My Neighbor Rented an Ice Cream Machine and I Missed it to Arrange the House MD Theme for a Quintet

A year ago a good friend of mine – you wouldn’t know her, so let’s call her “Golive Blambientwitch” – and I decided it would be a fabulous idea to arrange Massive Attack’s “Teardrop” for five people. There was no reason for the song choice, or for the specificity in the numbers. Nothing means anything.

Anyhow, today I wisely decided to take a whack at that fun little idea of ours, and I can definitely say I came out of the experience feeling happy and healthy and with no frozen dairy cravings at all. Although actually, you know what? I think I can hear the machine still running. Lets wrap up this article.

Here is a link to the full score for Teardrop for String Quintet + Extremely Bored Percussionist.

And here is a link to your rough idea of how it would sound if 5 House fans were able to stay sane in the same room long enough to play it.

And make sure to keep an eye out! Golive and I have plans to meet up and play this through together flash mob style on the nearest convenient decrepit bridge or sinking ship.

Enjoy!

(NOTE: Any viola players with complaints about your part, we hear you! To voice your feedback please go to Niche>Preferences>Support, look for the link that says “I Should’ve Picked a Better Instrument,” and click “Accept”.)

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