Greenery

 

Number,
voicing
Title,
complexity
Description,
links
Price Band
4011
SATB
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This is included in the set A sequence of carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Douglas Cook's version of this ancient and joyful carol has a modal flavour and makes a vigorous start to his sequence of carols. 1m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Douglas Cook. Words: Anon. (trans. Dearmer).
A
4067
SAA
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This is included in the set A sequence of carols (SAA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Douglas Cook's version ofthis ancient and joyful carol has a modal flavour and makes a vigorous start to his sequence of carols. 1m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Douglas Cook. Words: Anon. (trans. Dearmer).
A
4062
SATB, optional piano
**
A rousing pagan carol for a mid-winter concert, welcoming Odin (the Wanderer, or All-Father) to the feast. Created by the director of the Orpheus pagan choir in Colorado. Also available for TB. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Andrew Adams. Words: Andrew Adams.
B
4063
TB, optional piano
**
A rousing pagan carol for a mid-winter concert, welcoming Odin (the Wanderer, or All-Father) to the feast. Created by the director of the Orpheus pagan choir in Colorado. Also available for SATB. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Andrew Adams. Words: Andrew Adams.
B
1043
SAB
**
This stirring song by Robert Burns, written in 1795, extols the worth of the poor yet honest man above that of lords and princes. The three-part arrangement is easy to learn and gives the tune to different voices from verse to verse. 3m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
B
2020
SATB
**
A warmly harmonised setting of traditional Manx words, featuring separate female and male voice verses and full SATB refrains. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. Anon.
B
4048
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4033
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
2001
SATB
*
An ideal concert finisher or encore, featuring the classic Irish mix of tears and beers. 'So fill to me the parting glass; goodnight, and joy be with you all..' 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
B
5022
SAB & organ
*
A simple and beautifully structured prayer for peace, based on words from the Scottish Psalter of 1650. 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: David Barton. Words: Scottish Psalter of 1650.
B
4011-4
SATB
***
This is a set consisting of 4 pieces.
Four settings of medieval English texts, mixing old and new idioms. A rousing modal opening number is followed by a melting and beautiful lullaby, a delicate and innocent version of the famous poem I sing of a maiden that is makeless (using treble voices only), and a fast and exciting In excelsis gloria. See individual titles for details. 5m 30s
Music: Douglas Cook. Words: Anon.
E
4066
SAA
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This is a set consisting of 4 pieces.
Four settings of medieval English texts, mixing old and new idioms. A rousing modal opening number is followed by a melting and beautiful lullaby, a delicate and innocent version of the famous poem I sing of a maiden that is makeless, and a fast and exciting In excelsis gloria. See individual titles for details. 5m 30s
Music: Douglas Cook. Words: Anon.
E
4026
SATB chorus with descant, treble solo, children’s choir, organ, optional trumpet and timpani
***
A charming narrative anthem for the adventurous church or school choir, telling the Christmas story from the point of view of one of the shepherds. 4m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Richard Nye. Words: Mandy Anson.
E
1001
SATB
**
A richly harmonised setting of Robert Burns' famous song about the pain of parting with 'no regrets'. SATB with quartet verse and optional soli. 3m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
Glossary and pronunciation guide included.
B
1517c
SA, flute, cello
***
This is included in the set Dàn nan ròn. It is not sold as an individual piece.
The last song in the suite is a soliloquy by someone out walking near the ocean and remembering the past. Includes flute and cello obbligato. 4m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Rody Gorman.
Full audio pronunciation guide by Gaelic singer Wilma Kennedy included.
2044
TBB, piano
**
This is included in the set Six sea shanties. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
All for me grog (also known as Across the Western ocean) is a delightfully rambling grumble about worn boots, torn clothes, lack of sleep, lack of money and other privations of life on board ship. 2m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
B
2061
SSATB
**
A youth is absorbed in thoughts of his love-life. Delightful Russian folk song with a catchy tune. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: trad. Russian arr. Irina Walters. Words: trad. Russian and Sheena Phillips.
D
5003
SATB
***
A new jazz setting that builds up from quiet 5-part harmony in verse 1 to a rollicking finale of tune, descant, and two decorative jazz lines above a ground of tenor and bass. Guaranteed crowd pleaser. 3m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: John Newton.
C
1517b
SA
***
This is included in the set Dàn nan ròn. It is not sold as an individual piece.
The second song in the suite is a love song addressed to a woman who has disappeared, selkie-like, at sea 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Rody Gorman.
Full audio pronunciation guide by Gaelic singer Wilma Kennedy included.
1509
SATB
*
This is included in the set Mouth music set 2. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
He'd love to go off with the tall tailoress, but unfortunately he has an extremely unpleasant wife to dispose of first! Trad. 0m 50s (sung twice through) see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
A
3045b
SSA
***
This is included in the set Sea Pieces. It is not sold as an individual piece.
A portrayal of the ever-shifting and apparently infinite sea. 1m 40s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
1024
SATB
**
Yes, it has verses, good ones too! There is more to Burns' famous song of enduring friendship than its well-known first twenty-odd words. It's traditional for Hogmanay (New Year), but it can (and should) be sung at any time of year. 4m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
Glossary and pronunciation guide included.
B
5001
SATB divisi
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'Aurora rutilat lucis prenuncia...' ('Dawn glows red, heralding daylight'). Atmospheric and soaring setting of a text honouring the 6th century Scottish St Columba, based on a Medieval plainchant. 3m 20s see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: From the Inchcolm Antiphoner.
C
5019b
Soprano solo
**
This is included in the set Two soprano motets. It is not sold as an individual piece.
(Words in Latin) Two beautiful motets by Philip Wood for solo soprano voice. 1m 30s hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Trad.
5019a
Soprano solo
**
This is included in the set Two soprano motets. It is not sold as an individual piece.
(Words in Latin) Two beautiful motets by Philip Wood for solo soprano voice. 2m 00s hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Trad.
4057
TTB
**
This is included in the set Two Welsh carols. It is not sold as an individual piece.
A strong carol for a cappella male voices, in the harmonious Welsh plygain tradition. 3m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. Welsh melody, arranged by Sheena Phillips. Words: English by K.E.Roberts (1877-1962), based on the original Welsh.
1003
SATB
*
'Sleep I can get nane, for thinkin on my dearie...' A simple setting of Burns' plaintive song of sorrow and night wakefulness. 2m 40s see ithear a recording
Music: 17th c. anon. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
Pronunciation guide included
B
1004
SATB
*
'O! Shairly ye hae seen my love doun whaur the waters wind?' A short, stark ballad about the disappearance of a fisherman. Words by Perthshire poet William Soutar. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Ernest Buck (1908-1975), arr. Michael Buck. Words: William Soutar (1898-1943).
Glossary and pronunciation guide included.
B
1020
SATB
*
This is included in the set Three Helen Cruickshank songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A mysterious and chilling story, allegedly based on a true incident in which a 20th century visitor to Iona was found dead by the fairy mound. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Michael Buck. Words: Helen Cruickshank (1886-1975).
Glossary and pronunciation guide included
B
1019
SATB with S and T soli
***
'I come from hevin heich to tell the best nowells that e'er befell.' A plangent and flowing arrangement of a 16th century Scottish lullaby to the Christ child. Text based on a Scots translation of Martin Luther's hymn Vom Himmel Hoch. 3m 40s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: 16th C. anon. arr. Douglas Cook. Words: Anon. (16th century).
Glossary and pronunciation guide included.
C
2028
SATB
**
A beautiful and flowing arrangement of the well known traditional song. 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Richard John. Words: Trad. Anon.
C
3043d
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set Five forest rounds. It is not sold as an individual piece.
hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
3043e
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set Five forest rounds. It is not sold as an individual piece.
hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
3043c
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set Five forest rounds. It is not sold as an individual piece.
hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
5028
SATB
**
This is a set consisting of 7 pieces.
Fresh English versions of seven of Schütz's delightful psalm settings (Opus 5, from the Becker Psalter). Tuneful, rhythmic, easy to learn, and useful throughout the year.
Music: Heinrich Schütz (1585 — 1672). Words: Jennifer Loren Bell (based on the Becker Psalter).
A guide to the liturgical use of the psalms is included.
D
2032
SATB, optional soprano recorder & violin
**
“I've been a-rambling all the night ...” A foot-stomping folk-style arrangement, with optional soprano recorder and violin parts to spice things up further. 2m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. English.
C
4058
TTB
**
This is included in the set Two Welsh carols. It is not sold as an individual piece.
A strong carol for a cappella male voices, in the harmonious Welsh plygain tradition. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Welsh, transcribed (with permission) by Sheena Phillips. Words: English by Sheena Phillips, based on the original Welsh.
2056
TBarB, piano
**
This is included in the set Three cowboy songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A retelling of the famous ballad, collected by Alan Lomax, of gunfighter and outlaw Billy the Kid. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
C
2041
TBB, piano
**
This is included in the set Six sea shanties. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Second in the set is Blood red roses, a long haul shanty with pairs of rising and falling phrases and a colourful refrain. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
B
1511
SATB
*
This is included in the set Mouth music set 3. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
The old shepherd enjoys a drink and has to be put to bed. Traditional port-a-beul (mouth music). 1m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
A
2042
TBB, piano
**
This is included in the set Six sea shanties. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Boney is a cheerful and scathing narrative of Napoleon's adventures in Europe and his eventual defeat at the hands of the British. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
B
2058
SSA
**
Two Northumbrian songs about unattainable bonny lads 1m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad..
B
1013
SATB
*
'Think them poorest who can be a slave, them richest who dare to be free.' A powerful song of reconciliation from a part of the UK once torn by violence. 2m 40s see ithear a recording
Music: Dick Gaughan, arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Dick Gaughan (based on tradition).
B
2047
SSAA
**
A hearty shanty from the days of emigration to Australia. 2m 15s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad..
B
2059
SSAB
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A hearty shanty from the days of emigration to Australia. 2m 15s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad..
B
2048
TTBB
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A hearty shanty from the days of emigration to Australia. 2m 15s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad..
B
3042b
SSAA
**
This is included in the set Knitting patterns. It is not sold as an individual piece.
1m 45s hear a recording
Music: Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 — 1767) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
1505
SATB
**
This is included in the set Mouth music set 1. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Skinny Donald wears a long coat and short trousers, and it's about time his hair saw a comb. Traditional port-a-beul (mouth music). 1m 00s (sung twice through) see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
A
4006
children (unison) and piano
*
This is included in the set Two carols for treble voices. It is not sold as an individual piece.
“Will the tree be dressed and lit?” “Will the star be in the sky?” Images of candles and quietly sung Alleluias form the backdrop for a series of hushed but excited questions about Christmas. Revised edition (2012). 2m 20s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Jean Kenward (1920–).
4052
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
0m 20s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4037
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
0m 20s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
4053
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
0m 25s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4038
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
0m 25s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
4054
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
0m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4039
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
0m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
1005
SATB
*
'Up in the morning early's no for me' - especially when it's a cold, cold wind that blows. A brisk wintry song with a folk feel. This little tune won a prize at a composition contest for settings of Robert Burns! 1m 40s see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
Pronunciation guide included.
B
3019
SATB, optional flute & violin
**
Rural China from the perspective of the crane bird in flight, taking in all the life below. Spare harmonies and octave doublings by the accompanying instruments give the piece a distinctive timbre, evocative of Chinese music without being authentically so.

Also available for SSA chorus and piano with optional flute and violin.
3m 45s (4m 30s with intro.) see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Edwina Towson.
C
6007
SSA, piano, optional flute & violin
**
Rural China from the perspective of the crane bird in flight, taking in all the life below. Spare harmonies and octave doublings by the accompanying instruments give the piece a distinctive timbre, evocative of Chinese music without being authentically so.

Also available for SATB with optional flute and violin.
4m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Edwina Towson.
C
6011
children (unison) & handbells or chimes
*
An English translation of a beautiful traditional Hebridean lullaby to the Christ Child, set for unison treble voices (or soli) and handbell choir. 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Peter Hill & Sheena Phillips, based on the original Gaelic.
C
4083
SATB, flute, piano or harp
**
A lovely concert arrangement of the well-known Gaelic Christmas lullaby. 3m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: trad. Scottish arr. Steve Sandberg. Words: Kenna Campbell.
D
4007
6 equal or mixed voices
*
“There is no rose of such virtue, as is the rose that bare Jesu”. A late-medieval English text set as an extremely engaging six-part canon with bell-like effects. 2m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: David Johnson. Words: Late mediaeval English anon.
B
4042
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4027
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
4008
4 equal or mixed voices
*
Adoration of the Christ child is expressed here in a lovely canon. The text is based on Martin Luther's famous Christmas hymn Vom Himmel Hoch, as translated into Scots by the 16th century Wedderburn brothers. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: David Johnson. Words: Martin Luther, trans. the brothers Wedderburn.
Glossary and pronunciation guide included
B
1504
SATB
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This is included in the set Mouth music set 1. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
'I heard it from three people'. Traditional port-a-beul (mouth music). 0m 40s (sung three times through) see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
A
3031
SSAATBB
***
An atmospheric depiction of colours and moods by a new name in the Canasg catalogue, composer Richard Nye. Based on words by Charlotta Skule, and first performed by the Cheltenham Bach Choir in 2006, under Stephen Jackson's direction. 5m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Richard Nye. Words: Charlotta Skule.
D
2015
3 or 4 part equal or mixed voices
**
This is included in the set Rounds from Jane Chattock's book. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Each line of this cheerful and raucous round forms a competing set of street market cries: “fine parsnips”, “fruit in abundance”, etc. Dramatic interpretations encouraged! 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Dr. Stevenson, ed. Sheena Phillips. Words: Anon.
A
2016
3 or 4 part equal or mixed voices
**
This is included in the set Rounds from Jane Chattock's book. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
This mischievous round is a lesson for apprentices in business: often borrow, seldom lend, and never, never, never pay. 1m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips (ed.). Words: Anon.
A
4018
TBarB
*
An arrangement for male voices of the beautifully austere 16th century English lament for the young children slain by Herod. 2m 40s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: 16th. C. anon. arr. Mark Burstow. Words: Anon.
A
2019
SATB
**
(Words in Croatian). 'If I had wings like a bird, I would fly to you every night my dove'...An intense, heartfelt song about being separated from loved ones. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Croatian.
Pronunciation guide included
B
1517
SA, flute, cello
***
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
A set of three Gaelic songs, highly evocative of Scottish folk song and folk lore — but at the same time new and original. A great project for an enterprising treble voice ensemble. 9m 00s
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Rody Gorman.
Full audio pronunciation guide by Gaelic singer Wilma Kennedy included.
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1517a
SA
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This is included in the set Dàn nan ròn. It is not sold as an individual piece.
The title song of the suite is a lament. "Cha till, cha till MacDodruim - mo mhilleadh!" (McCodrum will never return - I'm ruined!) 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Rody Gorman.
Full audio pronunciation guide by Gaelic singer Wilma Kennedy included.
1006
SATB
**
“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 see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Soutar (1898-1943).
Glossary and pronunciation guide included.
B
2043
TBB, piano
**
This is included in the set Six sea shanties. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Less well known than some of the others in the set, The dead horse was a ceremonial shanty, traditionally sung after 30 days at sea, when the effigy of a dead horse (representing the first month's labour) would be given a sea burial. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
B
4074
SSA
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This is included in the set Three Christmas songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A lively traditional New Year carol whose Welsh tune carries the name Nos Galan — “New Year's eve”. 1m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Welsh arr. Jennifer Bell. Words: Anon.
B
3032
SSA
**
A completely new and serene setting of this famous song. Flowing lines and a lilting 6/8 meter create something delicate and wistful, yet heartfelt. 2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Alison West. Words: Arthur Somervell.
C
4001
SATB
**
(Words in English). 'Holly and mistletoe, ivy and yew, a wreath for the old year, a flame for the new...' A vigorous pagan carol celebrating the pre-Christian origins of the mid-winter festival. Great for adding a touch of misrule to your Christmas concert. 2m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Peter Hill.
B
2038
TBarB
**
A catchy patter song from the Van district (once in Armenia, now part of Turkey). Easy ranges for changing voices. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. (vocables).
Pronunciation guide included
C
3020
SATB
**
'I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow...' A positive and uplifting celebration of the human spirit that will never die. 1m 10s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Mary Elizabeth Frye (1905–2004).
A
2014
SATB
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'She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree...'. This simple and beautiful arrangement of a classic song of love and regret is one of our best sellers. 2m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: W.B.Yeats.
B
2052
SSAA
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The catchy gospel song made famous by the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou? 2m 45s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. American.
C
2060
SATB
**
Gorgeous Russian folk song, supplied both in the original Russian and in English. Get the hankies out! 3m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: trad. Russian arr. Irina Walters. Words: trad. Russian and Sheena Phillips.
D
1007
SATB divisi
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'Hush ye my baby and sleep without fear, Dream Angus has brought you a dream, my dear.' A rich and atmospheric setting of a gorgeous traditional lullaby. 2m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included.
C
1514
SAB
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A rhythmic and alliterative Gaelic carol with a rousing chorus about the bannock (oatcakes traditionally baked on Christmas Eve to give to children going from door to door) and verses that endearingly describe the Christ child. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Gaelic.
Pronunciation guide included
B
3021
SATB
***
A mesmeric depiction of the ceaseless rhythm of the earth's journey through space, based on a chant of unknown origin. Music: Sheena Phillips. 4m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Anon.
B
4079
SA & piano
**
Gentle arrangement of the traditional French carol, with dreamy interludes. 3m 10s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. French.
Pronunciation guide included; also a score with English words.
C
1518
SSAA
**
This is the Wild Myrtles arrangement of a lovely and heartfelt song collected by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser in 1905. 3m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. Gaelic.
Pronunciation guide and translation included.
B
3045c
SSA
***
This is included in the set Sea Pieces. It is not sold as an individual piece.
The headlong excitement of an ‘inland soul’ on first going to sea. 1m 20s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
3022
SATB
**
A spell-binding fairy charm and lullaby from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616).
B
4009
children, unison with optional harmony & piano
**
This is included in the set Two carols for treble voices. It is not sold as an individual piece.
“Pull the bells until they ring! Let the people dance and sing!” A joyful song with easy (and optional) harmonies and a catchy rhythm. Revised edition (2012). 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Jean Kenward (1920–).
1502
SATB with SSA divisi verses
**
The song of a broken-hearted girl, waiting for the boatman who will probably never return. A beautiful lilting traditional tune. 4m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
C
3043
voicing flexible
*
This is a set consisting of 5 pieces.
Five fun rounds about forest animals suitable for singers of any age see it
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
B
1044-48
SATB & piano
**
This is a set consisting of 5 pieces.
These rewarding concert arrangements of Scottish songs by Robert Burns and others make a lovely centrepiece. 11m 00s
Music: Trad. arr. Alasdair MacLean. Words: Robert Burns and others, adapted.
G
3043b
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set Five forest rounds. It is not sold as an individual piece.
hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
3023
SSA & piano
***
A magical setting of the famous song from Shakespeare's The Tempest. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Philip Wood. Words: William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616).
B
1510
SATB, solo T/Bar
**
'My heart's love; fair-haired Mary.' The original Gaelic version of the delightful Lewis Bridal Song, also known as Mairi's Wedding. This setting is also available with a new English translation. 2m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: John Bannerman.
Gaelic pronunciation guide included
B
3042a
SSAA
**
This is included in the set Knitting patterns. It is not sold as an individual piece.
1m 10s hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Antonio Caldara (1670 — 1736) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
4046
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4031
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
1034
SATB with descant
**
A sweetly melancholy song about the consolation of birdsong. A lovely descant graces the second half. 1m 40s see ithear a recording
Music: Michael Buck. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
B
4044
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
4 m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4029
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
4 m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
4025
SATB
**
A swinging arrangement of the well known carol, for SATB voices a cappella. An ideal opener or encore for your carol concert. 2m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: J M Neale (1818 – 1866), based on the original German and Latin.
C
4080
SATB
**
Introduce — or close — your Christmas concert with this cheerfully swinging arrangement of a traditional English carol. 2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Paul Ayres. Words: Trad. English.
D
4051
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
3m 20s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4036
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
3m 20s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
4056
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Mikola Leontovych. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4041
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: M. Leontov, arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
1039
SATTB & soli
**
‘Gay gowans’ are (with a little poetic licence) ‘dazzling daisies’. This is a light-hearted and very effective arrangement of a very old Scottish May song, about a man who tries (unsuccessfully) to woo a pretty maid. 3m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: Katy Cooper. Words: Trad. Scots.
B
1501
SATB
*
A lovely slow and heartfelt song, widely known as the Eriskay Love Lilt, or by its anglicised refrain - ' ver mi o, ro van o'. 2m 30s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
B
1036
SATB with piano; optional solos.
**
A charming arrangement from New Zealand of this well-known song in praise of the lasses. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Jonathan Crehan. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
B
2050
SATB
***
A contemporary take on the 16th century English song of unrequited love, using three of the original verses. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Anon., adapted.
B
2003
SATB
*
“Salut à la compagnie de cette maison!” (Good health to all who live here!) A traditional French new year song that would have been sung around all the houses in the area, spliced with a jaunty original dance tune. Words in French. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. French.
Pronunciation guide included
B
1513
SATB
**
This is included in the set Mouth music set 3. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A stirring and mesmeric traditional Gaelic waulking song. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included. A version voiced for womens or children's voices is also available.
A
1516
SSAA
**
A stirring and mesmeric Gaelic 'waulking song', traditionally sung by women during the communal washing of newly-woven tweed. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included An SATB version is also available.
A
4020
SSATB piano
***
A glorious concert rendition of the old carol which was fore-runner of Hark the herald angels sing. Bell-like tonalities in the piano, and lots of action in the chorus. 4m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Geoffrey Dale. Words: Charles Wesley (1707-88), Geoffrey Dale.
C
3002
SATB
**
A quiet, simple and beautiful original setting of Yeats' wonderful love poem. Music by Frances Cockburn. 2m 20s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: W.B.Yeats.
B
4071
SSAA
**
Lively arrangement of a traditional wassail song from Yorkshire in the North of England — with a barrage of trumpets in the last chorus! 2m 50s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. English.
C
4078
TTBB
**
Lively arrangement of a traditional wassail song from Yorkshire in the North of England — with a barrage of trumpets in the last chorus! 2m 50s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. English.
C
4055
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4040
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
5026
SATB
*
A well known Jewish song about how good it is to live in harmony, based on words from Psalm 133, in a simple but effective arrangement. Words in Hebrew and in English translation. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: from Psalm 133.
A
5007
SATB
*
'My angels are sounding their trumpets to waken the sleepers around. There's no time for doubting...'A stirring Maine Shaker song of conviction. 0m 45s (sung once through) see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Anon.
A
3003
SATB
**
A poem of human injustice by William Blake (1757-1827), still relevant today. A very moving setting by Sheena Phillips. 2m 30s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Blake.
B
1046
SATB & piano
**
This is included in the set Five Scottish songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A song of love fulfilled - and a paean to the pastoral life of the simple shepherd. 2m 05s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Alasdair MacLean. Words: Robert Burns, adapted by Alasdair Maclean.
B
2037
SATB
**
A New World lullaby arranged for soloist and echoing chorus. 2m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Traditional.
C
3037
SA, organ
**
Traditional Irish blessings in a lovely arrangement for treble voices that would grace any wedding. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
B
4082
3 or 4 equal or mixed voices/instruments
*
A Christmas rollick, shanty style, with a peal of bells to finish, flexibly scored for equal or mixed voices and/or instruments. 3m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Paul Ayres. Words: Trad. English.
C
3005
SATB
***
A lilting (in 7/8 time) and loosely woven blend of a Bengali song about “the way of life” with a text from 2 Esdras 14. “I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out”. Words in Bengali and English. 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Bengali arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Bengali and 2 Esdras 14.
Pronunciation guide included
C
3040
SSAA
***
A lilting (in 7/8 time) and loosely woven blend of a Bengali song about “the way of life” with a text from 2 Esdras 14. “I shall light a candle of understanding in thine heart, which shall not be put out”. Words in Bengali and English. 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Bengali arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Bengali and 2 Esdras 14.
Pronunciation guide included
C
4013
SAA
***
This is included in the set A sequence of carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A lyrical and quietly rapturous soprano line is supported by two alto parts moving mostly in parallel thirds. The widely ranging contour of the melody serves to convey a sense of wonder. [This is the same as catalogue number 4069.] 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Douglas Cook. Words: mediaeval English anon.
Glossary and pronunciation guide included
B
4069
SAA
***
This is included in the set A sequence of carols (SAA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A lyrical and quietly rapturous soprano line is supported by two alto parts moving mostly in parallel thirds. The widely ranging contour of the melody serves to convey a sense of wonder. [This is the same as catalogue number 4013.] 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Douglas Cook. Words: .
Glossary and pronunciation guide included
B
4059
SSAA
**
Close harmonies and a lilting meter distinguish this strophic setting of the lovely medieval English hymn to Mary. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: mediaeval English anon.
B
3010
SATB
***
This is included in the set Songs of love and longing. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 10s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
A
1047
SATB & piano
**
This is included in the set Five Scottish songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
"I am yours, believe me; I will never, never leave you" sums up this gently waltzing song of devotion. 3m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Alasdair MacLean. Words: 18th century anon., adapted by Alasdair MacLean.
B
2036
SSAA
**
An a cappella take on the children's playground song about courtship, marriage and children ... 1m 45s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. English/Irish.
B
2049
SSAB
**
An a cappella take on the children's playground song about courtship. Bass range suitable for changing voices. 1m 45s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. English/Irish.
B
4014
SATB
***
This is included in the set A sequence of carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
This is full of excitement. Unison sections transition suddenly into full harmony; the meter breaks out of 2/2 into snatches of a dancing 6/4; voices combine and recombine continually, chasing towards the final In excelsis gloria. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Douglas Cook. Words: Anon.
Pronunciation guide included.
B
4070
SAA
***
This is included in the set A sequence of carols (SAA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
This is full of excitement. Unison sections transition suddenly into full harmony; the meter breaks out of 2/2 into snatches of a dancing 6/4; voices combine and recombine continually, chasing towards the final In excelsis gloria. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Douglas Cook. Words: Anon.
Pronunciation guide included.
B
4002
SATB
**
You can hear the swirling snow and moaning wind in this atmospheric setting of the first two stanzas of Rossetti's famous Christmas poem. 3m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Christina Rossetti (1830-94).
B
3008
SATB
***
This is included in the set Songs of love and longing. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
0m 50s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
A
3041
SATB, piano
**
A delightfully mimsy and galumphing setting of Lewis Carroll's famous poem. 3m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Andrew Adams. Words: Lewis Carroll.
D
2051
SATB
**
A dreamy Hungarian wedding song supplied both in English and in Hungarian. 2m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Hungarian, English paraphrase by Sheena Phillips.
C
3042
SSAA
**
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
Three 18th c. rounds by Caldara and Telemann arranged and given new lyrics about … knitting! 4m 30s see it
Music: Antonio Caldara and Georg Philip Telemann arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
C
3006
SATB
*
(Words in French). Un peu d'esprit, un peu d'espoir, un peu d'amour, et puis bonsoir! - A little spirit, a little hope, a little love, and then 'goodnight'! An ideal concert finisher or encore. Words anon. music by Peter Hill. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Peter Hill. Words: Anon.
full pronunciation guide included
B
1015
TTBB
*
'Lang hae we parted been, lassie my dearie; now we are met again, lassie lie near me'. Robert Burns' adaptation of a traditional Scots song. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Peter Hill & Sheena Phillips. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
Pronunciation guide included.
B
5004
SATB
*
A Shaker 'gift song', received by Addah Z Potter in 1838. 0m 45s (sung once through) see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Anon.
A
1041
SSA
**
The timeless tale of boy seeking girl, given a witty and folky musical setting. 2m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. and Robert Burns.
Glossary and pronunciation guide included
B
1042
TBB
**
The timeless tale of boy seeking girl, given a witty and folky musical setting. 2m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. and Robert Burns.
Glossary and pronunciation guide included
B
2039
SATB, optional guitar, percussion
*
A quickly learnable traditional Chanukah song to add to your holiday collection. 1m 50s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Jewish.
A
3035
SATB
**
Setting of a poem by Anne Bradstreet, one of America's first female poets. Great text for a wedding. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Anne Bradstreet.
B
5021
SA & piano
**
A flowing and serene Lord's Prayer, for soli or chorus with piano. 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: David Barton. Words: .
B
4077
SATB, optional guitar
**
An intimate setting of Rossetti's famous words, and a favourite with audiences and singers. 2m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Christina Rossetti (1830 — 1894).
C
4049
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
4 m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4034
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
4 m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
2004
SATB
**
A grim, sturdy, traditional song from grim, sturdy Yorkshire, England; where until relatively recently the coffin containing the departed was carried over the moors with stops at places of significance. 3m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: arr. Peter Hill & Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
C
1040
SATB, solo T/Bar
**
A delightful new English language version of the well-known Mairi's wedding, more faithful to the meaning of John Bannerman's original Gaelic lyric. 2m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Peter Hill & Sheena Phillips.
B
1009
SATB
**
This is included in the set Three Marion Angus songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
'I wad hae gi'en him my lips to kiss, had I been his...' A song of regret for lost chances, written in a lilting folk style. A strong alto melody can be featured as the upper line, or accompanied by a soprano descant. 2m 40s see ithear a recording
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Marion Angus (1865-1946).
Pronunciation guide included
B
4060
SATB, optional piano
**
A rousing carol for a midwinter concert. Also available for TB. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Andrew Adams. Words: William Morris (1834 – 1896).
B
4061
TB, optional piano
**
A rousing carol for a midwinter concert. Also available for SATB. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Andrew Adams. Words: William Morris (1834 – 1896).
B
1508
SATB
**
This is included in the set Mouth music set 2. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Neil plans to wear out some shoe-leather when his eagle-eyed mum goes away on her travels. Trad., from the Campbell family of Greepe on the Isle of Skye. 1m 00s (sung twice through) see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
A
1023
SATB
**
A piece of sheer fun, imagining in music those dense clouds of hungry hovering midgies with whom visitors to North West Scotland will be familiar. Watch out for the soprano supermidge. 1m 10s see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: .
B
1032
SATB
*
A charming lullaby, nuanced by the Shetland dialect, in a format suitable for soloist and backing vocals. 2m 0s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. Anon.
Translation included.
A
1033
SSAA
*
A charming lullaby, nuanced by the Shetland dialect, in a format suitable for two soloists and backing vocals. 2m 0s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. Anon.
Translation included.
A
1049
SAB
*
A charming lullaby, nuanced by the Shetland dialect, in SAB format suitable for changing voices. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. Anon.
Translation included.
A
3007
SATB
***
This is included in the set Songs of love and longing. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 20s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
A
5005
SAB
*
Shaker song with a driving energy, dating from the New Lebanon community of 1844. 1m 30s (sung once through) see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: .
A
1503-6
SATB
**
This is a set consisting of 4 pieces.
4m 20s hear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
D
1507-9
SATB
**
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
3m 00s
Music: Sheena Phillips & Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
C
1511-3
SATB
**
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
3m 30s hear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips & Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
C
6001
Treble unison chorus & piano
**
This is included in the set Three Soutar songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
“Muckle” is Scots for big, and the song portrays a giant who cavorts around in a graveyard. 0m 40s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Soutar (1898-1943).
Glossary and pronunciation guide included.
A
1017
SATB
**
Poetry sung aloud is the style of this wistful setting, evoking the play of light and shadow both in love and in the world outside. 0m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978).
Pronunciation guide included
B
3044
SATB
**
A quiet song of remembrance, written in memoriam Jill Sumner (1941 - 2001) 2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Norman MacCaig.
C
1045
SATB & piano
**
This is included in the set Five Scottish songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A song of love for Scotland, with leaping melodic lines, beautifully crafted by Robert Burns from fragments of other ballads. 2m 50s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Alasdair MacLean. Words: Robert Burns, adapted by Alasdair Maclean.
B
1031
SATB with tenor solo
**
One of Burns' most famous songs, and his original melody, in a strophic arrangement with spare harmonies. 3m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: Michael Buck. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
Pronunciation guide included
B
3045a
SSA
***
This is included in the set Sea Pieces. It is not sold as an individual piece.
Babbling brook, cascading river, impassive sea and the poet’'s desire for union are all portrayed here. 1m 20s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
3036
SATB
**
A wonderful renaissance text about love given a lilting and harmonious setting. Great wedding piece. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Philip Sidney.
C
3038
SAA
**
A wonderful renaissance text about love given a lilting and harmonious setting. Great wedding piece. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Philip Sidney.
C
3039
TBB
**
A wonderful renaissance text about love given a lilting and harmonious setting. Great wedding piece. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Philip Sidney.
C
1512
SATB
*
This is included in the set Mouth music set 3. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
'If I had threepence I'd spend it on drink, if I had sixpence I'd try getting married'. Traditional port-a-beul (mouth music). 0m 40s (sung three times) see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
A
2053
SSAA, piano
**
Will you marry me for a packet of pins? A teasing song of courtship from 19th century America. 2m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. American arr. Jennifer Bell. Words: Anon..
C
4075
SAA
*
This is included in the set Three Christmas songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
The lilting 16th century English tune Greensleeves, paired pensively with traditional lyrics about the passing of the old year. 1m 40s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Jennifer Bell. Words: Anon.
B
5036
SSSAA
**
An original and highly effective setting of the African American spiritual. Moving and prayerful, with close harmonies and aleatoric sections. 3m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Paul Ayres. Words: Trad. African American.
D
4005
SSAB
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A glorious a cappella fanfare — or a peal of vocal bells — to open a Christmas concert. 1m 15s see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
C
4072
TTBB
***
A glorious a cappella fanfare — or a peal of vocal bells — to open a Christmas concert. 1m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
C
5037
SATB
**
Strophic setting of words often used at the close of a religious service 1m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Lisa Mears. Words: Book of Common Prayer.
B
4047
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 40s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4032
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 40s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
1030
SATB
*
A popular 19th century song of yearning for Scotland, also known as The Exile's Song, that will fit any concert about home or travel. Beautiful traditional melody, pleasingly arranged.. 3m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Richard John. Words: Robert Gilfillan (1798-1850).
Pronunciation guide included
C
3016
SATB
**
A bright, uplifting song for all those who know it will all work out right in the end. Words: Peter Hill, music: Sheena Phillips. 2m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Peter Hill.
B
4021
SATB recorder & drum
***
A lively pipe and drum carol, as sung traditionally in France on Christmas Eve, arranged with panache in a fresh English translation. 1m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. French.
C
2005
SATB
*
A strong New Year carol that recounts the English and Welsh tradition of hunting of a wren (the 'king') and processing from door to door in greeting. 1m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Paul Carline. Words: Trad. Anon.
B
2006
SATB
**
Beautiful Maori love song (words in Maori) originating in army camps in Auckland in World War 1. “The waves at Waiapu are agitated. Cross over, girl, and they will be calm.” 2m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: 20th C. Maori love song.
full pronunciation guide included
B
2034
SAA
**
Beautiful Maori love song (words in Maori) originating in army camps in Auckland in World War 1. “The waves at Waiapu are agitated. Cross over, girl, and they will be calm.” 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: 20th C. Maori love song.
full pronunciation guide included
B
2035
TBB
**
Beautiful Maori love song (words in Maori) originating in army camps in Auckland in World War 1. “The waves at Waiapu are agitated. Cross over, girl, and they will be calm.” 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: 20th C. Maori love song.
full pronunciation guide included
B
2007
SATB
**
“ Why spend your leisure bereft of pleasure...you'll take no money within the grave!” This English language version of a rousing 18th century Irish drinking song makes a great concert closer. 2m 15s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: R Bairéid, trans. D O'Sullivan.
B
6002
SA chorus & piano
**
This is included in the set Three Soutar songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A vignette of a dreamy and tearful princess stuck in a tower. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Soutar (1898-1943).
Glossary and pronunciation guide included.
A
5029
SATB
**
This is included in the set Seven psalms. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
One of a set of seven delightful psalm settings by Heinrich Schütz (from Opus 5, Becker Psalter settings) with metric English paraphrases. Tuneful, rhythmic, easy to learn, and useful throughout the year. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Heinrich Schütz (1585 — 1672). Words: Jennifer Loren Bell (based on the Becker Psalter).
A guide to the liturgical use of the psalms is included.
A
5030
SATB
**
This is included in the set Seven psalms. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
One of a set of seven delightful psalm settings by Heinrich Schütz (from Opus 5, Becker Psalter settings) with metric English paraphrases. Tuneful, rhythmic, easy to learn, and useful throughout the year. 2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Heinrich Schütz (1585 — 1672). Words: Jennifer Loren Bell (based on the Becker Psalter).
A guide to the liturgical use of the psalms is included.
A
5031
SATB
**
This is included in the set Seven psalms. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
One of a set of seven delightful psalm settings by Heinrich Schütz (from Opus 5, Becker Psalter settings) with metric English paraphrases. Tuneful, rhythmic, easy to learn, and useful throughout the year. 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Heinrich Schütz (1585 — 1672). Words: Jennifer Loren Bell (based on the Becker Psalter).
A guide to the liturgical use of the psalms is included.
A
5032
SATB
**
This is included in the set Seven psalms. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
One of a set of seven delightful psalm settings by Heinrich Schütz (from Opus 5, Becker Psalter settings) with metric English paraphrases. Tuneful, rhythmic, easy to learn, and useful throughout the year. 2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Heinrich Schütz (1585 — 1672). Words: Jennifer Loren Bell (based on the Becker Psalter).
A guide to the liturgical use of the psalms is included.
A
5033
SATB
**
This is included in the set Seven psalms. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
One of a set of seven delightful psalm settings by Heinrich Schütz (from Opus 5, Becker Psalter settings) with metric English paraphrases. Tuneful, rhythmic, easy to learn, and useful throughout the year. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Heinrich Schütz (1585 — 1672). Words: Jennifer Loren Bell (based on the Becker Psalter).
A guide to the liturgical use of the psalms is included.
A
5034
SATB
**
This is included in the set Seven psalms. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
One of a set of seven delightful psalm settings by Heinrich Schütz (from Opus 5, Becker Psalter settings) with metric English paraphrases. Tuneful, rhythmic, easy to learn, and useful throughout the year. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Heinrich Schütz (1585 — 1672). Words: Jennifer Loren Bell (based on the Becker Psalter).
A guide to the liturgical use of the psalms is included.
A
5035
SATB
**
This is included in the set Seven psalms. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
One of a set of seven delightful psalm settings by Heinrich Schütz (from Opus 5, Becker Psalter settings) with metric English paraphrases. Tuneful, rhythmic, easy to learn, and useful throughout the year. 2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Heinrich Schütz (1585 — 1672). Words: Jennifer Loren Bell (based on the Becker Psalter).
A guide to the liturgical use of the psalms is included.
A
1014
SATB
***
A puddock is a Scottish frog, and this narrative song tells the story of a fat frog who feels very pleased with himself – until he gets eaten by a hungry heron. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Peter Hill & Sheena Phillips. Words: J.M.Caie.
Glossary and pronunciation guide included.
B
4024
SATB & guitar
*
A charming traditional carol about the visit of the shepherds, arranged in folk style with simple harmonies. Words in French. 2m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. French.
Translation and pronunciation guide provided.
C
1010
SSA
***
Spice up your programme with a Scots tale of love lost through murder. There is plenty of drive and harmonic interest in this ballad setting. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Marg Hall. Words: Trad. Anon.
Glossary and pronunciation guide included.
C
5002
SATB
**
(Words in Latin) 'Queen of Heaven, rejoice. Alleluia!' 1m 30s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Michael Buck. Words: Anon.
full pronunciation guide included
B
2029
SSA
**
Traditional English riddle song: “I will give my love an apple without any core … ” 1m 40s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Douglas Cook. Words: Anon.
B
2015-7
3 or 4 part equal or mixed voices
**
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
In November 1832, Jane Chattock opened a small music manuscript book and wrote her name on the flyleaf. She then copied a collection of favourite rounds into it, and got her friends to add more in their own hand. We know nothing more of Jane, but her book came to light in an Edinburgh second-hand book shop in 1982 and now lets us see what amused a little group of social singers in the years around the accession of Queen Victoria. 5 — 6m
Music: Sheena Phillips (ed.). Words: Anon.
C
1035
SATB
*
“Harvest the light of the moon to make yourself a gown”. Create a spellbound interlude with this gem of a Scots poem, given beautiful musical lines and harmonies. 1m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Soutar (1898-1943).
Pronunciation guide included
B
1519
SAA
*
'I was born and brought up on the beautiful Isle of Islay'. Traditional port-a-beul (mouth music). 1m 40s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
A
1506
SATB
*
This is included in the set Mouth music set 1. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
'I was born and brought up on the beautiful Isle of Islay'. Traditional port-a-beul (mouth music). 1m 40s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
A
4023
SATB, optional guitar and/or treble instrument
*
“Now the holly bears a berry ...”: a sturdy folk carol from Cornwall (S W England) listing the different colours of the holly berry as it ripens, and relating them to the story of Jesus. 2m 40s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Cornish.
C
2040
TBB, piano
**
This is included in the set Six sea shanties. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
First in the set is the rousing Santiana, popular both as a pumping shanty and as a capstan shanty, loosely based on events in the Mexican-American war of the mid-19th century. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
B
1022
SATB divisi
**
This is included in the set Three Helen Cruickshank songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A song in Scots about facing hardship, using weather as a metaphor. Half the choir is used to create sound effects of driving wind and rain, while the rest sing about “biding the storm that you cannot hinder”. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Michael Buck. Words: Helen Cruickshank (1886-1975).
Glossary and pronunciation guide included.
B
3045
SSA
***
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
Three contrasting Emily Dickinson settings, by turns impulsive, wishful, wondering and definite. Premiered by Canty, female voices of Cappella Nova of Scotland. 4m 30s
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
F
2008
SATB
**
A youth — with marriage on his mind — waylays a young girl as she goes to feed her fathers lambs. Traditional spring song, with an arching melody and changing metre. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Douglas Cook. Words: Traditional English.
B
3015
SATB
***
'From star to star, from sun and spring and leaf, and almost audible flowers whose sound is silence, and in the common meadows, springs the seed of life'. Poem by Kathleen Raine, Music by Marg Hall. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Marg Hall. Words: Kathleen Raine.
B
2009
SATB
**
Garden metaphors abound in this sweet and wistful traditional song about love. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Douglas Cook. Words: Trad. Anon.
B
2027
SATB
***
A most beautiful Irish folk song, rewritten by collector Padraic Colum, and offered here in a lilting a cappella arrangement. 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Geoffrey Dale. Words: Padraic Colum.
C
2024
TTBB
**
Traditional Irish song lamenting the plight of Fionnuala, who has been turned into a swan by her stepmother Aiofe. Arranged for male voices. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Mark Burstow. Words: Thomas Moore.
B
5006
SAB
*
'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free ... One of the most famous Shaker songs, written by Joseph Brackett in 1848 as a dance song. 0m 30s (sung once through) see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Anon.
A
2040-45
TBB, piano
**
This is a set consisting of 6 pieces.
Shanties (or chanteys) were an essential part of the rhythm of life and work on board ship.   Here are six of these tuneful, humorous and vigorous songs for male voices. 15m 00s
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
G
2033
SATB
**
This lively traditional Breton drinking song gives the men's voices a bit of show-off fun. English and Breton versions supplied. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Breton.
C
3007-11
SATB
***
This is a set consisting of 5 pieces.
Sheena Phillips' settings of five exquisite poems by Emily Dickinson. See individual titles for details. 5m 00s
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
E
2046
5 mixed/equal voices
**
A round about singing from the 19th century American singing school tradition 2 – 3m (flexible) see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: P P Bliss. Words: P P Bliss.
C
2021
SATB
**
(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 see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
B
2010
SATB
***
Young Sovay decides one day to test her true love's mettle. She dresses up as a highwayman and lies in wait for him, pistol in hand. Is he man enough to pass the test...? Trad. words and music in a fast-paced and jaunty arrangement, with the Altos having the tune. 2m 20s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
C
2054
SA, piano
*
Only the promise of a husband is enough to persuade a girl to get on with the dreary task of spinning. 2m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. German arr. Jennifer Bell. Words: Trad. German trans. Jennifer Bell.
C
5038
SATB chorus; SATB soli; orchestra, continuo
***
Andrew Wilson-Dickson's compelling and coherent reconstruction of J. S. Bach's lost St. Mark Passion. Based on the original libretto by Picander, surviving arias, chorales and choruses by Bach, and original music for the missing recitative sections and choruses by Andrew Wilson-Dickson. In German. Full score, vocal score, and all instrumental parts available, plus a keyboard accompaniment for choir rehearsal. approx 102 minutes
Music: J S Bach, Andrew Wilson-Dickson. Words: Christian Friedrich Henrici (Picander).
Z
5008
SAB
*
“O brighter than the morning star is the heart that's pure and free”. A wonderful soaring Shaker hymn from Ohio. 2m 00s (sung once through) see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Anon.
A
4050
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
3m 20s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4035
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
3m 20s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
4022
SATB & folk harp
*
A charming German carol (in English translation) from the tradition of cradle-rocking Christmas services, simply arranged for SATB chorus and folk harp. 2m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Martin Shaw (1875 – 1958) (based on the original German).
B
2017
3 or 4 part equal or mixed voices
**
This is included in the set Rounds from Jane Chattock's book. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Lovers take note. This round sets out in praise of love, but foresees a lamentable end: six squalling brats and a scolding jade. 1m 25s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips (ed.). Words: Anon.
A
3024
SATB
**
A lively and passionate spring song from Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. 1m 30s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Shakespeare (1564 – 1616).
B
3012
SSAAA
***
'Sweet smiles, in the night, hover over my delight...' A mother tenderly wishes sweet dreams for her happy child. Words by William Blake from 'A Cradle Song', lilting 5/4 arrangement by Sheena Phillips. 3m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Blake.
C
2031
SATB
**
(Words in Finnish). A charming traditional Finnish song. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. Finnish.
full pronunciation guide included
B
1515
SAB
*
A beautiful and simple Hebridean Gaelic carol, which addresses the Christ child with the most gorgeous and endearing words.
Supplied with both the original Gaelic words and modern English words.
3m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Gaelic.
Spoken audio and IPA pronunciation guides, and translation, included.
B
2057
TBarB, piano
**
This is included in the set Three cowboy songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Nostalgia for a way of life and work long gone but not forgotten. 3m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Omar Barker (1894-1985).
C
1522
SAA
*
'I have a wife, a stream, a lump of white soap and a filthy shirt. How can I get it clean by tomorrow so I can go out?' Traditional port-a-beul (mouth music). 1m 20s (sung three times through) see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
A
1503
SATB
*
This is included in the set Mouth music set 1. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
'I have a wife, a stream, a lump of white soap and a filthy shirt. How can I get it clean by tomorrow so I can go out?' Traditional port-a-beul (mouth music). 0m 55s (sung twice through) see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
A
1507
SATB
*
This is included in the set Mouth music set 2. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
'I'm tired, pulling up bracken half way up the mountain and all alone' -Trad. 1m 10s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
A
1011
SATB
**
This is included in the set Three Helen Cruickshank songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A song in Scots about remembrance of past love, set with stark simlpicity. 1m 40s see ithear a recording
Music: Michael Buck. Words: Helen Cruickshank (1886-1975).
Pronunciation guide included
B
2055-57
TBarB, piano
**
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
Three songs from - or about - the days of cattle ranching and long-distance droving in the 19th century American west. Premiered by the changed voices section of the National Boys Choir of Scotland. 10m 00s
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. American and Omar Barker.
F
1038
SATB
**
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
Three very different settings of poems by this “Scottish renaissance” poet. 6m 00s
Music: Michael Buck. Words: Helen Cruickshank (1886-1975).
D
4043
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 40s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4028
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 40s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
2055
TBarB, piano
**
This is included in the set Three cowboy songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A song about the ranching life: long hours and bad food! 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
C
1037
SATB
**
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
Three poems in Scots vernacular – images of landscape and home life as a setting for love and loss. 5m 00s
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Marion Angus (1865-1946).
D
3027-9
SATB
***
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
A delightfully contrasting set of pieces by Philip Wood: a joyful opening number, a quiet and reverent centrepiece and a dancelike finish, in musical styles which nicely reflect those of the words. All the pieces can also stand alone. See individual titles for details. 7m 30s
Music: Philip Wood. Words: .
D
4073
SSA/SAA
*
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
Here's a three-pack of traditional Christmas and New Year songs that will be easy to add to your repertoire for last-minute carolling or other holiday season performances. 4m 10s
Music: Trad. arr. Jennifer Bell. Words: Anon.
D
6001-3
children's chorus & piano
**
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
William Soutar was dedicated to the Scots language and wrote many delightful poems for children. This suite of three contrasting and colourful songs depicts a graveyard hooligan, a sad princess, and a clunking old windmill. Premiered by the National Boys Choir of Scotland. 4m 00s
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Soutar (1898-1943).
D
2045
TBB, piano
**
This is included in the set Six sea shanties. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Rounding off the set is the shanty traditionally sung while pumping the ship dry at the end of a voyage. 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad..
B
1012
SATB
*
The ladye in question has 'everie virtew that is held most deir' - except only that she is 'mercyles' (merciless). A quiet and reflective strophic setting of a poem by William Dunbar, who served at the court of James IV of Scotland. 2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Michael Buck. Words: William Dunbar.
Transcription and pronunciation guide included.
B
3042c
SSAA
**
This is included in the set Knitting patterns. It is not sold as an individual piece.
1m 20s hear a recording
Music: Antonio Caldara (1670 — 1736) arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
3028
SATB & sop solo
***
This is included in the set Three old English partsongs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A contemporary setting by Philip Wood of a beautiful medieval English lyric. Part of a set of Three English Partsongs. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Anon. 16th.C. English.
B
2023
SATB
**
'Beauty will not last; but faithful love endures like steel, so long as two remain'. Traditional Welsh love song with a very pleasing tune. Supplied in both Welsh and English language versions.. 2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included.
C
3043a
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set Five forest rounds. It is not sold as an individual piece.
hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
4065
children's voices with piano
**
This is a set consisting of 2 pieces.
Two contrasting and easy carols for treble voices and piano: the first, quiet and dreamy, the second, joyful and energetic. Jean Kenward (lyrics) is a widely published poet of verse for children. Suitable for beginner choirs. Revised edition (2012). 4m 00s
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Jean Kenward (1920–).
C
5019
Soprano solo
**
This is a set consisting of 2 pieces.
(Words in Latin) Two beautiful motets by Philip Wood for solo soprano voice. 3m 35s see it
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Trad.
A
4064
TTB
**
This is a set consisting of 2 pieces.
Two strong carols for a cappella male voices, in the harmonious Welsh plygain tradition. 5m 00s
Music: Trad. Welsh, arr./transcribed Sheena Phillips. Words: English, based on the original Welsh.
C
4042-56
SATB
**
This is a set consisting of 15 pieces.
Here is a unique sequence of Ukrainian carols such as might be sung by a party of singers going from house to house to celebrate Christmas and to entertain — in hope of the traditional reward. Some focus on the Christmas story; others are wholly secular — flattering, flirtatious or wheedling to extract the best of hospitality from their host. The entire set takes about forty minutes, but shorter selections can be very effective in performance. We provide both the original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation. 40m 00s
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
SSA version also available.
G
4027-41
SSA
**
This is a set consisting of 15 pieces.
Here is a unique sequence of Ukrainian carols such as might be sung by a party of singers going from house to house to celebrate Christmas and to entertain — in hope of the traditional reward. Some focus on the Christmas story; others are wholly secular — flattering, flirtatious or wheedling to extract the best of hospitality from their host. The entire set takes about forty minutes, but shorter selections can be very effective in performance. 40m 00s
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
G
3017
SATB
**
'Let my shadow disappear into yours. Let me lose myself under the tall trees,'...the magical and sensuous moment of twilight, when everything seems to soften and fade into everything else. Words in Swedish. 1m 20s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Pär Lagerkvist (1891-1974).
Pronunciation guide included
B
4010
SATB
**
A Christmas fable, beautifully told in the Scots language, of how the robin got its red breast attempting to wrest the nail from Christ's hand. 2m 00s see ithear a recording
Music: Michael Buck. Words: Tom Scott (1918-1995).
Pronunciation guide included
B
4012
SATB
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This is included in the set A sequence of carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Douglas Cook's exquisite setting swells and dies in two-bar phrases, also rocking gently between major and minor tonalities. 1m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Douglas Cook. Words: Anon.
Translation and pronunciation guide included.
A
4068
SAA
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This is included in the set A sequence of carols (SAA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Douglas Cook's exquisite setting swells and dies in two-bar phrases, also rocking gently between major and minor tonalities. 1m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Douglas Cook. Words: Anon.
Translation and pronunciation guide included.
A
5027
SATB & piano
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Get your church choir rocking with this upbeat jazz feel arrangement of an African American spiritual promising healing and deliverance. 2m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Tony McDonald. Words: Trad. anon.
C
2022
SATB
**
“The water is wide, I cannot get o'er”. A song about love as wished for and as experienced. One of the gems of English folklore, in a fine arrangement.. 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
B
4076
SAA
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This is included in the set Three Christmas songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
The (in)famous carolling number, dressed up a bit and made into a much more satisfying greeting. 1m 05s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Jennifer Bell. Words: Anon.
B
3013
SATB
**
'Take my hand and we'll walk on together...' A wedding song with a difference, looking to the strength that can come from going through bad times as well as good times. Words: Peter Hill, music: Sheena Phillips. 2m 55s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Peter Hill.
B
1021
SATB
*
This is included in the set Three Marion Angus songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A strophic setting of a folk-style Scots poem celebrating a quiet and beautiful place in rural Perthshire. 1m 15s see ithear a recording
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Marion Angus (1865-1946).
Pronunciation guide included
B
3027
SATB
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This is included in the set Three old English partsongs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Robert Herrick (1591 — 1674).
B
3033
SATB & piano
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Rousing rendition of a song by Gwydion Pendderwen, a key figure of the resurgent Pagan movement. 4m 45s see ithear a recording
Music: Gwydion Pendderwen arr. Andrew Adams. Words: Gwydion Pendderwen.
D
4045
SATB
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SATB). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. Ukrainian arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. (Ukrainian) and Sheena Phillips (English).
Original Ukrainian words and an English singing translation both provided.

SSA version also available.
B
4030
SSA
**
This is included in the set 15 Ukrainian Christmas Carols (SSA). You can also buy it as an individual piece.
2m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Vladimir Morozov. Words: Trad. Ukrainian, trans. Sheena Phillips.
SATB version also available.
B
4019
SATB
***
A quiet and lovely arrangement of the 19th century carol, with mildly dissonant harmonies. 2m 30s see ithear a recording
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: William Chatterton Dix (1837 – 1898).
B
2030
SSA
***
A lively and humorous arrangement of the toe-tapping shanty. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Douglas Cook. Words: Anon.
C
1018
SATB
**
'Sorrow remembers us...it sits in its old chair, gently rocking.' A pensive through-composed setting of a 20th-century Scots poem. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Michael Buck. Words: Ian Crichton Smith (1928-1998).
B
1048
SATB & piano
**
This is included in the set Five Scottish songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Closing the set, an echo of the mood of the first song: love lost, even amid the beauty of summer. 2m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Alasdair MacLean. Words: Robert Burns, adapted by Alasdair Maclean.
B
2011
SATB
**
A young girl is impatient to get married, but her mother thinks she'd be better off with a sheep or a cow! 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Douglas Cook. Words: Trad. Anon.
B
3011
SATB
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This is included in the set Songs of love and longing. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
0m 45s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
A
6003
SA chorus & piano
**
This is included in the set Three Soutar songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
The “auld man” standing on a hill is a windmill, whose labours are accompanied by an infectiously playful jazz piano part. A fun piece for a children's choir that can handle a few jazz accidentals. 1m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: William Soutar (1898-1943).
Glossary and pronunciation guide included.
C
1029
SATB
*
This is included in the set Three Marion Angus songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Love can be blown away like a flower in the wind, but it still leaves a trace in the heart. Scots poem set in a lilting folk idiom. 1m 15s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Marion Angus (1865-1946).
Pronunciation guide included
B
3009
SATB
***
This is included in the set Songs of love and longing. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
1m 10s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Emily Dickinson.
A
1028
SATB with sop. solo
**
This through-composed arrangement is a delightful setting of a plangent text, with interest in every voice part. Winter has ended, but the poet's mind runs on the constancy of a woman's love and the wanderings of a man's. 2m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
B
1044
SATB & piano
**
This is included in the set Five Scottish songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A poignant Robert Burns song offsetting the beauty of spring with the heartbreak of lost love. 2m 00s see ithear a recordinghear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Alasdair MacLean. Words: Robert Burns, adapted by Alasdair Maclean.
B
5025
SATB & descant
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A Palestinian prayer for peace. Words in Arabic and in English translation by Fred Kaan. A possible sequence of verses (English, Arabic, with or without descant, etc) is suggested, but feel free to devise your own. 1m 30s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Arabic, trans. Fred Kaan.
A
2012
SATB
**
This is a hearty drinking song in celebration of the consoling powers of 'a jug of this'. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
B
2013
TB
*
This is a hearty drinking song in celebration of the consoling powers of 'a jug of this'. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
B
3029
SATB
***
This is included in the set Three old English partsongs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
2m 45s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Philip Wood. Words: Thomas Campion (1567—1620).
B
4081
SATB
**
Bring the spirit of caroling into your Christmas concert with this famous traditional English carol. 3m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Trad. arr. Paul Ayres. Words: Trad. English.
C
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