Solos

Be Not Afraid
  • Be Not Afraid
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A solo arrangement for mountain dulcimer of the Christian hymn written in 1973 by the Jesuit priest, Robert Dufford. The hymn is now included in hymnals of every Christian denomination, and it is a song that gives inspiration in a time of grief. Bill Clinton had the song played at the church service he attended on the morning of his inauguration in 1993. He wrote in his autobiography that the song was “one of my favorite hymns and a good lesson for the day.” Most humbling for Fr. Dufford was when he learned Sister Helen Prejean, known for her work to end the death penalty, often sang “Be Not Afraid” to inmates on death row. The song was sung by Susan Sarandon in her portrayal of Sister Prejean in the 1995 movie “Dead Man Walking.”

The arrangement is in the key of G and will require a 1.5 fret. It is appropriate for the upper intermediate level player who is familiar with the chord-melody style of playing and is comfortable playing in an arpeggiated fashion across the fretboard. The tab download also includes an audio reference track.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a copyrighted tune and contractual permission from OCP Publications has been obtained for its sale to you, the consumer. The arranger (myself) is responsible for paying the appropriate royalty fees on a quarterly basis. With this consideration, please don’t copy and share your purchase of this tab with your dulcimer friends. Encourage them to buy their own copy so that arrangers may continue to create future arrangements for your playing pleasure. Copying for church use is also prohibited without obtaining a reprint license from OCP Publications.

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Here I Am, Lord
  • Here I Am, Lord
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A solo arrangement for mountain dulcimer of the Christian hymn written by Daniel Schutte, and American composer of Catholic liturgical music. The words are based on Isaiah 6:8 and 1 Samuel 3. The hymn is now found in numerous Protestant hymnals and was voted the United Kingdom’s 10th favorite hymn in 2019. In a 2004 poll conducted by the National Association of Pastoral Musicians, it came in 2nd for “songs that make a difference.”

The arrangement is in the key of G and will require a 1.5 fret. It is appropriate for the upper intermediate level player who is familiar with the chord-melody style of playing and is comfortable playing in an arpeggiated fashion across the fretboard. The tab download also includes an audio reference track.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a copyrighted tune and contractual permission from OCP Publications has been obtained for its sale to you, the consumer. The arranger (myself) is responsible for paying the appropriate royalty fees on a quarterly basis. With this consideration, please don’t copy and share your purchase of this tab with your dulcimer friends. Encourage them to buy their own copy so that arrangers may continue to create future arrangements for your playing pleasure. Copying for church use is also prohibited without obtaining a reprint license from OCP Publications.

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Music Unites Us All Around Canon
  • Music Unites Us All Around Canon
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A four part canon that was written as the theme for the 2015 Dulcimer "U" summer camp at Western Carolina University. It may be performed as a vocal or instrumental dulcimer piece. It does not have to be performed as a round, meaning each part has to play/sing through the whole song before stopping. Once all four parts have begun the piece, it can be repeated as many times as desired and then stop at the fermata on any phrase.

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O filii et filiae (O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing)
  • O filii et filiae (O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing)
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Solo arrangement for mountain dulcimer of the 17th century hymn French tune, "O filii et filiae," melody from "Airs sur les hymnes sacrez, odes et noëls," 1623. The lyric is attributed to Jean Tisserand, 15th century, translated by John Mason Neale. The text is appropriate for the 2nd Sunday of Easter or St. Thomas Sunday. The melody is also tabbed in a double jig style making it appropriate outside a church setting. A MIDI listening file is also included with the download. Check out the performance on my video page!

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October in the Smokies
  • October in the Smokies
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Solo mountain dulcimer arrangement of an original tune which is a chord study in using most all of the chords available on the dulcimer. Basically, it's my answer to my husband, Larry Conger's composition, "September on the Mississippi." Download includes a listening file and the standard music notation along with chords.

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On Eagle's Wings
  • On Eagle's Wings
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A solo arrangement for mountain dulcimer of the devotional hymn written by Michael Joncas in the late 70’s, which has become popular in many denominations, Catholic and Protestant alike. It was performed at many funerals of September 11 victims as well as for Luciano Pavarotti’s funeral mass in 2007. Its words are based on Psalm 91, Exodus 19, and Matthew 13.

The arrangement is in the key of G and will require a 1.5 fret. It is appropriate for the upper intermediate level player who is familiar with the chord-melody style of playing and is comfortable playing in an arpeggiated fashion across the fretboard. The tab download also includes an audio reference track.

PLEASE NOTE: This is a copyrighted tune and contractual permission from OCP Publications has been obtained for its sale to you, the consumer. The arranger (myself) is responsible for paying the appropriate royalty fees on a quarterly basis. With this consideration, please don’t copy and share your purchase of this tab with your dulcimer friends. Encourage them to buy their own copy so that arrangers may continue to create future arrangements for your playing pleasure. Copying for church use is also prohibited without obtaining a reprint license from OCP Publications.

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Rendez a Dieu
  • Rendez a Dieu
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Solo mountain dulcimer arrangement of a 16th century French tune attributed to Louis Bourgeois with a text appropriate for communion written by Reginald Heber in the 19th century. The chordal melody is then also tabbed in a single jig style making it appropriate to play in situations outside a church service. The download includes a listening file.

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Rockin' Robin (Solo)
  • Rockin' Robin (Solo)
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1958 song written by Leon René under the pseudonym Jimmie Thomas and Bobby Day's biggest hit single. Michael Jackson had an even bigger hit with it in 1972. The song is now in the public domain since the owners never renewed the copyright. This is a solo dulcimer arrangement, but I also have a 3-part arrangement available under the "ensembles" tab. The download purchase also includes an audio file.

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Harmony/Bass Parts

House of the Rising Sun (BASS PART ONLY)
  • House of the Rising Sun (BASS PART ONLY)
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This is a bass dulcimer part written to coordinate with the solo dulcimer arrangement found on Larry Conger's website. It is tablature in DAD tuning with only the bass dulcimer part; it is not meant to be played as a solo. Purchasers will need the solo arrangement as well, which will make the result a duet. Looking for more bass parts? Click on "Sheet Music Plus" at the top of my page.

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The Waltz Collection -- Harmony & Bass parts only
  • The Waltz Collection -- Harmony & Bass parts only
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These are harmony and bass parts that match Larry's new "The Waltz Collection" book. The harmony parts are intended for a standard dulcimer. A few titles will require a 1.5 fret and are notated accordingly. A zip file with the audio recordings of the 3-part pieces is also included.

Please respect the work of arrangers by not copying the music freely to share with your dulcimer friends. You have permission to make one copy for a second dulcimer player; however, beyond that, additional copies must be purchased.

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Duets & Ensembles

Alligator Pie Blues (4-parts)
  • Alligator Pie Blues (4-parts)
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This fun 4-part arrangement is for Ginger, Standard, Baritone and Bass. The poem, "Alligator Pie," is from a poetry collection of the same title by Dennis Lee, the "Father Goose" of Canada. The Ginger has the main melody while the standard interjects snippets of well known fiddle tunes. The Baritone keeps the off-beat rhythm driving throughout. Special note: the Ginger and Baritone is tuned GDG. The download includes the individual parts as well as a MIDI file to hear how it goes. The purchaser of this four-part arrangement is entitled to make 3 additional copies for other players. Beyond that, it may not be reproduced without compensation.

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Almaine (4-parts)
  • Almaine (4-parts)
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4-part arrangement of the Baroque piece, "Almaine," a dance from the Lord Hay's Masque (1607) by Thomas Campion. Arrangement created for the "Go for Baroque" dulcimer workshop session. The download includes the full score in additon to individual parts plus a listening file. The purchaser of this four-part arrangement is entitled to make 3 additional copies for other players. Beyond that, it may not be reproduced without compensation.

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Banana Boat Song (5-parts)
  • Banana Boat Song (5-parts)
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This is a 5-part arrangement of the Jamaican folk song made popular by Harry Belafonte in 1956. The solo (Harry's part) is on a separate file from the 4-part accompaniment score. Individual parts are also included with the download purchase in addition to a listening file. The purchaser of this five-part arrangement is entitled to make 4 additional copies for other players. Beyond that, it may not be reproduced without compensation.

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The Boar's Head Carol (4-parts)
  • The Boar's Head Carol (4-parts)
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An 18th Century English Christmas Carol arranged for 4 dulcimers -- two standards, baritone and bass. The tune is arranged in the Key of G and a 1+ fret is required on all dulcimers. The download includes the conductor's score, individual parts, and a MIDI listening file. The purchaser of this four-part arrangement is entitled to make 3 additional copies for other players. Beyond that, it may not be reproduced without compensation.

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Christ Was Born (4-part arrangement)
  • Christ Was Born (4-part arrangement)
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This minor melody tune will give you more "color" for the Christmas season! The arrangement is for two standards, baritone (tuned ADA) and bass; all parts require a capo. Download includes a conductor's score, individual parts and a listening file.

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Christ Was Born in Bethlehem (3-parts)
  • Christ Was Born in Bethlehem (3-parts)
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This is a West Virginia folk melody with the text appropriate for Christmas. Subsequent verses easily found online tell the complete story of Jesus. This arrangement is in two keys making it feel like a longer song. Note that the G section does require a 1+ fret. Arranged for two standards and one bass dulcimer all in DAD tuning. The download includes the conductor's score plus individual parts. A MIDI listening file is also included to help you with learning the tune. The purchaser is entitled to make two extra copies for other players. Beyond that, it may not be reproduced without compensation.

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Christmas Duet Dulcimer Sampler 2018
  • Christmas Duet Dulcimer Sampler 2018
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This medley for two standard mountain dulcimers (DAD; capo at 4th fret putting you in A minor) samples phrases from several well known Carols including, "Sing We Now of Christmas," "Ukranian Bell Carol," "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," and "We Three Kings." Recordings are available on my website under "dulcimer recordings:" one track includes both parts together and then each individually to facilitate your practice and give you a consistent practice partner!

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Dead Man Blues - Standard (chromatic) and bass duet
  • Dead Man Blues - Standard (chromatic) and bass duet
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This is a fun blues piece recorded in 1926 by Jelly Roll Morton, jazz's first great composer and arranger. The song starts out in the traditional New Orleans funeral tradition and segues into a rag-time blues feel. Expect some challenging rhythms and fingerings. The standard dulcimer will require a 0+ as well as a 1+ fret. The bass part will also require a 1+ but having a 0+ is handy in some places! Recordings are available on my website under "dulcimer recordings:" one at full tempo but then a slower one to facilitate your practice.

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Dona Nobis Pacem - 4-part
  • Dona Nobis Pacem - 4-part
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4 part dulcimer arrangement of "Grant Us Peace," from the Agnus Dei of the Latin mass. Parts for two standards, baritone and bass. Download includes a live audio recording from Dulcimer U, 2022.

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Fanfare (4-parts)
  • Fanfare (4-parts)
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4-part Baroque era arrangement of "Fanfare" by Nicholas Chedeville (1705-1782). Arrangement created for the "Go for Baroque" dulcimer workshop session. The download includes the full score plus individual parts in addition to a listening file. The purchaser of this four-part arrangement is entitled to make 3 additional copies for other players. Beyond that, it may not be reproduced without compensation.

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Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (4-part)
  • Hosanna, Loud Hosanna (4-part)
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This triumphant Palm Sunday hymn is arranged for four-part mountain dulcimer: two standards, baritone (tuned ADa), and bass. The celebratory lyric was written by a severely disabled yet always cheerful woman in 1873 and is set to the tune, Ellacombe, which first appeared in a German hymnbook in 1784. The arrangement can do double duty in your repertoire by switching the lyric to “The Day of Resurrection” and playing it during the Easter season!

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Jamaica Farewell (4-parts)
  • Jamaica Farewell (4-parts)
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Traditional Jamaican-style folk song, also called a "mento." It was made popular by Harry Belafonte in 1958. The arrangement is for two standard mountain dulcimers, baritone, and bass. Individual parts are included with the purchase as well as a listening file. The purchaser of this four-part arrangement is entitled to make 3 additional copies for other players. Beyond that, it may not be reproduced without compensation,

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Little Bitty Pretty One (4-parts)
  • Little Bitty Pretty One (4-parts)
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A 1957 rock-n-roll song originally written and recorded by Bobby Day (Robert Byrd) but popularized by Thurston Harris in the same year. The purchaser of this four-part arrangement is entitled to make 3 additional copies for other players. Beyond that, it may not be reproduced without compensation. Individual parts are also included with this download purchase as well as a listening file.

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Mango Walk (Trio for 2 standards and bass)
  • Mango Walk (Trio for 2 standards and bass)
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This traditional Jamaican Mento song, which refers to a person stealing all the best fruit from the trees in a mango orchard, has been popular with steel drum bands for over 35 years. The tune lays quite well on the dulcimer fretboard, but the song will test your syncopated rhythmic skills. Thankfully, the song has a lot of repetition and is fun to play and sing! Bass players, you’ll love it!

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Minuet by Bach (Petzold)
  • Minuet by Bach (Petzold)
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When not strummed, the mountain dulcimer played in ensemble gives the listener an impression of a harpsichord. Why not capitalize on that by playing music from the Baroque period? This four-part arrangement of “Minuet in G” has been attributed to Bach since it appeared in the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach; however, it was actually by Christian Petzold. The arrangement is in D and features parts for two standards, baritone (tuned ADA), and bass dulcimer. Download includes conductor's score as well as individual parts plus two audio tracks in two speeds.

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October in the Smokies (3-parts)
  • October in the Smokies (3-parts)
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3 part (2 standards and a bass) mountain dulcimer arrangement of an original tune which is a chord study in using most all of the chords available on the dulcimer. Basically, it's my answer to my husband, Larry Conger's composition, "September on the Mississippi." Download includes a listening file, conductor's score, and individual parts. The purchaser may make 2 additional copies for other players, but beyond that, additional copies must be purchased.

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Rockin' Robin (3-parts)
  • Rockin' Robin (3-parts)
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1958 song written by Leon René under the pseudonym Jimmie Thomas and Bobby Day's biggest hit single. Michael Jackson had an even bigger hit with it in 1972. The song is now in the public domain since the owners never renewed the copyright. The arrangement is for two standard dulcimers and a bass. (There is a solo arrangement available as well under "solos".) The purchaser of this three-part arrangement is entitled to make 2 additional copies for other players. Beyond that, it may not be reproduced without compensation. Individual parts are also included with this download purchase as well as an audio file.

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Siciliana by J.S. Bach (duet)
  • Siciliana by J.S. Bach (duet)
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This emotionally provocative melody from a flute and harpsichord sonata by J.S. Bach was poignantly used during the closing credits of the critically acclaimed 1996 film, “Breaking the Waves,” set in the Scottish Highlands of the early 1970’s. The arrangement is for standard and bass dulcimer, both in DAd yet requiring a capo. Skills necessary include use of chord shapes in all areas of the fretboard. Standard part can stand alone as a solo. Two audio tracks are also part of this dowload as well: one at performance tempo and the other slower for practice.

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