variety of formats and are suitable for choirs of all abilities.

Songlist: An Acre of Land (Scarborough Fair), Danny Boy, She Moved Through the Fair, Ye Banks and Braes, Siuil A Ruin, Ar Hyd Y Nos (All Through the Night) , And many more..

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Voicing: 2-Part | 4364b | Songbook | $19.95


Various Arrangers : Traditional Irish Folksongs for Mixed Voices : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Traditional Irish Folksongs for Mixed Voices

Rollicking and upbeat, this playful setting of 'Tell My Man,' a traditional Irish children's song, is accented with hand-clapping and foot-stomping. Limited ranges and familiar harmonies enhance its accessibility and make it a winner! The King's Singers bring home a winner with their arrangement of 'Irish Lullaby.' Both fun and challenging, this soothing 6-part gem is sure to be enjoyed by all. Fred Prentice's compelling arrangement of 'O Danny Boy' has a beautiful tenor solo and rich 8 part harmony throughout. Another King's Singers classic, 'She Moved Through The Fair,' this beautiful Irish ballad is one of the their favorite and most-requested concert selections. With 'The Irish Blessing,' Joyce Eilers Bacak uses the traditional lyric, "May the road rise to meet you." Her a cappella creation makes a moving, easily-taught concert closer.

Songlist: She Moved Through the Fair, She Moved Through the Fair, The Irish Blessing, O Danny Boy, Tell My Ma

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Voicing: SATB | 9276b | Sheet Music | $6.45 | A Cappella


Herbert Hughes : Irish Country Songs : Solo : Songbook : 073999233964 : 1495008983 : 48011626

Herbert Hughes : Irish Country Songs

Contents: A Young Maid Stood in Her Father's Garden - I Have a Bonnet Trimmed with Blue - I Know My Love - My Bonny Labouring Boy - Rich and Rare - Shule Agra - The Bard of Armagh - Tigaree Torum Orum - A Ballynure Ballad - A Good Roarin' Fire - An Irish Elegy - Down by the Salley Gardens - I Know Where I'm Goin' - I Will Walk with My Love - Innisfree - Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye! - Monday Tuesday (Da Luain, da Mairt) - Oh Breathe Not His Name - Róisín Dubh - She Moved through the Fair - The Black Ribbon-Band - The Gartan Mother's Lullaby - The Leprechaun - The Magpie's Nest - The Next Market Day - The Old Turf Fire - The Star of the County Down.

Songlist: DOWN BY THE SALLEY GARDENS, I KNOW MY LOVE, JOHNNY I HARDLY KNEW YE, NEXT MARKET DAY, THE, OLD TURF FIRE, THE, SHE MOVED THROUGH THE FAIR, SHULE AGRA, STAR OF COUNTY DOWN, THE, BARD OF ARMAGH, THE, I KNOW WHERE I'M GOIN', I WILL WALK WITH MY LOVE, BALLYNURE BALLAD, A, BLACK RIBBON-BAND, THE, GARTAN MOTHER'S LULLABY, THE, GOOD ROARIN' FIRE, A, I HAVE A BONNET TRIMMED WITH BLUE, INNISFREE, IRISH ELEGY, AN, LEPRECHAUN, THE, MAGPIE'S NEST, THE, MONDAY, TUESDAY (DA LUAIN, DA MAIRT), MY BONNY LABOURING BOY, OH, BREATHE NOT HIS NAME, RICH AND RARE, ROISIN DUBH, TIGAREE TORUM ORUM, YOUNG MAID STOOD IN HER FATHER'S GARDEN, A

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Voicing: Solo | 40259b | Songbook | $39.95 | Voice and Piano


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


Cantus : Let Your Voice Be Heard : 00  1 CD : Erick Lichte

Cantus : Let Your Voice Be Heard

Cantus is a professional, 12-male vocal chamber ensemble dedicated to exalting the human spirit through the performance of innovative and engaging musical programs. Their focus is not only on singing the finest literature of the past but also to present new music created by group members or commissioned for the group. People may experience them through concerts, recordings, clinics and new musical scores. The 19 songs on "Let Your Voice" are an exciting mix: the title tune (African Jazz, with non-vocal percussion, which is present on other tracks),"Dravidian Dithyramb" (Indian Dance Music), "El Yivneh Hagalil" (Hebrew Folk Song), and "What Shall We Do the Drunken Sailor" (English Sea Shanty), share CD space with "Mata Del Anima Sola," a Venezuelan Joropo, "Shen Khar Venakhi (Georgian Wedding Song), "K'ang-ting Love Song" (Chinese Folk Song) and "Were You There" (African-American Spiritual). All songs feature innovative arrangements and often breathtaking spirit and energy. A rousing, powerful CD from an amazing, talented ensemble.

Songlist: Let Your Voice Be Heard, Dravidian Dithyramb, El Yivneh Hagalil, Nukapianguaq, Dulaman, What Shall We Do With the Drunken Sailor, Songs from Matengo Folktales, Mata del Anima Sola, Shen Khar Venakhi, K'ang-ting Love Song, She Moved Through the Fair, Domaredansen, Loch Lomond, Danny Boy, Shenandoah, Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder, Were You There?, One By One, Let Your Voice Be Heard

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6806c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


King's Singers : Greatest Hits : 00  2 CDs : EMC14587.2

King's Singers : Greatest Hits

Considering the longevity of the King's Singers' career (which began in the 1960s with performances of the Schola Cantorum Pro Musica Profana, or, as they were more casually known, the Cam River Boys), it's only natural that a greatest-hits album would require two discs, each crammed full of arrangements of popular songs and vocal pieces from the Renaissance to the twentieth century. Whether performing infectious versions of songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, smooth standards by Cole Porter and Harold Arlen, sublime motets by Adrian Willaert and Orlande de Lassus, or lush fin de siecle classics by Gabriel Faure and Edward Elgar, the King's Singers always deliver entertainment first and foremost, and make their virtuosic repertoire fully accessible to audiences. Of course, their singing varies from classically polished formality to a more relaxed, even humorous glee club delivery. Fans who appreciate their amazing sound and enjoy their lively manner will appreciate this generous retrospective, which brings together recordings made between 1974 and 1990. 48 songs in all.

Songlist: Penny Lane, Help!, Yesterday, Elanor Rigby, Bridge Over Troubled Water, The Sound Of Silence, You Are the New Day, Three Times a Lady, The Rhythm of Life, Here Comes The Sun, Barbara Allen, Early One Morning, She Moved Through the Fair, Bugeilo'r Gwenith Gwyn, Londonderry Air, O My Love Is Like A Red, Red Rose, The Little Drummer Boy, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, Stille Nacht, Night and Day, Stormy Weather, The Barber of Seville - Overture, The Donkey Serenade, Walking in the Air, Something's Coming, O Dolce Vita Mia, Vecchie Letrose non Valete Niente, A Little Pretty Bonny Lass, Now Is The Month Of Maying, Fine Knacks for Ladies, and more

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Performed by King's Singers | 8863c | 2 CDs | $16.95 | A Cappella


Notre Dame Glee Club : Under The Dome : 00  1 CD : Daniel Stowe : 7028

Notre Dame Glee Club : Under The Dome

The a cappella, all-male, 63-strong Notre Dame Glee Club brings us a collection of sacred songs ("Regina caeli," "L'ultime di de maggio," "Beautiful Savior," "Zwei Geistliche Chore, O. 115," "O sacrum convivium"), spirituals ("Swing Down Chariot," "I'm Building Me A Home," "Deep River"), and folk tunes ("She Moved Through the Fair," "Shenandoah," "Londonderry Air"). 23 well-chosen songs, sung with youthful energy, feeling and beautifully-blended harmonies. "Under the Dome" is a sumptuous musical feast!

Songlist: Regina caeli (chant), Regina caeli (motet), L'ultimo di de maggio, Beautiful Savior, She Moved Through the Fair, Spanish Ladies, Shenandoah, You Are the New Day, Londonderry Air, Darkness on the Delta, Swing Down Chariot, I'm Building Me A Home, Deep River, Hold On!, L'amour de moy, Dulaman, Ave Maria / Zwei Geistiche Chore Op 115, Beati mortui, Periti autem, Hvalite imia Ghospodne, Op. 52, Nr. 8, Recordare, Domine II. Pars: Exaudi nos, Deus, O Sacrum Convivium, Notre Dame, Our Mother

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6729c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Ohio State University Men's Glee : Brothers in Song : 00  1 CD : Robert J. Ward : 6689

Ohio State University Men's Glee : Brothers in Song

The Ohio State University Men's Glee Club was organized in 1875 and has created a long tradition of choral excellence. The 2006 incarnation of the group, conducted by Dr. Robert J. Ward, brings us a spirited collection of songs, mixing a cappella with accompanied material, as well as showing off the rich variety of their repertoire, from traditional tunes like "Down By The Riverside," "She Moved Through the Fair," the beautifully harmonic a cappella song "Blow the Candles Out" and "O Mistress Mine" to classical tunes like Franz Schubert's "Widerspruch," Richard Wagner's "Begluckt darf nun dich," Felix Mendelssohn's" Periti autem" and Z. Randall Stroope's "Dies Irae;" to popular music like Billy Joel's lovely "And so it goes," Michael Martin's "Send In the Clowns," and of course songs of OSU: "Carmen Ohio," "The Buckeye Battle Cry," "Campus Echoes" and "Hang on Sloopy." We also liked Sven-David Svenstrom's dramatic a cappella "Kyrie" and John Rutter's "Down By the Sally Gardens." A fine collection from one of America's oldest and most respected Collegiate groups!

Songlist: Carmen Ohio, Musica!, Kyrie , Widerspruch, Send In The Clowns, Dies Irae, "Begluckt darf nun dich", Blow the Candles Out, And So It Goes, She Moved Through the Fair, Landed, O Mistress Mine, Down By the Sally Gardens, Blagoslovi, Dushe Moya, Ghospoda, Periti Autem, Down By the Riverside, Songs of The Ohio State University:, The Buckeye Battle Cry, Campus Echoes, Hang on Sloopy

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8938c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Primarily a cappella


Peter Hollens : Peter Hollens : 00  1 CD : 888750136527 : MSWK501365.2

Peter Hollens : Peter Hollens

Peter Hollens is a bona fide a cappella internet star with over 750,000 YouTube subscribers with his videos having more than 100 million views. His creativity is prolific, releasing a new video every two weeks but this is his first release on physical CD. Picked up by Sony Classics this release has all of his most popular songs plus some special guests such as Jackie Evancho on "Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair" and Avi Kaplan from Pentatonix on "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."

Songlist: I See Fire, The Parting Glass, Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair, Ashland's Song, Misty Mountains, Skyrim (Main Theme), I Won't Give Up, Les Miserables Medley, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For, Shenandoah, She Moved Through the Fair, Hallelujah, Our Special Love

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22231c | 1 CD | $11.95 | A Cappella


Peter Hunt : Voiceworks 2 - A Further Handbook for Singing : Kids : Songbook & 2 CDs : Peter Hunt : 0193435500

Peter Hunt : Voiceworks 2 - A Further Handbook for Singing

Voiceworks is a magnificent resource for promoting good singing in pre-schools, schools, community choirs, adult choirs and everywhere that people sing. The Voiceworks books (complete with CDs) are packed with songs and ideas which are practical, motivating, and accessible. Voiceworks 2 is a complete guide and support for anyone who encourages or teaches other people to sing well. Singing is learned behaviour, and Voiceworks 2 aims to help singers of all ages and experience improve their capability, to develop some techniques, and get pleasure from using their voices. It is claimed that the better people feel about their voices, the better they feel about themselves, so this book is more influential than just a singing book. The music is eclectic, chosen for its accessibility, and can be used progressively as laid out in the book to build confidence and develop vocal technique, or as a 'dip in' resource to suit particular needs.

Songlist: Section I: Warm Ups And Rounds, Boom Chicka Boom, Eighteen Hammers Standin', Everywhere We Go, Chicka Hanka, Sarana, Sonagwaza, Banuwa, Banaha, Janie Mama, Freedom Train, Sto Me, Yenamanoa, Oliver Cromwell, The Hand Jive, Three Way Canon Blues, Jazz Gloria, Hashivenu, Alleluia, Cantate Domino, There Was a Young Woman of Ryde, She Died, She Did!, There's a Girl that I Love, Section II: Improvising and Inventing, Section III: Spirituals and Gospel Songs, Zion me wan' go Home, Trampin', Go Down Moses, I Want to be Ready, Shoeshone Love Song, and more

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Voicing: Kids | 9554b | Songbook & 2 CDs | $79.95


Individual Folios

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She Moved Through the Fair : TTBB : Timothy Takach : Cantus : Songbook & 2 CDs : 5578

Timothy Takach : She Moved Through the Fair

This moving love song provides opportunities for experimenting with the upper register color of male voices.

Arranger: Timothy Takach Performed By: Cantus

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Voicing: TTBB | Sheet Music | $1.30 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 5578


She Moved Through the Fair : SATB divisi : Daryl Runswick : King's Singers : Sheet Music : 08742002 : 073999420029

Daryl Runswick : She Moved Through the Fair

This beautiful Irish ballad is one of the King'singers' favorite and most-requested concert selections.

Arranger: Daryl Runswick Performed By: King's Singers | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Sheet Music | $1.50 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08742002


She Moved Through the Fair : SATB : Jameson Marvin : Harvard Glee Club : Sheet Music : 50489858 : 884088408244 : 1423482670

Jameson Marvin : She Moved Through the Fair

This haunting Irish ballad will certainly become a favorite of your singers! The modal flavor of the setting and the effective use of solo soprano will create a moment of breathtaking beauty in concert. Duration: ca. 3:10.

Arranger: Jameson Marvin Performed By: Harvard Glee Club | Country: Ireland

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50489858

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