For Hammered Dulcimer
|Arr. and Trans.
||Mark Alan Wade
||15/14. E3 to E6 with modifications for smaller instruments
||© 2019 by Mark Alan Wade
Information about this piece...
The melody of The Holly and the Ivy is only eight measures long – not a lot of material to work with. I composed an introduction that comes back as an interlude between verses and eventually morphs into Dona Nobis Pacem. After going through several transformations in G major and E minor, a melodic sequence on the end of the Holly and the Ivy leads us into Dona Nobis Pacem in E major. Then The Holly and the Ivy returns triumphantly in A major to end the piece. As written, this arrangement takes approximately two and a half minutes to perform.
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- For 15/14 range instruments and modified for chromatic instruments like 16/15Cs
- Guitar chords provided
- Sounds full and lush even though it is the easiest of my Christmas selections.