• New in eBook and Print - A Baroque Sampler for Octave Mandolin

    27 Easy to Intermediate Pieces Selected from the Works of 13 Baroque Composers
    A Baroque Sampler for Octave Mandolin

    Fenton, Mo. Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has announced the initial release of A Baroque Sampler for Octave Mandolin, by John Goodin as an eBook with print version released in the very near future.

    The book contains 27 easy to intermediate pieces from the Baroque era that have been carefully chosen and arranged to benefit from the longer scale and deeper voice of the octave mandolin.

    The music is presented in both standard notation and tablature, making it easily playable on the mandocello, mandola or standard mandolin. Thirteen composers are represented, including six pieces by J. S. Bach, four by G. F. Handel and three by G. P. Telemann.


    • Gavotte from French Suite No. 5 (J. S. Bach)
    • Menuet from French Suite No. 6 (J. S. Bach)
    • Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 2 (J. S. Bach)
    • Bouree from Cello Suite No. 3 (J. S. Bach)
    • Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 (J. S. Bach)
    • Alemande from Cello Suite No. 1 (J. S. Bach)
    • Le Petit Rien (Francois Couperin)
    • The Harvesters (Francois Couperin)
    • Minuet (Adam Falckenhagen)
    • Bouree from The Water Music Suite (G. F. Handel)
    • Bouree from Obie Sonata (G. F. Handel)
    • Gavotte (G. F. Handel)
    • Menuet (G. F. Handel)
    • Menuet (Elisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre)
    • Menuett (Johann Krieger)
    • Planxty Irwin (Turlough O'Carolan)
    • Carolan's Draught (Turlough O'Carolan)
    • Air (Henry Purcell)
    • Rigaudon (Jean-Philippe Rameau)
    • Bouree from Partita No. 1 for Mandolin (Filippo Sauli)
    • Sarabanda from Partita No. 1 for Mandolin (Filippo Sauli)
    • Giga from Partita No. 6 for Mandolin (Filippo Sauli)
    • Allegro from K. 90 (Domenico Scarlatti)
    • Minuet 34 from Seven Times Seven and One Menuet (G. P. Telemann)
    • Allemande from Violin Sonata in A Minor (G. P. Telemann)
    • Tres Vites from Fantasia in E minor (G. P. Telemann)
    • Largo from The Mandolin Concerto in C (Antonio Vivaldi)

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      Mandolin Cafe -
      Mel Bay has informed us the print version for this is now available.