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Robin Wedderburn
WILD MOUNTAIN THYME for string orchestra
Goodmusic Concert Capers Series GMCC030

Catalogue Number: GMCC030

Difficulty level: A What's this?

ISMN: 9790222273344

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Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola (or Violin 3)
Cello 1, Cello 2, Double Bass

It seems uncertain whether this beautiful song first sprang from Scotland or Ulster. The words are about love and going out on the hills - and therefore, behind all that, the heart’s longing for loveliness, deep fulfilment and the non-humdrum.
The very best result will be had with the forces specified in the conductor’s score; that is to say, string orchestra with two independent cello sections (with enough players for satisfactory balance with other parts) plus double bass. The double bass part may, however, be left out, and violin 3 may, as an acceptable makeshift, either double or even replace the viola. The leader should play her or his solo with sweetness but refinement; cello 1’s harmonics, which are not hard but need practice, should be made audible by observing (but not overdoing) the accents.
Duration 2½ minutes
A PACK comprises one full score, string parts 4/4/3/3/4/4/2

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