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Irish Vocal Harmony Music

Folk is a term often used to describe musical styles that are indigenous to an area, a culture or a country. While the Celts settled in much of Western Europe, not just Ireland, the Irish are, more than most, identified with Celtic music. Much of the folk music coming out of Ireland is in the old troubadour style of story-telling. Familiarize yourself with what music sounded like in a world where it served as story-telling entertainment before Hollywood and widespread literacy. It may be sung in English or Gaelic, but you don't have to understand the words to get the feeling; it's the kind of magnetic music that gets your toes and hearts moving.

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John Leavitt : A Celtic Collectionnew

Review: Emily Crocker and John Leavitt have a long and successful track record of writing for developing young men's choirs. Here is another in this line and it includes arrangements of traditional Celtic songs including: I'll Tell Me Ma - Kelvingrove - Loch Lomond - Star of the County Down - Wild Mountain Thyme - and Ye Banks and Braes.

Songlist: I'll Tell Me Ma, Kelvingrove, Loch Lomond, Star of the County Down, Wild Mountain Thyme, Ye Banks and Braes

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2185b | Songbook | $4.95 | TTB || Irish Choral Music Arrangements

Anuna : Anuna

Review: This album is a re-recorded version of the original 1993 album. Its release marked the 15th anniversary of the highly acclaimed group, Anuna. This program features a wide variety of Celtic music from folk songs to newly composed music based on ancient texts, by director Michael McGlynn. It includes five additional tracks, three of which can be heard in the award-winning film "The Work of Angels." This recording certainly represents the best of the Celtic tradition.

Songlist: Media Vita, The First Day, Invocation, The Raid, Sanctus, Pater Noster, Faigh An Gleas, Suantrai, Bean Phaidin/ An Poc Ar Buile, Cormacus Scripsit, Silent, O Moyle, Jersusalem, Fionnghuala, Crist And St. Marie, The Blue Bird, Si Do Mhaimeo I

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9335c | 1 CD | $15.98 |

Anuna : Best of

Review: Founded in 1987, Ireland's acclaimed 13-strong mixed-voice choral sensation Anuna, under the Musical Direction of Dublin composer Michael McGlynn and Directed by John McGlynn, recorded a series of excellent albums and a DVD after their leap into the spotlight touring and recording with Riverdance. The recordings from which "The Best of's" 22 tunes were selected are "Anuna," Invocation," "Omnis," "Deep Dead Blue," "Behind the Closed Eye," "Cynara," "Winter Songs," "Sanctus" and "Invocations of Ireland (DVD). Our (hard to pick) favorites are "August," from a poem by Francis Ledwidge, the chant "Christus Resurgens," a rare early Irish song written in 1150, the 16th century "Gaudette" from the Piae Cantiones, Michael McGlynn's adaption of a poem by St. Columcille, "The Wild Song," commissioned by Rajaton, the traditional "Dulaman," "Nobilis Humilis," an ode to 13th century St. Magnus of the Orkney Islands and to St. Patrick, the Irish romantic ballads "Ceann Dubh Dilis" and "The Lass of Glenshee" and "Wind on Sea," with lovely solos by John and Michael McGlynn. There is considerable accompaniment here, including guitar, low whistle, viola/violin, percussion, vibraphone, flute, Concert and Irish Harp, uileann pipes and tin whistle. Every song on this generous, well-chosen collection is powerful, haunting and beautiful. Don't miss "The Best of " Anuna!

Songlist: August, Siuil la Ruin, Christus Resurgens, Gaudete, Shining Water, Island, Salve Rex Gloriae, Crist And St. Marie, The Wild Song, Dulaman, Nobilis Humilis, Whispers of Paradise, Ceann Dubh Dilis, Jerusalem, Pie Jesu, The Lass Of Glenshee, Media Vita, The Rising Of The Sun, Wind On Sea, Geantrai, The Sea, O Maria

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6169c | 1 CD | $17.95 |

Anuna : Cynara

Review: Talented mixed-voice Irish vocal group Anuna focuses on a haunting blend of ancient Celtic music and contemporary Irish songs. Heavily featured is the original music of founder Michael McGlynn. 15 songs (the complete lyrics are in the lovely liner notes), "Igitur Servus," "Alleluia," "When the War Is Over," "I Dreamt that I Dwelt in Marble Halls, " the title tune, "Victimae," "Pie Jesu" and "Ocean" are particularly wonderful. "Cynara" is another winning collection from Ireland's finest.

Songlist: Igitur Sevus, An Olche, Riu Riu, Alleluia, When the War is Over, I Dreamt that I Dwelt in Marble Halls, Armarque cum Sculo, Miserere, Cynara, Buachaill on Elme, Fuigfidh Mise'n Baile Seo, Victimae, Christus 2000, Pie Jesu, Ocean

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7309c | 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella |

Anuna : Deep Dead Blue

Review: Sublime Dublin composer Michael McGlynn and his talented mixed ensemble Anuna bring us their 6th haunting CD, based on the music of the ancient Celts. 13 songs, beginning with the title tune, written by Bill Frisell and Elvis Costello, McGlynn-arranged Irish and English Medieval masterpieces "Nobilis Humilis," "Dicant Nunc," "Ther Is No Ros" and "Quem Queritis," originals written by Michael, "Blackthorn," "Kyrie," "The Green Laurel," "Island," "The Fisher King" and "The Sea," and traditional songs like "Sliabh Geal Gcua," also McGlynn-arranged. The liner notes are gorgeous and stunning photos of the group in Irish landscapes follows the tone and spirit of the music exactly. Another amazing, unforgettable recording by Anuna.

Songlist: Deep Dead Blue, Nobilis Humilis, Dicant Nunc, Blackthorn, Kyire, There Is No Rose, The Green Laurel, Sliabh Geal Gcua, The Fisher King, Quem Quertitis, The Sea, When I Was In My Prime

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8307c | 1 CD | $15.98 |

Anuna : Omnis

Review: Recorded twice, once in 1995 and again in 1996 for international release, Omnis is the best of these two recordings, and contains 3 bonus tracks, one of which ("A Stor mo Chroi") has never been released before. Anuna founder Michael McGlynn calls Omnis a defining CD of some of the group's most memorable moments, from the energetic "Dulaman," now a choral standard throughout the world, to the mystical and exotic "O Viridissima." All three of the lovely "Tenebrae" responsories are now included on one recording. 20 songs, remastered and re-edited, a "best-of" which includes "The Flower of Maherally," "Maria Matrem," "Ave Generosa," "Roisin Dubh" and "The Mermaid." This is spirited, haunting, memorable music from Ireland's finest mixed chorus. The full color liner notes has some beautiful pictures of the group and all the lyrics.

Songlist: Salve Rex Gloriae, Ardaigh Cuan, Beati Quorum Via, The Flower of Maherally, Geantrai, Maria Matrem, Codail a Linbh, Gaudete, Agnus Dei, Ave Generosa, O Viridissima, Dulaman, A Stor Mo Chroi, Roisin Dubh, The Mermaid, St. Nicholas, Diwanit Bugale, Tenebrae I, Tenebrae II, Tenebrae III

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7317c | 1 CD | $15.98 |

Anuna : Sanctus

Review: Sanctus features seven tracks, including the famous "Miserere Mei Deus" by Allegri. This sublime piece features stratospheric soprano vocals and runs to just under 13 minutes in length. The album includes four original pieces by Michael McGlynn, including his "Agnus Dei". Four of the tracks have been previously released, however over two thirds of the album features newly recorded material.

Songlist: Crucifixus, Nobilis Humilis, Agnus Dei, Mariam Matrem Virginem, Victimae, Miserere Mei Deus, O Maria

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4867c | 1 CD | $15.95 |

Anuna : Sensation

Review: Vocal group Anuna's first release of new material in six years is a major leap forward from their last few offerings, throwing into high relief the progress that founder and group leader Michael McGlynn has made as a composer. The opening track '0 Ignis Spiritus' brings a text by medieval mystic Hildegarde von Bingen to glorious life, with Ken Edge's saxophone matching the reedy timbre of soloist Miriam Blennerhassett's wonderfully rich voice. The dreamy title track (McGlynn's setting of the Rimbaud poem of that name) is another highlight, with the gravel-voiced Gilles Servat speaking the verses over the ensemble's multi-layered harmonies. Bringing the CD to an electrifying close is the shimmering, densely textured '0 Maria', which deserves to become part of the standard repertoire for choral groups everywhere.

Songlist: O Ignis Spiritus, Brezairola, Sensation, Silver River, Shining Water, Lux Aeterna, The Road Of Passage, Whispers Of Paradise, Maid In The Moor, O Maria, Tenebrae IV

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8330c | 1 CD | $15.98 |

Darach O' Cathain : Traditional Irish Unaccompanied Singing

Review: Darach S Cathain said once, "When you've music in you, you're hearing music always." This recording enables us to have and hear the power and love of a singer who is known as a giant figure in Irish traditional singing. His unaccompanied vocals, sung in Irish, are revered as examples of the finest and purest examples ever documented. Most of the songs in this recording he learned as a boy from his mother who only sang at home or with friends. He was a poet born of poets and had been writing songs since he was twelve. A romantic, he fell in love at 19, raised his family by working as a farmer for twelve years before emigrating to Leeds where these recordings were made. Here is the real tradition!

Songlist: Tomas Ban Mac Aogain, Caoirigh Na Japs, Baile Ui Lai, Maire Ni Ghriofa, An Gabha Ceartan, An Beinnsin Luachra, An Sceilpin Draighneach, Caislean Ui Neill, Donnchadh Ban, Sail g Rua, Ta Na Paipeir Saighneail, An Caisideach Ban, ro, Se Do Bheatha 'Bhaile!

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8542c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella |

Joe Heaney : Say A Song

Review: Most people who heard him believe that Joe Heaney was the greatest Conamara singer in memory. He came from An Aird Thoir, near Carna, which is a famous center of the traditions of story telling and traditional singing. As his singing became the focus of his life he, naturally learned the stories of the songs and would pass on his deep love for the Irish Heritage to any interested. As a result he became a master singer and story teller. His reputation grew to international stature in no small part by winning the Gold Medal for seannss singing at the national Oireachtas festival in 1955. Like many talented Irish people of that time he had to emigrate, first to Britain and then to the United States where he finally received an appointment as lecturer and artist-in-residence at Washington State University in Seattle. This is a compilation of his best recordings.

Songlist: A Stor Mo Chroi, Eileanoir a Ruin, The Galway Shawl, The Wife of the Bold Tenant Farmer, Roisin Dubh, A Raibh Tu Ar an Gcarraig?, Red Is the Rose, Oiche Nollag, Coochenanty, Will You Come Over the Mountain?, The Rocks of Bawn, An Tiarna Randal, My Love She's in America/Off to California, Oro oro Do Bheatha 'Bhaile!, Bean Dubh an Ghleanna, I Wish I Had Someone to Love Me, An Buinnea Bui, The Claddagh Ring, Caoineadh Na Dtri Muire

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8544c | 1 CD | $17.95 | A Cappella |

Libera : Christmas in Ireland

Review: This Christmas, boy choir super-group Libera bring their angelic voices and inspiring music to the holiday season with a new CD and DVD: Angels Sing - Christmas in Ireland. The program features beloved carols old and new, sacred and secular, joyful and tender - all recorded live in the radiant ambiance of St Patrick's Cathedral in Armagh, Ireland. This inspiring concert features favorites such as 'Carol of the Bells,' 'Joy to the World,' 'Silent Night,' 'Danny Boy' and more, and the DVD also contains behind-the-scenes documentary extras. Six of the tracks are previously unreleased, and the remaining songs all feature brand-new arrangements made especially for this recording. The distinctive music of Libera has traveled the world, with chart-topping albums and sold-out performances across the globe. The group has performed in front of the Pope during a visit to Yankee Stadium and at the Kennedy Center during a ceremony honoring Beach Boy Brian Wilson. Their signature sound shimmering, mystical chords and harmonies atop traditional and electronic instruments has captured the hearts of music lovers everywhere, and their passionate, dedicated fan base (including over 5 million YouTube views) attest to the enduring power and appeal of this unique group.

Songlist: Joy to the World, God Rest You Merry Gentlemen, The Wexford Carol, In Dulci Jubilo, Angels We Have Heard on High, Sanctus, Music Based on 'canon' by Pachelbel, Danny Boy, Carol of the Bells, Holy Night, Still, Still, Still Gaudete, Away in a Manger, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Silent Night, What Child Is This?

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20780c | 1 CD | $17.95 |

Maura O'Connell : Naked with Friends

Review: Maura has always been singing, growing up in Ireland, where she tapped into the vast treasury of soulful folk songs, which she absorbed by osmosis. When interviewed as her fame slowly grew, they would ask "Why don't you play an instrument, why don't you write?" Her stock answer was, "Yeah, I'm just a singer." She says that "Naked with Friends" has been following her around for a very long time, and her friends include Aine Derrane, Sarah Dugas, Liam Bradley, Paul Brady, Alison Krauss, Tim O'Brien, Dolly Parton, Kate Rusby and Darrell Scott. Some favorites among these 13 haunting cuts are Jimmy McCarthy's "The Bright Blue Rose," Cheryl Wheeler's "Arrow," Rhonda Jo Fleming & Janis Ian's "Some People's Lives," "Ae Fond Kiss," traditional tunes "The Blacksmith," "Anach Cuain" and "I Know My Love," Joan Armatrading's poignant "Weakness in Me," Darrell Scott's "This Beggar's Heart" and Holly Near's "Hay Una Mujer Desapercida." There's no vocal percussion here, just singing and sweet harmonies that move you and touch your heart. A powerful, impressive collection of friends, and songs, from Maura O'Connell!

Songlist: The Bright Blue Rose, Mo Sheamuseen, Arrow, Some People's Lives, The Blacksmith, Ae Fond Kiss, Shipbuilding, Anach Cuain, I Know My Love, Weakness In Me, The Beggar's Heart, Maidin Im'bearra, Hay Una Mujer Desapercida

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9937c | 1 CD | $15.95 | A Cappella |

Various Artists : Irish Voices - The Best In Traditional Singing

Review: Irish traditional singing has made an important contribution to the popular repertoire as well as to folk tradition. Irish Voices brings together 17 brilliant vocal performances, some recent and some classics from the archive. Included are earlier singing styles such as "Sean-Nos," the still ornamented (but more accesible) styles of singers like Paddy Tunney, the group harmony singing of The McPeake Family of Belfast and such current musical hotshot groups as Patrick Street and Four Men And A Dog.

Songlist: The Humours Of The King Of Ballyholey, Stor Mo Chroi, Balckwaterside, The Traveller All Over The World, The Raggle Taggle Gypsy, P For Paddy, The Rollicking Boys Of Tandaragee, A Bucket Of The Mountain Dew, Bean An Leanna, The Wind That Shakes Barley, The Song Of The Riddles, A Sgelpin Droighneach, The Maid On The Shore, The Lake Of Coolfin, John Reilly, The Green Fields Of America, High On A Mountain

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9888c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella |

Voice Squad : Holly Wood

Review: The Voice Squad's album Holly Wood was largely recorded in the 1000-year-old St. Kevin's church in Hollywood in Co. Wicklow, whose acoustics give an extra special aura to the recording. The Voice Squad are an a cappella vocal group who sing songs in a very old, very traditional manner; unaccompanied. They are Phil Callery, Fran McPhail and Gerry Cullen and together their voices mix in the most beautiful way. Holly Wood includes songs such as 'I am Stretched on Your Grave', 'Jimmy Murphy', and 'The Brown and Yellow Ale', once a favourite of James Joyce. This album is for those who like traditional music in a different vein. Holly Wood is a perfect gift for Christmas for loved ones, or just for yourself.

Songlist: Coventry Carol, The Cocks are Crowing, The Sheepstealers, A Stor Mo Chroi, Jimmy Murphy, I am Stretched on your Grave, Good People All (Wexford Carol), The Brown and The Yellow Ale, Sarah Jane, Down in Yon Forest, A Fond Kiss, Annan Waters, The Parting Glass

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2035c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella |

Voice Squad : Many's The Foolish Youth

Review: When "Many's The Foolish Youth" was first released on vinyl in 1987, Fran Mc Phail, Gerry Cullen and Phil Callery were three well known traditional Irish singers but they had not yet named themselves The Voice Squad. They were singing songs which had long, if not ancient, histories. For example "The Bonny Irish Maid" was spread by ballad-sheet sellers all over Ireland and Britain in the last century. The "Kilmore Carol" was originally published in 1684. "The Holly She Bears A Berry" is an Easter carol which combines elements of paganism and older beliefs with Christianity. "When A Man's In Love" is a night-visiting song found all over Ireland and in the New World. These folk songs are sung by one of the most beautiful and memorable trio of voices you will ever hear.

Songlist: When a Man's in Love, The Bonny Irish Maid, Willie Taylor, The Banks of the Bann, The Holly She Bears a Berry, The Parting Glass, Kilmore Carol, Annan Water, Shepherds Arise, Ode to Autumn, Oh Good Ale

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8541c | 1 CD | $14.95 | A Cappella |

Anuna : Invocations of Ireland

Review: "Invocations of Ireland" features the voices of the Irish choral group Anuna performing the music of Dublin composer Michael McGlynn. This is an elegant and Visually spectacular study of the Irish countryside filmed entirely on location, and includes spiritually resonant lanscapes of Wicklow and the West of Ireland.

Songlist: Whispers of Paradise, Siuil a Ruin, Maid in the Moor, Song of Oisin, Kells, August, From Nowhere to Nowhere, Ave Maria, Ceann Dubh Dilis

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8412dvd | DVD | $17.95 |

David Mooney : Irish Choral A Cappella Series

Review: David Mooney's stunning arrangements of Irish traditional music were an instant success. As head of music department of the Conservatory of Music and Drama at Dublin Institute of Technology, Mooney is well known in Ireland and the UK where his arrangements have appeared on record, TV and radio. Those items which can be sung only in Irish Gaelic have an English text transliteration underlaid, and a complete IPA pronunciation guide as well as an English translation in the front matter. All items in these pieces are appropriate for multicultural concert occasions, and are of moderately easy to moderate difficulty.

Songlist: Oro, 's e do bheatha 'bhaile, Silent, O'Moyle, The Coulin, The Salley Gardens, My Lagan Love, Roisin Dubh

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9701b | Sheet Music | $12.95 | SATB | A Cappella || Irish Choral Music Arrangements | Irish Choral Series

Various Arrangers : Celtic Folksongs for Female Voices

Review: Beautiful lyric lines and warm harmonies are the centerpiece of Philip Lawson's stunning a cappella setting 'Danny Boy'. This work is sure to leave your listeners spellbound! 'Geordie' is a colorful and lively Scottish ballad telling the tale of Lady Ann, gone to Edinburgh to save her man Geordie from wrongful execution. Each of the four vocal parts has its chance to sing! In 'Celtic Lullaby,' english composer David Fanshawe has crafted a song of delicate beauty and rich nuance based on a traditional Celtic melody. May be performed for Christmas and other concert programs. The beautiful 'Irish Blessing' text is creatively set in an expressive a cappella original work by Audrey Snyder.

Songlist: Danny Boy, Geordie (How the Lady Saved her Man), An Irish Blessing

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9514b | Sheet Music | $6.75 | SSA | A Cappella || Irish Choral Music Arrangements

Various Arrangers : Songs Of Ireland for Male Voices

Review: "The Wild Rover" - Once again, Mark Sirett has captured the spirit of a text and assigned it to the best possible voicing. Mark's arrangement is lively and robust. With its repeated chorus, it will be easy to learn and fun to sing. "Star of the County Down" - This Irish ballad is full of great singing for your multicultural programming. Excellent ranges for developing boy's voices and includes independent, unison and full three-part harmony writing. A lively flute and percussion part adds performance options. "Dear Old Ireland" - This traditional nineteenth-century Irish-Canadian lumberjack song is a lively jig and perfect for the young men of your choir. It is energetic and rhythmic with moderate ranges at both the upper and lower extremes. Great for recruiting! "Danny Boy" - This beloved Irish melody is perfect for teaching artistry and vocal technique with its gentle phrasing and imaginative expression. A wonderful selection for younger festival and honor choirs and contest! "Carrickfergus" - This traditional Irish tune, sometimes known as The Sick Young Lover, dates back to the mid 1800s. You will captivate audiences with this beautiful setting for male voices and piano

Songlist: The Wild Rover, Star of the County Down, Dear Old Ireland, Danny Boy, Carrickfergus

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2020b | Sheet Music | $10.95 | TTB |

Various Arrangers : Traditional Irish Folksongs for Mixed Voices

Review: Rollicking and upbeat, this playful setting of 'Tell My Man,' a traditional Irish children's song, is accented with hand-clapping and foot-stomping. Limited ranges and familiar harmonies enhance its accessibility and make it a winner! The King's Singers bring home a winner with their arrangement of 'Irish Lullaby.' Both fun and challenging, this soothing 6-part gem is sure to be enjoyed by all. Fred Prentice's compelling arrangement of 'O Danny Boy' has a beautiful tenor solo and rich 8 part harmony throughout. Another King's Singers classic, 'She Moved Through The Fair,' this beautiful Irish ballad is one of the their favorite and most-requested concert selections. With 'The Irish Blessing,' Joyce Eilers Bacak uses the traditional lyric, "May the road rise to meet you." Her a cappella creation makes a moving, easily-taught concert closer.

Songlist: She Moved Through the Fair, The Irish Blessing, O Danny Boy, Tell My Ma

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9276b | Sheet Music | $6.45 | SATB | A Cappella || Irish Choral Music Arrangements

Audrey Snyder : A Celtic Christmas

Review: These delightful Gaelic-flavored settings, including The Wexford Carol and Suo Gn, are fresh, airy and unique. Instrumentation includes optional Celtic instruments which can be effectively performed on recorder, violin, guitar and bass. Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 3:20.

Sheet Music Available: SATB,   SAB,   2-Part

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2458p | Showtrax CD | $19.95 || World Music Showtrax CDs | Pop Choral Series

Emily Crocker : The Little Beggarman

Review: The merry life of the footloose wanderer is celebrated with this traditional Irish folksong. Perform it with piano or Irish band as a spectacular concert closer or encore.Available separately: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, Instrumental Pak (Flute/Recorder, Irish Drum/Tom Tom, Guitar, Violin, Double Bass) and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:50.

Sheet Music Available: SATB,   SAB,   2-Part

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5196p | Showtrax CD | $22.95 || World Music Showtrax CDs | Concert Festival Series

Mark Brymer : Letters from Ireland (Choral Suite)

Review: Using actual texts of letters written in the 1700s and 1800s, Mark Brymer has woven together this moving suite of Celtic music. Featuring multiple opportunities for solos or ensembles, this will long be remembered by your audience. May be performed as separate sections or as an entire suite. Includes: Planxty Irwin, Road to Lisdoonvarna, Skibbereen, The Rocky Road to Dublin, Blackberry Blossom, The Cliffs of Doneen, Fisher's Hornpipe, Lanigan's Ball, Molly Malone (Cockles & Mussels), Muirsheen Durkin and more.Available separately: SATB and SSA. Instrumental Pak includes parts for Pennywhistle/Flute, Fiddle, Uilleann Pipe, Acoustic Guitar, Bass, Bodhran Drum/Bass Drum, Harp, Button Accordion, and Scottish D Pipes. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time (if performed as entire suite): Approx. 30 minutes.

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20156p | Showtrax CD | $59.95 |

Mark Brymer : The Cliffs of Doneen

Review: But of all the fine places that I've ever been; sure there's none can compare with the cliffs of Doneen. Experience the rich heritage of the Emerald Isle with this beautiful setting of the beloved folk song.Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part and ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 2:20.

Sheet Music Available: SAB

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5216p | Showtrax CD | $22.95 || World Music Showtrax CDs | World Music Series

Roger Emerson : Riversong

Review: This Emerson original captures the spark and color of the celebrated Irish musical tradition. Dance to the tune, sing to the moon, aye, shule a-roon; let the river take you! Available: SATB, SAB, 2-Part, Instrumental Pak, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Sheet Music Available: SATB,   SAB,   2-Part,   TTBB,   SSA

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5187p | Showtrax CD | $26.95 || World Music Showtrax CDs | Music of Roger Emerson

Teena Chinn : Irish Eyes Are Smiling (A Medley)

Review: Teena Chinn has combined three of our most cherished Irish melodies into a very special medley. Includes: "My Wild Irish Rose," "Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ra," and "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling." Your audience will certainly want to sing along with this one!

Sheet Music Available: SATB,   3-Part Mixed,   2-Part

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5999p | Showtrax CD | $24.95 || World Music Showtrax CDs

Alexander L'Estrange : Danny Boy and Other Classic Irish Melodies

Review: This enchanting collection of traditional Irish melodies showcases three of the finest songs to originate from the 'Emerald Isle' from the classic title song 'Danny Boy' to the poignant 'The Last Rose of Summer' and 'The Lark in Clear Air'. If you are looking for straightforward and rewarding repertoire for your beginner choir, then you need look no further than Choral Basics - the perfect series for singers of all ages. These simple 2-part choral arrangements for soprano and alto voices make the series perfect for choirs. The rich array of repertoire is bound to be a hit with singers of all ages, and the technical abilities of choirs at this level have been taken into consideration. Straightforward and idiomatic piano accompaniments have been included and are designed to support the vocal lines, without putting pressure on staff with less developed keyboard skills. Choral Basics are great value for money providing a contrasted set of arrangements for any concert.

Songlist: Danny Boy, The Lark In the Clear Air, The Last Rose of Summer

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40736b | Songbook | $5.50 | SA || Faber Choral Basics

Alexander L'Estrange : Danny Boy and Other Classic Irish Melodies

Review: The Irish have long been famed for their powerful traditional melodies, and three in this volume are surely amongst the finest. 'Danny Boy' (the melody of which is also known as 'Londonderry Air') was first published, without a title, in 1855. The words most commonly associated with it were written by an Englishman who apparently never set foot in Ireland! 'The lark in the clear air' is an exquisite song celebrating the beauty of nature. The poignant words of 'The last rose of summer' match the song's mournful, drooping melody.

Songlist: Danny Boy, The Lark In the Clear Air, The Last Rose of Summer

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7769b | Songbook | $5.50 | SAB || Irish Choral Music Arrangements | Faber Choral Basics

Carsten Gerlitz : The Celtic Choirbook

Review: Celtic music is enjoying a well-deserved revival. This revival may have been inspired by historical Hollywood epics, by popular dance acts such as "Riverdance", by Michael Flatley or purely by the emotional power of Celtic melodies. The songs all tell stories that have been passed down through successive generations, with more facets than any other kind of traditional music: some are melancholy dirges, some playful and lively dance tunes. This book brings together 20 of these traditional melodies in contemporary, modern arrangements for mixed chorus. In them you will find homophonic movements, sweeping melodic lines, vocal imitations of Celtic instruments and rousing rhythms. The irresistible charm of this music will leave no choral singer unmoved and is bound to find favour with audiences.

Songlist: Londonderry Air, Auld Lang Syne, Amazing Grace, Early One Morning, Lullaby, Dacw "Nghariad I Lawr Yn Y Berllan, Carrickfergus, Down By The Sally Gardens, Will Ye Go, Lassie, Go?, Whiskey In The Jar, An Irish Blessing, Riverdance, All Through The Night, Gin A Body, Believe Me, Scarbourough Fair, Greensleeves, The First Noel, Botany Bay, The Wild Rover

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9119b | Songbook | $13.95 | SATB | A Cappella || Irish Choral Music Arrangements

Celtic Woman : A Christmas Celebration

Review: Enjoy 16 classic Christmas songs as well as as Gaelic rendition of "The Night in Bethlehem" with Celtic Woman: A Christmas Celebration. This Christmas songbook is perfect for those nights the family is gathered and eager for some holiday music.

Songlist: Christmas Song the (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire), Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Little Drummer Boy, White Christmas, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, O Holy Night, Away in a Manger, Ding Dong Merrily on High, Silent Night, Panis Angelicus, Don Oiche Ud I Mbeithil (That Night in Bethlehem), O Come, All Ye Faithful, Wexford Carol, Green the Whole Year 'Round, Carol of the Bells (with Lyrics), Christmas Pipes

Style: World / Folk

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8506b | Songbook | $21.95 | Solo |

Celtic Woman : Believe

Review: After multiple world tours and more than six million albums sold, superstar ensemble Celtic Woman presents the official songbook edition of their seventh studio album, Believe. Produced by Alfred Music, the arrangements in this folio are modeled as closely to the original recordings as possible, which allows music makers to bring the songs to life as they're accustomed to hearing them. In addition to the vocal parts and piano accompaniment, key violin parts are notated on their own staff where appropriate, and chord fingering grids are provided for optional guitar accompaniment.

Songlist: Awakening, Nocturne, Sailing, The Fox Hunter, The Water Is Wide, Bridge Over Troubled Water, Black Is the Colour, Follow On, Ave Maria, Teir Abhaile Riu, You'll Never Walk Alone, A Spaceman Came Traveling, Songs from the Heart: Walking the Night / The World Falls Away, A Woman's Heart, The Parting Glass, Smile, Green Grow the Rushes

Style: World / Folk

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4036b | Songbook | $19.95 | SSAA || Irish Choral Music Arrangements

Celtic Woman : Songs from the Heart

Review: These piano/vocal/chord arrangements are based on Celtic Woman's PBS TV special and 2010 tour. This book showcases their unforgettable style and features four pages of color photos.

Songlist: Moon Is a Harsh Mistress, True Colors, The Call, The Coast of Galicia, The New Ground, Finale, Non C'e Piu, Nil Se'n La, The Lost Rose Fantasia, My Lagan Love, Amazing Grace, Slumber My Darling, The Mason's Apron, Danny Boy, Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears, Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel), O, America!, Galway Bay, You'll Be in My Heart (from Walt Disney Pictures' "Tarzan"), Mo Ghile Mear, Fields of Gold, Pie Jesu (from "Requiem"), You Raise Me Up, When You Believe (from "The Prince of Egypt")

Style: World / Folk

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8504b | Songbook | $21.99 | Solo |

Celtic Woman : The Greatest Journey Essential Collection

Review: This songbook arranged for piano/vocal/chords contains music from Celtic Woman's The Greatest Journey: Essential Collection and four pages of color photographs.

Songlist: Shenandoah - The Contradiction, Beyond the Sea (La Mer), Danny Boy, You Raise Me Up, Theme from "Harry's Game", Orinoco Flow, The Isle of Innisfree, Pie Jesu (from "Requiem"), Somewhere (from "West Side Story"), Ave Maria, Dulaman, The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun, Mo Ghile Mear, The Voice, Green the Whole Year 'Round, The Butterfly, Spanish Lady, The Call

Style: World / Folk

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8505b | Songbook | $21.95 | Solo |

Herbert Hughes : Irish Country Songs

Review: Contents: A Young Maid Stood in Her Father's Garden - I Have a Bonnet Trimmed with Blue - I Know My Love - My Bonny Labouring Boy - Rich and Rare - Shule Agra - The Bard of Armagh - Tigaree Torum Orum - A Ballynure Ballad - A Good Roarin' Fire - An Irish Elegy - Down by the Salley Gardens - I Know Where I'm Goin' - I Will Walk with My Love - Innisfree - Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye! - Monday Tuesday (Da Luain, da Mairt) - Oh Breathe Not His Name - Risn Dubh - She Moved through the Fair - The Black Ribbon-Band - The Gartan Mother's Lullaby - The Leprechaun - The Magpie's Nest - The Next Market Day - The Old Turf Fire - The Star of the County Down.


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40259b | Songbook | $39.95 | Solo |

King's Singers : Irish Songbook

Review: England's King's Singers are known for their impeccable musicality. Coupled with the enthralling traditional melodies of Ireland, this intermediate to advanced level collection of ten arrangements will be challenging as well as rewarding and are some of King's Singers favorite and most requested concert selections. This songbook is not only an excellent value, but will become an invaluable addition to your choral library as well.

Songlist: Danny Boy, Eriskay Love Lift, Irish Lullaby, Mairi's Wedding, Molly Malone, Phil the Fluter's Ball, She Moved Through the Fair, The Star of the County Down, 'tis The Last Rose of Summer, Wexford Carol

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6120b | Songbook | $6.95 | Mixed 5-8 Parts | A Cappella || Irish Choral Music Arrangements | Kings Singers Choral Series

Mark Brymer : Letters from Ireland (Choral Suite)

Review: Using actual texts of letters written in the 1700s and 1800s, Mark Brymer has woven together this moving suite of Celtic music. Featuring multiple opportunities for solos or ensembles, this will long be remembered by your audience. May be performed as separate sections or as an entire suite. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time (if performed as entire suite): Approx. 30 minutes.

Songlist: Planxty Irwin, Road to Lisdoonvarna, Skibbereen, The Rocky Road to Dublin, Blackberry Blossom, The Cliffs of Donee, Fisher's Hornpipe, Lanigan's Ball, Molly Malone, Muirsheen Durkin, The Wearing of the Green

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4366b | Songbook | $4.95 | SATB divisi || Irish Choral Music Arrangements

Mark Brymer : Letters from Ireland (Choral Suite)

Review: Using actual texts of letters written in the 1700s and 1800s, Mark Brymer has woven together this moving suite of Celtic music. Featuring multiple opportunities for solos or ensembles, this will long be remembered by your audience. May be performed as separate sections or as an entire suite. ShowTrax CD also available. Performance Time (if performed as entire suite): Approx. 30 minutes.

Songlist: Planxty Irwin, Road to Lisdoonvarna, Skibbereen, The Rocky Road to Dublin, Blackberry Blossom, The Cliffs of Donee, Fisher's Hornpipe, Lanigan's Ball, Molly Malone, Muirsheen Durkin, The Wearing of the Green

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4429b | Songbook | $4.95 | SSA || Irish Choral Music Arrangements

Tarik O'Regan : The Spring

Review: Jointly commissioned by the National Chamber Choir and the Cork International Choral Festival for the seminar from composition to performance, the seminar on choral music. This work was premired at the Cork International Choral Festival on May 2, 2008 by the National Chamber Choir of Ireland conducted by Bo Holten.

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4266b | Songbook | $4.95 | SATB | A Cappella || Irish Choral Music Arrangements | Tarik O'Regan

Philip Lawson : Irish Folk Songs

Review: Arrangements for 1 or 2 voices and piano of well-known songs such as Danny Boy and the The Star of County Down among lesser-known pieces. Includes CD of full performances.

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3008b | Songbook & 1 CD | $19.95 | Solo |

Cristi Cary Miller : Christmas in Killarney


Sheet Music Available: 3-Part Mixed,   2-Part

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8450p | Voicetrax CD | $26.95 |

Cristi Cary Miller : Rattlin' Bog

Review: Here's a jaunty setting of the traditional cumulative Irish folksong that uses spoken phrases, body percussion and a few surprises to create a fun and clever concert piece for young singers. Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, 2-Part, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 2:45.

Sheet Music Available: 2-Part,   3-Part

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4390p | Voicetrax CD | $19.95 || World VoiceTrax Recordings | Discovery Concert

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Songbooks and Sheet Music from Ireland