Cajun Tunes for Beginning String Orchestra: Grand Mamou and Allons a Lafayette
"Grand Mamou" and "Allons a Lafayette" are two tunes from the great tradition of Louisiana Acadian dance music, which draws on French, German, and African-American influences. The Cajun fiddle tradition can be immensely inspiring and rewarding for any string player to explore, with its rhythmic energy and unique, expressive vocabulary.
**Please note that the violin III and viola parts contain the same music, but are written in different clefs to allow for flexibility in available instrumentation. These pieces may be performed with either violas or violin III's or any combination of the two.**
Also available is the audio download of each song performed by the Real Vocal String Quartet.
Arranged by Dina Maccabee.