Music, Composition and Theory

Rowy van Hest
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Free Sheet Music for Strings

Wedding Music for String Trio

Download this easy to play music for free:

Sentimental Minuet (PDF). Taken from the Sonatina for Wind Trio.
Chaconne (PDF). Taken from the Sonatina for Wind Trio.

Wedding Music - Sentimental Minuet (mp3)
Wedding Music - Chaconne

10 Easy String Quartets

The quartets are short and have been notated on two systems (piano notation). If you need the parts, download the music-xml files and make them yourself in the format you prefer.

Download (PDF) 10 easy string quartets for free.

Download (zip) the pdf and the Music-XML files. You can import music-XML files in any modern music notation software. When imported the software can extract parts, transpose the music to a more convenient key and replace a clef or change the name of an instrument.

Read the score as a video (YouTube, use an adblocker):

String Quartet I - 3
String Quartet VI - 3 (cello players will like this one)
String Quartet IX - 4

Listen to 10 examples:

01. Part 3 - Elegy (mp3)
02. Part 1
03. Part 2
04. Part 3 - The South (Brabant)
05. Part 3 - A farmer's dance
06. Part 3 - My love for Brabant
07. Part 2 - A local parade
08. Part 2
09. Part 4
10. Part 4 (Alternative Part 4)

Sonatina for String Trio

Music at an intermediate playing level. Download the sonatina for string trio for free.

01. Allegretto (mp3)
02. Air
03. Menuetto
04. Allegro

Psalms for Nature - 4-Voice Compositions

35 short compositions for string ensemble or quartet, divided into Violin 1, 2, Viola and Cello. If you need more bass, you can have double basses play the cello part an octave lower. These compositions are slightly more difficult than the 10 string quartets. The music can also be played on a pipe organ.

Download (PDF) 35 four-part compositions for free.

Download (zip) the Music-XML files for free, so you can adjust the scores.

Listen to 9 examples

01. Psalm for Nature (mp3)
02. Psalm for Nature
03. Psalm for Nature
04. Psalm for Nature
05. Psalm for Nature
06. Psalm for Nature
07. Psalm for Nature
08. Psalm for Nature
09. Psalm for Nature