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Barbara Poulshock

Born into a musical family in southern California in 1926, Barbara Poulshock began her music studies at the age of eight. Her principal teachers included pianists George Liebling, Arthur Wynter Smith, Frances Bittner and David Vasquez. While in high school, she began her vocal studies with Gwendolyn Koldolfsky and Natalie Limonick at the University of Southern California. As a teenager, Poulshock became interested in musical composition, and was fortunate to study with composer Morris Hutchins Ruger. Within a year, she was awarded first place in a national music competition for a short choral work.

Mrs. Poulshock has enjoyed a long career of teaching piano and voice, both institutionally and privately. She taught at the University of California at Long Beach, Cornish Institute in Seattle, and Orange Coast College. In 1974, she joined the voice faculty of Lutheran University, as a professor of voice and opera.

During her years at PLU, Mrs. Poulshock’s interest in composing for voice and piano continued to flourish. She arranged two volumes of songs for young singers, to be performed for recitals and school voice competitions. The two volumes were published by Belwin in 1980. Poulshock also composed vocal arrangements Pacific Lutheran University’s world-renowned Choir of the West, including two sets of American folk songs in 1989 and 1991.

Though retiring from the PLU faculty in 1994, Barbara continues a full schedule of performing, teaching and composing. She has recently published three choral pieces for the Judy Herrington Series with Pavane, and has composed eleven original songs set to the poetry of Emily Dickinson. Mrs. Poulshock lives in the Pacific Northwest, where her music studio overlooks the majestic Columbia River.

 

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Octavo

 
Fly Away
 

 Fly Away 
Composer: Barbara Poulshock  Arranger: Judith Herrington  Author/Lyricist: Christina Rossetti 

Voicing: 2-PART 
Season: General  Released: January 2008  Difficulty: Easy
Sample Sound File Listen
   With a rolling, arpeggiated accompaniment, and tender, floating vocal lines, one can almost see the birds in flight. Whether beckoning the approach of summer or singing of its end, this Christina Rossetti text works well for a spring or fall concert. Composer Barbara Poulshock has worked with children's voices for years and Judith Herrington selected this piece for her series.
 

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  P1347 - 2-PART  [buy now]
$2.10

 
Loch Lomond
 

 Loch Lomond 
Composer: Scottish Folk Song  Arranger: Barbara Poulshock 

Voicing: 2-Part 
Season: Folk Song  Released: March 2001 
   This familiar Scottish song has been tastefully set by Barbara Poulshock. Fine craftsmanship are already a trademark of Barbara's work. Selected to be a part of the Judy Herrington Choral Series.
 

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  P1184 - 2-Part  [buy now]
$2.35

 
The Ash Grove
 

 The Ash Grove 
Composer: English Folk Song  Arranger: Barbara Poulshock 

Voicing: 2-PART 
Season: General  Released: January 2006  Difficulty: Medium
Sample Sound File Listen
   ''Ash Grove'' has been a favorite English Folk Song for many years. Poulshock's setting is tasteful and beckoning. Selected for the Judith Herrington choral series, this is a superb performance and teaching song for young voices.
 

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  P1285 - 2-PART  [buy now]
$1.60

 

 

 The Lone Wild Bird 
Composer: Southern Folk Tune  Arranger: Barbara Poulshock 

Voicing: 2-PART 
Season: General  Released: March 2000 
Sample Sound File Listen
   This Southern Folk Song has been selected for the Judy Herrington Choral Series. Collegiate music teacher, Barbara Poulshock demonstrates her arranging skills with this wonderful arrangement.
 

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  P1176 - 2-PART  [buy now]
$2.10

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