Appalachian Folk Song, arranged by Ruth E Dwyer & Beverly Jones
The Crooked River Choral Project is a collection of artful choral music composed specifically with music teaching and learning in mind. Our selections are first and foremost beautiful pieces of music. They are rooted in solid pedagogical thinking, providing music educators with rich teaching opportunities through quality literature. This series offers music with lyrics that inspire the human spirit, nurturing the best in musicians of all levels. Each title includes a download with both performance and rehearsal recordings as well as reproducible scores in pdf.
All of our CRCP octavos are now released in the Deluxe Edition format, which includes Kodály-based teaching plans by Georgia Newlin and vocal health plans by Rachel Pollard. Opportunities for literacy work abound as Georgia & Rachel offer you integrated warm-ups and a solid teaching process that unfolds over the course of six to ten rehearsal periods. Use these plans leading up to your performance and not only will your students sound beautiful at their concert, but they will have improved their musicianship skills in the process of getting there.
The Crooked River Choral Project is compiled and edited by Georgia A Newlin, DMA
CRCP Volume 7: Buckeye Jim is a rousing folk song arranged for the 30th anniversary celebration of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir. The voices are layered in, one upon another, building up excitement at the joyous interactions among birds, animals, and humans. The repeated ‘weaving and spinning’ in the text are felt in the piano as well as within the cleverly crafted melodic motifs of the vocal lines. All ages will enjoy the fun of this nonsense song.
Digital Content (Scores):
- SSA Full Score (PDF)
- SSA Vocal Score (PDF)
- Piano Score (PDF)
- Teaching Plans with Vocal Production Strategies (PDF)
Digital Content (Audio Files):
- SSA Full Score
- Soprano 1 with piano accompaniment
- Soprano 2 with piano accompaniment
- Alto with piano accompaniment
- Piano Accompaniment Only