Greenery

 

Number,
voicing
Title,
complexity
Description,
links
Price Band
1503-6
SATB
**
This is a set consisting of the 4 pieces listed below.
4m 20s hear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
D
1503
SATB
*
This is included in the set listed above. 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
1504
SATB
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This is included in the set listed above. 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
1505
SATB
**
This is included in the set listed above. 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
1506
SATB
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This is included in the set listed above. 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
1519
SAA
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'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
1522
SAA
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'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
1507-9
SATB
**
This is a set consisting of the 3 pieces listed below.
3m 00s
Music: Sheena Phillips & Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
C
1507
SATB
*
This is included in the set listed above. 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
1508
SATB
**
This is included in the set listed above. 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
1509
SATB
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This is included in the set listed above. 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
1511-3
SATB
**
This is a set consisting of the 3 pieces listed below.
3m 30s hear a recording
Music: Sheena Phillips & Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
Pronunciation guide included
C
1511
SATB
*
This is included in the set listed above. 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
1512
SATB
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This is included in the set listed above. 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
1513
SATB
**
This is included in the set listed above. 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
1514
SAB
*
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
1517
SA, flute, cello
***
This is a set consisting of the 3 pieces listed below.
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.
G
1517a
SA
***
This is included in the set listed above. 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.
1517b
SA
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This is included in the set listed above. 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.
1517c
SA, flute, cello
***
This is included in the set listed above. 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.
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
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
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
1501
SATB
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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
1516
SSAA
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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
1515
SAB
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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.
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