Sheet Music

To vocalists and publishers, please listen to the samples of some of my songs below, and if you interested in purchasing the sheet music or licensing the song please email me at sbancroft@btinternet.com (a sheet music download store will be available soon).

Calgary Bay

– moving, atmospheric song, grief, positivity, beauty, peace, “There are a couple of surprises: Sophie Bancroft’s exquisite ‘Calgary Bay’ and Todd Rundgren’s ‘Pretending To Care’. Heard back to back , they form an indescribably moving centrepiece.” JAZZWISE reviewing Liane Carroll’s CD ‘Ballads’.

BALLAD – Voice with guitar, double bass and piano: http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/11-calgary-bay

I Would Rather Be Me

– upbeat, cheeky, funny song about being happy with how you are.
“Lyrically too she is on good form, taking on the body fascists with I Would Rather Be Me” SUNDAY HERALD 

Bright, 6/8 feel – Voice with Jazz Piano: http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/07-i-would-rather-be-me
Bright, 6/8 feel – Voice with guitar, double bass and accordion: http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/02-i-would-rather-be-me

I Carried Your Heart

– moving, heartfelt song about time passing through a life – relationship, children, getting older etc.
“the traditional-sounding I Carried Your Heart conveys a compelling mood of yearning and time passing” FOLK AND ROOTS
“the waltzing I Carried Your Heart’s age-enduring love song, touching on a theme of passing years” NET RHYTHMS

6/8 feel folk song – Voice with guitars, double bass, fiddle and backing vocals: http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/04-i-carried-your-heart

Cruel Or Just Kind

– upbeat swing tune, discussing whether someone is being honest and clear.

SMOKEY/SULTRY SWING – Voice with jazz piano, guitar, double bass, drums:http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/03-cruel-or-just-kind-1
HIGH ENERGY SWING – Voice with jazz piano: http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/04-cruel-or-just-kind

Home

– heartfelt and moving look at the depth of love for one’s home country.
“Home shows evident deep affection for same” FOLK AND ROOTS

FOLK BALLAD/HYMNAL – Voice with jazz piano: http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/11-home
FOLKY STRAIGHT 8 FEEL – Voice with guitar, piano, fiddle and double bass: http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/09-home

This Time

 – a sad song about the tricky side of communication in a relationship

BALLAD – Voice with jazz piano: http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/01-this-time
MEDIUM COUNTRY FEEL – Voice with band: http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/11-this-time

Sleepy Time

– atmospheric, eery lullaby

BALLAD – Voice with jazz piano:  http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/03-sleepy-time

Miles Away

– song of longing, being far away from someone

BALLAD  – Voice, guitar and bass: http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/03-miles-away
BALLAD – Voice with jazz piano: http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/08-miles-away

Lighthouse Man

– atmospheric, misty, foggy, being involved with someone who keeps their distance.

BALLAD – Voice with jazz piano: http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/05-lighthouse-man
BALLAD – Voice with guitar and bass: http://soundcloud.com/sophie-bancroft/09-lighthouse-man