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Maidens of Melody Volume Two (Complete Duo Anthology)

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. 40 pages. Published by Dorothy van Joolen Barth (S0.52077).

Item Number: S0.52077

Maidens of Melody Volume Two contains 32 traditional tunes (for a total of 27 duos, since five of the duos combine two tunes into a medley). The source tunes were selected from O’Neill’s Music of Ireland and arranged by Dorothy van Joolen Barth for two instruments. The tunes are arranged in seven thematically related "chapters": (1) Bridget, (2) Kathleen, (3) Catherine, (4) Kitty, (5) Nancy, (6) Peggy, and (7) Maiden Medley. This download is for the entire anthology, with cover, title page, table of contents, and preface included (41 pages total). For musicians who would prefer to download a single section rather than the complete anthology, seven separate sectional downloads are also available according to the section titles listed above. As an audio sample, Bridget McRory 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 create new embellishments and bowings 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. In August 2015, our duo Kammeraderie recorded this anthology under the title "More Maidens." During this process, I made improvements to the manuscript, which are included in this revision. These pieces are delightful perform for Celtic festivals, St. Patrick's Day celebrations, weddings, birthday parties, and theme events. Above all, may this music provide both player and listener with much enjoyment. Revised August 2015.

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