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Peter Hill
Peter has written new songs in English and Gaelic, and lyrics that have been set to music by Sheena Phillips and Frances Cockburn. He sang tenor (and played occasional flute) with Rudsambee from its inception in 1993 until he moved to China in 2008. He lists his favourite composer as ‘Trad Anon’, and has arranged many traditional songs for choir. In China he eventually settled in Shanghai for 5 years where he played flutes, whistles and mandolin professionally with the trio Ceòl na Mara and was a regular member in the house bands of the Blarney Stone, The Tipsy Fiddler and several other Shanghai venues showcasing live acoustic Western music. He is now based in York, England and has recently given several public performances of traditional Chinese music alongside Chinese musicians on the wooden flute - dizi.
Title,
voicing,
timing,
complexity
Description Links Number,
Price Band
SATB
2m 00s
*
An ideal concert finisher or encore, featuring the classic Irish mix of tears and beers. 'So fill to me the parting glass; goodnight, and joy be with you all..'
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
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2001
B
SATB
2m 00s
**
(Words in English). 'Holly and mistletoe, ivy and yew, a wreath for the old year, a flame for the new...' A vigorous pagan carol celebrating the pre-Christian origins of the mid-winter festival. Great for adding a touch of misrule to your Christmas concert.
Music: Sheena Phillips. Words: Peter Hill.
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4001
B
SATB
1m 45s
*
“Salut à la compagnie de cette maison!” (Good health to all who live here!) A traditional French new year song that would have been sung around all the houses in the area, spliced with a jaunty original dance tune. Words in French.
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. French.
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2003
B
SATB
1m 45s
**
This is included in the set Mouth music set 3. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A stirring and mesmeric traditional Gaelic waulking song.
Music: Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
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1513
A
SSAA
1m 45s
**
A stirring and mesmeric Gaelic 'waulking song', traditionally sung by women during the communal washing of newly-woven tweed.
Music: Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
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1516
A
SATB
1m 30s
*
(Words in French). Un peu d'esprit, un peu d'espoir, un peu d'amour, et puis bonsoir! - A little spirit, a little hope, a little love, and then 'goodnight'! An ideal concert finisher or encore. Words anon. music by Peter Hill.
Music: Peter Hill. Words: Anon.
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3006
B
TTBB
2m 00s
*
'Lang hae we parted been, lassie my dearie; now we are met again, lassie lie near me'. Robert Burns' adaptation of a traditional Scots song.
Music: Peter Hill & Sheena Phillips. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
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1015
B
SATB
2m 15s
**
“ Why spend your leisure bereft of pleasure...you'll take no money within the grave!” This English language version of a rousing 18th century Irish drinking song makes a great concert closer.
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: R Bairéid, trans. D O'Sullivan.
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2007
B
SATB
2m 30s
**
This lively traditional Breton drinking song gives the men's voices a bit of show-off fun. English and Breton versions supplied.
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Breton.
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2033
C
SATB
2m 20s
***
Young Sovay decides one day to test her true love's mettle. She dresses up as a highwayman and lies in wait for him, pistol in hand. Is he man enough to pass the test...? Trad. words and music in a fast-paced and jaunty arrangement, with the Altos having the tune.
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
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2010
C
SATB
1m 10s
*
This is included in the set Mouth music set 2. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
'I'm tired, pulling up bracken half way up the mountain and all alone' -Trad.
Music: Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
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1507
A
SATB
3m 00s
**
A grim, sturdy, traditional song from grim, sturdy Yorkshire, England; where until relatively recently the coffin containing the departed was carried over the moors with stops at places of significance.
Music: arr. Peter Hill & Sheena Phillips. Words: Trad. Anon.
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2004
C
SATB
1m 30s
***
A puddock is a Scottish frog, and this narrative song tells the story of a fat frog who feels very pleased with himself – until he gets eaten by a hungry heron.
Music: Peter Hill & Sheena Phillips. Words: J.M.Caie.
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1014
B
SATB
2m 15s
**
'Beauty will not last; but faithful love endures like steel, so long as two remain'. Traditional Welsh love song with a very pleasing tune. Supplied in both Welsh and English language versions..
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
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2023
C
SATB
2m 00s
**
This is a hearty drinking song in celebration of the consoling powers of 'a jug of this'.
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
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2012
B
TB
2m 00s
*
This is a hearty drinking song in celebration of the consoling powers of 'a jug of this'.
Music: Trad. arr. Peter Hill. Words: Trad. Anon.
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2013
B
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