› New songs from the ChoirCommunity23/Aug/2021
For the the new titles we have added this week, our arrangers Jake Alexander and Tim Allen have gone out of their way to make the songs as accessible to as many choirs as possible.
Jake's approach is to create extremely flexible three-part arrangements which can be adapted to almost any voicing combination. He has applied this approach to three more beautiful folk songs which we have published this week. Preview each of them by clicking on the links below:
- Bushes and Briars - English Folk Song at https://www.choircommunity.net/downloads/bushes-and-briars-resource-pack/
- Ca' The Yowes - Scottish Folk Song at https://www.choircommunity.net/downloads/ca-the-yowes-resource-pack/
- Keep On The Sunny Side - American Folk Song at https://www.choircommunity.net/downloads/keep-on-the-sunny-side-resource-pack/.
This lovely American song was written in 1899 by Ada Blenkhorn and Howard J. Entwhistle. It was popularised by The Carter Family, who recorded it in 1928, and it also featured on the soundtrack of the classic Coen Brothers’ movie, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, performed by The Whites.
As with all of Jakes's arrangements so far, we have published them as resource packs, so you get the full score together with all the audio learning tracks in the single download for 50p per copy (or choir member).
Our other contributing arranger this week, Tim Allen has gone with a different approach. Tim has written an original song to celebrate the return of choirs out of lockdown and has written separate arrangements for SATB, SAB, SSA and TBB voicings. You can preview and select any of these variations from the link below:
- Bring The Music Back Home at https://www.choircommunity.net/downloads/bring-the-music-back-home-sheet-music/.
This music is from Piers McLeish, co-founder of ChoirCommunity, https://www.choircommunity.net/