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    Re: Ensemble pieces for beginners

    You may also want to look at the arrangements by the late (and much missed) Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni, which cover a wide range of genres. All of them are arranged for three parts (two mandolins...
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    Re: Tunes from the BMG Magazine 1947-50

    Vyna Waltz (E.G. Sheffield, 1972)

    This waltz for two mandolins appeared in the August 1972 issue of the BMG Magazine. I attach the score.

    I have played both parts on a vintage Italian...
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    Alessandro Scarlatti: La Folia

    We're back -- thanks to Scott and Dan for the hard work!

    I posted this on the brief excursion into a parallel universe, and as it didn't make the return trip I'm reposting.

    Alessandro Scarlatti...
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    Re: John Goodin mandolin duets

    Many thanks for those kind words, John and Jim!

    John: The images I chose for "Oswald" came about because the most interesting hits I got when searching for a connection between Scotland and the...
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    Re: John Goodin mandolin duets

    Here are the other two recordings:

    Lily's Stars

    This gentle waltz was written by John in 2015, and is available from his website:

    http://www.mandotopia.com/smt2015/LilysStars.pdf

    Played...
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    Re: John Goodin mandolin duets

    John has recently posted an update on his compositions for mandolin ensemble and orchestras, which has reminded me about his more complex arrangements than the usual duets I have uploaded in this...
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    Re: Learning to read music for Mandolin

    Following up on this, it is also interesting to look through the back issues of the BMG Magazine (which has the longest unbroken publication run among the mandolin periodicals) and observe changing...
  8. Re: String gauge for an OM to Mandocello test?

    While this is correct, I note that my Suzuki mandocello also has a 22.5" scale and I'm using standard TI mandocello strings without problem. I've tried out the D'Addario J78 mandocello strings in...
  9. Re: Vivaldi: Domine Deus, from "Gloria" (RV589)

    Thanks for the comments! Lots of dogs here in Wales, but I can't say I've particularly noticed this breed around here...

    Martin
  10. Re: Vivaldi: Domine Deus, from "Gloria" (RV589)

    Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria (RV 589)
    II. Laudamus Te (Soprano I & II)

    Here is another movement from Vivaldi's Gloria, the "Laudamus Te". The piece is originally a vocal duet of two sopranos, which I...
  11. Vivaldi: Domine Deus, from "Gloria" (RV589)

    Antonio Vivaldi: Gloria (RV 589)
    VI. Domine Deus (soprano, oboe and basso)

    This is my instrumental recording of Vivaldi's Domine Deus, played as a duet of mandolin and octave mandolin (mandola),...
  12. Re: Shostakovich: Praeludium for two octave mandolins & tenor gui

    A year on from my recording of the prelude, here is my mandolin duet version of the second movement, the Gavotte.

    Dmitri Shostakovich (1906-1975): Five Pieces For Two Violins And Piano
    II....
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    Re: Love Theme duo arrangement

    That is lovely -- thanks for the link!

    It may be worth saying that this is Ennio Morricone's Love Theme from Nuovo Cinema Paradiso, not Nino Rota's Love Theme from The Godfather. Arranged in duo...
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    Re: Lonesome Moonlight Waltz

    We had this tune in the Cafe's "Song-A-Week" social group a few years ago. Check this link for several very nice versions from other Cafe members, with a wide range of approaches from bare bones to...
  15. Re: Bernardo de Pace: "Dreaming" (mandolin duet)

    Forgot to attach the score -- now included.

    Martin
  16. Bernardo de Pace: "Dreaming" (mandolin duet)

    Bernardo de Pace (1881-1966): Dreaming (Mandolin duet)
    Published in the B.M.G. Magazine, March 1960.

    This is a nice classical mandolin duet in waltz time, written by "The Wizard Of The Mandolin",...
  17. Re: New Book of Evelyn Castiglioni's Tunes

    Thanks for the heads-up. Note, the link that Mick has posted is to the previous book (which Evelyn herself had also uploaded for free here on the Cafe). The link to the new book is here:

    In...
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    Re: Tunes from the BMG Magazine 1947-50

    Further to her lovely "Scherzo" which I recorded back in September, here is another short piece by Louise Harrison, also written as a trio of two mandolins and guitar.

    Louise Harrison (1951):...
  19. Re: Mandocello solo and duo recordings playlist

    It's been a few months since I've added to my mandocello playlist. Here is a baroque piece I've recorded today, as a duet of mandolin and mandocello:

    Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (1657-1714): Aria ...
  20. Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (1657-1714), German Baroque composer

    Philipp Heinrich Erlebach (1657-1714) was a major German baroque composer in the era just before J.S. Bach. However, the large majority of his compositions were lost in a fire after his death, so...
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    Re: economical option to record myself

    I use a Zoom for overdubbing all the time, with Audacity. I plug both the Zoom and the analogue headphones into my laptop, with the Zoom as USB input device and the headphone socket as output for...
  22. Re: Looking for Schottis Fran Mulang sheet music

    Following on from that discussion, I have used a quiet spell this afternoon to record this lovely schottis on mandolin, as a set with another schottis from the town of Malung which came up in my...
  23. Re: Looking for Schottis Fran Mulang sheet music

    I'm pretty sure it is the same tune. Sophia Karlsson's arrangement doesn't have much of a dance character, but here is the same tune played for an actual dance: Schottis från Malung. For...
  24. Re: Looking for Schottis Fran Mulang sheet music

    Hi Leslie,

    I think the correct spelling is "Schottis från Malung", after the town of Malung in Dalarna. The most comprehensive site for Scandinavian dance is spillefolk.dk, which doesn't have a...
  25. Re: Thomas Tallis: Hear The Voice And Prayer (c. 1560)

    Thanks, Jim!

    To avoid confusion, the use of the "Kyrie" text in the score I linked to in my post is not by Tallis -- John Smith, who uploaded it to Musescore, used the original Tallis composition...
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