Canasg sells sheet music for choirs …
… in PDF format, delivered by e-mail, with a licence to print as many
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Angus — an extended setting of a gorgeous traditional lullaby: 2m 30s. SATB
- Minnie O'Shirva's Cradle
Song — traditional Shetland lullaby: 2m 00s. SATB or SSAA
- Hush little baby — a well-loved New World lullaby arranged for soloist and echoing chorus: 2m 30s. SATB
- Sweet sleep — from William Blake's tender A cradle song in Songs of innocence, for women's voices: 3m 00s. SSAAA
- Soun, soun, béni, béni — (words in French dialect). A simple and gently flowing lullaby from the Massif Central region of France. Suitable for small chamber choir or larger ensemble: 2m 00s.
- A Manx lullaby — a warmly harmonised setting of traditional Manx words, featuring separate female and male voice verses and full SATB refrains: 2m 30s. SATB
- Day is düne — “The darg is owre and the day is düne”. The day's work is done, and all the nodding heads are weary. Gentle rhythms and an overarching melodic line make a lovely setting of this charmingly alliterative poem in the Scots tongue: 2m 00s.
and some Christmas lullabies:
- Balulalow — a lullaby to the infant Christ, in 16th-century Scots: 3m 40s. SATB
- Tàladh Chrìosda — in Scottish Gaelic, a gorgeous, gentle, song of adoration to the baby
Jesus: 3m 30s. S, A, T/B . Also available as …
- The Christ child lullaby — an English translation of this beautiful traditional Hebridean lullaby: 3m 00s. For children (unison) with handbells or chimes
- Lullaby — from a set of 15 Ukrainian carols: 4m 00s. available for SATB or SSA
- Susanni — A charming German carol (in English translation) from the tradition of cradle-rocking Christmas services: 2m 30s. SATB & folk harp
- The virgin's cradle hymn — Douglas Cook's exquisite setting swells and dies in two-bar phrases, also rocking gently between major and minor tonalities: 1m 15s. SATB or SAA