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    Default 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 works for mandolin on the mandola. They would do so by reading from the original score "as if" the mandola was a somewhat larger mandolin, rather than from a score transposed down a fifth in alto clef or in so-called "universal notation" (8vb treble, for the mandola). In that tradition here is a performance of Raffaele Calace's "Piccola Gavotta" on the mandola. The instrument is a Weber Alder #1, early 2000s.

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

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    Default Re: Piccola Gavotta, for the mandola

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

    LOL, thanks Christian. Just getting started.
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    Well done, Bob!
    Thanks also for your many contributions both to the CMSA virtual Convention in the Clouds and Member Journal.
    Much appreciated.
    "Music is the only noise for which one is obliged to pay." ~ Alexander Dumas

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    "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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