An accessible 4-part arrangement of the Finale of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony for Dulcimer Orchestra.
Listen to a performance by a Mixed mountain dulcimer Quartet
(Both Mountain and Hammered) all provided on a USB-Computer Jump Drive. (also called a “stick drive.”) (or you may choose a CD-ROM)
Standard Notation AND Mountain Dulcimer tablature for a Quartet of Standard Dulcimers (pdf files* for Score and each part),
Standard Notation AND Mountain Dulcimer Tablature for a Quartet of mixed Dulcimers (Ginger/Dulcimette/Sweetie; Standard; Baritone; Bass) Can also be played by Hammered Dulcimers.
1) mp3** sound files of both kinds of quartets,
2) mp3 sound files of each part played louder than the others, to help guide learning.
3) mp3 sound files in “karaoke-style” with each part missing, to be supplied by a player who wishes to practice and provide his or her part, or who lives far away from other dulcimer players.
*pdfs require Adobe Acrobat Reader, a free download from www.adobe.com
**mp3 files can be played on an mp3 player such as iTunes or others.
This music is different from that often played on the dulcimer, but is accessible to players of all abilities!
Debuted in performance at the Heritage Dulcimer Camp, July 2008 with (3) one hour-long rehearsals.
Played at the Colorado Dulcimer Day with one 45 minute rehearsal!
The Colorado Dulcimer Orchestra performs Beethoven’s 5th Finale at the 2011 Colorado Dulcimer Festival
How can I use this with my group of dulcimer-playing friends?
A) If you have purchased the JumpDrive/CD-ROM you have also purchased permission to make the copies you need to play with your ensemble.
B) If you are in possession of physical copies, but you haven’t purchased the JumpDrive/CD-ROM and want to make copies to play with your friends, please respect the following:
In order to honor the work that goes into creating these arrangements, I respectfully request that if you’d like to make copies for your friends, please send me $1 per copy that you make.
If you wish to purchase additional copies, please send payment via Paypal to: email@example.com
I would like to purchase a Mechanical License to make a recording of my group playing this arrangement. Please contact steve (at) owlmountainmusic.com to arrange this.