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Share Five from YOUR Folder

It’s time for YOU to share your programming through the “Five from the Folder” column on ChoralBuzz.
Each week we feature a brief list of FIVE selections that conductors find particularly useful to their choirs.  Combining the clarity of someone presently rehearsing a work with the concise length of a text, the column has been popular with conductors of all levels.
“Five from the Folder” is NOT about new music . . . it is about the music you find valuable.  Share your choir’s repertoire through “Five from the Folder.”  Contact Scott Dorsey at
on August 9, 2014 10:14am
Five from the Folder
1. JERUSALEM words by William Blake Music by Parry arranged Fraser Wilson
A change from the rousing anthem of the Last Night of The Proms or England Rugby Team stadium sound - reducing its' grandeur to intimacy, harmonies. A cappella
2. Scarborough Fair - traditional arranged by Fraser Wilson
Folk song re-imagined with a piano accompaniment rising to build on each verse and a new ending.
3. He Wishes for the clothes of heaven words Yates set to music by Fraser Wilson
Gorgeous words set from a single note start as the choir cascades in different directions, a cappella
4. God be in my head Sarum Primer music Fraser Wilson
Simple prayer set to words that bring together the feel of church, harmony and hope. A cappella.
5. Greensleeves Henry V111 arranged by Fraser Wilson
A rebooting of a familiar song that is surrounded by sound of drones of the choir. Accompanied with piano