O Come, O Come, Emmanuel for String Quartet - 28K

(2:17). This is a transcription of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" (Traditional) that I arranged for String Quartet. I first transcribed this piece from a Church Hymnal in 1970.

This is a studio recording. I didn't have access to a string quartet at the time, so this recording is performed with one violin (playing the 2 violin and viola parts), and a piano (substituting for the cello). My dear friend Harriet (Dearden) Welther played the 3 violin parts, and I played the piano part. I used a reel-to-reel tape recorder with Sound-On-Sound capability to enable us to record the 1st violin and cello (piano) parts first, and then Harriet played the 2nd violin and viola parts over the previous recordings. Harriet was, and is, a first class violinist, and, other than the fact that it really doesn't sound like a cello, the piano part was an acceptable substitute.

I dedicate this composition to Harriet (Dearden) Welther.

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