Soldier's Joy and Whiskey Before Breakfast (Traditional Folk Tunes for String Quintet String Charts Series). Arranged by A. Carlson. For Orchestra, String Quartet. String Letter Publishing. Slick Wrap. 40 pages. Published by String Letter Publishing (HL.696418).
ISBN 1890490814. 9x12 inches.
This arrangement of the widely known Civil War-era fiddle tune “Soldier's Joy” will be a hit with your ensemble or school string program. Challenge yourself and your fellow musicians with the traditional melody of this American hoedown. “Whiskey Before Breakfast” is yet another fun addition to your repertoire. Covered by the likes of Doc Watson and the String Cheese Incident, this tune has strong roots in the British Isles. This lively arrangement offers an accompaniment that takes on a traditional American “boom-chuck” bowing pattern.