Folk Arrangements for String Trio
Violin, Viola and Cello Trio
This group can use my sheet music either in a simple arrangement (violin: melody, viola: harmony1 or harmony 2, cello: bassline) or a more complex arrangement. In a complex arrangement, the violist should use the “all alto clef” score and switch between harmony 1 and harmony 2, and the cellist should use the “all bass clef” score and switch between the bass line and harmony 2.
Two Violins and Viola Trio
For a simple arrangement, the violins should play the melody and harmony 1 respectively, and the viola should play either harmony 2 or the bassline. For a more complex arrangement, the violinists can both use the “all treble clef” score and alternate between the three upper parts. The violist should use the “all alto clef” score and alternate between either of the two harmonies or the bass line.
Violin and Two Violas
For a simple arrangement, the violin player should play the melody. Each viola player can pick one of the harmony parts of the bassline. Any combination will work equally well. For a complex arrangement, the violinist should stay on the melody, and the two violists can both use the “all alto clef” score and switch between playing any of the harmony parts and bassline, as they prefer.
Violin and Two Cellos
This format may not work very well, as this was not what the parts were really designed for, but it might work all right if one cello sticks to the bassline and the other plays the highest possible harmony part.