Music for the Bowed Psaltery

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.
At the forum for bowed psaltery players, Donna has a discussion section called Sheet Music of the Month.
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 sold here, you have no excuse not to play!

2 thoughts on “Music for the Bowed Psaltery

  1. I am interested in getting a bowed psaltery. It it worth getting a 20 string psaltery? I don’t know much about them and have basic music skills from playing the piano when younger. Thank you.

    • The 20-25 string psaltery is a very versatile instrument and easy to learn to play. Check out the people on this page if you are looking for instruments.
      Also, my book may help you become more familiar with this fun instrument.

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