I’ve always loved folk music. Be it Appalachian folk with its often rough-hewn instruments or Irish folk played on traditional Uilleann pipes. One of my favorite folk songs is the English Romanesca, “Greensleeves” and I’ve wanted to do an arrangement of it for some time. Recently I got around to doing just that.
I decided right from the beginning to do a very non-traditional arrangement of the song. Originally the piece was intended to simply be a cello accompaniment for a solo piano arrangement I found online, however, this quickly changed when I decided to replace the piano with a harp and write the part myself (though traces of the original piano part can still be seen throughout the piece). Below is a video of the song being played; the music itself is rendered by the computer.
[Video removed, download here]