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 An English Country Garden
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32 Tunes from the
English Country Dance Tune genre transcribed in notation and tablature for the Mountain Dulcimer

This book contains a total of 40 arrangements of the 32 tunes. In some cases there are additional versions of the tunes given in a different key.

All of the arrangements in the book are for 3 string dulcimer tuned to DAd. A capo is needed for some of the arrangements, indicated by *.

In the six tunes indicated with +, a 1+ and/or 8+ fret is required to play the piece.

Companion CDR
32 Tracks
1 version of each title


$10.00

Ordering Information

 Contents:

Childgrove *
The Touchstone
Morpeth Rant
Nonesuch *
Scotch Cap *
My Lady Cullen +
The Splendid Shilling
The Beggar Boy
Dublin Bay +
Saint Martins *
The Maid's Last Wish
It Was a Lover and His Lass
Never Love Thee More
The Willow Tree
Maiden Lane
As Quick as You Please +*
Now is the Month of Maying
Country Gardens
Lasses of Portsmouth
Hop Picker's Feast
The More the Merrier +*
The Queen's Jig
Speed the Plough
The Black Nag *
Once a Night
Jenny Pluck Pears *
Love's Triumph +
Long Odds
Lull Me Beyond Thee +
The Old Mole
My Lady Winwood's Maggot
Parson's Farewell *

 

Cover Drawing by Rochelle Volen-Smith

Book
$10.00

Book and CD Combo
$20.00


What People are saying....

"... a GREAT source of delight! The tunes, from the 16th through 19th centuries, are terrific, and Steven's arrangements sound great and are clear and readable. They are also a rewarding challenge to play. I love this book!"
Quoted from the Sweet Music mailing list on May 6, 1996.

"... a wonderful book of 32 wonderful arrangements of English dance tunes from the 16th-19th centuries many with alternate arrangements for the same tune. The TAB is large and easy to read. The tunes vary in difficulty, and speed from slow to lively jigs."
Quoted from L. H. in the Sweet Music mailing list on Jan. 9, 1997


 Shaker's Fancy

Companion book to the Recording
in notation and tablature for the mountain dulcimer

This book contains the basic music notation for the non-improvised tunes on the recording, plus three additional tunes as well.

Some of the tunes are original compositions of mine,
indicated wtih a ©

Some of the tunes call for the 1+ and 8+ frets, indicated with a + in the list, and some use a capo, indicated with a *

Shaker's Fancy Book $10.00 ea.

Ordering Information

 Contents:

Shaker's Fancy ©
As Quick as you Please +*
Ode to O'Carolan *©
Winter's Lament *©
Stephen Foster Medly
The Black Nag *
Southwind
O'Carolan's Concerto AEA tuning +
O'Carolan's Concerto DAd tuning *
Minuet in G (transposed to D)
White Coral Bells/Londonderry Aire
Love's Bidding ©
Mrs Cole +
Shaker's Fancy Revisited ©
A Brand New Day ©
My Lady Winwood's Maggot
Packington's Pound +*

 
Photo by Brandon G. Smith
and Rochelle Volen-Smith

 

 

 

 Elizabeth's Dream

Companion book to the Recording
in notation and tablature for the mountain dulcimer

This book contains the basic music notation for the non-improvised tunes on the recording, plus two additional tunes as well.

Some of the tunes are original compositions of mine,
indicated wtih a ©

Some of the tunes call for the 1+ and 8+ frets, indicated with a + in the list, and some use a capo,
indicated with a *

Elizabeth's Dream book $10.00 ea.

Ordering Information

 Contents:

The Beggar Boy
Coleraine Jig +
Crossing the Meadow ©
Elizabeth's Dream *©
Galliard et Salterello +
It Was a Lover and his Lass *
Landler
Lord Inchiquin EAea tuning
Lord Inchiquin DAd tuning
Merrily Kiss the Quaker
The Minstrel Boy EAea tuning
The Minstrel Boy DAd tuning
Minuet in G Minor +
Never Could Love You More ©
Now Evening has Come Again ©
Now is the Month of Maying
Now, Oh Now, I Needs Must Part
Packington's Pound +*
O'Carolan's Draught
Scarborough Fair
Si Bheg, Si Mhor AEA tuning
Staine's Morris +*
A Wedding Gift ©

 
Elizabeth's Dream Watercolor
by Rochelle Volen-Smith
© 2002

 

 

 Under the Dogwoods

Companion book to the Recording
in notation and tablature for the mountain dulcimer

This book contains the basic music notation for the non-improvised tunes on the recording.

Some of the tunes are original compositions of mine,
indicated wtih a ©

Some of the tunes call for the 1+ and 8+ frets, indicated with a + in the list, and some use a capo,
indicated with a *

Under the Dogwoods book $10.00 ea.

Ordering Information

 Contents:

Under the Dogwoods ©
Blind Mary
Spring in Russia * + ©
Pavanne d'Angleterre * +
Fughetta by Pachelbel *
Some Words on Improvisation
Celtic Knots ©
Dancing 'til the Morning * ©
God Rest ye Merrie Gentlemen *
God Rest ye variation 1 *
God Rest ye variation 2 *
Forever More ©
Memories of Silence EBeg tuning + ©
Coleraine Jig * +
The Wind that Shakes the Barley
What if I Never Speed *
The Waters of Holland
Nonesuch +
Now I Remember + ©
The Touchstone as on the recording
The Touchstone basic version
Rose Red +
Saint Martin's *

 
Under the Dogwoods mixed media
by Rochelle Volen-Smith
© 2002

 

 

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