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    Here is a video by the Providence Mandolin Orchestra (PMO) of Konrad Wölki's (1903-1983) "Tafelmusik" for recorder and plucked string ensemble. The video was made for the virtual open mic event (November 13, 2021) at the Classical Mandolin Society of America's "Convention in the Clouds". The recorder soloist is PMO member Michael J. Raymond, Jr. There are four movements: Poco Allegretto, Adagio, Allegro Marciale, and Poco Allegretto. The Providence Mandolin Orchestra is directed by Mark Davis. First mandolins are Lynne Bell, Chris Chito, Mark Davis, and John Rufo. Second mandolins are Mark Chuoke, Marcie Glicksman and Paul Wilde. The mandola section is Gayle Raposa (mandola in C) and myself (Robert Margo) on mandola in G (octave). The guitar section is Mark Armstrong, Beverly Davis, and James Macartney. On mandocello is Oliver Reid, and Hiatt Kniapp is the bassist.

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    I really enjoyed that!

    Thanks for posting!

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    Thank you, daLimuHead, on behalf of the PMO!
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    Wonderful range of dynamics and tone colors; shows what the instruments are capable of. And an important composer I was not familiar with.* I'm going to look into his scores and see if we might play some here in Oregon--thank you for this.

    *(It's OK to end a sentence with a preposition.)

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    Correction: "Hiatt Knapp is the bassist". With apologies to Hiatt.
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    "Wonderful range of dynamics and tone colors; shows what the instruments are capable of. And an important composer I was not familiar with.* I'm going to look into his scores and see if we might play some here in Oregon--thank you for this."

    Thanks Jim. Woelki is a central figure in German Zupfmusik. Many of his pieces require extended instrumentation (woodwinds, accordion, and so on); some, not all, use mandocello but, FYI, the mandocello part will be embedded in the mandola part (and the mandola part is always the octave instrument) and will be in treble clef. The published works are all available through Trekel.
    Robert A. Margo

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    Really, really nice - thank you!

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    "Really, really nice - thank you!"

    Thanks, Tim, much appreciated!
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