Arranging Project, Interested?
Date: February 5, 2014
There is an English folk singer that I have followed for some time. In looking for repertoire for my school choirs I am once again struck by the potential of her catalog. Kate Rusby has been singing for 20 years and has produced an incredible output of songs, many of which could easily be made into choral works.
I emailed my contact at Pure Records to ask if this is even a possibility and would like to ask you the same. Are there members that would be interested in taking on a project to arrange several of her songs for choral ensembles? The best way to see the repertoire would be purchase her two song books or play through samples on her website KateRusby.com I will put up a few examples below. I would like to make these pieces available on the Showcase, perhaps in a special projects page and the voicings pages. Many details would need to be worked out. Let me know if you are interested here or by message.
White Cockade (I see SATB or duet soloists): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aobwrnijWhk
Elfin Knight http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUCbKYKkDis
Check out the wealth of Carols from South Yorkshire:
Who Will Sing Me Lullabies http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=No5FkAmTaJY
Drowned Lovers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYr9nltCeLw