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    Re: Ensemble pieces for beginners

    Try contacting Robert Schulz from the Western Australia Mandolin Orchestra. He has done a good deal of work in this area.
  2. Thread: Youtube Find

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    Youtube Find

    Came across this on Youtube.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03TG1Bzjmwc


    Dance of the Shepherds (Colin Brumby) Paul Hooper (Mandolin) Adrian Hooper (Mandolin) Joyce Bootsma (Mandola) ...
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    Re: Andrini brothers

    "Has any mandolinist ever recorded Czardas straight and actually played all the notes? "

    But not just Czardas.

    Without naming any names I have heard too many fudged performances by a number of...
  4. Re: Mandolin compositions Post 1960 by non-mandolinists

    You could try:

    www.sydneymandolins.com

    and go to the composition link for a large amount of repertoire (after 1975) written by non-mandolin players specifically for mandolin in various...
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    Robert Allworth 1943-2017

    Australian composer Robert Allworth died on 26th February 2017 at the age of 74. He was one of the most important people in raising the profile of the mandolin especially in his own country.

    Over...
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    Mikri Thalassa by Betty Beath

    Here is a recently posted youtube video of Mikri Thalassa by Australian composer, pianist, and music educator Betty Beath featuring the work of the Sydney Mandolins (Artistic Director: Adrian Hooper)...
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    Re: Choral Performances Involving Mandolin

    The following are choral works by Prof. Eric Gross.

    A Children's Hymn Op.194 (1994)
    Dur. 4'30"
    Instr.: Mandolin, Mandola, Piano or Keyboard, Treble Voices.
    JADCD 1071

    Psalm 150 Op.203...
  8. Re: Recent Recordings of Classical Music on Mandolin?

    I like a lot of the mandolins composition written for the Sydney Mandolins, Artistic Director: Adrian Hooper.

    You can see them at:
    www.sydneymandolins.com
    then click Compositions.

    Some of the...
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    Music for Quartet by the Sydney Mandolins

    The Sydney Mandolins (Artistic Director: Adrian Hooper) have commissioned a very large number of pieces for mandolin.

    Over 50 works are for Mandolin 1 and 2, Mandola and Guitar. Some pieces offer...
  10. Re: Need orchestra parts/score to Hummel Mandolin Concerto

    I have a copy of the mandolin concerto by Hummel in his own hand (always a good idea to verify an edition by going to the original). From memory it was from the British Museum. You could contact...
  11. Re: Suggestions for Core Classical Mandolin Repertoire

    You could try:

    www.sydneymandolins.com

    and go to the composition link for a large amount of repertoire written specifically for mandolin in various instrumental combinations. A high proportion...
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    Re: Mandolins in opera

    The Mandolin is usually used in The Merry Widow at the start of Act 2. There is a "Cossack Dance" leading to Vilja followed by a "Cossack Dance" reprise.

    The score calls for a tamburitza but it...
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    Re: Mandolins in opera

    I have discovered another Opera that uses mandolin. The distinguished British composer George Benjamin's work Into the little hill was premiered at the Festival d'Automne in Paris on 22.11.06.
    ...
  14. Re: Carlo Arrigoni (1697-1744): Sonata for mandolin, violin and b

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    Adrian Hooper (L) Paul Hooper (R)

    In 1988 the Federal Government awarded a grant to Adrian and Paul Hooper to record and release an LP. They recorded 42 minutes of 18th Century Mandolin...
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    Re: Some of Paganini's pieces on mandolin?

    I bought the Minuetto (with its other two movements: Andantino and Allegro Moderato) many decades ago from music publisher Zimmerman (C.F. Peters used to be their sole agents for the USA).

    You...
  16. Re: Carlo Arrigoni (1697-1744): Sonata for mandolin, violin and b

    In the early 1980's mandolin virtuoso Paul Hooper recorded a huge number of original early mandolin works for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) along with Catherine Finnis (Baroque Cello...
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    Re: Baroque/Classical era repetoire suggestions?

    "This looks like a large catalog of music, much of which is antique or out of print. It is interesting to see what was written but I can't see much info on sources for most of the pieces. "

    In...
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    Re: Baroque/Classical era repetoire suggestions?

    Oops! - so much for my reading skills!
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    Re: Baroque/Classical era repetoire suggestions?

    Try:
    http://homepage2.nifty.com/motoi-lab/works-in-English.html

    It has a huge amount of ORIGINAL mandolin music. It should not be too hard to work out which are the Baroque and Classical period...
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    Re: Wee reference list

    Have a look at the Sydney Mandolins website:
    www.sydneymandolins.com

    There are many examples of respected non-specialist mandolin composers adding to the repertoire - and the works frequently...
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    Extended Techniques for Mandolin

    The closest to a "one stop shopping" source for notating/describing extended techniques on mandolin is the preface to Dr Ian Shanahan's seminal and brilliant work: Solar Dust: solo mandolin.

    The...
  22. Thread: New Website

    by barbaram
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    Re: New Website

    Nice website.
    BUT I really like that you are making a variety of original mandolin recordings available.

    We need more music to be written for the classical mandolin. I note the quality of the...
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    Re: Mandolin Concerts of Note

    The Sydney Mandolins (Artistic Director: Adrian Hooper) was nominated for an Aria Award which is the Australian equivalent of the US Grammy Award. It was for their Album Last Look at Bronte.
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    Re: Mandolin & cello duet pieces?

    Prof. Eric Gross has written a work for MANDOLA AND V'CELLO:
    Op.202 Michael's Meanderings(1995) written for MICHAEL HOOPER
    Dur. 3'15"
    Instr.: V'cello and Mandola.
    recorded on the Jade CD...
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    Re: Classical Mandolin in Colleges

    Mandolin virtuoso Michael Hooper is a Lecture in Music (Postgraduate Studies) at the Royal College of Music in London UK. He has had more works written for him than any mandolinist of his generation...
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