15 Easy Folksong Arrangements
High Voice Introduction by Joan Frey Boytim. Composed by Various. Vocal Collection. Play Along. Softcover Audio Online. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.740268).
Item Number: HL.740268
ISBN 0634077279. 9x12 inches.
This collection is designed for those students, of any age beyond early teens, in the early stages of voice study, although the arrangements are so satisfying that more advanced singers will also enjoy them. The ranges are modest, and songs have been chosen for both genders. The new arrangements are lovely, fresh and interesting, but keep the simple vocal line in the forefront. The piano accompaniments were deliberately designed for an intermediate level player. The CD includes beautiful performances of each song by professional singers to be used as a learning tool, and a piano accompaniment track for practice. Joan Boytim, the leading American expert on teaching the young voice, has added a preface about how to use these songs in the studio. Highlights: Barbara Allen • I Gave My Love a Cherry • Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier • Shenandoah • The Streets of Laredo • The Water Is Wide.
- When Johnny Comes Marching Home (arr. Walters)
- I Know Where I'm Goin' (arr. Walters)
- The Ash Grove (arr. Stanley)
- Barbara Allen (arr. Stanley)
- Greensleeves (arr. Stanley)
- How Can I Keep From Singing (arr. Ruck)
- I Gave My Love a Cherry (The Riddle Song) (arr. Dean)
- Loch Lomond (arr. Dean)
- Scarborough Fair (arr. Ruck)
- Streets Of Laredo (The Cowboy's Lament) (arr. Walters)
- Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes (arr. Dean)
- Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier (arr. Walters)
- Soldier, Soldier Will You Marry Me? (arr. Dean)
- Water Is Wide (arr. Ruck)
- Shenandoah (arr. Walters)