Morvoran (mazurka from Cornwall)

  1. Martin Jonas
    Martin Jonas
    This lovely mazurka in G minor was written by the Cornish fiddler Richard Trethewey. The notation is here (it says "waltz", but I think it's actually a mazurka):

    Mid-Missouri M-0W mandolin
    Vintage Viaten tenor guitar

    I was pointed to this tune by a Youtube comment left for my recording of another mazurka, "The Rose of Raby".

  2. John Kelly
    John Kelly
    You keep finding interesting tunes, Martin. This is yet another, and played with your usual aplomb.
  3. Gelsenbury
    Yes, very nice! It has some echoes of "Far Away", which we played here a while back.
  4. Martin Jonas
    Martin Jonas
    Thanks, John and Dennis.

    There aren't many recordings of this tune online, but here is an intriguing live performance by the German Early Music ensemble La Moresca, who treat this modern tune as if it were a renaissance composition:

    Also, a more folky rendition as a duet of flute and OM, by Chris Sepic from Oregon:


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