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


  • Catalog ID: S-99
  • Composer: Donald Patriquin
  • Voicing: satb
  • Accompaniment: piano
  • Language: French
  • Country: Canada
  • Other: 1998
  • Score: View Score
  • Sound: Listen


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.  We do not send pdfs if a single copy is ordered.   If you need a single reference copy, it will be sent to you via US Mail for $2 plus shipping.. 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.