les raftsmen (satb) (pdf if ordered for entire choir)

Catalog ID: S-99
Translation: the raftsmen
First Line:
Composer: donald patriquin
Author: quebec folksong
Voicing: satb
Solo:
Accompaniment: piano
Language: french
Country: canada
Series:
Other: 1998
Sound: No audio clip available

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This piece is one of the Trois Chansons Folkloriques by Patriquin.  The others are J'entends le moulin (see S-06, W-10, S-390) and Un Canadien errant (see S-46, W-26). 

Les Raftsmen was sung by Quebecois lumbermen working on the Gatineau river in the Outaouais area north of Ottawa.  In the winter they would cut down the trees, and in the spring they would float down the river accompanying themon their rafts.  This song is an excellent example of a number of French Canadian folksongs which exhibit changing metrical accents.  This piece is also available for women's choir (see W-47).

Note: PDFS are sent ONLY when you order and pay for copies for your entire choir.  If you need a single reference copy, it will be sent to you via US Mail. Copies for your entire choir need to be prepaid with a credit card.  Once we receive payment, we will send you the pdf with permission to make the number of purchased copies.



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