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No. 3 from "Four Louisiana Creole Folk Songs"

By Louis Reichwein

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SATB choir, optional piano
No. 3 from "Four Louisiana Creole Folk Songs". Composed by Louis Reichwein. Secular. Octavo. Duration 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Published by Ione Press (EC.5882).

Item Number: EC.5882

Text: Slave Songs of the US (1867).

To music in a lilting 6/8, the text describes a ball, which, despite being held in a barn, was so grand that even the horses were astonished. Along with the recurring phrase, "Dance, Calinda," the chorus sings "boudoum" as a musical accompaniment. An optional piano part is provided (it is not mere doubling.) There is no divisi in this movement, and the music is enchanting and approachable.

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