Waltzing Matilda ORCHESTRA (4 Verses) Lead Vocal and Piano Part only

(For rehearsal of SATB Choir)

Composer
TRADITIONAL A.B.Patterson and Marie Cowan Arranged by Brendan Elliget MAGA 537
Year of composition
1800
Arranger
Year of arrangement
2017
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
3 minutes
Genre
Folk music
Instrumentation
Voice + keyboard
Instrumental parts
Not available

This the Piano part to be used with my Orchestral arrangement. Useful for the rehearsal of the SATB Choir with melody cue.

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"Waltzing Matilda" is Australia’s most widely known folk song and one that has been popularly suggested as a potential national anthem.

The song narrates the story of an itinerant worker (swagman) making a drink of tea at a bush camp (billy) and stealing a sheep (jumbuck) to eat. When the sheep’s owner (squatter) arrives with three police officers (troopers) to arrest the worker, he drowns himself in a small lake (Billabong) and goes on to haunt the site.

The tune is most probably based on the traditional Scottish song "Thou Bonnie Wood Of Craigielea". The original lyrics were written in 1895 by the poet and nationalist Banjo Paterson, and it was first published as sheet music in 1903.

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