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Westphalia Waltz - Oldtime Tune Harmony Sheet Music

by Celtic Fiddle Music | Georgia Nettleton

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    This download is for the pdf sheet music, arranged for various string trios including violin trio, two violins and viola or two violins and cello. It can also be used a duet - see below. You'll receive pdf scores, midi files and audio demos if you buy this album.
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My three (or four) part harmony arrangement of the traditional old time American fiddle tune, "Westphalia Waltz". This tune is thought to have originated in Poland, but became popular in the town of Westphalia, Texas. You can read more about the tune's history in a great article by the Athens Dulcimer Club:

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.

You'll get three trio scores and three (bonus) 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

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 are only of the trio version. The quartet scores were added later as a bonus item, but hopefully the trio recordings will give you an approximate idea of what the quartet sounds like.

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 May 22, 2016


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Celtic Fiddle Music | Georgia Nettleton UK

Multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger from the UK who grew up playing the traditional music of the British Isles. Georgia plays fiddle, viola, recorder/flute, piano and accordion, and specialises in arranging celtic tunes as sheet music for fiddle duet or trio. ... more

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