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The Turtle Dove

Traditional English Folk Song

Originally Performed by The King's Singers

"Fare Thee Well" (sometimes known as "The Turtle Dove") is an 18th-century English folk ballad, in which a lover bids farewell before setting off on a journey. The lyrics include a dialogue between the lovers. In 1919, the composer and folk-song scholar Ralph Vaughan Williams wrote an arrangement of the song, entitled "The Turtle Dove", for solo baritone (later re-arranged for solo and SATB choir). The song has been recorded, notably by Nic Jones as "Ten Thousand Miles", as well as by Joan Baez on her 1960 debut album, Mary Black, Eliza Carthy, Chad & Jeremy, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Liam Clancy, Marianne Faithfull and Kate Rusby and as "Ten Thousand Miles" by Michael Holliday, Burl Ives, Molina and Roberts, June Tabor and Marcus Mumford.


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Janice Killian / Linda Rann / Michael O'Hern : Essential Repertoire for the Young Choir - Level 1 Mixed, Teacher : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999401080 : 0793543355 : 08740108

Janice Killian / Linda Rann / Michael O'Hern : Essential Repertoire for the Young Choir - Level 1 Mixed, Teacher

Essential Repertoire is a core library of time-tested choral works which provide a framework for teaching style and history, all through performance. The graded series includes Masterworks (Renaissance through Contemporary), Folksongs (American and Multicultural), Spirituals, A Cappella and Accompanied works. The series is available for beginning through advanced choirs, and for mixed, treble and tenor bass ensembles.

Songlist: Cantate Domino, Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel, Ding Dong! Merrily On High!, Ecce Quam Bonum (See How Good, How Right), Gloria Festiva, Good Timber Grows, Ju Me Leve un Bel Maitin (In The Morning I Arose), A Jubilant Psalm, Jubilate! Jubilate!, The Miracle Of Hanukkah, Music, Most Wondrous, Lovely Art (Musica, die ganzlieblich Kunst), Praise The Lord With Joyful Song, Psallite, Season's Greetings, Send Down The Rain, Shenandoah, Sing Praise, Alleluia, Sinner Man, The Turtle Dove, We Belong

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Voicing: SATB | 1814b | Songbook | $24.95


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


King's Singers : Simple Gifts : SATB divisi : 01 Songbook : 884088262594 : 1423459024 : 08749091

King's Singers : Simple Gifts

Based on their Grammy Award-winning album, this compilation by The King's Singers features an eclectic collection of songs. A stunning variety of folksongs, spirituals and pop songs.

Songlist: Black is the Color of My True Love's Hair, Deep River, The Gift to Be Simple, Helplessly Hoping, I Love My Love, She's Always A Woman, The Turtle Dove, Valparaiso, When She Loved Me, You Are The New Day, You Can Close Your Eyes

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Voicing: SATB divisi | Performed by King's Singers | 8907b | Songbook | $8.95 | A Cappella | Companion CD Available


Robert Latham : Classic English Folksongs : SSA : Songbook : 9780571571857 : 12-0571571859

Robert Latham : Classic English Folksongs

This collection of folk songs is perfect for any choir looking for fresh arrangements of old favorites. It collects six classics from the English folk song heritage expertly arranged by Robert Latham. The pieces can be used either as part of a program or as a complete set, they are sure to be a hit with choirs and audiences alike.

Songlist: Bobby Shafto, The Turtle Dove, Scarborough Fair, Greensleeves, O No, John!, Oh Soldier Soldier

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Voicing: SSA | 40798b | Songbook | $7.50 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Five Centuries of Choral Music for Mixed Voices : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999238716 : 1423439511 : 50330320

Various Arrangers : Five Centuries of Choral Music for Mixed Voices

This book has become a classic and can be found in the repertoire of many high school choirs across the land.

Songlist: Adoramus Te, Alleluia (Mozart), Allon, Gay Bergeres, Apple, Apple (Hungarian), Ave Verum (Jesu, Word of God Incarnate), Bless The Lord, O My Soul-Ivanof, Break Forth, O Beauteous, Heavenly Light, Carol Of The Angels (Niles), Chester, Come Sweet (Soothing) death (Bach), Echo Song (Di Lasso), Handsome Butcher, He Watching Over Israel, Here Is Thy Footstool (Creston), Let Down The Bars, O Death-Barber, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men, Little White Hen (Scandello), Lullay My Liking (Holst), O Magnum Mysterium, Old Woman, The (Hungarian), Planets, Stars And Airs Of Space, Sam Was A Man, Sanctus (Haydn), Shenandoah, Sing We And Chant It, Sure On This Shining Night, The Turtle Dove, Thee with tender care, Tune Thy Music To Thy Heart, What If I Never Speed, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 9179b | Songbook | $11.95


Individual Folios

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The Turtle Dove : TTB : Ken Berg : Songbook : WW1435 : 884088475727

Ken Berg : The Turtle Dove

Crafted to be accessible for young men's voices, this arrangement about steadfast love and devotion pays great attention to the vocal ranges. It also offers flexibility, with TTB or TBB options. A lovely solo makes this piece a true gem!

Arranger: Ken Berg

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Voicing: TTB | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| WW1435


The Turtle Dove : SATB : John Purifoy : Sheet Music : 08746830 : 884088134952

John Purifoy : The Turtle Dove

Beautiful choral textures and clean musical lines give special appeal to this treasured folksong setting. The optional cello adds richness!Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:05.

Arranger: John Purifoy

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08746830


The Turtle Dove : SAB : John Purifoy : Sheet Music : 08746831 : 884088134969

John Purifoy : The Turtle Dove

Beautiful choral textures and clean musical lines give special appeal to this treasured folksong setting. The optional cello adds richness!Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:05.

Arranger: John Purifoy

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08746831


The Turtle Dove : SSA : John Purifoy : Sheet Music : 08746832 : 884088134976

John Purifoy : The Turtle Dove

Beautiful choral textures and clean musical lines give special appeal to this treasured folksong setting. The optional cello adds richness!Available separately: SATB, SAB and SSA. Performance Time: Approx. 3:05.

Arranger: John Purifoy

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.70 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08746832


The Turtle Dove : SSAA : Douglas E Wagner : Douglas E Wagner : Sheet Music : 15-2007H : 000308102413

Douglas E Wagner : The Turtle Dove

One of the most hauntingly beautiful and beloved folk melodies in the world is now available in this exquisitely rich setting for treble voices. Marvelous teaching opportunities abound for dynamics, musical expression, and shaping phrases. The lyrical horn part adds warmth and color to this stunning offering, destined to become a staple of treble repertoire.

Composer: Douglas E Wagner

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $1.75 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-2007H


The Turtle Dove : SAB : Linda Spevacek : Sheet Music : 43720070 : 073999200706

Linda Spevacek : The Turtle Dove

Beautiful textures and clarity of musical line provide an outstanding setting of this folk favorite! Available: SATB, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 43720070


The Turtle Dove : SATB : Linda Spevacek : Sheet Music : 43725024 : 073999557022

Linda Spevacek : The Turtle Dove

Beautiful textures and clarity of musical line provide an outstanding setting of this folk favorite! Available: SATB, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 43725024

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