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Down in the River (ASB #13)

Down in the River (ASB #13)


In Down in the River, we are delighted to present eight new arrangements written with community choirs in mind. The pieces included in this book are accessible and would make an excellent resource for choirs which are making their first foray into reading music. This book was commissioned by John Lewis Partnership Music Society as the prize for ‘PartnerSing’ 2014. Edited by Don Gillthorpe.

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1. The Ash Grove – arr. Krishnan Ram-Prasad
2. As I Went Out One Morning Clear – arr. Hilary Griffiths
3. Down in the River – arr. Oli Tarney
4. Gloucestershire Wassail – arr. Don Gillthorpe
5. I Will Give My Love an Apple – arr. Michael Betteridge
6. The John B. Sails – arr. Ula Weber
7. Saint Patrick – arr. Andy Murray
8. She Moved Through the Fair – arr. Oliver Brouwer

Editor Information

Don Gillthorpe is Director of Music at Ripley St Thomas CE Academy in Lancaster, where he has established a thriving department with a culture of music making as an integral part of school life. As part of the school’s wider remit, Don is a Lead Practitioner and a Specialist Leader in Education, supporting other music departments and leading a school-centred Secondary Music PGCE programme. Don is Head of Publications for Sing for Pleasure as well as tutoring on SfP conducting courses.  Alongside this, Don is Director of Music at Lancaster Priory and Director of Church Music for the Morland Choristers’ Camp.