Jazz Folk Songs for Choirs

9 songs from around the world

Bob Chilcott
Spiral-bound paperback + CD
In stock


for SATB choir and jazz trio or piano solo
This exciting collection by Bob Chilcott gives a jazzy twist to nine favourite folk songs from around the world, including 'Scarborough Fair', 'À la claire fontaine', and 'Waltzing Matilda' as you've never heard them before! Each song is presented in its original language, and an English singing translation is provided where applicable. The accompanied songs can be performed with piano solo or with jazz-trio accompaniment; a separate part is available for the bassist, and the drummer should play along ad lib. They can also be performed with the fantastic jazz-trio backings on the CD included with the spiral-bound edition. This wonderful, varied collection will revitalise the repertoire of any choir and is guaranteed to give audiences a fresh perspective on these traditional songs.

  • Jazzy arrangements of favourite folk songs from around the world
  • All nine pieces published for the first time in this collection
  • Songs from French Canada, Andalucí
  • a, America, Japan, England, Northern Ireland, Finland, and Australia
  • English singing translations and pronunciation guide provided
  • Idiomatic piano accompaniments for seven songs
  • two songs unaccompanied
  • Jazz trio backings (piano, bass, and drums) available on accompanying CD
  • Bass part with chord symbols available separately
  • Moderate difficulty - suitable for all adult and youth mixed-voice choirs
  • Practical spiral binding


  • À la claire fontaine
  • En la Macarenita
  • Hush, little baby
  • Sakura
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Tell my ma
  • The House of the Rising Sun
  • Tuoll' on mun kultani
  • Waltzing Matilda

Additional Information

Item Number: 9780193361829
Format: Pack
Number of Pages: 88
Publication Date: 17/07/2008
ISBN: 9780193361829
Format: 249x174
Voices: SATB
Force: SATB & piano solo/jazz trio
Level of difficulty: B-C


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