My three part harmony arrangement of the traditional tune, "Kemp's Jig" from the Playford collection. Curiously, it isn't a "jig" in the usual sense of the word, but perhaps in the 16th Century the definition was looser; or it may have been named after an event rather than a dance to fit the tune.
It's named after William Kempe, a comic actor and dancer, who morris danced a solo jig all the way form London to Norwich. He is best known for being one of the original actors in Shakespeare's plays.
Find out more about him here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kempe
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 quartet.
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)
* Three violins and cello
* Three violins and viola
The scores come with individual instrument parts, and 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.
I've made two full recordings that you can hear above - one with the lowest part in the cello register, one in the violin register. I play the tune three times in both versions - once with the 2nd part, once with the bass part, and then once with 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 in this download are only for the trio version; the quartet scores were added as a bonus item and have not been recorded. However, the trio recordings should give you a rough idea of how the quartet versions sound.
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 September 29, 2015