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Folk Viola and Cello Duets Vol. 3 - sheet music - pdf

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This is a collection of 40 traditional folk tunes, arranged for a viola playing the main tune, and a cello playing a harmony/bass part. The viola parts are written in alto clef and fit on the viola in first position. The cello parts are written in bass clef. There are chords written above the melody, so they can be played with an accompanist, e.g. on guitar or piano.

The scores are provided without bowings or grace notes, as these are personal to each player and should be developed independently according to preference.

All the melodies are written in the key that fits best on the viola, so most of them are not in the original key. They have been adapted for viola using the same fingering that would be used on a violin, and as such are not generally suitable for playing in a public session (unless there has been prior discussion with other players!), as the keys will not be the standard ones used.

The following tunes are included:

All in a Garden Green

The Bellingham Boat

The Boy in the Boat

The Brown-Sailed Boat

Cam Ye O’er Frae France

Captain O’Kane

Carolan’s Concerto

Carolan’s Welcome

The Cliffs of Moher

The Cup of Tea

Dearest Dicky

Drive the Cold Winter Away

A Fig for a Kiss

The Fox and the Geese

The Geese in the Bog

Green Mountain Petronella

Highland Boat Song

Hunting the Squirrel

I Have Two Yellow Goats

I Rowed Up in a Dory

I Was Born For Sport

Ievan Polka

Jenny Dang the Weaver

The Lady on the Boat

The Longacre

The Maid on the Green

Maids of Castlebar

Mazurka La Pleau

The Merry Sisters



Niel Gow’s Lament for His Second Wife


The Parson’s Farewell

The Pretty Girls of Mayo

The Price of a Pig

The Princess Royal

Scotch Cap

The Twisted Bridge

The Vandals of Hammerwich

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