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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    "Negrita" is the only manuscript where mandocello was composed in treble clef. All other mandocello parts are composed in bass or F clef.
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    My "Italian Mandolin Heroes in America" book covers this somewhat bizarre transition when Theresa Costello (Pagani's owner in the final 40 years) negotiated a sale of the inventory before it closed...
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    https://www.dropbox.com/sh/tok6c2x0i6s4k17/AABGnLTSpaz4wbMzcPHH7Qj7a?dl=0 (Morelli folder) the new sheet music is attached here as well.

    This link takes you to the Morelli folder with 17...
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    Yes, Jim. Everything you wrote is, unfortunately, true. Faith Deffner tossed out all the mandolin sheet music when Pagani closed as she was only interested in accordion sheet music.
    As far as O. di...
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    The fascinating story behind this binder cover would be of interest to those of you who cherish heroic efforts. This leather, engraved binder cover with St. Mark's familiar lion contained several...
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    Hello! The pandemic has yielded new sheet music. While it seems that Little Italy stores are dumping excess inventory from empty buildings. Some of the sheet music was rescued by Victor Emmanuel and...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    I am glad you noticed this. "Negrita" comes from his Argentine Trio decade. As I go through titles in the archives, I will note which titles do not use bass clef, convert those mandocello parts into...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Just in case the Drop Box folder link did not cooperate, please access the document here and let me know if you have any trouble accessing, viewing or downloading. Thanks for your understanding,...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Dear Rudy Fans and future Fans!
    It's done! I am so happy to announce "Rudy Cipolla: Maestro Extraordinario." I finished this visual biography with brief annotations for each of the 40 "slides"....
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Cipollyana was uploaded several months ago. You need to scroll down to the alphabetized PDF files (they follow the audio files).
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    Just discovered Matacea's (Natale Di Palma's) vocal version of Morelli's waltz, tucked away in a Germantown, Philadelphia Victorian attic. It is very brittle but will be carefully scanned so that we...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Maestro Rudy Cipolla would have celebrated his 120th birthday Monday, September 21, 2020. In preparation to honor him, I'm creating a slide show which will cover some of the highlights of his life as...
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    Re: Speranze Perdute

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=99Qtp8600Hw&list=PLlOIsPyvvUdcr_Nmi8XLVRAqTTlraAENe&index=6

    My old mandolin ensemble performing "Speranze Perdute" at the local Aqus Cafe, Petaluma in 2008. I hope...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    one of several studies he composed for two mandolins and certainly, one of his most endearing, enchanting, and enduring! Thanks for posting it.
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    Re: the Nakano Collection

    Despite being able to download the Calace Method book, I'm still puzzled as to why I have not been able to find where the username and password should be entered. Feel free to PM or give me a link....
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    Re: the Nakano Collection

    Yes, once it was downloaded, I had no trouble searching specific words.
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    Re: the Nakano Collection

    http://vinaccia.jp/nj-collect/gakufu-kanren/RaffaeleCalace%20all%20file/14.%20METODO%20PER%20MANDOLINO%20%20MANDOLIN%20METHOD(all%20file).pdf

    this was the link that contained the Calace Method...
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    Re: the Nakano Collection

    It's easier to read in a PDF and locate specific words/topics. Glad you're feeling better, Jim.
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    I received the username and password almost immediately. While trying to find the login field, I just gave up. Even with Google Translate, it was not clear to me just where I should enter the...
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    Re: the Nakano Collection

    unless you enter your email twice (separate fields) and it matches, you will get an error message.
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    You are so right! just about the wildest paisley shirt you'd wear around Haight-Ash back in the day. The photographer is Jon Sievert who died in January 2020; he probably photographed every Rock n...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Just uploaded an interview that Dix Bruce did with Rudy in Frets, May 1987. Just click on the Dropbox folder link.
  23. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    https://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k9745662b/f109.image.r=menteline%20mandoline
    this link should take you to p. 97. One might presume from this entry that these two terms are synonymous.

    I...
  24. Re: Who was the first American mandolin manufacturer?

    Typographical errors abound, then add in that Noah Webster's standardized spelling is still decades away. I would think that "mandores" might be much closer to the Italian "mandorla" which refers to...
  25. Re: San Francisco Mandolin Orchestra Virtual performance

    Ben Fatto, Achille! A great job with all the talented mandolinists! I didn't think I would enjoy a virtual--zoomlike--performance...but this was excellent! Grazie, Sheri
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