I heard Roxanna(‘s) Waltz many times growing up, but I can’t say that I’ve ever performed it before tonight, or probably ever played it all the way through.
It’s a pretty song, but it always felt a little awkward to me how it goes from C to A so abruptly, so I tried to arrange it a little differently. I left the modulation in there, but I put it in a little bit different place.
Let me know what you think.
Roxanna Waltz according to Fiddler’s Companion
ROXANNA WALTZ. Bluegrass, Waltz. C Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB (Brody): AA’BA (Phillips). Composed by Kentucky bluegrass mandolinist Bill Monroe, the ‘Father of Bluegrass’, popularised by Kenny Baker (Monroe’s fiddler for many years). Sources for notated versions: Kenny Baker [Brody]; Monte Gaylord [Phillips]. Brody (Fiddler’s Fakebook), 1983; p. 237. Phillips (Traditional American Fiddle Tunes), vol. 2, 1995; p. 303. County 736, Kenny Baker‑ “Kenny Baker Country.” County 2705, Kenny Baker – “Master Fiddler.” Flying Fish FF‑247, “Fiddle Fever” (1981). Rounder 0046, Mark O’Conner‑ “National Junior Fiddle Champion.”