for SATB choir and piano
This exciting collection gives a jazzy twist to nine favourite folk songs from around the world, including 'Scarborough Fair', 'A la claire fontaine', and 'Waltzing Matilda' as you've never heard them before! Each song is presented in its original language, and an English singing translation is provided where applicable. The accompanied songs can be peformed with piano solo or with jazz-trio accompaniment; a separate part is available for the bassist, and the drummer should play along
ad lib. This fantastic, varied collection will revitalise the repertoire of any choir and is guaranteed to give audiences a fresh perspective on these traditional songs.
Bob Chilcott has been involved with choral music all his life, first as a Chorister and then a Choral Scholar at King's College, Cambridge. Later, he sang and composed music for 12 years with the King's Singers. His experiences with that group, his passionate commitment to young and amateur choirs, and his profound belief that music can unite people, have inspired him both to compose full-time and, through proactive workshopping, to promote choral music worldwide.
A la claire fontaine ; En la Macarenita ; Hush, little baby ; Sakura ; Scarborough Fair ; Tell my ma ; The House of the Rising Sun ; Tuoll' on mun kultani ; Waltzing Matilda