Scarborough Fair is a timeless folk song from England. This is its most famous melody (yes, there are others, less familiar, but also beautiful).
Hayley Westenra of Celtic Woman sings it beautifully on A New Journey:
Here is the free sheetmusic for Scarborough Fair in a good range for most voices, the key of Dm. (The version on my Beginning Guitar page, while great for guitarists, is not easy for most sopranos, especially young girls, to sing with strength. Too low.)
Download English folk song Scarborough Fair
If you were looking for the vocal duet that Simon and Garfunkel sang, I'm sorry I can't offer it here. Though "Scarborough Fair" the folk song is public domain, yet their ARRANGEMENT of the music is NOT public domain.
I'm pretty sure Simon and Garfunkel wrote the version they sang, which means it is their copyrighted intellectual property! You will have to buy it in a music store, either online or offline.
Enjoy this simple but beautiful free vocal sheet music arrangement for singing students!
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Hi! Is this only for voice? I ask this, because I didn't realise- and I play keyboard. It sounded fine- but I just want to know! P.S. I really love this …
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I love genuine folk songs, without too much embellishment and arrangment. Glad to have found your site. Jeannette
... I watched your video "Wondrous Love" with your eight gals - Magnificent! So refreshing to see good harmonies sung a capella these days; it seems to be rare!
Thank you! THANK YOU!!! For keeping the beautiful art of Opera alive! I stumbled upon this site and I'm so happy I did!
Thank you for your wonderful website. I also teach piano, voice and guitar - spooky! My absolute passion is opera, and have opened many a singing student's ear to the beautiful melodies and voices in the repertoire. Thank you for the wonderful warmups which I have downloaded, and will be using at the earliest opportunity - I will let you know how they go! Looking forward to more warmup ideas, too.
Useful Sites for Vocalists
ArtSongCentral, source of much free vocal literature
Cantorian.org, home to free classical sheetmusic
ChoralWiki, Home of the Choral Public Domain Library
International Music Score Library Project (IMSLP) Petrucci Music Library
Musicnotes.com - transpose vocal sheets up or down!
Note-Perfect.com, Resources for Choral Singers and Soloists - hear your part!
Singwise.com - Technical singing advice
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Thank you thank you thank you!! I have recently started my own vocal studio, and though I have studied music education for years in college, a private studio is a daunting task for me. Your site has made everything seem so simple and straightforward and has helped me to really get started. It is so comprehensive and well put together. Thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge so that music can be shared everywhere. :)
Good for you! Yes, I know just what you mean. Every new endeavor requires a little bit of chutzpah -- not to say just brazening it out a bit, because you just can't be an expert at anything until you've done it for a while. All of us teachers have to learn how to teach... and you have to start somewhere.