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  1. Thread: Round picks

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    Re: Round picks

    "Alas, Trekel closed for good ..."

    The bricks and mortar store in Hamburg, Germany, closed. But not Trekel, the music publishing company, and my understanding is in addition to Trekel...
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    Re: Bellenghi and Weidt

    The Weidt is known (although I have not personally seen a copy). The Bellenghi is new to me (what is the publication date?).
  3. Re: Complete recordings of Calace's works for liuto cantabile?

    "Wonderful review, and thanks for the lead! Unfortunately, my Google Fu doesn't seem equal to the task of finding a link to actually purchase this CD anywhere."

    As my review/posting indicates, you...
  4. Re: Complete recordings of Calace's works for liuto cantabile?

    A selection of Calace's solo works for liuto was recorded by Fabio Giudice. I reviewed it in the May 2015 issue of the CMSA Mandolin Journal in my "Short Reviews" series. The review is reproduced...
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    CMSA Normal: Draft Workshop Schedule

    For anyone attending or thinking about attending, I've attached the draft workshop schedule for the upcoming CMSA convention in Bloomington-Normal IL, October 9 -13. "Draft" because there are...
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    Re: CMSA Newbie: Advice Needed!

    Phil: as a longtime CMSA participant, I second the advice of preparing the En Masse music in advance as best you can, going to sectionals and rehearsals, and attending workshops. FYI, I will be...
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    Re: Goichberg mandocello studies

    "Obviously not the same thing but wondering if this has any kind of importance?

    Bickford Method Mandocello that just hit our Classifieds."

    For the historian/musicologist of the mandolin, the...
  8. Re: Question for notation-reading CGDAE-instrument players

    A final comment on option B: in the early 20th century US, parts for the alto mandola/mandola in C (tuned CGDA) were often published in so-called "universal notation" which, in the case of the...
  9. Re: Question for notation-reading CGDAE-instrument players

    Addendum: the CGDAE mandolin is in use in Brazil. Contemporary scores that I have in my possession (for example, Hamilton de Holanda, 24 Capricci) use option A.
  10. Re: Question for notation-reading CGDAE-instrument players

    If this were music written for the liuto cantabile (the Italian version of the mandocello with 5 courses, tuned CGDAE) by, say, Raffaele Calace in early 20th century Italy, option C (Calace, as did...
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    "To keep your quest for original mandocello material alive, there is exactly one piece in the Nakano index marked with "mandocello": a serenade by Stellario Cambria for a trio of mandolin, mandola...
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    Note #3: the Japanese website mentioned in my previous posting does not list works by living Japanese composers but instead redirects users to a separate website.

    Note #4: I've attached a copy of...
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    Re: Mandolin classical literature

    "Hunting down the less well known music written specifically for Mandolin (or its close relatives) would I suspect be a long albeit fascinating journey. Then there is the question whether its just...
  14. Re: Help making German Mandolin decision Knorr or Dean

    "What would you do?"

    The Knorr. I've played both Knorr and Woll, very recently, which is basically the high end decision in Germany. The choice between the two is entirely a matter of personal...
  15. Re: Strings and stringing of historical mandolins

    Oops, that should be Mimmo Peruffo, sorry. Haven't had my morning coffee.
  16. Re: Strings and stringing of historical mandolins

    Hi Eric,

    In February 2017 the UK Lute Society held a meeting in London on historical mandolins. I attended, as did Beverly and Mark Davis. I wrote a brief article about the meeting in the May...
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    Re: Read the CMSA Newsletter

    "I am trying to find information on the Classical Mandolin Society in Dayton. Do they have their own website? Do I need to join the Classical Mandolin Society of AMerica to access their information?...
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    Re: Mandolin Concerts of Note

    "Funny thing, though, I tried the MundoPlectro site to purchase (I support artists!) but it would not let me enter "US" in my address--it insisted on Spain. As it happens I will be in Spain later in...
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    Re: Mandolin sources in Yale University library

    Fantastic work, as always.
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    Re: Who was Bickford....

    "The mystery for me was why she is maidenly-abbreviated as ELM vs. ELO."

    No mystery, I was typing too fast and hit "Post Quick Reply" too quickly. ELO would have been better (unless one reads...
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    Re: Mandolin Concerts of Note

    "Could you give the sources/publishers of this music? Trekel ? Available on line?"

    "Urban Sketches" is published by MundoPlectro and is available here:...
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    Re: Mandolin Concerts of Note

    Owen Hartford Retrospective: Music for Mandolins

    This is a concert in honor of Owen Hartford, one of the most prolific modern American composers for plucked strings ensemble. Six ensembles the...
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    Re: Who was Bickford....

    "mea culpa!
    I wanted to correct my statement about Olcott being a teenager in 1914. She was not, rather she was about 30 years old (born 1885) when she moved to New York to assist Bone in his...
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    Re: Who was Bickford....

    "He also calls all of this "Universal Notation," I am sure another source of disagreement."

    There is no disagreement. The Bickford mandocello method is written in what was called "universal...
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    Re: Who was Bickford....

    "Unfortunately not even that: it's written in universal notation, which for mandocello means double octave treble clef. It's the one clef that is almost guaranteed to be completely useless for any...
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