If you are looking for Bowed Psaltery music, Donna does a great job of arranging music for this instrument.
Here is her new book
BBC Radio has a great Virtual Session where the sheet music is displayed and music plays along in the background.
If you like to play with an accompaniment or learn by hearing a song played, this is a great site to visit.
When you click to open the Virtual Session, you see a book-style menu. Just click on what you want to see and hear!
Sample of music arranged specifically for the bowed psaltery.
Donna Malus of
has become an expert at arranging music for the bowed psaltery.
She shares her talent with us.
Her latest song arrangement is Waltzing Matilda. I can’t wait to try that one out!
She’s also arranged songs like Ode to Joy and Childgrove.
Childgrove is an English folk tune. Once you’ve heard it, it will become a favorite.
What is so good about these song arrangements is that in addition to being made especially for the bowed psaltery, lots of extras are provided.
sheet music with harmony,
audio of the music played at normal speed
audio at a slower speed
And with the inexpensive starter instrument
, you have no excuse not to play!
A lovely version of Moon River played on the bowed psaltery.
It looks like I’ll be joining my friend Donna at Gebhard Woods Dulcimer & Traditional Music Festival June 11-12 in Morris IL. This will be a great opportunity to preview my Bowed Psaltery book. So it looks like my deadline to finish the book just got moved up!