Cowboy Carol

Do you know "Cowboy Carol"


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TIMBONE

Active Member
I am interested to know how many of you know "cowboy Carol", which begins: "There'll be a new world beginnin' from tonight"
 

WoodenFlugel

Moderator
Staff member
100% so far mate :)

Yeah I know of it - isn't there an arrangement of it in the "new" red Salvation Army carol books?????

Or am I just imagining that in some kind of drunken, lager induced haze...... :? :?
 

mikelyons

Supporting Member
Or Irish Whiskey induced in my case, Hang on, I'll get my copy....



Buqqer! Can't find it. It is in there though!
 

Brian Kelly

Active Member
I know it. I don't remember seeing it in the "new" red SA carol books, and I certainly never played it in my SA banding days. It is definately not in the "old" green SA carol books.
 

brassneck

Active Member
You must be talking about Cowboy Carol by Cecil Broadhurst and arranged by Malcolm Sargent. It was published originally by Oxford University Press in 1952 for Double Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass. If it has been arranged for brass band, I hope the refrain of "yoi-yippee!" has been kept for non-playing bandsmen to sing! :wink:
 

TIMBONE

Active Member
brassneck said:
You must be talking about Cowboy Carol by Cecil Broadhurst and arranged by Malcolm Sargent. It was published originally by Oxford University Press in 1952 for Double Soprano, Alto, Tenor, and Bass. If it has been arranged for brass band, I hope the refrain of "yoi-yippee!" has been kept for non-playing bandsmen to sing! :wink:
That's the one, and yes, there are two arrangements by Sir Malcolm Sargent, published by OUP. I have a slightly earlier arrangement by Frances Roots Hadden from "The Treasury of Christmas Music" published by The Blandford Press.

I was interested to know how many people knew of it, as I think it is a 'cracking' piece of festive fare. There is an arrangement on the way for brass band and optional choir - although you have certainly given me an idea for 'non-playing bandsmen'!!!
 

brassneck

Active Member
Heheheh! I'm sure it would be popular with salvationists as well as the classic Fairey's songsters from Spennymoor a few years ago!! (... that WAS entertainment plus :D )
 

Dave Payn

Active Member
Talking of Christmas (Why not, it's August! ;-)) I'm currently awaitng permission (or otherwise!) to arrange a cracking brass fanfare to O Come All Ye Faithful by John Rutter (it appeared on the PJBE LP/cassette Noel and I finally found it on a compilation CD last year!) for band to go with the carol itself.
 
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