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    Re: Saraband by William Lawes

    Martin, I really like that Ayre from Lawes and your recording of it. I've been listening to quite a lot of English viol music the last few months, mostly recordings by Phantasm and the Fretwork...
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    Saraband by William Lawes

    I came across this nice Saraband for Lyra-Viol while slowly reading my way through The Consort Music of William Lawes by John Cunningham, Boydell Press, 2010. I adapted the transcription in the book...
  3. Re: Happy Birthday Dennis Vance, hoping for a transplant

    Happy Birthday, Dennis. It's always been a pleasure to work with you. Keep the faith!
  4. Re: Free Mandolin Orchestra/Ensemble music by John Goodin, update

    When I started this thread back in February I fully intended to make some more mandolin orchestra pieces available in the near future. Well, the near future turned out to be a little different from...
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    Re: New flat top mandolin

    I've been slow to jump in here in praise of Peter's beautiful work because I wanted to get a short video ready first.

    I'm the happy owner of Peter's "classical flattop" #248 (pictures and samples...
  6. Re: Recordings of Mandolins as String Quartets

    It's always good to see Rob MacKillop on this forum, often with a new interest and asking thoughtful questions. I'm happy to see that I may be able to offer a footnote to Eugene's post about...
  7. Re: Carlo Aonzo teaches the Allemanda from Bach's solo BWV 1004

    Yesterday I learned that Carlo has also uploaded a YouTube lesson covering his approach to playing the Presto from the G minor Sonata no. 1 (BWV 1001). This is another one of my personal favorite...
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    Re: James Oswald: Divertimento I

    Toomas, I knew that my transcriptions of the Oswald 12 had been downloaded many times years ago when I would check statistics on them. I haven't done that for several years now. I am glad they found...
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    Re: James Oswald: Divertimento I

    Hi Toomas,

    Way back around 2006 I transcribed the 12 Divertimentos into Sibelius from a copy of Oswald's original publication. I put those transcriptions on a web page that you can find here:...
  10. Carlo Aonzo teaches the Allemanda from Bach's solo BWV 1004

    I was delighted to discover this morning that Carlo Aonzo has recently created a video where he demonstrates his approach to playing the Allemanda from Bach's D minor Partita no. 2 for solo violin.
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    Re: James Oswald: Divertimento I

    A beautiful performance! I know this piece pretty well (although I usually cheat and play it in a lower key) and it's a pleasure to hear it done so nicely on mandolin. I especially like your pick and...
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    Re: John Goodin mandolin duets

    Hello Martin, thanks once more for your lovely recordings and the ever-fascinating slide shows that accompany them. I especially enjoyed the images for the Oswald on the Ohio piece. Although the...
  13. Free Mandolin Orchestra/Ensemble music by John Goodin, updates

    Back in 2008 I created a page at my Mandotopia website that lists the numerous pieces that I have composed for mandolin orchestra and ensembles since the late 1980s. There are 29 pieces listed there...
  14. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    Tim, I understand what you are saying about the CMSA convention music. The en masse orchestra music can seem daunting and the level of playing has certainly risen over the years. You are the best...
  15. Re: Sebastian de Grebber, Dutch Mandolin Chamber Orchestra

    Tim, it's great to hear from someone diving into this deep pool of great mandolin music. I just want to put in a plug for the Classical Mandolin Society of America. On the CMSA website, as a...
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    Re: Higher Education for Mandolin

    This is great news that the folks at Chapman will allow you to study classical mandolin under the umbrella of the guitar program. Your story could inspire others to try and convince other higher ed...
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    Re: Remembering Evelyn Tiffany-Castiglioni

    Joel, thanks for sharing this news, sad as it is. I was lucky to have met Evelyn at the Austin CMSA (2015) and we had several conversations about composing, arranging and book production. She was...
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    Re: Higher Education for Mandolin

    It seems to me that our original OP is asking two basic questions. Where can a person study classical mandolin in higher education and will our instrument ever be recognized as a mainstream...
  19. Re: Spring Suite, May 2019 for OM or Mandocello

    Thanks to all for your kind words. Special thanks to Martin for his fine mandocello recording. Very well played!
  20. Spring Suite, May 2019 for OM or Mandocello

    I just posted a new solo piece for big mandolins at my So Many Tunes blog titled Spring Suite, May 2019. This is a follow-up to the Winter Suite that I posted back in February.

    It's another simple...
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    Re: Vulfpeck - Thile appearance

    Clearly these guys were all having fun but, for me, the more interesting thing is the music played. The tune was pretty generic seeming but the playing of it made it something really interesting.
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    Re: CMSA Newbie: Advice Needed!

    Phil, this will be my 21st CMSA convention. My first was in 1990 when our Louisville Mandolin Orchestra was the host. I can say that over the years the friendly atmosphere has been remarkably...
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    Re: free trio and solo music from Evelyn

    Evelyn, I'm very sorry to hear that you are ill and need to step back from the joys of playing the mandolin and arranging and composing for it. Your work is greatly valued by many people I know. I...
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    Postcards From the Crater at Bandcamp

    I'm pleased to say that our friendly Cafe host has added a short track from my just released, digital-only, recording to the Cafe MP3 collection. Postcards From the Crater is a collection of 10...
  25. Re: Article: New Music from Carlo Aonzo Trio - Mandolitaly

    "Taranta Steps" is brilliant and totally delightful, what a great concept!
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