Downloadable product: Three Hymns arranged by Steve Eulberg for both Standard and Mixed Mountain Dulcimer Quartets (Ginger/Standard/Baritone/Bass). (These can be played by Hammered Dulcimers as well)
Here you have Three Hymns arranged for Mountain (or Hammered) Dulcimer ensembles. Each consists of 4 parts, like a traditional 4-part hymn.
Each arrangement is included twice, once for a quartet of Standard dulcimers tuned to DAd (except Beautiful Savior which has one dulcimer tuned to DA#d).
The second time the Mixed dulcimer quartet is composed of Ginger (or Dulcimette or Sweetie…a smaller, higher pitched dulcimer) tuned accordingly, and a Baritone (or lower-pitched instrument) tuned accordingly, together with two standard instruments tuned DAd.
A Bass dulcimer can also be used and reads the tablature as written.
The use of these differently-voiced instruments gives a rich timbre to resulting performance.
The accompanying sound files in .mp3 format were created with mixed dulcimer quartets.
Click on each player to Listen to a sample of the Mixed Quartet:
Schönster Herr Jesu (Beautiful Savior)
HerzLiebster Jesu (Ah, Holy Jesus)
Ar Hyd Y Nos (All Through the Night)
Performed by the BDO-Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra in 2014:
How can I use this with my group of dulcimer-playing friends?
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. (There are 6 pages in the booklet=$1.00 per page.) Or just order enough copies for your friends.
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