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The Sprig of Thyme

Accompanied; SATB

A suite of eleven folk-song settings accompanied by piano or chamber ensemble (using one player per string part) or chamber orchestra (using orchestral strings) 6 songs are for SATB, 3 for unison upper voices, 2 for men’s voices.

The bold grenadier (SATB)
The keel row (SATB)
The willow tree (SATB)
The sprig of thyme (unison upper voices)
Down by the sally gardens (men’s voices)
The cuckoo (SATB)
I know where I’m going (unison upper voices)
Willow song (SATB)
O can ye sew cushions? (unison upper voices)
The miller of Dee (men’s voices)
Afton water (SATB)

The folk-songs may be performed individually, in groups, or as a complete suite.

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Orchestration: fl, ob, cl (in Bb & A), bn, hp, str

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Duration: 35 minutes
Difficulty: Easy
Published: 7 April 1994
ISBN: 9780193380615

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