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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Happy New Year Rudy fans! I have added two new files to the "Rudy Cipolla archive" (see the link below). The first file is a 47-second movie clip/scene from Coppola's 1982 "Peggy Sue Got Married."...
  2. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    here are the lyrics in both Neapolitan and Italian. Thanks, Normanno!
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    A classic from Ernesto Becucci, the small orchestral arrangement represents a reduced score based on E. Carosio, a popular mandolin arranger but I don't know if that means Ermenigildo or his brother...
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    Re: Accordion-Mandolin Italian sheet music

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tnp17l9j6xmlm1r/AAC9glk9QhLWI1zwP52_tlQ3a?dl=0

    Links tend to expire (Post #24) and I just noticed that accordion folder link no longer works.
    The above will take you to...
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    #3 in the Di Bella music catalog "Gilda" is now complete with the missing guitar score. As always, if you tend to read chord symbols, always double check the notation as not all guitarists can be...
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    I just uploaded the "Tammuriata Palazzola" tarantella (Canoro arrangement). Apologies! but I only just now realized I had uploaded the updated index but forgot to upload the dance. Enjoy! (it is...
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    Re: Carlo de Filippis recording

    Too bad De Fillippis and Vicari didn't record a performance of Vivaldi's Double Mandolin Concerto in C. That would have been spectacular, I think.
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    Re: Carlo de Filippis recording

    Yep, 1960. I wish I could get my local KDFC to play more classical music that features or at least includes mandolins. This would be a perfect request. Alas, I can't seem to get them to even play...
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    Re: Carlo de Filippis recording

    Joe, what a fabulous intersection of talent! I'm trying to think about where Bernstein's scores use mandolins. early 50s photo? illuminate us, please.
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    Re: Mandolin Editions of Classical Pieces

    De Stefano, Tesio, Tipaldi, Cambria, Pagani and other Italian mandolin publishers were much more trusted in their reductions, transcriptions, and arrangements. I would strongly suggest you visit the...
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    Re: Carlo de Filippis recording

    The were collaborators. Alessios was of Greek birth and composed one dance (in the ballo liscio Dropbox miscellaneous folder)
    here're 2 articles, one dated 1934, on Maestro Carlo De Filippis. He...
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    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/pxh3vxt1t0o4sx4/AABKGgIVBwwGfW54D_jlTjywa?dl=0

    This link takes you to the Neapolitan Canzone and Canto folder. I've added a new title "Tammuriata Palazzola" made famous...
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    Two titles complete and added; the first is possibly one of the earliest examples of a ballo liscio dance. LA TIPICA by Carlo Curti. arranged by Odell and published by Carl Fischer. There are much...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    "Negrita" is the only manuscript where mandocello was composed in treble clef. All other mandocello parts are composed in bass or F clef.
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    My "Italian Mandolin Heroes in America" book covers this somewhat bizarre transition when Theresa Costello (Pagani's owner in the final 40 years) negotiated a sale of the inventory before it closed...
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tok6c2x0i6s4k17/AABGnLTSpaz4wbMzcPHH7Qj7a?dl=0 (Morelli folder) the new sheet music is attached here as well.

    This link takes you to the Morelli folder with 17...
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    Yes, Jim. Everything you wrote is, unfortunately, true. Faith Deffner tossed out all the mandolin sheet music when Pagani closed as she was only interested in accordion sheet music.
    As far as O. di...
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    The fascinating story behind this binder cover would be of interest to those of you who cherish heroic efforts. This leather, engraved binder cover with St. Mark's familiar lion contained several...
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    Hello! The pandemic has yielded new sheet music. While it seems that Little Italy stores are dumping excess inventory from empty buildings. Some of the sheet music was rescued by Victor Emmanuel and...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    I am glad you noticed this. "Negrita" comes from his Argentine Trio decade. As I go through titles in the archives, I will note which titles do not use bass clef, convert those mandocello parts into...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Just in case the Drop Box folder link did not cooperate, please access the document here and let me know if you have any trouble accessing, viewing or downloading. Thanks for your understanding,...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Dear Rudy Fans and future Fans!
    It's done! I am so happy to announce "Rudy Cipolla: Maestro Extraordinario." I finished this visual biography with brief annotations for each of the 40 "slides"....
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Cipollyana was uploaded several months ago. You need to scroll down to the alphabetized PDF files (they follow the audio files).
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    Just discovered Matacea's (Natale Di Palma's) vocal version of Morelli's waltz, tucked away in a Germantown, Philadelphia Victorian attic. It is very brittle but will be carefully scanned so that we...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Maestro Rudy Cipolla would have celebrated his 120th birthday Monday, September 21, 2020. In preparation to honor him, I'm creating a slide show which will cover some of the highlights of his life as...
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