The 3 small Rizzetta tunebooks, Hooray!, Carrie’s Welcome, and Moonlight on the River are now mostly out of print. However, we are working on a complete index list of Rizzetta tunes which will be posted here, and sheet music for individual tunes will be available for $0.50 each; plus $1.00 to send any quantity. We can send paper copies by mail or email them to you in PDF format. If you know the tune title you want, you may order it now. Specify paper copy or email PDF.
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A Collection of Original Music for Hammered Dulcimer and Other Instruments
By Sam Rizzetta, published by Mel Bay. $14.95. Standard notation. Here are many of the tunes on Rizzetta recordings, including popular pieces such as Augusta at Midnight, Boiler House Blues, Christmas in the Air, Dora’s Waltz, Dulcimer Boogie, Floodwater Creek, Flowing Waters, Healing Springs, More Pie, Maddie’s Garden, Ocean’s Edge, Love Above All, Lullaby, Playing in the Mud, Return to Texas, Seven Valleys, The Comet, Nonesuch. 80 pages chock full of fun tunes. This book may be mail ordered from many online booksellers, such as: Sam Rizzetta at Barnes and Noble.
HOORAY! Tune Book II By Sam Rizzetta.
Original Compositions Mostly. $8.00. (OUT OF PRINT) Standard notation. Betsy’s Waltz, Birthday Hooray, Christ Child Lullaby (with improvisation), The Dancing Canoe, Ding Dong Merrily on High trio arrangement, Fire in the Cloud duet and variation, Healing Springs duet, Lone Gray Wolf, Moonlight in the Balsam Fir, Prancing Deer, Sam in September (by Betsy Calvert), Shenandoah Circle, Sweet Hour of Prayer duet arrangement, Two Fawns trio. Birthday Hooray is often modified by singers to suit other celebrations like anniversaries and even Christmas and New Year. And it is much more fun to sing than the traditional “Happy Birthday.” Order Form (OUT OF PRINT)
CARRIE’S WELCOME Tune Book III
By Sam Rizzetta. (2 COPIES LEFT) Original Compositions Mostly.
$8.00. Abide With Me, Buckeye quartet, Carrie’s Welcome (Welcome Home) and variation, Dreaming of You, Eagle in the Tall Tree, Hoodoo Hoedown, Hoodoos on the Missouri, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Prancing Deer (A and B parts with harmony), Rattlesnake Hideaway, Twister. Of note for hammer dulcimer players, although Twister is written for a left hand lead, this book includes the alternate measures that allow the tune to be played with a right hand lead. Order Form.
MOONLIGHT ON THE RIVER Tune Book IV
By Sam Rizzetta. Original Compositions Mostly.
$8.00. (OUT OF PRINT) Adirondack Canoe Carry, Betty Keep Your Butt Down, Blackie Cool’s A Polka (versions in both the key of A and key of D), Cedars in Snow, Farewell to the Rose and Thorn, Farewell to the Walleye, Flying cloud Cotillion, Highballing (including a version for mountain dulcimer), Lily of the Lake, Memphis Shakedown, Mindfulness, Monks in the Chocolate Shop, Moonlight on the River (versions in both the key of D and key of F), Portland Aire, Rolling Pumpkins, Summer Set, Truffles Genevieve (with harmony), Twister duet, Two Feathers, West Virginia Waltz. Order Form. (OUT OF PRINT)
Playing The Piano Dulcimer By Madeline MacNeil. Instruction for Piano Dulcimer. $12.00.
To mail order any of the books above, click on: Order Form.
Canoe And Kayak Building The Light And Easy Way
By Sam Rizzetta, published by International Marine/McGraw-Hill Publishers.
Read more on the Canoe & Kayak page. Order this book from bookstores, outfitters, and online booksellers like Barnes and Noble: Sam Rizzetta at Barnes and Noble.