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Irish Sheet Music Arrangements for violin and recorder/flute or two violins by Dorothy Barth
Great for Weddings, St. Patrick Day Celebration, and Celtic Faires!
Deep within the Celtic mist
Maidens of Melody exist
Your fiddle, flute brings them alive
Their grace and beauty to revive!
To introduce Maidens of Melody, here is an excerpt from the Preface:
Irish music cast its spell early on in the dozen years I have performed as a duo of violin and recorders, so it was inevitable that I would be drawn to create new arrangements for this intimate combination of instruments.
The vast treasury of tunes (1850 in all!) that comprises O’Neill’s Music of Ireland provided the melodies and inspiration for my second collection of duo arrangements. Many of the tunes called out to be grouped thematically, and an enticing theme that emerged is that of the maiden who inspires the melody. Maidens of Melody presents five such “suites” of tunes....
.....As in the previous collection, these arrangements can be played recorder and violin, flute and violin, or two violins. If the upper part is played on recorder, it is suggested that the recorder player switch between soprano, alto, and tenor recorders in accordance with the range and mood of each piece. We prefer to play the faster reels and gigs on soprano recorder and the more lyrical pieces on tenor recorder.
I hope that these suites of melodies will be enjoyed by lovers of Celtic music both at home and for weddings and special events--and not just if your name is Mary or Molly!
Maidens of Melody is attractively produced in 8-1/2 by 11 inch format, spiral-bound, color front and back covers with plastic overlay, using high quality white laser paper.
The Five Suites:
Maidens of Melody, Mainly Mary, Treasured Tresses,
Mostly Molly, Lastly Lasses
The five suites contain 35 melodies in all, both lyrical and lively. Below is a sound sample from each suite (performed on violin and recorder).
From Maidens of Melody:
From Mainly Mary
From Treasured Tresses
From Mostly Molly
Sweet Molly Malone/Molly My Dear (played as background to this page)
From Lastly Lasses:
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You may order Maidens of Melody Volume One for $24.00 per copy plus shipping.
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Other Anthologies by Dorothy Barth: Useful information for those who wish to learn the recorder
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