Academic journal article Journal of Singing

Five Appalachian Folksongs

Academic journal article Journal of Singing

Five Appalachian Folksongs

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JARRETT, JACK (b. 1934). FIVE APPALACHIAN FOLKSONGS. For Soprano with String Orchestra and Harp (Piano Version). Jack M. Jarrett, 2009 (CVR, 2010). Traditional keys; B^sub 3^-A^sub 5^; Tess: M, CR; regular meters; slow and fast tempos; V/mE-M, P/M; 28+ pages. Soprano.

1. "Shenandoah." F major; C^sub 4^-A^sub 5^; Tess: CR; 3/4,4/4, 7/8, Adagio (... = 54); V/mE-M, P/M; 3+ pages.

2. "Sourwood Mountain." G major; D^sub 4^-G^sub 5^; Tess: M-mH; 2/4, Allegro = (... = 108); V/M, P/M; 5 ½ pages.

3. "Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair." G minor; D^sub 4^-G^sub 5^; Tess: M; 4/4,3/4, Adagio (... = 60); V/mE, P/M; 2+ pages.

4. "He's Gone Away." F major; B^sub 3^-A^sub 5^; Tess: M; 3/4,4/4, Andante (... = 44); V/M, P/M; 5 pages.

5. "The Honest Miller." A[musical flat] major; B^sub 3^-A^sub 5^; Tess: CR; 4/4, Allegro (... = 192); V/M, P/M; 12+ pages.

From Ireland we go to Appalachia for another set of folksongs arranged to be performed as a whole. Although originally conceived for soprano, string orchestra, and harp, this set will work beautifully just with piano. The positioning of the songs and the key scheme (F-G-g-F-A[musical flat]) create a satisfying group both aurally and thematically. …

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