Barbara Allen, entitled Bonnie Barbara Allen in the Child ballads, in an arrangement from Three Mountain Ballads by Ron Nelson. A nice arrangement—the alto lalas really appreciated finally getting a part worthy of their talents—but I hope everyone gets to hear the ballad sung with the more common, major key tune and the final two verses that Nelson leaves out:
They buried her there in the old church yard,
They buried him beside her,
And from his grave there grew a rose,
And from hers, a brier.
They grew and grew to the old church top,
’till they couldn’t grow— any higher,
And there they made a true lover’s knot,
The red rose and the brier.
The lalas have done the usual tutti and one version each with parts emphasized. In the soprano part, I omitted the C in measure forty, because it blatted the mp3. The ritards are observed, and in measure thirty-seven, the pause (//) is for one count.
- All parts
- Sopranos emphasized:
- Altos emphasized:
- Tenors emphasized:
- Basses emphasized: