McCall studied music at the University of Adelaide and went on from there to
join The Song Company as first soprano between 1996 and 2010. Within that
role she toured extensively in over 17 countries, including Europe, China,
the USA, England, and Asia as well as performing with a variety of
Sydney-based ensembles. She has also performed in festivals in Australia,
cities and regional towns, as well as performing hundreds of concerts for
primary school children in association with the Musica
Viva in Schools program. She currently works part-time as an accompanist.
recent years Ruth has also been working as an arranger and composer, and her
pieces are performed by choirs and school groups around Australia. She was
composer-in-residence for the Sydney Children's Choir in 2011, and in 2012
she directed her first show in the Ship to Shore program with The Song
Company featuring Slava and Leonard Grygorian on
new, brilliant songs from Ruth. Each song a setting of a poem by Douglas Muecke. Written for 'The Song Company', they are
advanced, with vocal effects, and would grace the programme of a very
competent and forward looking choir. Some parts of
the Flipscores await the necessary technology to do
them justice. SSATTBarB.
N.B. - the Flipscores are in Landscape format and
you may need to turn pages using the arrows at the bottom of the page.
Available individually, or all 3 at £5/set.
The Skye Boat Song FlipScore Video
SATB 179 b SSA
Ruth's passion for the plight of refugees (particularly in Australia) is
evident in this beautiful version of the Skye Boat Song for voices and piano.
She asks all musicians to share her concern. This is your chance to do so.
Agnus Dei FlipScore
SATB 123 b
SSATBB Sumptuous harmonies for this classic sacred text. Can be sung with
soprano soloist on the top line.
Click Go The Shears FlipScore
SATB 124 d
SSATBB A funky new version of this tune with a groovy ostinato. Are you ready
for the snip?
Love Is Born FlipScore
SATB 125 d
SSATBB An ecstatic and expansive piece based on Michael Leunig's poem.
Sacred Lotus FlipScore
SSAA 126 b YC
SA Piano. Sweet and simple, this piece is a meditation on the Sacred Lotus
flower; Nelumbo Nucifera. Also suitable for children.
Bound For South Australia FlipScore
SATB 127 e
SSATBB Ruth’s very exciting arrangement of this traditional Sea Shanty. Such
Waltzing Matilda FlipScore Preview
SATB 128a d
SSATBB Her most popular piece, this reworking of this iconic song is a blend
of Aboriginal chant, old and new tunes. As popularised in the UK by The
Mastersingers, but performed here by 'The Song Company'.
Also SATB (SATB 128b c)
We Wish You A Merry Christmas FlipScore
SATB 129 c
SSATBB A virtuosic arrangement of this festive classic that every choir
needs. (The audio is Australia’s famous ‘Song Company’ – enjoy!)
What Shall We Do With A Drunken Sailor FlipScore Preview
SATB 130 a d
SATTBB This rollicking folksong will keep your audience happy and your toes
tapping - as interpreted by 'The Song Company'
SATB 130 b d with
guitar duet accompaniment (slightly different to 130a)