35 songs by Kentucky-born John Jacob Niles, one of the most loved American vocal composers, whose songs are a staple of contest solo lists. 11 songs have been added for the 2015 expanded edition. Includes Gambling Songs and a collection of Niles' Appalachian Carols, as well as a preface by and biographical notes on the composer.
New in the 2015 Revised and Expanded edition: The Blue Madonna • Calm is the Night • Careless Love • Reward • Wayfaring Stranger • The Cherry-Tree • Lulle Lullay • Down in yon forest • Jesus the Christ is born • The Seven Joys of Mary • See Jesus the Saviour
Complete Table of Contents: The Black Dress • Black is the color of my true love's hair • The Blue Madonna • Calm Is the Night • Careless Love • The Carol of the Bells • Evening • The Flower of Jesse • Go 'way from my window • I wonder as I wander • Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head • The Lass from the Low Countree • Little Black Star • The Lotus Bloom • My Lover is a farmer lad • Reward • Ribbon Bow • The Robin and the Thorn • Sweet little boy Jesus • Unused I am to lovers • Wayfaring Stranger • What Songs Were Sung • When I get up into Heaven • The Wild Rider • The Rovin' Gambler • The Gambler's Lament • The Gambler's Wife (By-Low) • Gambler, don't you lose your place • Gamblyer's Song of the Big Sandy River • The Cherry-Tree • Lulle Lullay • Down in yon forest • Jesus the Christ is born • The Seven Joys of Mary • See Jesus the Saviour
“These two lovely volumes for high and low voice are the result of growing scholarship around the work of a composer often slighted...We are fortunate indeed to have this latest generous edition, offering as it does a wealth of material for recital and pedagogic purposes. The inclusion of Niles's own notes from the original edition is particularly moving.”--Journal of Singing
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