Traditional Folk Tunes for String Quartet: Kitchen Girls
Based on traditional tune "Kitchen Girl"; arranged by Dina Maccabee
"Kitchen Girls,” a takeoff on the traditional tune “Kitchen Girl,” was inspired by my experience as the violist with the Real Vocal String Quartet, a group that integrates improvisation and authentic music from many cultures of the world. This version of “Kitchen Girl,” which I learned from Bay Area fiddler Chad Manning, is attributed to Virginia fiddler Henry Reed. This arrangement imagines a meeting between a string quartet and a string band, and like many Appalachian fiddle tunes, has two strains that repeat, one high and one low.
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