This is the pdf sheet music for my four part harmony arrangement of the Playford tune, "The Parson's Farewell". You can also use the harmonies in duets and trios.
This traditional melody was used by Bear McCreary in the soundtrack "Black Sails", which I didn't know until I came to arrange it myself. I learnt it years ago from a recording by the Albion Band.
With this download, you'll receive sheet music scores in a variety of formats:
* string quartet
* violin trio with cello
* violin trio with viola (cello part transcribed up an octave)
Each score also includes chords for an accompanist, e.g. guitar or piano.
This makes them versatile as you can use the harmony parts with different groups of instruments, from a violin duet or violin and cello duet (for example) up to a large string ensemble.
By picking different parts, you can play them on any of the following instrument combinations:
* Violin duet
* Violin trio
* Violin trio and cello
* Violin duet and cello
* Violin and cello
* Violin trio and viola
* Violin duet and viola
* Violin and viola
* Two violins and two violas
* String quartet
You'll also receive recordings:
* The demo recordings of the different harmony parts as heard above
* "Practise mixes". These are recordings with each harmony part turned up in the mix, and the tune turned down, which can be helpful to people who learn mostly by ear.
I have lots more harmony arrangements of traditional and celtic music available on my website:
released August 18, 2017