Arrangements – Pioneer Songs
After many years of research, these songs, sung by the early Utah pioneers, were originally compiled and arranged for the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers by Alfred M. Durham, and published in 1932 by the DUP.
In 2012, the leaders of the DUP asked Michael Smurthwaite and Jane Dye to simplify and modernize the Durham arrangements for singing in the DUP encampment meetings. These pioneer songs feature profound feelings of loyalty and honor for the pioneers who laid the foundations for our Great Basin civilization in the West. You can also detect interesting and fun social commentary about the culture of the times. They may be sung at appropriate occasions, and hopefully bring joy and inspiration.
They may be copied free of charge for non-commercial use.
|Arrangements - Pioneer Songs||Theme||Voice|
|A Motto For Every Man||Pioneer - Witty Advice||Unison|
|A Pioneer Song||Pioneer||Women's Chorus|
|Come Sit By My Side, Little Darling||Pioneer - Courting||Solo or Duet|
|Grandfather’s Clock||Family Memories||Unison|
|Just to Please the Boys||Pioneer - Coquettish||Unison|
|Ode to Utah – This is the Place||Pioneer - Honoring Utah||Unison|
|Pioneer Children Sang As They Walked (After They Got Up!)||Pioneer - Children||Youth Chorus|
|Starry Night for a Ramble||Pioneer - Romantic||Unison|
|The Campbells Are Coming||Pioneer -Scottish Warrior Song||Unison|
|The Daughters of Utah Pioneers||Pioneer||Unison|
|The Handcart Song||Pioneer - tune of Oh Susanna||Unison|
|The Home Winner||Pioneer - Fortitude||Unison|
|The Maid of the Mill||Pioneer - Song of Love||Solo|
|The Red, White, and Blue||Pioneer - patriotic||Unison|
|The Water Mill||Pioneer||Unison|
|The Wedding of the Rails||Pioneer||Unison|
|Wait for the Wagon||Pioneer||Unison|
|Where Are You Going, My Pretty Maid?||Pioneer||Unison or Duet|
|Why Do Summer Roses Fade?||Pioneer - true friendship||Solo|