Sheet music for my harmony arrangements of two traditional polkas from Central France.
In the recording I've played each tune just once, but traditionally each tune would be repeated two or three times before playing the next tune two or three times after it.
With this download, you'll receive digital pdf 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. I've also indicated a note to be played as drone alongside the melody or harmony parts, as these tunes are traditionally played on hurdy gurdy and bagpipes which would usually have a drone note played along with the melody. (The drone part is not scored as such - you can invent your own preferred rhythm for this!)
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.
There's also a midi file of the full harmony arrangement.
I have lots more harmony arrangements of traditional and celtic music available on my website:
released July 5, 2018