With the release of"Barley Break" Lorraine Hammond, makes it absolutely clear that she is a premier stylist and musician on the Appalachian dulcimer. A multi-instrumentalist and gifted teacher, she is incessantly involved in a handful of music projects, concerts, festival appearances, school programs and music camps.
This is a wonderful collection of Elizabethan songs transcribed and arranged by Lorraine for Appalachian dulcimer."The sweet sound of the Appalachian dulcimer lends itself with good grace to the music of the Elizabethan era," says Lorraine in her introduction to this truly distinctive songbook. Originally published in 1977 and now back in print, this new, expanded edition of Barely Break provides helpful playing instructions and comprises 24 Elizabethan songs -- each one accompanied with dulcimer tablature, standard notation, and lyrics. Includes favorites like "Month of Maying," "Hey-Ho, Nobody Home," and "Greensleeves," as well as less familiar musical treasures, all of which will be welcome additions to any repertoire. A classic
that any musician will find invaluable.
Barley Break is wonderful addition to any music collection -- Lorraine plays all 24 Elizabethan tunes from the songbook with her unique style and skill. She begins most cuts with a faithful rendition of the dulcimer tablature in the book; then she develops each song into a fuller, freer arrangement to suggest the great flexibility of Elizabethan music. A great listening experience on its own, or as a tool for learning to play the songs.
"Barley Break" $9.95 Item #044
ISBN: 0-938756-40-0 Published - 1992
72 pages Perfectbound 8 1/2 X 11
$10.95 Item #043
ISBN: 0-938756-38-9 Published - 1992
"Barley Break -- Book & Tape Combination"
$18.95 Item #045
ISBN: 0-938756-39-7 Published - 1992