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Five Folk Songsfor (Mezzo) Soprano and Wind Band

Gilmore, Bernard

The first major work for soprano and band, cited as Best Original Composition at the 1967 CBDNA conference, this important, pioneering piece is now available in definitive form incorporating Gilmore's final revisions. Each folksong originates from a particular culture and is set in its vernacular language. Vocal range d-G' will suit mezzo or soprano voice.

Grade AB 7-8 US 4-5

20 minutes

Set and Score
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Piano Red
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CD Klavier KCD-11066 (Paré/Cincinnati W.S./Corporon)


Score preview


Five Folk Songs move 1 Gilmore

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