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Folk music

Post by j8000 » 1 month ago

Some choirs sometimes have a go at folk music. I know the Weiner Sangerknaben did a CD of alpine folk songs for example.

My favourite though is New College Oxford's "Early One Morning" album English folk songs released about 20 years ago. It has my favourite rendition of Greensleeves on it:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utyWd7I-10A

It can be an interesting challenge for a choir to record folk songs, as they generally don't feature harmonies and counterpoint etc. So they can either be rearranged into something quite different or just sung rather plainly.

I know some English cathedral choirs have ventured into this territory occasionally, but there don't seem to be many treble choir folk recordings out there. Anyone know of any others?

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Re: Folk music

Post by niels » 1 month ago

is this not the same song libera had done on the Christmas in Ireland concert?

any way, this version is also nicce to listen :)

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Re: Folk music

Post by Yorkie » 1 month ago

niels wrote:
<span title="Fri Mar 17, 2017 8:03 pm">1 month ago</span>
is this not the same song libera had done on the Christmas in Ireland concert?

any way, this version is also nicce to listen :)
It's basically the same tune but the lyrics are different

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhlEvtccLuA
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Re: Folk music

Post by Yorkie » 1 month ago

j8000 wrote:
<span title="Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:39 pm">1 month ago</span>
Some choirs sometimes have a go at folk music. I know the Weiner Sangerknaben did a CD of alpine folk songs for example.

My favourite though is New College Oxford's "Early One Morning" album English folk songs released about 20 years ago. It has my favourite rendition of Greensleeves on it:

It can be an interesting challenge for a choir to record folk songs, as they generally don't feature harmonies and counterpoint etc. So they can either be rearranged into something quite different or just sung rather plainly.

I know some English cathedral choirs have ventured into this territory occasionally, but there don't seem to be many treble choir folk recordings out there. Anyone know of any others?
There is an album by Christ Church Cathedral Choir (before Liam's time) which is comprised of songs from around the world which I would say could be considered to be folk. It is called 'We Are The Burning Fire - songs from a small planet' by Howard Goodall.

A couple of tasters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb43oN7MMVc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH2aE7xoO6I
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Re: Folk music

Post by j8000 » 1 month ago

Yorkie wrote:
<span title="Sat Mar 18, 2017 8:52 am">1 month ago</span>
There is an album by Christ Church Cathedral Choir (before Liam's time) which is comprised of songs from around the world which I would say could be considered to be folk. It is called 'We Are The Burning Fire - songs from a small planet' by Howard Goodall.

A couple of tasters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb43oN7MMVc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iH2aE7xoO6I
Great stuff, thanks for recommending. Rather different from Higginbottom's approach though, but it takes all sorts etc. :mrgreen:

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