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.

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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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Alligator Pie Blues (4-part arrangement)
  • Alligator Pie Blues (4-part arrangement)

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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-part arrangement)
  • Almaine (4-part arrangement)

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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-part arrangement)
  • Banana Boat Song (5-part arrangement)

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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-part arrangement)
  • The Boar's Head Carol (4-part arrangement)

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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 in Bethlehem (3-part arrangement)
  • Christ Was Born in Bethlehem (3-part arrangement)

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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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Fanfare (4-part arrangement)
  • Fanfare (4-part arrangement)

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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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Jamaica Farewell (4-part arrangement)
  • Jamaica Farewell (4-part arrangement)

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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-part arrangement)
  • Little Bitty Pretty One (4-part arrangement)

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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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October in the Smokies (3-part arrangement)
  • October in the Smokies (3-part arrangement)

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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-part arrangement)
  • Rockin' Robin (3-part arrangement)

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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 arrangement is for two standard dulcimers and a bass. 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 a MIDI listening file.

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