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Riu, Riu, Chiu

Traditional Spanish Carol

Rķu Rķu Chķu, also known as Rķu Chķu, is a Spanish villancico that has attained some contemporary fame as a Christmas carol. The villancico is attributed by some sources to Mateo Flecha the Elder, who died in 1553; it has also been described as anonymous. The song also bears a strong resemblance to another villancico, Falalanlera, by Bartomeu Cąrceres, a Catalan composer. It is known from a single source, the Cancionero de Upsala, published in 1556 in Venice; a unique copy is preserved at the library of the University of Uppsala. The song appears as the fortieth song of that collection. Daniel R. Melamed described the song as "redoubtable", and mentions it as a contender for the best known piece of Renaissance music


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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David Hill (Editor) : Noel 2 - Carols and Anthems for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany : SATB : 01 Songbook : David Hill : 884088501747 : 1849382921 : 14037544

David Hill (Editor) : Noel 2 - Carols and Anthems for Advent, Christmas and Epiphany

Noel 2 is an exciting collection of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany music for mixed voice choirs, from the easy to learn to the more challenging and unconventional. The contents range from the Renaissance to the present: from Bach and Sweelinck, familiar settings of traditional and lesser known carols through the ages to Howells and Leighton and works by today's composers include Richard Rodney Bennett, Eric Whitacre, John Tavener, Tarik O'Regan and Richard Allain. Among the 43 anthems, mixed voice choirs of all levels will find new arrangements of favorite carols, hymns with new descants, as well as stimulating original works for the Christmas season.

Songlist: Ubers Gebirg Maria Geht , Adam Lay Y Bounden, Angelus ad Virginem, Away In A Manger, Bethlehem Down , Coventry Carol, Ding Dong! Merrily on High, E'en So, Lord Jesus, Quickly Come , Gallery Carol, Gaudete!, Gloria, Dei Sir Gesungen, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing , Hodie Christus Natus Est, I Wonder As I Wander, I Wonder As I Wander, In Dulci Jubilo , Jesus Christ The Apple Tree, Lasset Uns Frohlocken, Long, Long Ago, Love Came Down At Christmas, Lullay My Liking, Lux Aurumque, 'O' Antiphon, O Come, All Ye Faithful , O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, O Jesulein , Of A Rose , Once In Royal David's City , Puer Nobis , Resonet In Laudibus, and more

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Voicing: SATB | 7706b | Songbook | $19.95


John Rutter (Editor) : Christmas Motets : SATB : 01 Songbook : John Rutter : 9780193437043

John Rutter (Editor) : Christmas Motets

This songbook is part of the Oxford Choral Classics series and gathers in one volume sixteen of the finest motets and related pieces for the season of Christmas. The collection gives due space to the magnificant works of the Renaissance period, with well-known motets such as Victoria's O magnum mysterium and Sweeelink's Hodie Chritus natus est placed alongside works by Byrd, Palestrina and Mouton. There are also works from later peiods, including Bruckner's Virga Jesse, an estatic motet in praise of Christ's birth, and Cui's fervant and sonorous setting of the Magnificat. As such, the collection is an outstanding and richly varied survey of the repertoire, and provides a superb choice of pieces for all choirs seeking a broad selection of music for this season.

Songlist: Virga Jesse floruit, O magnum mysterium and Beata Virgo, Magnificat, Quem vidistis, pastores, Riu, riu, chiu, Resonet in laudibus, Omnes de Saba venient, Frohlocket, ihr Volker auf Erden, Nesciens mater, Hodie Christus natus est, O beatum et sacrosanctum diem, In dulci jubilo, Quem pastores laudavere, In dulci jubilo, Hodie Christus natus est, O Magnum Mysterium

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Voicing: SATB | 6608b | Songbook | $17.95 | A Cappella


Larry Pugh : Just for the Guys at Christmas : TB : 01 Songbook & 1 CD : 9781429129404 : 30/2850H

Larry Pugh : Just for the Guys at Christmas

Eight Reproducible Choral Works for the Emerging TB Chorus. Like its namesake predecessor, "Just for the Guys at Christmas" presents eight exceptional and best-selling titles not previously available in a TB voicing--this time featuring holiday repertoire--in a cost-saving reproducible format. For just over $5 per title, your purchase includes the non-transferable right to make a personal copy of the music for each singer, no matter how big your choir--both now and for years to come--plus a helpful accompaniment CD. The featured titles include the music some of today's best educational choral composers, making this unique collection both practical and a great resource for TB holiday repertoire.

Songlist: Cantate Hodie! (Sing Today), Noel, Noel , Whatcha Gonna Call That Baby?, Beautiful December, African Noel, A La Nanita Nana , Riu, Riu, Chiu, Have a Merry One!

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Voicing: TB | 7929b | Songbook & 1 CD | $44.95


Linda Spevacek : Christmas Carols for Mixed Voices : SATB : Sheet Music

Linda Spevacek : Christmas Carols for Mixed Voices

The vibrant, festive original, 'Merrily Sing Noel!' is a marvelous opener or change-of-pace selection. Its fanfare-like style and bright mood also offer nice, effective dynamic contrasts. Superb treble writing! The madrigal-like setting of the traditional Christmas greeting, 'Sing hey!' features a festive dance-like flavor. Most accessible, engaging, and fun, it alsomakes an excellent choice for madrigal dinners. 'The Sound of Pipe and Drum' is a delightfully fresh new setting of the lively, dance-like Pierre Certon madrigal, complete with a new English text and appropriate for general concert/contest use or for Christmas. The original French lyrics are included as an option. The new voicings of this best-selling arrangement of the Spanish Carol, 'Riu, Riu, Chiu,' include text options for English or Spanish. Tambourine and hand claps lend a festive, colorful flair. Whether performed with or without piano accompaniment, the limited ranges, repetitious form, and opportunities for solos yield built-in success for holiday programs.

Songlist: Merrily Sing Noel!, Riu, Riu, Chiu, Sing Hey, The Sound of Pipe and Drum

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Voicing: SATB | 9503b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Linda Spevacek : Sacred Christmas Carols for 3 Part Women's Voices : SSA : Sheet Music

Linda Spevacek : Sacred Christmas Carols for 3 Part Women's Voices

The vibrant, upbeat original, 'A Glad Noel' is a marvelous opener or change-of-pace selection. Its fanfare-like style and bright mood will inspire the joyous spirit of the season. Creative and charming, it is easy and accessible, yet sounds sophisticated, make it an ideal choice. 'A Jubilant Gloria' is an exceptional work that offers driving rhythmic excitement from its fanfare-like opening to its exhilarating conclusion. This sophisticated piece sings easily and sounds gloriously full. The new voicings of this best-selling arrangement of the Spanish Carol, 'Riu, Riu, Chiu,' include text options for English or Spanish. Tambourine and hand claps lend a festive, colorful flair. Whether performed with or without piano accompaniment, the limited ranges, repetitious form, and opportunities for solos yield built-in success for holiday programs.

Songlist: A Glad Noel, A Jubilant Gloria, Riu, Riu, Chiu

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Voicing: SSA | 9506b | Sheet Music | $5.95 | A Cappella


Linda Spevacek : Accompanied Christmas Gems for 2 Part Treble Choirs : Treble 2 part : Sheet Music

Linda Spevacek : Accompanied Christmas Gems for 2 Part Treble Choirs

The new voicings of this best-selling arrangement of the Spanish Carol, 'Riu, Riu, Chiu,' include text options for English or Spanish. Tambourine and hand claps lend a festive, colorful flair. Whether performed with or without piano accompaniment, the limited ranges, repetitious form, and opportunities for solos yield built-in success for holiday programs. The vibrant, festive original, 'Merrily Sing Noel!' is a marvelous opener or change-of-pace selection. Its fanfare-like style and bright mood also offer nice, effective dynamic contrasts. Superb treble writing! 'Christmas Madrigal Roundezvous' is a sparkling, festive, and extremely clever original madrigal, sung in a round, with a contrasting, lilting middle section. The uplifting lyrics of 'A Festive Madrigal' begin that bright, jovial original madrigal, which 'sings in' the holiday season. A marvelous, accessible choice which also works well for smaller ensembles.

Songlist: Christmas Madrigal Roundezvous, A Festive Madrigal , Merrily Sing Noel!, Riu, Riu, Chiu

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Voicing: Treble 2 part | 9507b | Sheet Music | $6.95 | A Cappella


Various Arrangers : Spanish Carols : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Spanish Carols

A fine collection of unaccompanied Spanish Christmas carols with both English and Spanish text along with a pronunciation guide. The Emily Crocker arrangements, as always, are delightful and are most rewarding in performance. The King's Singers arrangements of three traditional carols are a special treat and the Norman Luboff arrangement of "A La Nanita Nana" is from his Holiday hit album "Songs of Christmas". Rounding out the collection are three arrangements of sixteenth century carols from the New York Pro Musica series.

Songlist: A La Nanita Nana, Riu, Riu, Chiu: El Lobo Rabioso, Adorar al Nino (Come Adore The Baby), Pastores a Belen, Que Regalo? (What Shall I Bring?), Spanish Shepherds' Song, Over All The Land, E La Don Don Verges Maria , Riu, Riu, Chiu, Dadme albricias, hijos d'Eva

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Voicing: SATB | 8042b | Sheet Music | $11.50 | A Cappella


Various Composers : Five Centuries of Choral Music Vol 2 : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999888591 : 1423472195 : 50488859

Various Composers : Five Centuries of Choral Music Vol 2

An overview of choral music past and present which has stood the test of time, taste and taskmasters, these are 25 short works and excepts from larger works. This collection contains enough inspired music to comprise varied programs for choruses of average to excellent abilities.

Songlist: Ave Maria, Ave Verum Corpus, If ye love Me, keep My commandments, II est be et bon, Riu, Riu, Chiu, The Silver Swan, Coronation Anthem No.1, Crucifixus, Domine fili unigenite , May the God of Wit Inspire, Dies Irae, Lacrymosa, The Heavens Are Telling, Kittery, Golden Meadows, He that shall endure, In stiller Nacht, Locus iste, The Shepherds Farewell to the Holy Family from The Childhood of Christ, The Coolin , For all the Saints, O Magnum Mysterium, Agincourt Carol, Amazing Grace, Fum, Fum, Fum

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Voicing: SATB | 6737b | Songbook | $10.95


Individual Folios

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Riu, Riu, Chiu : SAB : Audrey Snyder : Songbook : 08740652 : 073999406528

Audrey Snyder : Riu, Riu, Chiu

Here is a setting of the anonymous 16th-century Spanish carol with a secular English text. Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:00.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740652


Riu, Riu, Chiu : 2-Part : Audrey Snyder : Sheet Music : 08740653 : 073999406535

Audrey Snyder : Riu, Riu, Chiu

Here is a setting of the anonymous 16th-century Spanish carol with a secular English text. Available: 2-Part, 3-Part Mixed. Performance Time: Approx. 2:00.

Arranger: Audrey Snyder

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08740653


Riu, Riu, Chiu : SA : Linda Spevacek : Sheet Music : 15-1415H

Linda Spevacek : Riu, Riu, Chiu

The new voicings of this best-selling Spanish carol arrangement include text options for English or Spanish. Tambourine and hand claps lend a festive, colorful flair. Whether performed with or without piano accompaniment, the limited ranges, repetitious form, and opportunities for solos yield built-in success for holiday programs.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek

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Voicing: SA | Sheet Music | $1.85 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-1415H


Riu, Riu, Chiu : SATB : Linda Spevacek : Sheet Music : 15-1996H

Linda Spevacek : Riu, Riu, Chiu

This best-selling Spanish carol arrangement includes text options for English or Spanish. Tambourine and hand claps lend a festive, colorful flair. Whether performed with or without piano accompaniment, the limited ranges, repetitious form, and opportunities for solos yield built-in success for holiday programs.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-1996H


Riu, Riu, Chiu : SSA : Linda Spevacek : Sheet Music : 15-1997H

Linda Spevacek : Riu, Riu, Chiu

The new voicings of this best-selling Spanish carol arrangement include text options for English or Spanish. Tambourine and hand claps lend a festive, colorful flair. Whether performed with or without piano accompaniment, the limited ranges, repetitious form, and opportunities for solos yield built-in success for holiday programs.

Arranger: Linda Spevacek

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $1.85 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-1997H


Riu, Riu, Chiu : SATB : Noah Greenberg : Sheet Music : 50232820 : 073999328202 : 0793554780

Noah Greenberg : Riu, Riu, Chiu

Arranger: Noah Greenberg

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 50232820

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