Music for men's voices (including changing voices) by Sheena Phillips

 

To purchase unpublished music please email me (sheenaphillips at gmail.com). For most scores there is a modest fee per singer for permission to copy from a licensed PDF file.

 

 

Cowboy Songs

TBarB, piano

Tenor range suitable for cambiata voices 

1. The U-S-U Range (traditional) see the music

2. Billy the Kid (traditional) see the music

3. Tall Men Riding (lyrics by S. Omar Barker) see the music

Total duration c. 10:00

Premiered by the changed voices section of the National Boys Choir of Scotland, 2014

 

 

Dle dle  

TBB 

Tenor range suitable for cambiata voices 

Lively Armenian patter song from the Van district (now in Turkey)

Published by Canasg Music

 

 

From Sweet Dundee

TTB, piano, optional flute  

Traditional shanty arrangement

Winner of the 2013 Cambiata Composition Initiative sponsored by the Cambiata Institute at the University of North Texas 

see the music

 

 

Here We Come A-Wassailing 

TTBB a cappella

Foot-tapping arrangement of the traditional English carol

Published by Canasg Music

 

 

Noel

TTBB

Overlapping calls of "Noel" build to a bell-like conclusion

Published by Canasg Music

 

 

Pokarekare Ana (The waves at Waiapu)

TBB 

Tenor range suitable for cambiata voices 

19th century Maori love song

Published by Canasg Music

 

 

Six Sea Shanties

TBB and piano

Tenor range suitable for cambiata voices 

Suite of six traditional shanties, duration c. 15 minutes

Published by Canasg Music

1. Santiana

2. Blood Red Roses

3. Boney

4. The Dead Horse

5. All For Me Grog

6. Time For Us To Leave Her

Premiered by the changed voices section of the National Boys Choir of Scotland

"Sheena Phillips's Sea Shanties were a novel delight"  (Keith Bruce, Arts Editor, The Glasgow Herald, 9 April, 2007, reviewing performance by the National Boys Choir in Glasgow City Hall)

 

So Beautie on the Waters Stood

TTBB a cappella 

Based on the 17th century song by Alfonso Ferrabosco

see the music

 

 

The Bedfordshire May Carol

TB, piano, violin obbligato  

Tenor range suitable for cambiata voices 

Traditional English

Three part (TBB) version also available 

see the music

 

 

The Pear Tree Ballad

TBB 

Traditional N E Scotland ballad

Published by Santa Barbara Music Press

Recording by the Magpie Consort, Ohio, from the album The Garden, solo Dane Chavers

 

 

The Wren Carol

TTB a cappella 

Tenor range suitable for cambiata voices 

Traditional Welsh Borders

Composed 2013

see the music

 

Two Welsh carols (Awake they were only and The best of mornings)

TTB

Published by Canasg Music

 

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