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The Keel Row

Traditional Northumbrian Sea Shanty




The Keel Row

The Keel Row

Originating as a traditional Tyne River Shanty for the transport of coal, this sturdy tune will fit well in a program of folk music, with a steady rowing motion in the accompaniment and a dancelike melody that passes among the voice parts for textural interest. The SAB voicing is adapted from a previous a cappella edition.

Voicing: SAB



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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John Rutter : The Sprig of Thyme : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 9780193380615

John Rutter : The Sprig of Thyme

Featured on the Cambridge Singers' album of the same name, 'The Sprig of Thyme' is a beautiful cycle of folk-song settings, each setting giving plenty of opportunity for different voices in your choir the opportunity to shine!

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 Ye Sew Cushions, Afton Water, The Miller Of Dee

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Voicing: SATB | 9362b | Songbook | $13.95 | Accompanied


John Rutter (editor) : Folk Songs For Choirs Vol 2 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 9780193437197

John Rutter (editor) : Folk Songs For Choirs Vol 2

Edited by John Rutter all these songs come from the British Isles.

Songlist: Afton Water , Brigg Fair, Ca' the Yowes , Faithful Johnny , I love my Love , Strawberry Fair , Swansea Town , The Keel Row , The Oak and the Ash , The Sailor and Young Nancy , The Three Ravens, The Turtle Dove, Yarmouth Fair

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Voicing: SATB | 6607b | Songbook | $22.95 | A Cappella


Katherine K. Davis : Junior Choir Book for Sacred and Festival Occasions : SA : Songbook : 1.3005

Katherine K. Davis : Junior Choir Book for Sacred and Festival Occasions

Eleven pieces for Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving and devotional occasions arranged by K. K. Davis for SA Junior Choir.

Songlist: Brazilian Rose, Bagpipes, The Keel Row, Legend, On A May Morning, The Pitcher, Pretty Maid, Hard By The Crystal Fountain, Pretty Jeanette, Bold Wolfe

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Voicing: SA | 7721b | Songbook | $5.60


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


St Charles Singers : I Know Where I'm Going : 00  1 CD : Jeffrey Hunt : AFFM 4027

St Charles Singers : I Know Where I'm Going

Rarely heard works by English composer/conductor John Rutter are highlighted on this highly acclaimed disc by the St. Charles Singers. Fancies is a cycle of choral settings with small orchestra which uses texts from the 15th and 16th centuries including Shakespeare and Thomas Campion. This performance is only the second recording of this charming piece. Other Rutter pieces include, "The Keel Row," "Black Sheep," "Down By the Sally Garden" and "I Know Where I'm Goin'." All of the Rutter arrangements are accompanied by soloists from the Metropolis Chamber Orchestra. The remainder of the recording is an assortment of American and British folk song arrangements. "Flower of Beauty," is especially beautiful. This recording includes some great singing from a fine American choir.

Songlist: Tell Me Where is Fancy Breed, There Is a Garden in Her Face, The Urchins' Dance, Riddle Song, Midnight's Bell, The Bellman's Song, Flower of Beauty, The Keel Row, The Turtle Dove, Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair, Lamorna, Black Sheep, Down By The Sally Gardens, He's Gone Away, Swansea Town, The Oak and The Ash , Early One Morning, I Know Where I'm Going, Londonderry Air, Shenandoah

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7286c | 1 CD | $15.98 | Primarily a cappella


Individual Folios

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The Keel Row : SAB : Philip Lawson :  1 CD : 00158628 : 888680613525

Philip Lawson : The Keel Row

Originating as a traditional Tyne River Shanty for the transport of coal, this sturdy tune will fit well in a program of folk music, with a steady rowing motion in the accompaniment and a dancelike melody that passes among the voice parts for textural interest. The SAB voicing is adapted from a previous a cappella edition.

Arranger: Philip Lawson | Country: England

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00158628


The Keel Row : SATTBB : Philip Lawson : Sheet Music : 08754408 : 884088639617

Philip Lawson : The Keel Row

Originating as a traditional Tyne River Shanty for the transport of coal, this sturdy tune will fit well in a program of folk music, with a steady rowing motion in the vocal accompaniment and a dancelike melody that passes among the voice parts for textural interest. Duration: ca. 1:50.

Arranger: Philip Lawson

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Voicing: SATTBB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754408

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