EVERGREEN BAND and PIANO

General Introduction:
Please read, as it will all become crystal clear if you do - honest!

Welcome to the Quanting Evergreen Band and Evergreen Piano arrangements of old Norfolk dance music. Each Section contains tunes from a centre of music-making of old, intended for use in schools or by groups or individuals wanting some relatively easy music that is fun to play. The tunes are those used by people who played when needed at dances or social occasions; people who generally learnt by ear and therefore did not always play them the same. With all these tunes drive and enthusiasm are more important than accuracy. They are Dance tunes, and that's the best way to enjoy them.
All these documents are free to download. Just select the parts you need for your players and have a go! Normally the melody would have been played by whatever instruments were available, and the accompaniment was the simplest, being more rhythm than anything else. It is possible to add more and there are optional made up parts; Harmony (sometimes more difficult than the Melody), Simple Harmony, (sometimes requiring only a few different notes) and Bass included.
To keep all the files in one place, and to minimise download times, on each of the village pages, the music files have been compressed in "zip" files. Once on the village page, just click on the link you want and choose whichever option is appropriate.

Here are the home pages for each Village:
In the downloaded files, parts for each pair of tunes are listed as follows:
In C:
01 Melody at pitch (Violin, Flute, Recorder, Melodeon)
02 Harmony at pitch
03 Simple harmony at pitch
04 Bass in bass clef (Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Cello, Tuba)
In Bb:
05 Melody for Bb instruments (Clarinet, Cornet, Trumpet)
06 Harmony for Bb instruments
07 Simple harmony for Bb instruments
08 Bass for Bb insts, treble clef (Tenor Sax, Baritone, Bb Bass)
In Eb:
09 Melody for Eb instruments, treble clef (Alto Sax, Tenor Horn)
10 Harmony for Eb instruments, treble clef
11 Simple harmony for Eb instruments, treble clef
12 Bass for Eb instruments, treble clef (Baritone Sax, Eb Bass)
Other:
13 Simple accompaniment (Piano, Organ, Accordion)
14 Chord charts (Guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, Accordion, Bass)
15+ Score

RECORDINGS, BOOKS and CONTACTS

TITLEFORMLABELNUMBERWEBSITE
English Country Music CDTopicTSCD607www.topicrecords.co.uk
The Barford AngelCDVeteranVT152CDwww.veteran.co.uk
Heel & ToeCDVeteranVT150CDwww.veteran.co.uk
Katie's QuartetCDOld HatOH 3 CDwww.veteran.co.uk
Sinkers & SwimmersCDQuantingQCD 0501www.quanting.org
Hawk & HarnserBookQuantingQH&Hwww.quanting.org
Before the night was out ...BookEast Anglian Traditional Music TrustISBN 0-9545943-1-2EATMT

SOME ORGANISATIONS THAT MAY BE OF INTEREST / HELP

OrganisationAddressTelephoneWeb / Mail
East Anglian Traditional Music TrustThe Old Stables, Museum of East Anglian Life, Crowe Street, STOWMARKET IP14 1DL01449 771090www.eatmtm.org.uk /
info@eatmt.fsnet.co.uk
Aiming to increase awareness of, and access to, traditional folk arts in the eastern counties. Information and articles, plus events and projects.



VeteranPO Box 193, Stowmarket, IP14 3WZ01449 673695www.veteran.co.uk
The traditional folk music label
Gressenhall Museum of Norfolk LifeBeech House, Gressenhall, DEREHAM NR20 4DR01362 860563Gressenhall Museum of Rural Life / gressenhall.museum@norfolk.gov.uk

Musical Traditionswww.mustrad.org.uk
A wide range of articles and information. Look for articles on Norfolk musicians, places tunes etc by Chris Holderness
Quanting Publications38 Park Lane, NORWICH NR2 3EF01603 470434You're already there!

Rig-a-Jig-Jig22 Russet Grove, NORWICH NR4 7NQ01603 449365chris.holderness@virgin.net
Preserving and promoting the music and memories of Norfolk