35015977, SATB, $2.50
Date released: 1995
This group of “cowboy” and western folk songs is perfect for school and community use. Beginning with the strophic, “Old Chisholm Trail,” the listener gets a picture of life on the range as a cowpoke. Next is the melodious “Red River Valley” set for 3-part men’s voices, followed by a lyrical setting of “Home on the Range” for solo and mixed choir backup. The pacing picks up with a rousing rendition of “The Yellow Rose of Texas” and reprisal of “Old Chisholm Trail.” What makes this fun is the fiddle, upright bass, guitar, and trap set accompaniment. This medley is well-suited to choreography and staging. Approximately 7-8 minutes in length.
Mark Hayes captures the Old West with musical finesse and humor in this fantastic medley now available in new voicings! Songs included are The Old Chishom Trail, Red River Valley, Home On the Range, and The Yellow Rose of Texas. Instrumental parts available to add some “kiyi yippy kiay” to your performance!