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Southern Harmonies

For Smallpipes/Whistle and Organ

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A medley of three American folk hymns arranged for organ and smallpipes or whistle. Two versions of the same arrangement are available: one in D-major for Scottish smallpipes (A-chanter); the other in G-major for the low-D whistle (or wooden flute, or D-chanter pipes). Both versions are easily accessible by soloists playing other wind instruments (e.g. fiddle or oboe). This setting provides a delicate harmonic backing to the melodies while remaining loyal to the plaintive simplicity of the shape-note tradition. Difficulty level: Easy. (Approx. Two-and-a-half minutes.)
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