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Maiden Medley (6 Duos)

By Dorothy van Joolen Barth

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Flute, Violin, Recorder - Intermediate
Arranged by Dorothy van Joolen Barth. Repertoire, World, Folk, Birthday, Wedding. Score. 9 pages. Published by Dorothy van Joolen Barth (S0.52099).

Item Number: S0.52099

Irish music cast its spell early on in the many years I have performed as part of a duo of violin and recorder, so it was inevitable that I would be drawn to create new arrangements for this intimate combination of instruments. Maiden Medley contains eight traditional tunes selected from O’Neill’s Music of Ireland and arranged as six duos (two of the duos are medleys) by Dorothy van Joolen Barth These tunes are part of a larger anthology titled Maidens of Melody Volume Two, available separately as a download for those who would prefer to have the complete book. As an audio sample, Black Eyed Susan is provided here. These arrangements can be played on recorder and violin (which is how we play them), flute and violin, or two violins. If the upper part is played on recorder, the recorder player may switch between soprano, alto, and tenor recorders in accordance with the range and mood of each piece. We generally prefer the soprano recorder on the faster reels, jigs, and hornpipes and the tenor recorder (or sometimes the alto recorder) on the more lyrical pieces. In performing this music, we often devise new ornaments, in keeping with Celtic tradition where no two performances of a piece are ever identical. You will likewise add your own meaning to this evocative music. These pieces are delightful perform for Celtic festivals, St. Patrick's Day celebration, weddings, birthdays, and other theme events. May this music provide both player and listener with much enjoyment. Manuscript revised August 2015.

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