Three French Folk Songs

SATB a cappella (Opt. solo in ‘Petit Rocher’)

Arrangement, original melody: E. Gagnon (in Public Domain)

7 min total duration

-J’ai cueilli la belle rose, 2 min

– En roulant ma boule roulant, 2 min

– Petit rocher,  3 min.

Purchase from composer


Commissioned and premiered by the Cantabile Chamber Singers (Toronto) Oct. 2016.

Video:Premiere VIdeo


If interested in these short, accessible and fun French-Canadian folk songs, please send me an email for rehearsal recordings and scores.

About Composer

Matthew Emery (b.1991) is a Canadian composer whose music has been performed across North America and Asia. His music has also been broadcast on national television and radio. Matthew was the 2013 ACDA Raymond Brock Student Composition Competition winner. Emery's choral works have been performed by renowned vocal ensembles including the Vancouver Chamber Choir, Elmer Isler Singers, Pro Coro Canada, Canadian Chamber Choir, Da Capo Chamber Choir, choirs at the University of Louisville, University of Manitoba, University of Western Ontario, University of British Columbia, Ontario Youth Choir and the Nova Scotia Youth Choir. Matthew studied with Dr. Stephen Chatman at the University of British Columbia and is published by: Alliance Music Publications, GIA Publications, G. Schirmer, Pavane Publishing and Santa Barbara Music Publishing. Matthew is a member of the Canadian League of Composers.

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