Greenery

 

Number,
voicing
Title,
complexity
Description,
links
Price Band
4007
6 equal or mixed voices
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“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
4008
4 equal or mixed voices
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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
4018
TBarB
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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
1004
SATB
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'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
3006
SATB
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(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
3043
voicing flexible
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This is a set consisting of the 5 pieces listed below.
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
3043a
voicing flexible
*
This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
3043b
voicing flexible
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This is included in the set listed above. 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
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This is included in the set listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
3043d
voicing flexible
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This is included in the set listed above. 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 listed above. It is not sold as an individual piece.
hear a MIDI rendering
Music: Emily Doolittle. Words: Emily Doolittle, Neil Banas and Sheena Phillips.
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
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
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'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.
B
5004
SATB
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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
5005
SAB
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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: .
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5006
SAB
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'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
5008
SAB
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“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.
B
5039
SAB
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A strong dance tune from the Shaker community in Connecticut, sung to vocables. 2m 00s see ithear a MIDI rendering
Music: Anon. arr. Sheena Phillips. Words: Sheena Phillips.
B
6011
children (unison) & handbells or chimes
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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
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.
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