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  1. Minuets by Christian Petzold for Tres Cuban

    Menuet BWV Anh 114
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    This is one of the movements where a mandolin can actually outperform a cello. There are several places where the melody note is played, followed a beat later by all the other harmonies of the chord....
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    Re: Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I felt like I went through a big growing phase practicing for this song. Sort of like computer processor manufacturers go through a tick-tock innovation process, I had a bit of a "tick" this song: my...
  4. Re: San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra Virtual performance

    Here is the video...

  5. Minuet from “Don Giovanni”, K 527

    This Minuet from “Don Giovanni” (“Don Juan”) K 527 by Mozart has words in Estonian, written by the Estonian poetess Anna Haava (1864-1957): “Suur kontsert algab koidu aal” (Big concerto at the dawn...
  6. Thread: Moonlight Sonata

    by Ken_P

    Re: Moonlight Sonata

    While there are some Beethoven sonatas that I could conceive of making a solo mandolin arrangement of (I've been toying around with the last movement of the Pathetique for a while now), I don't think...
  7. Re: A. Corelli (1710): Sarabande in E minor (Op. 5, No 8), with s

    I have just made a new recording of this lovely sarabande, this time with video and without the additional mandolin harmonies -- just a duet of mandolin and tenor guitar. It's a lot of fun to play!...
  8. Seattle Mandolin Orchestra: Virtual video of "Yes Yes Honey"

    The Seattle Mandolin Orchestra jumps on the virtual bandwagon with this version of "Yes Yes Honey" by Lennie Niehaus, arranged for mandolin orchestra by our own Tom Hudon. Our friends in Alaska and...
  9. Re: English Country Dance tunes (David M. Brown arrangements)

    Corelli's Maggot

    During the current lockdown, I've been revisiting a number of the tunes I recorded some years ago and which I have continued playing since then. As I'm a big fan of David's...
  10. A Trip To Paris/Portsmouth (English country dances)

    A Trip To Paris (Walsh, 1711) - 0:00
    Portsmouth (Playford, 1701) - 1:30

    This is a set of two early 18th century English country dances, "A Trip To Paris" published by John Walsh in 1711, and...
  11. Purcell: Rondeau from Abdelazer Suite

    This is the famous Rondeau from Purcell's Abdelazer Suite, in an arrangement by Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni.

    I'm playing the piece on a vintage Italian bowlback mandolin, with accompaniment on...
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    Classical mandolin album library list

    I am hoping that some of you might be willing to help build a list of favorite classical mandolin albums. If posters could add their two (or more) currently favorite albums when you post, a nice list...
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    Recording through the Bach Cello Suites

    I submit for your perusal, critiques, and perhaps even enjoyment, what I have so far in my 2020 new year’s resolution: to record the complete Bach Cello Suites on mandolin, publishing each next...
  14. Bach: Allemande, BWV 1009 (swing version)

    This is a swing version, so a little snap on 2. and 4. beat is helpful. Thank you!

    Toomas Rannu
    Flat-backed mandolin, crafted by Viljar Kuusk in 2008 (Tallinn,...
  15. Something I'll remember for the rest of my life

    I was talking to a band mate the other day. This is how our conversation went.

    Did I tell you about my teacher?

    Oh, yes many times. He's very famous. A world renowned performer and highly...
  16. 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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    J.S. Bach: Arioso

    Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantata "Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe", BWV 156
    1. Sinfonia - Arioso

    This is Bach's famous "Arioso", played on mandolin with piano accompaniment. This tune was written...
  18. New Bach recording -- Prelude to Cello Suite #1

    Here's a preview of my solo acoustic project, using my latest Buchanan 10-string.

    Home recorded via ProTools, Shure KSM32...
  19. Bach: Partita d-Moll, BWV 1004 – Allemanda

    Sonatas and partitas for solo violin (BWV 1001–1006) by Bach is an exiting material to work on. The „Sei Solo a Violino senza Basso accompagnato“ (Six Solos for Violin Without Bass Accompaniment), as...
  20. Re: Bach BWV1007, an interesting experience with an unusual audie

    I got the permission to share the works of the artists. Three artists of the five finished their work and one lady drew her work on the basis of a video, taken by another: thats the reason why two...
  21. J.S. Bach: Siciliano from Flute Sonata BWV 1031

    Following on from my recent recording of the famous Bach/Marcello Adagio in D Minor (Link), here is another Bach mandolin/piano duet, just as melodic.

    Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata in E-flat major...
  22. Purcell: The Fairy Queen, Z 629. Second Act Tune: Air

    Many beautiful songs and dances are put together in this wonderful semi-opera or masque “The Fairy Queen” by Henry Purcell (1692). I’d like to play them all.

    I got at least one of them arranged...
  23. Passacaglia della vita (Bisogna morire), renaissance madrigal

    This early 17th century madrigal is usually attributed to Stefano Landi (1587-1639), although this is considered unreliable. My recording on two mandolins, two mandocellos and tenor guitar is based...
  24. Adagio from Concerto in D Minor (A Marcello & JS Bach, BWV 974)

    Alessandro Marcello & J.S. Bach: Concerto in D Minor (S D935 / BWV 974)
    2. Adagio

    This is the Adagio movement from the Oboe Concerto in D Minor by Alessandro Marcello (1673-1747), which has...
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    Alessandro Scarlatti: La Folia

    We're back -- thanks to Scott and Dan for the hard work!

    I posted this on the brief excursion into a parallel universe, and as it didn't make the return trip I'm reposting.

    Alessandro Scarlatti...
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