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How Can I Keep From Singing?

A Collection of Songs and Hymns Arranged for Voice and Smallpipes


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      Features:
    • 39 separate arrangements of songs with smallpipe accompaniment
    • A wide variety of selections including favorite folk songs, church hymns, shape-note hymns, and even a couple of bawdy Scots songs (tsk!)
    • Submissions by Timothy Cummings, Rose Diamond, Christopher Layer, Laura MacKenzie, Judy Barker, and Iain MacHarg and Dan Houghton
    • Suggestions and simple exercises for learning how to 'pipe-sing' (sing and accompany oneself simultaneously with bellows-pipes)
    • The sheet music is presented with the melody, lyrics, chanter harmony parts, recommended drone tunings, and in many cases options for instrumental interludes between verses
    • Some melodies feature alternate tunings (e.g. C- and F-natural)
    • Chords symbols also included for those wishing to include more accompanying instruments
    • Forward written by Iain MacInnes, and original artwork by Linda Reynolds
    • Spiral-bound for convenience
    • Arrangements include 'Amazing Grace/New Britain', 'Loch Lomond', 'Christ Child's Lullaby', 'The Dying Californian', 'For the Beauty of the Earth', 'Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah'(Appalachian version),'Handsome Molly', 'Hard Times Come Again No More', 'The Hielan' Laddie', 'How Can I Keep From Singing?', 'I Hae a Wife o' My Ain', 'Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier', 'The Lark in the Clear Air', 'Lochaber No More', 'Man of Constant Sorrow', 'Mingulay Boat Song', 'Now Westlin Winds', 'Pretty Saro', 'Scots Wha Hae', 'She Moved Through the Fair', 'Simple Gifts', 'Star of the County Down', 'The Water is Wide', 'Wayfaring Stranger', 'Wondrous Love', and 14 others
    • Listen to demos below:

    • (audio player courtesy of SoundCloud.)

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