Music commonly played at Cry Havoc sessions (cello)

This book provides the dots for the tunes commonly played at Cry Havoc music sessions.

The set of tunes played at sessions does tend to vary over time. Some tunes are perennial favourites and so are included here automatically. Others appear less regularly. I aim to only include tunes that I remember hearing at a session in the not too distant past, but nobody keeps a log of what gets played, so the choice is imprecise. And to be completely honest, some tunes are there simply because I want them to be there. Any complaints? Good.

See below if you'd like to print a book of these tunes.

Click on the tune title or first line music for a page showing the dots for the tune and giving links for downloading the tune in various formats. If you don't read music, or you'd like to work on practising learning tunes by ear, or just playing along with the tune, click on the learner icon for a page where you can listen to the tune repeatedly, either at the full playing speed or several slower speeds.

When changes to this site are made, the issue number is incremented. This is issue 436.

The tunes


You can download a PDF of a booklet of these tunes. There is an A5 landscape book with one tune per page, a 4x5in portrait book suitable for use with an eReader like a Kindle, Nook, Kobo etc., and an A4 book with two or more tunes per page.

If you have a printer that can do duplex (i.e. print on both sides of the paper), you might like the A5 booklet. Print this onto A4 paper using both sides of the paper, and fold in half to make an A5 booklet.

You can also now download a PDF of the Bumper Booke. The Bumper Booke contains all the Session tunes and all the Morris tunes in a single book. There is an A5 landscape book with one tune per page, an A4 book with two or more tunes per page, and an A5 booklet for printing on A4 paper and folding in half.