Variations on “Strike It Up, Tabor” for string trio (violin, viola, cello)



Based on a madrigal by Thomas Weelkes – an English composer and organist at Chichester Cathedral – in one of his many lighter moments.
I haven’t added a tabor part (neither did Weelkes) but a drummer or tabor player can certainly improvise along, of course….
In the variations the key changes and the third instrument has some cheeky alternatives to its part.