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Down by the Riverside

By Becki Slagle Mayo

Choral (SAB Choir)
Arranged by Becki Slagle Mayo. Shawnee Press. American, Spiritual, Youth Choir. Octavo. 12 pages. Shawnee Press #D0701. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35005559).

Item Number: HL.35005559

6.75x10.5 inches.

Becki has created a fresh and jazzy arrangement of this familiar folk song. The piece uses chromatic intervals with a jazz piano accompaniment, a “walking” bass line in the SAB voicing to feature your men, and an optional descant for the women to sing in three-part harmony. A workhorse for the middle school and elementary teacher, this choral is appropriate throughout the year promoting peace, unity or patriotism. Available: SAB, 2-part, PianoTrax CD 2006 (35016962).

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Easton, PA
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • April 27, 2011 Down by the Riverside

    This piece of music is fun! My chorus of 30 caught on quite quickly to the rhythm and notes. Placing the men against the women in counter rhythms and words made the piece playful and yet meaningful. It always brings a smile to the singers and listeners.

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