Bush Tunes Arranged in Parts

These "bush tunes" have been arranged in up to four parts for ensemble playing. They are largely derived from experienced dance musicians from various parts of Australia. These players on fiddle, concertina, accordion, mouth organ, piano, etc, have been recorded by a number of dedicated collectors and then transcribed by other enthusiasts. The arrangements were first completed for the Bush Orchestra at the National Folk Festival from 2012-2017. This assembly sees musicians from all over the country and overseas working together to have fun and to add a dimension to some lovely collected tunes and some special contemporary tunes. They are provided here on the off chance that they might be useful for teachers, music groups and others. They are not burdened by copyright but rather copyleft (ie use them as you will and politely acknowledge the source).

The arrangements are presented in a number of formats indicated by the parentheses. (FS) = Full Score (all parts); (1) = Part 1, etc; (1+2) = Parts 1 & 2, etc which some part players find useful to see when playing.

Selecting an item in the list below will present a new page with the tune displayed as a PDF that can be downloaded or printed. Plus there is a link to download an ABC version of the tune (useful for editing eg to change key for clarinet) and a link to a MIDI version to listen to.

Air For Anne (1)

Air For Anne (1+2)

Air For Anne (1+3)

Air For Anne (2)

Air For Anne (3)

Air For Anne (FS)

Alemande (1)

Alemande (1+2)

Alemande (1+3)

Alemande (1+4)

Alemande (2)

Alemande (3)

Alemande (4)

Alemande (FS)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (1)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (1+2)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (1+3)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (1+4)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (2)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (3)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (4)

Alice Cosgrove's Schottische (FS)

Alston Number 27 (1)

Alston Number 27 (1+2)

Alston Number 27 (1+3)

Alston Number 27 (1+4)

Alston Number 27 (2)

Alston Number 27 (3)

Alston Number 27 (4)

Alston Number 27 (FS)

Annie Shaw's Tune (1)

Annie Shaw's Tune (1+2)

Annie Shaw's Tune (1+3)

Annie Shaw's Tune (1+4)

Annie Shaw's Tune (2)

Annie Shaw's Tune (3)

Annie Shaw's Tune (4)

Annie Shaw's Tune (FS)

Berrimal Jig (1)

Berrimal Jig (1+2)

Berrimal Jig (1+3)

Berrimal Jig (1+4)

Berrimal Jig (2)

Berrimal Jig (3)

Berrimal Jig (4)

Berrimal Jig (FS)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (1)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (1+2)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (1+3)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (1+4)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (2)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (3)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (4)

Bert Jamieson's Beauty (FS)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (1)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (1+2)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (1+3)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (1+4)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (2)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (3)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (4)

Bert Jamieson's Waltz (FS)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (1)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (1+2)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (1+3)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (1+4)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (2)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (3)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (4)

Bill McGlashan's Polkas (FS)

Black Rock (1)

Black Rock (1+2)

Black Rock (1+3)

Black Rock (1+4)

Black Rock (2)

Black Rock (3)

Black Rock (4)

Black Rock (FS)

Blacktown Jig (1)

Blacktown Jig (1+3)

Blacktown Jig (3)

Blacktown Jig (FS)

Bob in the Washhouse (1)

Bob in the Washhouse (1+2)

Bob in the Washhouse (1+3)

Bob in the Washhouse (1+4)

Bob in the Washhouse (2)

Bob in the Washhouse (3)

Bob in the Washhouse (4)

Bob in the Washhouse (FS)

Bonnie Scotland (1)

Bonnie Scotland (1+2)

Bonnie Scotland (1+3)

Bonnie Scotland (1+4)

Bonnie Scotland (2)

Bonnie Scotland (3)

Bonnie Scotland (4)

Bonnie Scotland (FS)

Bourke's Dream (1)

Bourke's Dream (1+2)

Bourke's Dream (1+3)

Bourke's Dream (1+4)

Bourke's Dream (2)

Bourke's Dream (3)

Bourke's Dream (4)

Bourke's Dream (FS)

Colin Charlton's Reel (1)

Colin Charlton's Reel (1+3)

Colin Charlton's Reel (3)

Colin Charlton's Reel (FS)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (1)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (1+2)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (1+3)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (1+4)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (2)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (3)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (4)

Doug Daniel's Waltz (FS)

Ernie James Schottische (1), The

Ernie James Schottische (1+2), The

Ernie James Schottische (1+3), The

Ernie James Schottische (1+4), The

Ernie James Schottische (2), The

Ernie James Schottische (3), The

Ernie James Schottische (4), The

Ernie James Schottische (FS), The

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (1)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (1+2)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (1+3)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (1+4)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (2)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (3)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (4)

Errol Rodda's Alberts Tune (FS)

For Love of Lorrie (1)

For Love of Lorrie (1+2)

For Love of Lorrie (1+3)

For Love of Lorrie (1+4)

For Love of Lorrie (2)

For Love of Lorrie (3)

For Love of Lorrie (4)

For Love of Lorrie (FS)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (1)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (1+2)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (1+3)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (1+4)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (2)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (3)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (4)

God Bless You and Bugger Me (FS)

Gundy's Set Tune (1)

Gundy's Set Tune (1+2)

Gundy's Set Tune (1+3)

Gundy's Set Tune (1+4)

Gundy's Set Tune (2)

Gundy's Set Tune (3)

Gundy's Set Tune (4)

Gundy's Set Tune (FS)

Home Waltz (1)

Home Waltz (FS)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (1)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (1+2)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (1+3)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (1+4)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (2)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (3)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (4)

Jack and Marie's Waltz (FS)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (1)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (1+2)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (1+3)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (1+4)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (2)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (3)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (4)

Joe Cashmere's Polka Mazurka (FS)

Joe Yate's Schottische (1)

Joe Yate's Schottische (1+2)

Joe Yate's Schottische (1+3)

Joe Yate's Schottische (1+4)

Joe Yate's Schottische (2)

Joe Yate's Schottische (3)

Joe Yate's Schottische (4)

Joe Yate's Schottische (FS)

Joe's Groove Reel (1)

Joe's Groove Reel (1+2)

Joe's Groove Reel (1+3)

Joe's Groove Reel (1+4)

Joe's Groove Reel (2)

Joe's Groove Reel (3)

Joe's Groove Reel (4)

Joe's Groove Reel (FS)

Mildura Waltz (1), The

Mildura Waltz (1+2), The

Mildura Waltz (1+3), The

Mildura Waltz (1+4), The

Mildura Waltz (2), The

Mildura Waltz (3), The

Mildura Waltz (4), The

Mildura Waltz (FS), The

Miners of Wicklow (1), The

Miners of Wicklow (1+2), The

Miners of Wicklow (1+3), The

Miners of Wicklow (1+4), The

Miners of Wicklow (2), The

Miners of Wicklow (3), The

Miners of Wicklow (4), The

Miners of Wicklow (FS), The

Moriarty's Jig (1)

Moriarty's Jig (1+2)

Moriarty's Jig (1+3)

Moriarty's Jig (1+4)

Moriarty's Jig (2)

Moriarty's Jig (3)

Moriarty's Jig (4)

Moriarty's Jig (FS)

Music Makes Me Smile (1)

Music Makes Me Smile (1+2)

Music Makes Me Smile (1+3)

Music Makes Me Smile (1+4)

Music Makes Me Smile (2)

Music Makes Me Smile (3)

Music Makes Me Smile (4)

Music Makes Me Smile (FS)

Nightshades (1)

Nightshades (1+2)

Nightshades (1+3)

Nightshades (1+4)

Nightshades (2)

Nightshades (3)

Nightshades (4)

Nightshades (FS)

Patterson's Air (1)

Patterson's Air (1+2)

Patterson's Air (1+3)

Patterson's Air (1+4)

Patterson's Air (2)

Patterson's Air (3)

Patterson's Air (4)

Patterson's Air (FS)

Polka Mazurka (1)

Polka Mazurka (1+2)

Polka Mazurka (1+3)

Polka Mazurka (1+4)

Polka Mazurka (2)

Polka Mazurka (3)

Polka Mazurka (4)

Polka Mazurka (FS)

Shoemaker's Fancy (1)

Shoemaker's Fancy (1+2)

Shoemaker's Fancy (2)

Shoemaker's Fancy (FS)

Sofala Cuckoo (1)

Sofala Cuckoo (1+2)

Sofala Cuckoo (1+3)

Sofala Cuckoo (1+4)

Sofala Cuckoo (2)

Sofala Cuckoo (3)

Sofala Cuckoo (4)

Sofala Cuckoo (FS)

Ted Ward's Jig (1)

Ted Ward's Jig (1+2)

Ted Ward's Jig (1+3)

Ted Ward's Jig (1+4)

Ted Ward's Jig (2)

Ted Ward's Jig (3)

Ted Ward's Jig (4)

Ted Ward's Jig (FS)

Thought I'd Lost You (1)

Thought I'd Lost You (1+2)

Thought I'd Lost You (1+3)

Thought I'd Lost You (1+4)

Thought I'd Lost You (2)

Thought I'd Lost You (3)

Thought I'd Lost You (4)

Thought I'd Lost You (FS)

Waratah Mazurka (1), The

Waratah Mazurka (1+2), The

Waratah Mazurka (1+3), The

Waratah Mazurka (1+4), The

Waratah Mazurka (2), The

Waratah Mazurka (3), The

Waratah Mazurka (4), The

Waratah Mazurka (FS), The

Welcome To Charlie (1)

Welcome To Charlie (1+2)

Welcome To Charlie (1+3)

Welcome To Charlie (1+4)

Welcome To Charlie (2)

Welcome To Charlie (3)

Welcome To Charlie (4)

Welcome To Charlie (FS)

Whistled Schottische (1), The

Whistled Schottische (1+2), The

Whistled Schottische (1+3), The

Whistled Schottische (1+4), The

Whistled Schottische (2), The

Whistled Schottische (3), The

Whistled Schottische (4), The

Whistled Schottische (FS), The