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A New Songs Measurefor Choir (SSATB) and Wind Band, words by Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Carroll, Fergal

A New Songs Measure was commissioned by the Association for Music in International Schools, an organisation dedicated to giving young people opportunities for musical performance. Carroll's superbly approachable choral writing carefully takes into account the universal problem of choirs with more women than men making the work highly suitable for school and community use. Arthur O'Shaughnessy's poem, The Music Makers provides the text (as it did in Elgar's famous Oratorio), whilst Carroll's patriotic setting not only provides his typical fingerprint score but also a piece that will have your audience and players dancing in the aisle! This is Carroll at his most Irish, great fun and a work set to become a staple of any choir and band concert.

Grade AB 4-5 US 3

6 minutes

Please note. This wind band set does not include any vocal materials. A vocal score is available for purchase separately.


Set and Score

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Vocal score

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A New Songs Measure Carroll

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