Shenandoah is a traditional American folk song dating from the 19th century. The song exists in many forms and arrangements becoming popular as a sea shanty in the 1800’s. The beautiful yet powerful melody is suited to being both sung and played as an instrumental. The melody is also quite expansive and clearly open to different interpretations. This arrangement is for a string quartet of 2 violins, viola and violoncello sounding in the key of D. The playback tempo is 84 quarter note beats to the minute and individual parts are appended to the full score. The violin 1 has the option of playing the repeat at the octave.