Seafaring Fiddler, The - Jones, Edward Huws, ed. - violin + piano/violin/guitar + CD


 

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22 fiddle tunes from the golden age of sail, featuring dance tunes, shanties (work songs), recreational ‘forebitters’ and composed melodies which give the landlubber’s take on the romance of the sea. Set for ABRSM Examinations 2020-23 Violin Grade 1 (List B: Leaving of Liverpool, The) & Grade 2 (List C: Jack Tar)

Edward Huws Jones explains that “during the heyday of sail, the busiest sea-routes of all were the North Atlantic crossings, especially between Liverpool and the American cotton ports; it was the heady mixture of African-American and Irish music which gave birth to the mid-century flowering of the sea shanty. Meanwhile English-speaking vessels were sailing to the Cape, India, Australia and many other far-flung destinations, carrying a two-way traffic of song and dance.” The tunes in this collection can all be played as unaccompanied fiddle tunes, which is how they would have been played in the days of sail, but as in other books in Huws Jones' Fiddler series, the flexible format allows a wide variety of different combinations and ensembles with accompanying parts for piano, 2nd violin & guitar, as well as a backing/demo CD.

Don't you see the ships a-coming? - trad. arr. Huws Jones

Farewell, lovely Nancy - trad. arr. Huws Jones

Greenland whale fishery, The - trad. arr. Huws Jones

Henry Martin - trad. arr. Huws Jones

Hornpipe [Ruddigore] - Sullivan

Jack Tar - trad. arr. Huws Jones

Leaving of Liverpool, The - trad. arr. Huws Jones

Litten's hornpipe - trad. c. 1800 arr. Huws Jones

Liverpool hornpipe, The - trad. arr. Huws Jones

New-rigged ship, The - trad. arr. Huws Jones

Portsmouth [English Dancing Master, The] – trad., coll. Playford

Quayside, The - trad. arr. Huws Jones

Row well, ye mariners [English Dancing Master, The] – trad., coll. Playford

Sailors' dance [Dido & Aeneas] - Purcell

Santy Anna - trad. arr. Huws Jones

Shores of Botany Bay, The - trad. arr. Huws Jones

Sloop John B, The - trad. arr. Huws Jones

South Australia - trad. arr. Huws Jones

Spanish ladies - trad. arr. Huws Jones

Three sea captains, The - trad. arr. Huws Jones

Tipsy sailor, The - trad. arr. Huws Jones

We be three poor mariners [Deuteromelia] - Ravenscroft, T

Tag: Violin Grade 2