The Wind that Shakes the Barley for Solo Viola - Variations on an Unaccompanied Fiddle Tune - PDF download
From plaintive to fiercely beautiful, this arrangement of the traditional Irish fiddle tune The Wind that Shakes the Barley evokes the words that Robert Joyce wrote for the ballad over a hundred years ago.
This solo Celtic viola fiddle arrangement uses running notes and an energetic double stop section to give voice to the complexity of feelings Joyce wrote about in his poem.
"I sat within a valley green,
I sat there with my true love,
My sad heart strove the two between,
The old love and the new love,
The old for her, the new that made
Me think of Ireland dearly,
While soft the wind blew down the glade
And shook the golden barley"
Intermediate level, 2 pages