Original works and arrangements for lower voices (TTBB, unison and 2-part)


Armistice centenary. To help choirs to mark the centenary of the Armistice, settings and arrangements marked with this symbol are available as PDF files which may be printed and copied free of charge for performances during 2018 only.

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A drop o'Nelson's blood

TTBB and piano

A rumbustious setting of a traditional English sea song.

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A-roving

Tenor solo, TTBB and piano

A rousing sea song with optional opportunities for audience participation.

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Crossing the bar

TTBB and piano

A lyrical setting of Tennyson's farewell poem.
* Winner of the CIMVCF competition *

Published by Alan Simmons Music
Elegy - Fear no more

TTBB and piano

A gently lyrical setting of the famous funeral song from Shakespeare's Cymbeline.

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Gather ye rosebuds

TTBB a cappella

Robert Herrick's 17th century poem is here given a Latin American makeover.

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I want to go home

TTBB a cappella

Captures both the surface humour and darker emotion behind this WW1 soldiers' song.

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It's a long way to Tipperary

TTBB and piano

An arrangement of the famous WW1 song, including some of the soldiers' lyrics.

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Love's philosophy

TTBB and piano

A romantic setting of Shelley's love poem which begins "The fountains mingle with the river".

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Meeting at night

Unison voices and piano

A setting for solo or unison voices of a love poem by Robert Browning.

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Papir iz dokh vays (Paper is white)

2-part lower voices and piano

A 2-part arrangement of a traditional Yiddish folk-song: paper is white, ink is black.

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Sha, shtil (Hush, quiet)

TTBB and piano

A traditional and unforgettable Yiddish folksong. English translation included.

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Sing as one

TTBB and piano

A joyful song about singing.
* WInner of the Making Music competition *

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Sumer is icumen in

TTBB and piano

Retains all the mediaeval round's exuberant energy, with a few new twists.

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Ten thousand miles away

TTBB and piano

A traditional English shore ballad, possibly written by J. B. Geoghegan

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The widow bird

Solo, unison voices or TTBB and piano

A setting of Shelley's short, wintry 2-verse ballad.

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Tumbalalaika

TTBB and piano

A klezmer-inspired arrangement of a traditional Yiddish folksong with a wonderful melody.

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Waving

TTBB and piano

A tender, moving song, in an approachable style, about loss.

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Yarmouth Town

TTBB and piano

Fast-paced, light-hearted arrangement of this famous, and slightly ribald, folk song.

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