The most popular arrangement of a traditional song in the repertoire of many choral and a capella groups , Oh Shenandoah, was created by James Erb.
Mr. Erb conducted the Richmond Symphony and taught music at the University of Richmond where he also founded the University Choir.
The arrangement incorporates multiple, alternating harmonies.
Here are two performances. One is by the University of Richmond Octaves, an all male a capella group who adopted the work as its signature song, and the other performed in 1971 by the University Choir under Mr. Erb’s direction.