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Ye Banks and Braes

Music by Robert Burns

The Banks O' Doon" is a Scots song written by Robert Burns in 1791, sometimes known as "Ye Banks and Braes" (after the opening line of the third version). Burns set the lyrics to an air called The Caledonian Hunt's Delight. Its melodic schema was also used for Phule Phule Dhole Dhole, a song by Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore.

The song was inspired by the story of Margaret (Peggy) Kennedy (176695), who was seduced then abandoned by Andrew McDouall, son of a wealthy family and sometime Member of Parliament for Wigtonshire. Kennedy sued for a declarator of marriage, but died prior to adjudication of the case. Although the Consistorial court found the marriage claim valid, the Court of Session decided the marriage claim failed, but found McDouall to be the father of Kennedy's daughter and ordered that he pay 3,000 to Kennedy's estate and provide for the child. (Burns wrote a second poem about Peggy, who he had met when she was 18 - Young Peggy Blooms.

    Release Date: 1791


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Louis Halsey : Four Folksongs from the British Isles : SATB : Sheet Music

Louis Halsey : Four Folksongs from the British Isles

The English lecturer, conductor, adjudicator, composer and arranger, Louis Halsey, studied music at Cambridge, where he sang in the celebrated King's College Choir, before embarking on a music career which has taken him all over the world conducting, lecturing, examining and adjudicating. Here are a collection of folk songs from each of the four countries in the United Kingdom.

Songlist: Going to Mass Last Sunday, My Love She's a Venus, O No, John!, Ye Banks and Braes

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Voicing: SATB | 9511b | Sheet Music | $7.50 | 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


Individual Folios

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Ye Banks and Braes : Men's Chorus : Russell Robinson : Songbook : CM9532

Russell Robinson : Ye Banks and Braes

This thoughtful setting of a traditional Scottish melody features text by Robert Burns, a harp-like piano accompaniment, and a lilting flute obbligato giving it a Celtic feel. Like so many folk songs of this region, the melody is beautifully singable and richly rewarding. Also available for Three-Part Mixed Voices (CM8734) and SA Voices (CM8735).

Arranger: Russell Robinson | Poetry By: Robert Burns | Country: Scotland

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Voicing: Men's Chorus | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| CM9532


Ye Banks and Braes : 3-Part Mixed : Earlene Rentz : Sheet Music : 35026279 : 747510064336

Earlene Rentz : Ye Banks and Braes

Scottish harmonic openness is evident throughout this arrangement of Ye Banks and Braes. The optional tenor notes let the SAB voicing become a 3-part mixed voicing for younger voices. How wonderful if your voicing needs change within the year or from year to year. The piano accompaniment is easy, but strong and supportive.

Arranger: Earlene Rentz | Country: Scotland

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | Sheet Music | $2.50 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35026279

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