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  1. Re: The Girl from Ipanema, for solo mandola (or mandolin)

    "Bravo Robert! Really beautiful interpretation."

    Thank you, much appreciated!
  2. André Herteux, "Connected": United Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra

    I recently had the privilege of playing in the mandola section for a virtual (composite video) performance by the United Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra of André Herteux's COVID-inspired composition,...
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    Re: mandolin orchestra library. Help!

    "I do agree with those above who say to contact CMSA."

    "I am not sure if CMSA has a viable plan in place or not."

    "I don't think CMSA has a definite plan."

    "A safe place to store scores like...
  4. Raffaele Calace, "Minuetto, Op. 103" for solo mandola in G

    Raffaele Calace wrote extensively for the mandola in G (a.k.a. octave mandolin) in his ensemble works, but left no solo pieces (as far as is known) for the instrument. However, some of his solo...
  5. Re: Recordings on mandolin of Biber's Passacaglia

    Not a recording, but a YT video by Kozo Onishi, who is a well-known player in Japan:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-9r81EfuEo
  6. Re: The Girl from Ipanema, for solo mandola (or mandolin)

    "That was wonderful."

    Thanks, much appreciated!
  7. Re: No. 21 by Philip DeWalt in latest CMSA Mandolin Journal

    "I am flummoxed on how to play this."

    This is one of Phil's 25 studies for solo mandolin. They are all excellent.

    In this particular study, there are no double-stops, chords, etc. so the music...
  8. Re: Concert with Jochen Roß and Jens-Uwe Popp

    Thanks, I thought it might be a Fylde.
  9. Re: Concert with Jochen Roß and Jens-Uwe Popp

    I will be reviewing their new CD in the CMSA's quarterly, The Mandolin Journal. It's excellent. Ditto, on the concert, which I watched. Both are very fine players, especially beautiful sound, very...
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    Re: Piccola Gavotta, for the mandola

    "Well done, Bob!
    Thanks also for your many contributions both to the CMSA virtual Convention in the Clouds and Member Journal."

    Thanks Bill -- I greatly appreciate your comment, many thanks!
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    Re: Winding string loop ends for 1890 Vinaccia

    "My recently purchased 1890 Vinaccia came with strings too heavy for such an old and light instrument. To remedy this, I purchased a set of premium Savarez strings (G-28, D-20, A-10, E-7.5), designed...
  12. Re: Oblivion for solo mandola (in G) and accordion

    "Quite wonderful! You do Piazzolla proud. Looking forward to hearing more from this duo ... "

    Thanks, Joe, much appreciated!
  13. Oblivion for solo mandola (in G) and accordion

    I posted a video a few weeks ago elsewhere in the Cafe of my solo arrangement of Astor Piazzolla’s “Oblivion” which I performed on mandola in G (octave mandolin). My brother-in-law, Raymond...
  14. Re: The Girl from Ipanema, for solo mandola (or mandolin)

    "Thanks! One of my most very special wonderful favorite (I have other adjectives as well but I'll keep this short) songs! I heard you play this a couple years ago at the CMSA open mike sessions,...
  15. Re: The Girl from Ipanema, for solo mandola (or mandolin)

    "Nice playing Robert!"

    Thank you, Brian!
  16. Re: Mark LInkins, "Fireflies": The Hampton Trio

    And a special thanks as well to my good friend Owen Hartford for his A/V assistance on "Fireflies".
  17. Re: Mark LInkins, "Fireflies": The Hampton Trio

    Thanks, Eugene!
  18. The Girl from Ipanema, for solo mandola (or mandolin)

    I am not primarily a jazz player so I don't post in this section of the Cafe, but I thought this might be of interest to people here. It is a solo arrangement of "The Girl from Ipanema," originally...
  19. Mark LInkins, "Fireflies": The Hampton Trio

    This is a performance of Mark Linkins, "Fireflies," which he arranged for The Hampton Trio. The performance was recorded as part of the Trio's "Chamber Ensemble Workshop" for the Classical Mandolin...
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    This is my solo arrangement of "The Girl from Ipanema" here played on the mandola (CGDA). The arrangement is dedicated to my friend, Lucille Bjorneby, in appreciation for her contributions to the...
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    Re: Piccola Gavotta, for the mandola

    "Nicely played, Bob! You're on a roll..."

    LOL, thanks Christian. Just getting started.
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    Piccola Gavotta, for the mandola

    In the United States, the "mandola" almost always refers to the instrument tuned CGDA, like the viola. In the early twentieth century it was common for American mandolinists to play original solo...
  23. Re: John Goodin, "The Autumn After": Robert Margo, octave mandoli

    "Formidable as always, Bob. Wonderfully played."

    Thanks, Christian, much appreciated. Happy New Year and best to the OMO!
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    Re: post a video of yourself

    This is my solo mandolin arrangement of Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now," here performed on octave mandolin. The instrument is by the late Walt Kuhlman.

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  25. John Goodin, "The Autumn After": Robert Margo, octave mandolin

    An original work for mandola in G (octave mandolin), John Goodin wrote “The Autumn After” for Alison Stephens and her Embergher instrument, affectionately nicknamed “the Beast”. Alison performed it...
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