I mentioned this a while ago that I decided, as they say, “to diversify”….. into providing sheet music. I have been making notating scores, individual instrument parts and/or lead sheets and chord charts available for sale on my web site. So, as of today, I have posted sheet music for the following compositions:
- Trailer Park Santa
- Hallelujah Chorus
- All Things New
- Mary’s Gift
- Angeline the Baker
- Bluesy Bach Opus 1
I hope to continue notating scores and I will be getting the rest of the Bluesy Bach pieces notated, hopefully sooner rather than later.
You can find them on the Sheet Music page.
Here is a preview of “Angeline the Baker”. I found this tune in a book called “The Fiddler’s Fakebook” left over from my aborted attempt at learning to play the violin/fiddle. I never got rid of the book because I love a lot of the music in there and find it enjoyable to play on the guitar.
My recording of “Angeline the Baker” is an arrangement I created of an old time fiddle tune based on a song called “Angelina Baker” written by Stephen Foster for the Christy Minstrels, and published in 1850. The original laments the loss of a woman slave, sent away by her owner. The melody of the fiddle tune, Angeline the Baker differs from the Stephen Foster version.
In my arrangement and instrumentation in this recording I spiced it up and added a bit of country flavor! See my music page to buy a copy of Angeline the Baker.
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As time allows I have been transcribing into notation some of my music and making that available on this site. The full score for Opus 1 in my Bluesy Bach series of recordings, Bluesy Bach – Opus 1 (Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring), is now available for purchase. This piece is scored for four electric guitars, violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello, contrabass, electric bass 1, electric bass 2, timpani and two drum kits. The drum kit parts are only an approximation as notating drum parts is exceedingly difficult, at least for me!
This was my first venture into rearranging Bach to take on a blues groove and was with his, “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring”. Per Wikipedia, it “is the most common English title of a piece of music derived from the 10th and last movement of the cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147 (“Heart and Mouth and Deed and Life”), composed by Johann Sebastian Bach in 1716 and 1723.”
Bach scored this piece for choir, trumpet, violin, optionally oboe, viola, and basso continuo. As I said, my arrangement is scored for scored for four electric guitars, violin 1, violin 2, viola and cello, contrabass, electric bass 1, electric bass 2, timpani and two drum kits. The guitar plays the violin 1 melody and the double bass plays the choir lines. A preview of the score and the full score are available for purchase in the sheet music store.
Sheet music is also available for Trailer Park Santa. The lead sheet contains the melody and chord progression for the song. A copy is available for download on the Sheet Music Page.
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I meant to mention in the last post, that the first sheet music available is for my arrangement of Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus. Again, it is located on the Sheet Music page.
I decided, as they say, to diversify. I will be making scores, individual instrument parts and/or lead sheets and chord charts available for sale on my web site. You can find them on the Sheet Music page.