Hot Cross Buns (elementary strings)
Title: Hot Cross Buns
Key: G Major
Genre: folk song, theme and variations
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 1; Violin 3/Viola; Cello; optional parts for advanced violin, advanced viola, advanced cello, double bass.
Note: This setting can be used as a beginning ensemble piece; advanced instrument parts allow the instructor to accommodate students with more experience. Advanced violin is in third position; advanced viola uses first and third positions and octave harmonics, and is written out in both alto and treble clef; advanced cello uses first and third positions and octave harmonics and is written out in both bass and tenor clef.
Audio sample give beginning and third (final) section.