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Frances Cockburn
Frances leads the successful Edinburgh-based a cappella trio Simmerdim.  She was a founder/member of a cappella group the Wild Myrtles for seven years; and before that, from 2000 to 2006, she was the Musical Director of Rudsambee company of singers.  She writes and arranges a steady stream of choral music, much of it deeply rooted in the Scots tradition.
Title,
voicing,
timing,
complexity
Description Links Number,
Price Band
SAB
3m 00s
**
This stirring song by Robert Burns, written in 1795, extols the worth of the poor yet honest man above that of lords and princes. The three-part arrangement is easy to learn and gives the tune to different voices from verse to verse.
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
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1043
B
SATB
2m 30s
**
A warmly harmonised setting of traditional Manx words, featuring separate female and male voice verses and full SATB refrains.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. Anon.
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2020
B
SATB
3m 00s
**
A richly harmonised setting of Robert Burns' famous song about the pain of parting with 'no regrets'. SATB with quartet verse and optional soli.
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
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1001
C
SSAA
3m 00s
**
A richly harmonised setting of Robert Burns' famous song about the pain of parting with 'no regrets'.
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Robert Burns (1759-1796).
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1050
C
SATB
2m 40s
*
'Think them poorest who can be a slave, them richest who dare to be free.' A powerful song of reconciliation from a part of the UK once torn by violence.
Music: Dick Gaughan, arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Dick Gaughan (based on tradition).
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1013
B
SSAA
2m 15s
*
A hearty shanty from the days of emigration to Australia.
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad..
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2047
B
TTBB
2m 15s
*
A hearty shanty from the days of emigration to Australia.
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad..
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2048
B
SSAB
2m 15s
*
A hearty shanty from the days of emigration to Australia.
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad..
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2059
B
SATB
1m 10s
**
'I am a thousand winds that blow, I am the diamond glints on snow...' A positive and uplifting celebration of the human spirit that will never die.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Mary Elizabeth Frye (1905–2004).
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3020
A
SATB
2m 00s
*
'She bid me take love easy, as the leaves grow on the tree...'. This simple and beautiful arrangement of a classic song of love and regret is one of our best sellers.
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: W.B.Yeats.
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2014
B
SSAA
2m 45s
**
The catchy gospel song made famous by the movie O Brother, Where Art Thou?
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. American.
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2052
C
SSAA
3m 00s
**
This is the Wild Myrtles arrangement of a lovely and heartfelt song collected by Marjory Kennedy-Fraser in 1905.
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. Gaelic.
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1518
B
SATB
2m 20s
**
A quiet, simple and beautiful original setting of Yeats' wonderful love poem. Music by Frances Cockburn.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: W.B.Yeats.
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3002
B
SAA
2m 10s
**
Harmonious and homophonic setting of the famous 19th century American hymn to singing.
Music: Robert Lowry arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Pauline T..
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5041
B
SSA
2m 50s
**
Sentimental and nostalgic song, written in 1868, but will still connect with people today.
Music: Charlotte Alington Barnard (1830–69) arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Charlotte Alington Barnard.
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3052
C
SSAA
2m 00s
**
Close harmonies and a lilting meter distinguish this strophic setting of the lovely medieval English hymn to Mary.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: mediaeval English anon.
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4059
B
SSAA
1m 45s
**
An a cappella take on the children's playground song about courtship, marriage and children ...
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. English/Irish.
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2036
B
SSAB
1m 45s
**
An a cappella take on the children's playground song about courtship. Bass range suitable for changing voices.
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. English/Irish.
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2049
B
SSA
2m 30s
**
The timeless tale of boy seeking girl, given a witty and folky musical setting.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. and Robert Burns.
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1041
B
TBB
2m 30s
**
The timeless tale of boy seeking girl, given a witty and folky musical setting.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. and Robert Burns.
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1042
B
SATB
1m 30s
**
Setting of a poem by Anne Bradstreet, one of America's first female poets. Great text for a wedding.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Anne Bradstreet.
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3035
B
SAA
1m 30s
*
Beautiful old German carol about Mary in the thorn-wood, simply arranged.
Music: trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: trad. German.
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4085
B
SATB
2m 40s
**
This is included in the set Three Marion Angus songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
'I wad hae gi'en him my lips to kiss, had I been his...' A song of regret for lost chances, written in a lilting folk style. A strong alto melody can be featured as the upper line, or accompanied by a soprano descant.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Marion Angus (1865-1946).
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1009
B
SATB
2m 0s
*
A charming lullaby, nuanced by the Shetland dialect, in a format suitable for soloist and backing vocals.
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. Anon.
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1032
A
SSAA
2m 0s
*
A charming lullaby, nuanced by the Shetland dialect, in a format suitable for two soloists and backing vocals.
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. Anon.
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1033
A
SAB
2m 00s
*
A charming lullaby, nuanced by the Shetland dialect, in SAB format suitable for changing voices.
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. Anon.
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1049
A
SATB
0m 45s
**
Poetry sung aloud is the style of this wistful setting, evoking the play of light and shadow both in love and in the world outside.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978).
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1017
B
SATB
1m 30s
**
(Words in Finnish). A charming traditional Finnish song.
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad. Finnish.
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2031
B
SSA
1m 30s
**
Two Northumbrian songs about unattainable bonny lads
Music: Trad. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: Trad..
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2058
B
SAA
2m 30s
*
A homophonic arrangement for female voices of the well known Christmastide lament.
Music: 16th C. anon. arr. Frances Cockburn. Words: 16th C. anon.
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4090
C
SSA
2m 45s
**
A finely crafted song of requited love, written in the folk tradition.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Frances Cockburn.
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2062
C
SATB
1m 15s
*
This is included in the set Three Marion Angus songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
A strophic setting of a folk-style Scots poem celebrating a quiet and beautiful place in rural Perthshire.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Marion Angus (1865-1946).
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1021
B
SATB
5m 00s
**
This is a set consisting of 3 pieces.
Three poems in Scots vernacular – images of landscape and home life as a setting for love and loss.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Marion Angus (1865-1946).
1037
D
SATB
1m 15s
*
This is included in the set Three Marion Angus songs. You can also buy it as an individual piece.
Love can be blown away like a flower in the wind, but it still leaves a trace in the heart. Scots poem set in a lilting folk idiom.
Music: Frances Cockburn. Words: Marion Angus (1865-1946).
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1029
B
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