Folk Viola and Violin Duets

The viola can be used as an accompaniment instrument in folk music, playing a harmony part while another instrument plays the tune.

I have written viola harmony parts for two sets of 40 traditional folk melodies, so that they can be played as violin and viola duets.

The violin parts are written in treble clef in their original key, and the viola parts are written in alto clef. The viola parts all fit on the viola in first position.

The tunes included in each pack correspond to those in my solo folk viola collections. The tunes in Folk Viola Volume 1 are arranged as duets in Violin and Viola Duets Volume 1, and the same for Volume 2.

get the sheet music here

Here is a video of one of the violin and viola duets, "Banish Misfortune".

If you're playing in a larger group, you may be interested in my four part folk arrangements, which have multiple viola parts, but can also be used with various other instruments.