Croft Music


Supernatural Ballads

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picture of score

 This is a work for SATB choir and brass band based on 3 traditional Scottish supernatural ballads: Sir Patrick Spens, The Twa Corbies, and The Wife of Usher's Well.

The choir writing is within the capabilites of most choirs - with a bit of practice! - while the band scoring is accessible to most grades of bands, with occasionally demanding solo lines.  

You can download free PDFs of the scores from this page: either the complete work for band and choir, or individual movements for choir and piano. (These are zipped files which need to be extracted.)

You can see and hear short extracts here on You Tube, or you can listen to full versions on Souncloud following the links below.

Complete score for SATB choir
and brass band
Soundcloud audio files    
Sir Patrick Spens: 7'24"   LISTEN HERE
The Twa Corbies: 4'00"   LISTEN HERE
The Wife of Usher's Well: 6'05"   LISTEN HERE
Score of "Sir Patrick Spens" for 
SATB choir and piano
Score of "The Twa Corbies" for
SATB choir and piano
Score of "The Wife of Usher's Well"
  for SATB choir and piano