Donald Patriquin


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C’est l’aviron   arr. Donald Patriquin

SSA with piano    $2.50    CP 1445
    (listen here and view the score)  duration - 4:30

SATB with piano    $2.50    CP 1453

This is a wonderful example of a folk song that came to Canada (Quebec) from Europe (France) and was made into a 'local' work song with the addition of a refrain– all sung to make the hard work enjoyable while paddling canoes on early Quebec's waterways.

This song is a hybrid of a folksong from France with a refrain added by early Quebec canoe-men. It tells of a man who, meeting three girls on the road from La Rochelle, gives the most beautiful of them a ride on his horse. Enamored of his passenger, he tries to gain her attentions. However she will neither talk nor drink with him at the fountain, but upon being taken to her parent's place drinks a toast to her father, mother, sisters, brothers, and...her own lover.

Hey Ho, Nobody Home   arr. Donald Patriquin

SATB with piano    $2.35    CP 1341
    (listen here and view the score)  duration - 3:35

SSA with piano    $2.35    CP 1350

Here’s a rowdy Christmas song that is sure to please listeners. Trick or Treat Christmas style!

Lukey’s Boat   arr. Donald Patriquin

SATB with piano    $2.35    CP 1339
    (listen here and view the score)  duration - 2:20

SSA with piano    $2.35    CP 1349

A classic maritime folksong - charming - hilarious - up tempo - great fun!

Malaika   arr. Donald Patriquin

SATB with piano    $2.35    CP 1342
    (listen here and view the score)  duration - 3:00

SSA with piano    $2.35    CP 1351

Donald arranged this Kenyan love song to complete his World Music Suite.  Infectious rhythm and a gorgeous melody make this a winner for any choir.


Donald Patriquin (b. 1938, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada) was eleven when he began to compose, and though his musical career was briefly “interrupted” by studies in biology he was always involved in music as composer, performer, teacher, accompanist, organist and conductor. Donald’s music is  performed throughout the world. He is known for his energetic and inspiring music and for bringing world music to the choral stage. His compositions are “sophisticated and challenging, yet accessible to all audiences”.


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