My three (or four) part harmony arrangement of the traditional old time/bluegrass American fiddle tune, "Billy in the Lowground". This is a great fast reel.
This can, like all of my arrangements, be played as a duet or trio for violins. However, in this series of harmonies that I'm working on at the moment, the lowest part is written with cello or viola in mind, so it can be played on various instrument combinations that include viola or cello.
NEW: I've now added bonus scores for string quartets.
You'll get three trio scores and three quartet scores with this download:
* Two violins and cello
* Two violins and viola
* Violin trio
* String quartet (two violins, viola and cello)
* Violin trio and cello
* Violin trio and viola
The scores come with chords for an accompanist - e.g. guitar, piano or accordion.
Not all parts have to be played at once - the harmonies can be used as duets, so it works fine as a violin and cello duet, violin and viola duet, or fiddle duet.
You can hear the different parts in the recording above: first time, I play the tune with the violin harmony part, then the tune with the cello/viola part, and then all three parts together.
Also included are "practise mixes", which are audio tracks for each harmony part with the tune turned down and the harmony part turned up louder, to help with learning and memorising the harmonies.
NOTE: the recordings included are just for the trio version. The quartet version was added later as a bonus score, and has not been recorded, but hopefully the trio version will give you a rough idea of how the quartet version sounds.
I have lots more harmony arrangements of traditional and some of my own tunes - see www.georgianettleton.com/celtic-sheet-music.php
for a full list.
released April 10, 2016