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    Re: mandolin orchestra library. Help!

    I am very pleased to see this discussion come around once more. I thank my old LMO co-member, John Rice, for bringing it up. I especially thank my fellow CMSA member, Dr. Margo, for his thorough...
  2. Schroeder's Idea for mandolin orchestra, free

    I have made the score and parts available for another one of my older mandolin orchestra pieces. Schroeder's Idea was commissioned by my friends in the Louisville Mandolin Orchestra to help celebrate...
  3. Re: Poets in Time for mandolin orchestra, free

    Nick, I bet that Doug Back, the leader of the group, could give you some details about how many of his former students have continued playing over the years, whether on mandolin or banjo.

    When...
  4. Poets in Time for mandolin orchestra, free

    I've just created a web page for another of my older mandolin orchestra pieces from my backlog. This one was commissioned by Douglas Back for his Fretworks ensemble at the Baldwin Magnet School in...
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    Re: Peter Ostroushko Passes

    I remember the workshop that DougC mentions at the CMSA in Minneapolis and it was a great one. My memory is that we got him to talk a little about the preparation for and recording of the Original...
  6. Avi Avital's new CD reviewed in Grampophone

    Avi Avital's recent CD, The Art of the Mandolin, receives a very positive review in the current (January 2021) issue of Gramophone. I won't quote all four paragraphs but the review begins:

    "Avi...
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    Re: That famous cello prelude, deconstructed

    I want to thank Tom for taking the time and effort to transpose the Preludio from D down to G. I love the way it plays and sounds down there on the mandolin. I find that I quickly got over missing a...
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    Re: Telemann - Con Tenerezza from TWV 41:D3

    I was hoping that someone else would jump in and answer your question because I would be very interested in such a text. I don't have any recommendation beyond finding a good harpsichord player and...
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    Telemann - Con Tenerezza from TWV 41:D3

    When I was working on my two Telemann books for Mel Bay I played (or attempted to play) through hundreds of pieces from many collections. One of my favorite books was the Barenreiter edition of the...
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    Re: Solo Recordings - 1 Mandolin

    I just checked iTunes and was pleased to see that my solo mandolin CD - Deer Tracks (for solo mandolin) - is listed. They've created a nice little page that includes four of my CDs and also links to...
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    Re: CMSA Convention in the Clouds

    Hi Jim,

    I'm sorry I missed the mandocello gathering, I really wanted to at least drop in but I got hung up (pun intended) in the post open mic hangout instead. Just like at the physical CMSA you...
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    Re: CMSA Convention in the Clouds

    I'm having a great time and learning a lot. I get the point that $150 for non-members might seem like a lot (I would have suggested a slightly lower price point) but attending the physical convention...
  13. Re: Summer Suite, August, 2020 for Octave Mandolin or Mandocello

    Hi Jim,

    I hope you enjoy this new piece. Please give my regards to Fabio. It was such a pleasure to meet him a year ago in Normal, IL.

    Each of my compositions that I post on my So Many Tunes...
  14. Summer Suite, August, 2020 for Octave Mandolin or Mandocello

    Just about a year ago I "published" my second short suite for big mandolins, the Spring Suite, which had been preceded by a Winter Suite. Recently I got around to making this new Summer Suite.
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    Re: Saraband by William Lawes

    It's been fun seeing this piece by Lawes getting attention. I'm afraid I need to complicate things a little now though.

    I received a private message from Matthew in Texas asking good questions...
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    Re: Saraband by William Lawes

    Martin, I really like that Ayre from Lawes and your recording of it. I've been listening to quite a lot of English viol music the last few months, mostly recordings by Phantasm and the Fretwork...
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    Saraband by William Lawes

    I came across this nice Saraband for Lyra-Viol while slowly reading my way through The Consort Music of William Lawes by John Cunningham, Boydell Press, 2010. I adapted the transcription in the book...
  18. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy Birthday, Dennis. It's always been a pleasure to work with you. Keep the faith!
  19. Re: Free Mandolin Orchestra/Ensemble music by John Goodin, update

    When I started this thread back in February I fully intended to make some more mandolin orchestra pieces available in the near future. Well, the near future turned out to be a little different from...
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    Re: New flat top mandolin

    I've been slow to jump in here in praise of Peter's beautiful work because I wanted to get a short video ready first.

    I'm the happy owner of Peter's "classical flattop" #248 (pictures and samples...
  21. Re: Recordings of Mandolins as String Quartets

    It's always good to see Rob MacKillop on this forum, often with a new interest and asking thoughtful questions. I'm happy to see that I may be able to offer a footnote to Eugene's post about...
  22. Re: Carlo Aonzo teaches the Allemanda from Bach's solo BWV 1004

    Yesterday I learned that Carlo has also uploaded a YouTube lesson covering his approach to playing the Presto from the G minor Sonata no. 1 (BWV 1001). This is another one of my personal favorite...
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    Re: James Oswald: Divertimento I

    Toomas, I knew that my transcriptions of the Oswald 12 had been downloaded many times years ago when I would check statistics on them. I haven't done that for several years now. I am glad they found...
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    Re: James Oswald: Divertimento I

    Hi Toomas,

    Way back around 2006 I transcribed the 12 Divertimentos into Sibelius from a copy of Oswald's original publication. I put those transcriptions on a web page that you can find here:...
  25. Carlo Aonzo teaches the Allemanda from Bach's solo BWV 1004

    I was delighted to discover this morning that Carlo Aonzo has recently created a video where he demonstrates his approach to playing the Allemanda from Bach's D minor Partita no. 2 for solo violin.
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