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    Johann Adolph Hasse (1699-1783): Mandolin Concerto in G Major
    II. Largo - 0:00
    III. Allegro - 2:12

    Arranged for mandolin orchestra and soloist by Siegfried Behrend, 1965.

    This is a mid-18th century mandolin concerto by one of the most popular German composers of the day. The original instrumentation was solo mandolin plus two violins and continuo.

    The Behrend arrangement is still in print from Trekel. There are other arrangements of the piece, including a mandolin and piano version by John Craton available from his Wolfhead Music site.

    I have previously recorded the opening allegro, in a different instrumentation (Link). This is my recording of the second and third movements (the Largo and the final Allegro) -- I may also re-record the first movement with this instrumentation.

    1890s Umberto Ceccherini mandolin
    Mid-Missouri M-0W mandolin (x2)
    Mid-Missouri M-111 mandola
    Suzuki MC-815 mandocello


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    Thanks Martin, that sounds really nice! I also like your rendition of the first movement at a slightly reduced tempo.
    By the way, one of the possible pieces to play for the grade 4 of Victoria College mandolin exam is the first movement of a mandolin concerto by Hasse. I suppose, he has only composed one and this is the one in G-Major. The edition mentioned is by the Hans Gerig Verlag but it doesn't say, what instruments do the accompaniment.
    I googled that, but didn't find it.
    But there's an edition by the Vieweg Verlag for mandolin and strings.
    And Trekel has the edition by Behrend you mentioned.
    So I guess, I'll just order the mandolin solo voice and use your recording as a backing track...

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