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12 Frivolous rounds for mixed voices

Most rounds in popular collections are either sober or light-hearted. Where are the truly chucklesome examples? They do exist, of course: one thinks of classics such as “Thy Jolly Red Nose” or “The Old Man from Calcutta”; even, perhaps, of the bawdy catches of Henry Purcell and John Blow. But they are rarely found between the same covers. These twelve original rounds will amuse and challenge all types of vocal ensemble. Should the range of any round seem daunting, turn to the final page for an account of “partnered voices”.

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SKU: BKR-011 Categories: ,
Voicing:SATB
Instrumentation:A Cappella
Language:English, Latin
Sacred or Secular:Secular
Descriptive Tags:Fun, Humorous, Rounds, Silly
Difficulty:Intermediate, Advanced Student

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for mixed choir and piano
JBN-020
SATB
3'50"
English
for mixed chorus and piano
RMS-003
SATB
3'40"
English
AT THE CROSS is a simple arrangement of the beloved hymn with fresh and poignant harmonies. Set for SATB choir with piano accompaniment, it is moderately easy but rewarding of good musicianship. The light, delicate accompaniment directs the focus onto the text while providing the perfect amount of color and interest. It allows a choir […]
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for SATB Choir (with optional children's part)
GTT-012
SATB
Unison
4'50"
English
This light-hearted holiday song was commissioned by a local community chorus, one of whose members wrote the words. I was asked to include a part for children’s choir, and I understand everyone enjoyed taking part. It has a simple message – to chase away the gloom, and spread light and happiness to all at Christmas […]
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for SATB choir and piano
GTT-004
SATB
Unison
2'50"
Christmas Time in the Eyes of a Child is a light-hearted secular Christmas song for mixed choir (SATB) This version is for  mixed choir (SATB), and also incorporates an optional part for children’s choir (in unison) if available. The piece would suit a community choir, or maybe a school choir.   There is also an S(A) version for children’s choir, and […]
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12 rounds in the Folk tradition for mixed voices
BKR-009
Each round 1′30″ to 2′ (in performance)
English
The voice of the English-speaking working classes is preserved in the rich body of song that developed in the centuries leading up to the Industrial Revolution and in the years surrounding the Great Depression. The songs abound with hope, despair, delight, passion and humour. This original collection of 12 folk-inspired rounds borrows lyrics from English […]
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for SATB choir
CME-008
SATB
3'30"
English
A lyrical carol for SATB choir, this Christmas piece imagines sunrise on the first Christmas morning. “O Gift of Glorious Sunrise” was premiered in Buffalo, NY in December 2015 by the Vocalis Chamber Choir (James Burritt conducting).
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for TTBB, a cappella
ROM-9703
2'
Hailing from Dijon, France, poet and composer Bernard de La Monnoye (1641-1728) wrote a set of Christmas carols in his local Burgundian dialect. Noei Borguignon de Gui Barôzai (Gui Barôzai being de La Monnoye’s pseudonym) includes the familiar Christmas carol now known as Pat-a-pan. Originally titled “Guillô, Pran Ton Tamborin”, today this carol is the […]
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for SATB divided choir, piano, cello and timpani
JBN-015
SATB
12'
English
for mixed choir a cappella
JBN-010
SATB
5'
English
for soprano/tenor solo, mixed chorus and piano
CHR-1605
SATB
3' 54"
English
A setting of words by Eric Gosney, When Love came to the world is an original carol suitable for use in either services or concerts. Its four verses talk of the response to Christ’s Nativity of the sleeping, unprepared world, the shepherds, the Magi and ourselves today. It is set for SATB choir with Tenor […]
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