Dmitri Shostakovich’s famous Waltz No. 2 has been used in several movies and is popular throughout Europe.
This quartet arrangement is in the key of Dm.
Standard musical notation and mountain dulcimer tablature for a mixed quartet tuned in DAC or GDF (Baritone) tunings. Hammered dulcimer players can read the standard notation.
The Berkeley Dulcimer Orchestra debuted this arrangement in Berkeley Dulcimer Gathering’s Faculty Concert in May 2018:
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!
How can I use this with my group of dulcimer-playing friends?
A) If you have purchased the Download/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 Download/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.
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