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12 Canons on Traditional Sussex Verse

By Jeffrey Bishop

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2-part children's chorus with optional piano (2-part)
12 Canons on Traditional Sussex Verse. Composed by Jeffrey Bishop. Entertaining and useful music for teaching and for performance. Published by Brichtmark Music, Inc. (BM.BRM-2).

Item Number: BM.BRM-2

These canons were written for Emme Kresek and the school of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine in New York City. They explore many singing intervals, and are intended to be entertaining as well as useful.

  • One-erum, Two-erum (counting sheep) 
  • Rock The Cradle 
  • Apple Pie 
  • Butter Come (churning butter) 
  • Ye Bells of Bosham (a legend from the time of Alfred the Great) 
  • Sam, Sam (a local character) 
  • Open the Gates (circle-game) 
  • Punch Cures the Gout (easing ailments) 
  • Teddy on the Railway (trains first came to Sussex in the 1840's) 
  • Ague, Ague (another folk cure) 
  • Ice at Martinmas (weather prediction) 
  • Here Comes the Boys Brigade (marching uniformed boys) 
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