‘I Saw Three Ships’ (from our ‘I Saw Three Ships and other carols’ string quartet CD) has been wonderfully arranged in order to bring out its traditional festive character. The original melody has been opened up with string writing reminiscent of Holst’s ‘St Paul’s Suite’. The parts are all moderately challenging, suitable for the professional, student and amateur player alike.
Available in two packages, for string quartet or for string orchestra. The string quartet package contains five pdf parts (1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello and full score). The string orchestra package contains eight pdf parts (1st violin, 2nd violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp and two full scores). The harp part is optional, meaning that the string orchestra arrangement has been composed to sound full and complete without the harp. As such, there are two full scores provided, one with and the other without the optional harp part.
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Click here to see the 1st page of the quartet score and gain an idea of the quality of the arrangement.