Folk Songs

British and irish Folk Songs for mixed Choir a cappella
Choral Conductor's Score with CD

for: Mixed choir (SATB) a cappella

Choir book, CD

Item no.680848
EditorMirjam James
Scope84 pages; 23 × 32 cm
Release year2018
Publisher/ProducerCarus Verlag
Producer No.CV 02.214/00
24.90 €
Delivery time: 2–3 working days (Germany )
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The Choirbook Folk Songs invites you to discover the musical tradition of Great Britain and Ireland. It contains 21 arrangements of English stanzaic songs, canons and ballads for mixed choir a cappella. The songs are as varied as the stories they tell: from moving greensleeves or two hearts beat as one to graceful phrases like A rosebud by my early walk or There were three ravens to cheeky and tongue-in-cheek songs like Dashing away with the smoothing iron or The mother-in-law.

The stylistic implementation is diverse: the choir book contains original movements from the 13th century as well as arrangements of contemporary composers written exclusively for the collection. The movements are in three to five voices, the choir voices are partly divided. They are by well-known British and Irish composers such as Benjamin Britten, Gustav Holst, Ralph Vaughan Williams and Charles V. Stanford or by renowned contemporaries such as John Rutter and Carsten Gerlitz, who give the traditional songs a new musical garb.


  • A Rosebud by my early Walk
  • A Round of 3 Country Dances in one
  • Ah Robin gentle Robin
  • And I were a Maiden
  • Ballad of green Broom
  • Blow the Horn Hunter
  • Come live with me and be my Love
  • Dashing away with the smoothing Iron
  • Finnegan's Wake
  • Greensleves
  • I love my Love
  • I'm seventeen com Sunday
  • O waly waly
  • Quick we have but a Second
  • Remember o Thou Man
  • Salley Gardens
  • Sumer is icumen in
  • The Mother-in-Law
  • The Springtime of the Year
  • Tra bo dau / Two Hearts beat as one
  • There were three Ravens