The song for September is Rosin the Beau.

When I was researching this song I found several versions and a few different names which included "Acres of Clams". However, the name I liked best was Old Rosin, the Beau" which puts a different spin on the tittle.

I've heard it played fast and slow, but I believe it's meant to be played slow, as an Irish Air or waltz, but it also makes a lively jig.

 

Wikepedia has some interesting info;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Rosin_the_Beau

 

Here is the sheet music. Two audio files are attached, one of melody and harmony at a moderate speed, the other is the melody only at a slower speed.

Rosin%20the%20Beau.pdf

 

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Thanks Donna, I'm looking forward to trying this one!
This one I actually know but not at this tempo.  Interesting harmony.

I just added a video of our member, Terry Kirby, playing Rosin the Beau at a quicker pace which is very nice as well!

Here's the link!

http://psalterystrings.ning.com/video/rosin-the-beau-by-terry-kirby

 

 

Does anyone know the maker and the size of the psaltery demonstrated in the audio "attachments" for Rosin the Beau?

That instrument is so beautiful, haunting and rich.

 

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Hi Mason, Sadly that's not psaltery....I wish I had psaltery music to use for those audio files. I have to use synthesized music from a music program. I generally use flute and cello sounds, though they don't really sound like either flute or cello 

I kinda figured that wasn't a psaltery......but if anyone could build a psaltery in that range and with that nice rich  tone.....I'd sure be interested 

 

Rick Long recently made a baritone psaltery with cello strings along the left side.  You should

ask him about it.  It plays baritone and bass I think.  

I must check that out!!!!   Sounds like something I need (!!!!)

Hi All, one of our members asked for this in tab and naming the notes is as close as I can come to tab for bowed psaltery in my mind. If anyone else has any ideas, let me know!

 

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