Shenandoah (With Virtual Orchestra)


This special arrangement of the folk song Shenandoah is designed for flexibility. You’ll get SATB, SSA, TTBB, SAB, 3 part mixed, and two part versions, all compatible with each other. Use the piano accompaniment or professionally orchestrated track. Includes sung practice tracks and the rights to record and make a music video.

While the beautiful, lyrical melody is universally loved, it was actually the text that ultimately drew me to Shenandoah. The sense of longing seems incredibly pertinent to what we are all feeling this year—“I long to see you, I long to hear you.” In fact, I have set up a special section at the end of the piece for your singers to specifically share this message with each other.

Hear a sample of the SATB version:

See Sample Scores: Shenandoah SATB | Shenandoah SAB | Shenandoah 3 Part Mixed | Shenandoah Two Part | Shenandoah TTBB | Shenandoah SSA

As a participating choir program, you will get:
– ALL of these versions of the piece included: SATB, SAB, 3 part mixed, Two Part, SSA, and TTBB (they ALL work together well, too!)

– sung rehearsal tracks recorded by Matt Curtis and his team of professional singers at Choral Tracks.

– instrumental accompaniment track orchestrated by Johnny Del Toro.

– recognition by director, school, city, and state on my website as a participating ensemble. If you record or film your performance, I’ll share that video on my social media, too!

– Zoom video conferences to meet as many choirs as possible, listen to their experiences participating in the project, and do a Q and A about arranging, composing, and publishing.



I’m excited to announce the first participating choirs so far! We would LOVE to have your choir join this project.

Liberty Middle School, Spanaway, Washington
– Director: Benjamin Rogers
Madison City High School, Madison City, Iowa
– Director: Joel Everist
Lakeland High School, Shrub Oak, New York
— Director: Katie Chan Chee
Decatur Middle School, Decatur, Alabama
— Director: Stacy Owens
Cumberland Valley High School, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
— Director: Eric Griffith
Edwin O. Smith High School, Storrs-Mansfield, Connecticut
— Director: Amanda Hanzlik
Centerville High School, Centerville, Ohio
— Director: Ben Spalding
Grace Wilday Junior High School, Roselle, New Jersey
— Director: Sandra Albano
Abraham Clark High School, Roselle, New Jersey
— Director: Marcus Daniels
Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School, Chicago, Illinois
— Director: Carolyn Alifantis
St. Pauls High School, St. Pauls, North Carolina
— Director: Kim Ramsey
Bishop Heelan Catholic High School, Sioux City, Iowa
— Director: Rachael Wragge
Maxine Smith STEAM Academy, Memphis, Tennessee
— Director: Kevin Carpenter
Caravel Academy, Bear, Delaware
— Director: Kelly Busovsky
Trinity Preparatory School, Winter Park, Florida
— Director: Christina Carter
McHenry Middle School, McHenry, Illinois
— Director: Carol Munn
CHAMPS Charter High School of the Arts, Van Nuys, California
— Director: Taylor Vasquez-Reyes
Simmons Middle School, Hoover, Alabama
— Director: Dan Cater
Papillion LaVista South High School, Papillion, Nebraska
— Director: Brian Johnson
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, Gulfport, Mississippi
— Director: Debra Atkinson
Clinton Junior High School, Clinton, Mississippi
— Director: Erin Linton
Hamilton High School, Hamilton, Michigan
— Director: Holly Israels
South Albany High School, Albany, Oregon
— Director: Brett DeYoung
Baxter Community School, Baxter, Iowa
— Director: Zachary Archer
Grand Junction High School, Grand Junction, Colorado
— Director: Brad Hirsh
University School of Jackson, Jackson, Tennessee
— Director: Dian Eddleman
Kettering Fairmont Middle and High School, Kettering, Ohio
— Director: Brody McDonald
West Windsor-Plainsboro High School, Princeton, New Jersey
— Director: David Westawski
Appleton East High School, Appleton, Wisconsin
— Directors: Dan Van Sickle and Christina Conn
Central Regional High School, Bayville, New Jersey
— Director: Elizabeth Moore
Sheldon High School, Eugene, Oregon
– Director: Megan Perdue
Hilliard Bradley High School, Hilliard, Ohio
— Director: Jeremy Witt
Mountain View High School, Vancouver, Washington
— Director: Jenny Bell
Cathedral City High School Choirs, Cathedral City, California
— Director: F. May Le Roy