Strings Magazine Articles/Book & Sheet Music Reviews:

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Sheet Music Arangements:

The Fresh Hills of Cein Mhic Cainte.

Laurel’s version of the traditional Irish tune as recorded on the Sweetfire CD.

Arranged for violin and guitar.

Download here FREE!

The Fresh Hills of Cein Mhic Cainte.pdf

A La Nanita Nana

Laurel’s version of the 19th century Spanish carol.

Arranged for String Quartet.

Click here access the practice and performance audio tracks and the sheet music: https://laurelthomsen.bandcamp.com/album/a-la-nanita-nana

Contact Laurel for more sheet music, including original music showcased on her various CDs.


Laurel Thomsen

Violin & Viola Performance, Instruction, & Recording



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Based in Santa Cruz, California

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