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Celius Dougherty - Folksongs and Chanties

Low Voice

By Celius Dougherty

Piano, Vocal
Low Voice. Composed by Celius Dougherty. Vocal Collection. 96 pages. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50485499).

Item Number: HL.50485499

ISBN 0634073338. 9x12 inches.

American composer Celius Dougherty (1902-1986) created lovely arrangements of favorite folksongs and sea chanties. These collections for both High and Low Voice include: Buffalo Boy • Colorado Trail • Red River Valley • Rio Grande • Shenandoah • Wayfaring Stranger • and others. With many selections never before published, these editions offer exciting multicultural literature for voice students and teachers.

  • Barbara Allen (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Bring My Lulu Home (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Buffalo Boy (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Colorado Trail (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Come All You Fair and Tender Maidens (arr. Dougherty) 
  • I Wish I Were on Yonder Hill (arr. Dougherty) 
  • The Lady Who Loved a Pig (arr. Dougherty) 
  • O Waly Waly (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Red River Valley (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Riding to Heaven (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Shady Grove (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Stewball (arr. Dougherty) 
  • The Water Cresses (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Wayfaring Stranger (arr. Dougherty) 
  • What You Gonna Do When the Meat Gives Out? (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Across the Western Ocean (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Blow, Ye Winds (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Mobile Bay (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Rio Grande (arr. Dougherty) 
  • Shenandoah (arr. Dougherty) 

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  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • March 30, 2006 Wonderful vehicles for study & performan

    Dougherty's folksong arrangements are imaginative and highly expressive of the meaning and emotions of their respective texts....All of the musical expression of Dougherty's insights into the texts is revealed in the piano parts.... His harmonies explore the emotional undertones of the texts, and each stanza of a...

    song receives different pianistic and musical treatment without ever losing the thread of the original melody. There are many countermelodies and motifs taken from the tunes that inhabit the inner voices of the musical texture like a subtext of thoughts running beneath audible speech. His final phrases and postludes are especially effective in sustaining the mood of the character or of the setting. These arrangements have the substance of art song and the directness and story telling function of folksong, and all of them are worthy of concert performance at the highest level as well as wonderful vehicles for study and performance by developing singers.

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