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    Question Looking for a recording of La Chasse de L'isle Adam

    I'm working out of "three centuries of Mandolin Music" and would love to find a recording of La Chasse de L'isle Adam, Leoni of Naples 18th.

    any leads? I've checked Youtube and other online resources and I've got Nothin'.

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    Default Re: Looking for a recording of La Chasse de L'isle Adam

    One of my favorite pieces (which is why I included it in the book, and also the updated version)! I have played it at many of my concerts, but never made a studio recording, and I am not aware of any other. I just listened to one of my live concert recordings that was done with professional equipment, and I got at least 99% of the notes. It would be more than good enough to demo the piece, but I am SO hesitant to post any recordings of myself with mistakes. They all have mistakes, of course, which is why I never post anything. Let me think about it...

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    I would be very interested in hearing what you have! And very forgiving. I kind of have to be, I've only been playing for 7 ish months. 😁

    Thanks for the book, it is a huge inspiration for me. Just started the love song... So over my head but I love it!

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    The leaps in some of those variations are tough as anything. I can play the theme and variation 1... variation 2 it starts going downhill quick.
    (I was) my own teacher and pupil, and thanks to the efforts
    of both, they were not discontented with each other. -- Segovia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Classicalcomp View Post
    The leaps in some of those variations are tough as anything. I can play the theme and variation 1... variation 2 it starts going downhill quick.
    Same here... about to play that much at a lesson tonight!

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    Variation 2 is not so bad, it's almost all in first position, the leaps are done by skipping strings using cross-picking, but the fingerings are pretty easy. The hardest one by far is variation 4, because of the string splitting. It's about the only piece I play that use that, so that section is always rather hit and miss in concert.. I just listened to my recording, again, and against my better judgement, I will post it later, tonight. Watch this space!

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    Default Re: Looking for a recording of La Chasse de L'isle Adam

    Quote Originally Posted by Neil Gladd View Post
    Variation 2 is not so bad, it's almost all in first position, the leaps are done by skipping strings using cross-picking, but the fingerings are pretty easy. The hardest one by far is variation 4, because of the string splitting. It's about the only piece I play that use that, so that section is always rather hit and miss in concert.. I just listened to my recording, again, and against my better judgement, I will post it later, tonight. Watch this space!
    Just started the 3rd variation... frightened by # 4. :-)

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    Thanks for this! (working right now, but will listen tonight!)

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    Default Re: Looking for a recording of La Chasse de L'isle Adam

    Niel,

    thanks for sharing this recording. really enjoying it, and helping with my direction on where to go with the piece.

    BTW, took me a while to "pick up" on your image that goes with the recording.
    :-)

    C

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    Default Re: Looking for a recording of La Chasse de L'isle Adam

    OMG! you did Kitten on the Keys! I have an arrangement for Marimba and piano that I work on occasionally. (programmed the piano into Musescore for accompaniment)

    Sounds great. Did you write the arrangement?

    C

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl23 View Post
    OMG! you did Kitten on the Keys! Sounds great. Did you write the arrangement?

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    Yes, I did the arrangement, but haven't published it yet. Maybe next year!

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    Default Re: Looking for a recording of La Chasse de L'isle Adam

    I'll definitely check it out when you do. the marimba piece has some great "handing" based licks.
    I got a bunch of xylophone sheet music from the 20s when I purchased my (classic) marimba from the same era.

    Such classics as Dizzy Fingers, and the galloping comedians. not to mention Kitten on the Keys.

    I just noticed that the pile included "Blue Tango" for Violin and Piano... will have to look at that for mandolin.
    (composed by Leroy Anderson and Arranged by Michael Edwards)

    Great... more music to play with what little time I have.

    Carl

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    I broke a twisted brass d on my early Neapolitan while playing this and thus googled it in procrastinating the string replacement. I love this piece, but still struggle with the arpeggio variation. And the split-string is so much work for so little pay off. It's just not very dexterous. All else is big fun once the patterns fall into muscle memory.

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