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The arrangement of "Shenandoah" by James Erb was one of the first pieces commissioned by Virginia Glee Club conductor John Liepold in 1991. The arrangement, for TTBB including high falsetto, is a rearrangement of Erb's earlier eight part SATB version of the work. The men's voice arrangement became a staple of the Glee Club's repertoire from the early 1990s, appearing on multiple recordings, including A Dove in the Hall, Music for a Noble Acoustic, Notes from the Path, Brothers, Sing On!, Tour de France, Virginia Glee Club Live!, and In Harmony, Love, and Brotherhood.

The work sets four verses of the classic American song. The first verse is sung in unison; the second features the melody in the tenors over the baritones and basses singing "Shenandoah" in a ground. The third verse opens the arrangement to full four part harmony, before the final verse which features a three part canon above the basses and an extended finale that once again resolves all voices in unison.

Lyrics

Oh, Shenandoah, I long to see you
And hear your rolling river
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to see you
way, we're bound away
Across the wide Missouri.

I long to see your smiling valley
And hear your rolling river
I long to see your smiling valley
way, we're bound away
Across the wide Missouri.

'Tis seven long years since last I've seen you
And hear your rolling river
'Tis seven long years since last I've seen you
way, we're bound away
Across the wide Missouri.

Oh, Shenandoah, I long to see you
And hear your rolling river
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to see you
way, we're bound away
Across the wide Missouri.

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