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Au clair de la lune – #6 from “A Cappella Songs for Treble Chorus”

Category:   ETHNIC MUSIC
Arranger:   Emily Crocker and John Leavitt
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   08740050
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied


Martha Coventry Graber
St. Paul Central High School 2011
R&R Chair Ethnic Music

I pulled this piece out for the second time for a small women’s group. It is a lovely setting of a […]

October 24th, 2012|Categories: ETHNIC MUSIC|Tags: |Comments Off on Au clair de la lune – #6 from “A Cappella Songs for Treble Chorus”

Allons, Gay Bergeres – Come, Ye Joyful Shepherds

Composer:   Guillaume Costeley
Arranger:   Edited by Emily Crocker
Publisher:   Hal Leonard
Edition:   HL 08596734
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Paula Holmberg
Minnetonka High School 2004
R&R Chair High School Choirs

One of over 100 chansons composed by the French composer Costeley, this Christmas piece would be a delightful selection for […]

October 2nd, 2012|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Tags: |Comments Off on Allons, Gay Bergeres – Come, Ye Joyful Shepherds

Ah! Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser

Category:   SSAA CHOIRS
Arranger:   Donald Patriquin
Publisher:   earthsongs
Edition:   W-07c
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied


Cynthia Cooper
Hastings High School 1996
R&R Chair SSAA Choirs

From Six Songs of Early Canada. Based on a delightful French text, the song is defined by its lively rhythms. Optional percussion instrumentation enhances the piece.


November 13th, 2011|Categories: SSAA CHOIRS|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ah! Si Mon Moine Voulait Danser

A la Claire Fontaine

Arranger:   Walter May
Publisher:   Twin Elm Publisher
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Robert Sieving
Apollo High School, St. Cloud MN (1994-95)
R&R Chair High School Choirs

This is a fine example of the many beautiful French Canadian folk song arrangements that have become available in the […]

October 31st, 2011|Categories: HIGH SCHOOL CHOIRS|Tags: , |Comments Off on A la Claire Fontaine

Aupres de ma Blonde

Composer:   French Folk Song
Arranger:   Alice Parker & Robert Shaw
Publisher:   Lawson-Gould Music Publishers
Edition:   644
Voicing:   SATB
Setting:   A Cappella


Henry Mechell
Winona State University 1991
R&R Chair College & University

One folk song setting that has proven to be invaluable to me throughout the years is “Aupres de […]

September 17th, 2011|Categories: COLLEGE & UNIVERSITY|Tags: |Comments Off on Aupres de ma Blonde

Mon Cour Se Recommande a Vous

Composer:   Orlando di Lasso
Arranger:   Russell Robinson
Publisher:   Alfred
Edition:   20097
Voicing:   SAB
Setting:   A Cappella


Jamye Casperson
McGuire Middle School, Lakeville 2006
R&R Chair Middle Level & Jr High

Madrigals are very accessible pieces for junior high and middle school voices and this is no exception. The […]

October 9th, 2006|Categories: MIDDLE LEVEL & JR HIGH|Tags: |Comments Off on Mon Cour Se Recommande a Vous


Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Cajun French Folksong
Arranger:   Michael Scott
Publisher:   Warner Brothers
Edition:   SV8924
Voicing:   Two Part
Setting:   Accompaniedc


Lisa Lozito
Bayview Middle School, Waconia 1996
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This delightful piece is performed in both French and English. The harmony is mainly in thirds, with an optional third part. […]

September 17th, 1996|Categories: CHILDREN & YOUTH|Tags: |Comments Off on Colinda

Litanie A La Vierge Noire

Category:   CHILDREN & YOUTH
Composer:   Francis Poulenc
Arranger:   NA
Publisher:   Durand
Edition:   NA
Voicing:   SSA
Setting:   Accompanied


Br. Paul Richards
St. John’s Boys Choir 1992
R&R Chair Children & Youth

This is a stunning setting of a portion of the Litany of The Black Virgin and is typical of Poulenc’s harmonic technique. I’ve discovered […]

May 21st, 1992|Categories: CHILDREN & YOUTH|Tags: |Comments Off on Litanie A La Vierge Noire