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"On the Road to Hamlet", a tune for two violins
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December 5, 2014 - 4:07 pm
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Aloha everyone,

I cranked out this tune this morning.  It is currently written for two violins, although I'm visiting the idea of adding a part for viola, cello, and/or bass fiddle.  I've never written for cello or bass, but before I wrote "Walking through the Field at Dusk", I'd never written for viola, either.  I'll have a more interesting part for the viola, cello, or bass this time aroundcool

I personally like the sound of this one more than most of my others.  I used to live in Rockingham, N.C. and my grandmother lived in the next town of Hamlet.  We loved going to Grandma's house because she had things like a TV (my dad threw ours out in 1970), sugar for our breakfast cereal (my parents didn't want us to eat a lot of sugar - we had to eat plain Cheerios), a poached egg attachment for her pot that made the best poached eggs, and on Thanksgiving, she really outdid herself on the turkey.  I have tons of great memories of time spent with my grandparents.  Unfortunately, she passed away two years ago, my grandfather a number of years before that.  I no longer have any living grandparents, and like most things dear to us, we never realize what we had until they are gone.  

I hope y'all like this one as much as me.  I think it's easier than "At the County Faire," so maybe @VickieD can team up with someone else here and try their hand at playing it together.laugh

Oh, and the not playing the repeats after getting to the D.S. al Coda, that's a MuseScore thing.  I have to figure out how to tell MuseScore to use the voltas the second time around.  


One last thing.  I apologize, but I left in the first measure that just a rest.  You can skip that one.  In case of adding accompaniment, I have the habit of leaving in an extra measure.  Just start with the pickup notes.






December 5, 2014 - 5:44 pm
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Wow Ibud - I just can't believe how fast you can crank these tunes out - amazing! Glad you have such nice memories of your grandparents ... sound like memories to be cherished.

I've printed your new score and will give it a go in the day or so. MP3 file sounds very pretty. I would be happy to try this tune with another violin/viola/cello - sounds like fun.christmascandlesemiquaver-1214

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