Santa Lucia

  1. maudlin mandolin
    maudlin mandolin

    Here is another piece from the Italian section of Landau's Mandolin Instrumentals. I added a rythmn track using such chords as seemed good to me.

    Saint Lucy is the patron saint of light and eyesight which is why women wear candles on their heads on her festival.
  2. derbex
    Well done getting Xena in there
  3. Martin Jonas
    Martin Jonas
    While I'm in the process of recording Neapolitan songs, here is Santa Lucia. I posted the score and an earlier 2016 recording here.

    1890s Umberto Ceccherini mandolin (x2)
    Mid-Missouri M-111 octave mandolin
    Vintage Viaten tenor guitar

  4. Frithjof
    Very orchestral, Martin. Well done tremolo in the lower register, too.
  5. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Such an evocative melody and so well played here, Martin. You really let the tune breathe!
  6. Martin Jonas
    Martin Jonas
    Thanks, John and Frithjof. These Neapolitan songs benefit from a lot of rubato -- fun to play!

  7. Christian DP
    Christian DP
    Sounds Great Martin I have done a very simple version of this tune, but one of these days, I want to record a more elaborate one.
  8. Frithjof
    Simple but well played, Christian.
  9. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    Christian, this is a gorgeous and too brief performance from you. Guitar and mandolin come together so well.
  10. Ginny Aitchison
    Ginny Aitchison
    CC , you do wonderful tremolo and triplets. It may be short, but after posting a 4 and a half minute long song today..I welcome brevity.
  11. Christian DP
    Christian DP
    Thanks Frithjof, John and Ginny. As I already pointed out, a longer version is on my To-do-list.
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