Oh Them Gospel Strings!
This arrangements for string trio (2 violins/viola/opt. cello) has strong connections with jazz and blues. It is in the form of melody/variations/reprise. The variations are written in free fantasy style, similar to a jazz musician improvising over a set number of bars and chords. If unsure, please refer to the audio recording to get an idea of how the arranger intended these pieces to be played. The optional cello part is scored mostly 8vb to the viola part. However, for sound purposes, the trio sounds better with viola instead of cello.
Consider the other 3 available songs for download (Kumbaya, Do Lord, Go Tell It On The Mountain)- Available is also a publication containing all the songs (Oh Them Gospel Strings! for String Trio)
Degree of difficulty: easy to medium
Score and parts 15 pages incl. cover, total length approx. 2’02” minutes.