Elsie Marley and My dearie sits ower late up


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This is another in my series of “flexible” arrangements of traditional Folk music. It is scored for Flute 1, Flute 2 / Descant Recorder, Clarinet in C or Bb, Violin, Accordion . Piano / Guitar and Bass. The download contains Score and individual parts as PDFs and a recording of the arrangement via Sibelius.

The two melodies are Elsie Marley and My dearie sits ower late up. The interesting feature of these two melodies is that the first is in 6.8, i.e. two beats in a bar as for a Jig, while the second is in 9.8, i.e. three beats in a bar as for a Slip Jig, with the beat staying constant throughout. The melodies are presented separately and then combined.

The music should be at a tempo of about MM100.