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The Cuckoo

"The Cuckoo" is a traditional English folk song, also sung in the United States, Canada, Scotland and Ireland. It has been covered by many musicians in several different styles. An early notable recorded version was performed by Appalachian folk musician Clarence Ashley with a unique banjo tuning. The song is known by many names, including "The Coo-Coo", "The Coo-Coo Bird", "The Cuckoo Bird", "The Cuckoo Is A Pretty Bird", "The Evening Meeting", "The Unconstant Lover, Bunclody" and "Going to Georgia".

The Cuckoo

The Cuckoo

Premiered at the 2008 ACDA Eastern Division Conference, this lively and playful arrangement of an American folk tune will be an excellent feature for young mixed choirs. The scat-like middle section adds to the fun. Duration: ca. 3:00.

Voicing: SAB

Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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John Rutter : The Sprig of Thyme : SATB : Songbook : John Rutter : 9780193380615

John Rutter : The Sprig of Thyme

Featured on the Cambridge Singers' album of the same name, 'The Sprig of Thyme' is a beautiful cycle of folk-song settings, each setting giving plenty of opportunity for different voices in your choir the opportunity to shine!

Songlist: The Bold Grenadier, The Keel Row, The Willow Tree, The Sprig Of Thyme, Down By The Sally Gardens, The Cuckoo, I Know Where I'm Going, Willow Song, O Can Ye Sew Cushions, Afton Water, The Miller Of Dee

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Voicing: SATB | 9362b | Songbook | $13.95 | Accompanied

William Applby : Firsts and Seconds : SA : Songbook : 9780193870857 : 9780193870857

William Applby : Firsts and Seconds

Rounds and canons drawn from the folk and classical repertoire provide an introduction to two-part singing.

Songlist: Canon, The Cuckoo, All who sing, and wish to please, The hart he loves the high wood, Now we are met, Haste thee, nymph, The Sandman, Blow the Wind Southerly, The Miller's Flowers, The Shepherd, Scotland, and Charlie?, Sweet Kate, Summer, How merrily we live, The Loadstars, Ho-la-hi, Song of Farewell, Li'l David, play on yo'harp, Cielito Lindo

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Voicing: SA | 40566b | Songbook | $11.25

Individual Folios

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The Cuckoo : SATB : John Purifoy : Songbook : 08754705 : 884088651169

John Purifoy : The Cuckoo

This traditional Appalachian folksong has a haunting, modal tonality and a weaving tapestry of accompaniment for a pleasing and accessible concert feature from high school through adult community choirs. Excellent for a program based around American folk music! Available separately: SATB, SAB, TTB. Duration: ca. 3:20.

Arranger: John Purifoy | Country: Appalachia

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.80 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08754705
Other Voicings: SAB, TTB, SAB

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