Early American Songs, Set 1


Three beloved songs– Simple Gifts, The Pretty Little Horses, She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain. Simple, captivating. Unison and two-part singing. For younger or older treble. Also available separately.  2-part treble chorus, piano.



Kallman Creates Publications, Composer Daniel Kallman Kallman Creates Publications

2-part treble chorus, piano. Duration: 7’00”

Order choral scores for the complete set under this title. Individual octavos also available: Simple Gifts, The Pretty Little Horses, and She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain.

You may also be interested in: Early American Songs, Set 2.



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View score: Simple Gifts


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View score: The Pretty Little Horses


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View score: She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain


Composer’s Notes:

Early American Songs, Set I includes three separate arrangements: Simple Gifts, The Pretty Little Horses, and She’ll Be Comin’ ‘Round the Mountain. Visit individual links to learn more or to order separate octavos.

This first set of arrangements of early American folk songs for treble voices was made possible in 2015 through the gracious support of a consortium of the following 32 youth choirs and their directors. With larger youth choir programs, both the conductor of the younger choir and the Artistic Director are listed:

Allegro Choral Academy Prima Voce, Apple Valley, MN (Kari Douma, Greg Douma)
Ambrit International School Choir, Rome, Italy (Paige Short)
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs Con Brio, Minneapolis, MN (Elizabeth Egger, Nancy Grundahl)
Angelica Cantanti Youth Choirs Cantabile, Minneapolis, MN (Ann Schrooten, Nancy Grundahl)
Aquila Elementary School Choir, St. Louis Park, MN (Patricia Rice)
Bridgewater Elementary School Choir, Northfield, MN (Kristin Hummel)
Chanhassen Elementary School Choir, Chanhassen, MN (Katy Anderson)
Concordia Youth Chorale Junior Chorale, Belford, NJ (John and Cynthia Balme)
Crescendo Community Chorus Preparatory Choir, Spokane, WA (Sharon Rodkey-Smith)
Decorah Youth Choirs, Decorah, IA (Andrew Ellingson, Jennaya Robison)
Grand Rapids Symphony Youth Chorus Prelude Chorus, Grand Rapids, MI (Jackie Sonderfan-Schoon, Sean Ivory)
Honors Choirs of Southeast Minnesota Children’s Chorus, Rochester, MN (Amy Nelson)
Indian Creek Elementary School Encore!, Marion, IA (Tanya Rosenkranz)
Johnson Park School Choir, Princeton, NJ (Cordelia Mann)
Jordan Middle School Choir, Jordan, MN (Elizabeth Egger)
Kalmazoo Children’s Chorus Preparatory Choir, Kalamazoo, MI (Betsy Craig, Fred Sang)
Landon Lower School Little Singers, Bethesda, MD (Michael Wu)
Mankato Children’s Chorus Training Choir, Mankato, MN (Kristin Baty, Leah Ries)
Michigan State Community Music School Cantabile, East Lansing, MI (Kyle Zeuch)
Minnewashta Elementary School Fifth Grade Choir, Minnetonka, MN (Sarah Abelsen)
Mounds Park Academy Fifth Grade Choir, St. Paul, MN (Mari Espeland)
New Jersey Youth Chorus Primo Coro, Chatham, NJ (Catherine Flynn, Patricia Joyce)
Northfield Middle School Sixth Grade Choir, Northfield, MN (Cathy Penning)
Northfield Youth Choirs Treble Choir, Northfield, MN (Liz Shepley)
RAACHE (Rochester Area Association of Christian Home Educators) Choirs Con Brio, Rochester, MN (Suzy Johnson)
Saint Francis Borgia School Choir, Cedarburg, WI (Carol Storck)
Schaeffer Academy Middle School Choir, Rochester, MN (Mary Vogel)
Sibley Elementary School Choir, Northfield, MN (Holly Fischer)
SoDa Club, Decorah, IA (Claire Thompson, Jill Wilson, Linda Martin)
Tonka District Children’s Choir, Minnetonka, MN (Melanie McIvor)
Waubesa Intermediate School Fifth Grade Choir, McFarland, WI (DeAnn Larson)
Young Voices of Colorado Treblemakers, Englewood, CO (Margie Camp, Jena Dickey)


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