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Songs of John Jacob Niles - Revised and Expanded Edition

Low Voice

By John Jacob Niles

Vocal, Piano Accompaniment
Low Voice. Composed by John Jacob Niles (1892-1980). Vocal. American, Classical, Collection, Contemporary, Folk. Softcover. 152 pages. G. Schirmer #ED3841. Published by G. Schirmer (HL.50481653).

Item Number: HL.50481653

ISBN 9780793523344. 9x12 inches.

35 songs by Kentucky-born John Jacob Niles, one of the most loved American vocal composers, whose songs are a staple of contest solo lists. 11 songs have been added for the 2015 expanded edition. Includes Gambling Songs and a collection of Niles' Appalachian Carols, as well as a preface by and biographical notes on the composer.

New in the 2015 Revised and Expanded edition: The Blue Madonna • Calm is the Night • Careless Love • Reward • Wayfaring Stranger • The Cherry-Tree • Lulle Lullay • Down in yon forest • Jesus the Christ is born • The Seven Joys of Mary • See Jesus the Saviour

Complete Table of Contents: The Black Dress • Black is the color of my true love's hair • The Blue Madonna • Calm Is the Night • Careless Love • The Carol of the Bells • Evening • The Flower of Jesse • Go 'way from my window • I wonder as I wander • Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head • The Lass from the Low Countree • Little Black Star • The Lotus Bloom • My Lover is a farmer lad • Reward • Ribbon Bow • The Robin and the Thorn • Sweet little boy Jesus • Unused I am to lovers • Wayfaring Stranger • What Songs Were Sung • When I get up into Heaven • The Wild Rider • The Rovin' Gambler • The Gambler's Lament • The Gambler's Wife (By-Low) • Gambler, don't you lose your place • Gamblyer's Song of the Big Sandy River • The Cherry-Tree • Lulle Lullay • Down in yon forest • Jesus the Christ is born • The Seven Joys of Mary • See Jesus the Saviour

“These two lovely volumes for high and low voice are the result of growing scholarship around the work of a composer often slighted...We are fortunate indeed to have this latest generous edition, offering as it does a wealth of material for recital and pedagogic purposes. The inclusion of Niles's own notes from the original edition is particularly moving.”--Journal of Singing

  • Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head 
  • Evening (Niles Jj) 
  • Gambler's Wife,The (By-Low)niles 
  • Gambler, Don't You Lose Yr Place 
  • Gambler's Song - Big Sandy River 
  • My Lover Is A Farmer Lad(Niles) 
  • Little Black Star (Niles) 
  • Unused I Am To Lovers (Niles) 
  • When I Get Up Into Heaven(Niles) 
  • What Songs Were Sung 
  • Lotus Bloom, The (Niles Jj) 
  • Gambler's Lament, The (Niles) 
  • Wild Rider, The (Niles Jj) 
  • Robin And The Thorn, The(Niles) 
  • I Wonder As I Wander 
  • The Black Dress 
  • Black Is The Color Of My True Love's Hair 
  • The Carol Of The Birds 
  • Sweet Little Boy Jesus 
  • The Flower Of Jesse 
  • Go 'Way From My Window 
  • The Lass From The Low Countree 
  • The Rovin' Gambler 
  • Ribbon Bow 

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  • 5

    Whippany NJ
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  • November 04, 2007 Jacob Niles

    I like the songs. They are classic folk tunes and I enjoy singing them. The low voice is a range that I can sing with relative low difficulty.

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