Jamaican Folk Song Suite



  • Traditional Jamaican Folk Songs
    arr. Marjorie Whylie
  • Lyrics / Text: Traditional
  • Choral MusicSATBSecularFolk

  • Series: Alfred Choral Designs
  • Languages: Jamaican Patois
  • Accompaniment: A cappella with opt percussion
  • Format: Octavo – Choral
  • Catalog #: 48972
  • Publisher: Alfred Publishing

  • Publisher: Alfred Publishing
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In the words of Jamaican musicologist Marjorie Whylie, “Jamaican folk songs are full of social commentary, censure, and recrimination in a vehicle of humor.” This publication includes three charming arrangements for a cappella singers and percussion.

One describes a comical scene at a train station; a second playfully questions a neighbor about some missing food; and the third (complete with simple instructions to recreate a ringplay game) cheers a naughty cousin who threw his aunt's coat out the window.

Unique, authentic, fun!

A printed guide and online video provide vetted learning tools for the Patois language.

Free percussion parts from Alfred:
Triangle, Guiro, Claves

Pronunciation Guide:

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Weight 0.065 lbs


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