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    Re: Carlo de Filippis recording

    There is also another piece arranged by Alessios E. and it is Pendosali. Elias is the arranger
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    Re: Essay on Mandolin Orchestras

    "In my line of work, I am called upon to perform "peer review" to vet and inform writing a fellow scholar. I'd appreciate a "peer review" from any of y'all who might catch any gaffes that I might...
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    Owen Hartford, "Family Squabble": PMO

    Owen Hartford's wonderful piece "Family Squabble" has been core repertoire of the Providence Mandolin Orchestra for many years. Here is our latest performance featuring two excellent recorder...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    Allow me to say that this labor of love is worth every minute. I have taken notice of Rudy Cipolla (Zwiebel in German of all vegetables) many moons back because of David Grisman´s involvement in his...
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    Re: Tell me more about Giovanni Vicari

    Hi There,
    I know this appears to be an old post, but thought I'd share some info.
    I was recently doing a search on Vicari, and instruments he owned. My grandfather, a musician, settled in NY from...
  6. Re: Tracks of San Francisco Italian Mandolin Masters

    After almost 5 years inaction, I've started this project up again, this time on YouTube because it was so much easier to organize tracks into play lists and edit them. Plus there's more traffic on YT...
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    Re: Help with Paris Cafe/Musette

    WARNING: ~8 year old thread.

    However I love musette and wish I could keep up with its frantic and relentless pace. I think the chromatic button accordionists have an instrument designed for that...
  8. Early mandolin recordings / Correcting Wikipedia

    Greetings, Mandophiles! I haven't visited for a long time, but since I finally retired from my day job a few months ago (yay!), I have a little more free time, now.

    I have been collecting early...
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    Ninetta - Mazurka by C. A. Bracco

    This mazurka by the famous composer C. A. Bracco can be found in the Album pour Mandoline No. 3 which has been published by Ricordi ca. 1899. Bracco is famous for his compositions “I Mandolin a...
  10. Luigi Paparello, "Bells of Night" for Unaccompanied Mandocello

    In his 1913 method for mandocello, Zarh Myron Bickford briefly discussed unaccompanied performance on the instrument which, he noted "at the present time, is to a great extent an unexplored field."...
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    Re: The Cadenza, The Crescendo

    Bob Margo on the job! My scholarship background is in choral music education, came to mandolins late in life so I'll never really catch up. But I am always impressed with the knowledge I see in the...
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    Re: The Cadenza, The Crescendo

    "Is there anyone or any of these institutions that have scanned these journals since this was last posted? It would be great to have digital copies available. Thanks."

    Here is The Cadenza.

    and...
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    Re: Rudy Cipolla

    That was totally wonderful, Sher! Thanks so much for putting that together and sharing.

    So many fun photos from the '30s tangophilia. Great hats, cool duds.

    Loved seeing Matteo with that F4,...
  14. CMSA Convention in the Clouds 2.0: November 12-14, 2021

    The Classical Mandolin Society of America invites everyone to join friends old and new online at the 35th annual CMSA convention. The virtual convention runs from Friday, November 12 to Sunday,...
  15. Sonoma Sounds Interview with Sheri Mignano Crawford

    I hope Sheri doesn't mind me linking y'all to this great interview from the "Sonoma Sounds" series recently posted on YT.

    Sheri plays the accordion and discusses her work collecting, archiving...
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    Re: "Anileda," by Stellario Cambria and ...?

    Sheri Mignano Crawford has a very large collection of Italian sheet music, scans of which she has made available. Check out this thread:
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Mick’s post has triggered some memories of my mother. I’m half Italian, my mother’s side. Her parents came over on the boat & have their names on the wall on Ellis Island. Remember we still honor...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    I admit to having the good fortune of being Irish, and being raised by my Italian padroni while my mother insisted we Texan pups learn Spanish.

    The cultural overlaps and blurring have always been...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Carmine Coppola is absolutely Francis Ford's father.
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    Responding to Sheri, the Coppola Godfather Tarentella & Godfather Mazurka are used in the film & on the sound track. They are performed by the Wedding band w Mr. Vicari, although difficult to hear...
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    Re: Italian Mandolin music being forgotten ???

    In a way, Italian music in America can be any folkloric Italian regional style, ballo liscio, Neapolitan songs, pop music by Italian-American singers, Italian and other movie music, and so on!
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  22. Re: Drop Box is now available for Italian 'ballo liscio' sheet mu

    We will find you and this thread wherever you go, Sheri!
  23. Re: Italian mandolin magazines: Il Plettro and Vita Mandolinistic

    Wow, Martin, this is a terrific find! There's enough music there to keep us all busy for years. Plus a chance to work on our Italian. :)

    Thank you!
  24. Italian mandolin magazines: Il Plettro and Vita Mandolinistica

    This may already be widely known, but I have only just noticed that the revived Nakano Archive website also includes a near-complete archive of back issues of "Il Plettro" and "Vita Mandolinistica":...
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    Re: Schottische

    Up here in Northeast Iowa there is a strong tradition of Norwegian-American dance music, rooted in the dance parties that farmers used to hold in their homes back in the early to mid 20th century. A...
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