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    Default Tunes from the BMG Magazine 1947-50

    Michael Reichenbach kindly posted a link a little while ago to an online archive of most back issues of the BMG Magazine, a publication issued by Clifford Essex in the UK from 1903 until it was discontinued in 1976 (it has more recently been revived):

    https://classic-banjo.ning.com/page/bmg-magazines

    I have been playing around with a few short fun pieces in the magazine -- see attached scores and below home recordings:

    1) Scherzo (Louise Harrison, June 1950), two mandolins and guitar



    2) Russian Frolic - Folk song medley (arr. H.P. Skinner, October 1947), two mandolins and guitar chords



    3) Chords In The Moonlight (Phil Skinner, June 1949), mandolin and guitar



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    Further to her lovely "Scherzo" which I recorded back in September, here is another short piece by Louise Harrison, also written as a trio of two mandolins and guitar.

    Louise Harrison (1951): "Clarissa Tango"

    First published in the June 1951 issue of the BMG Magazine, available for free download from:

    https://classic-banjo.ning.com/page/bmg-magazines

    My recording uses a tenor guitar instead of guitar for slightly different chord voicings from the notated part.

    Mid-Missouri M-0W mandolin (x2)
    Vintage Viaten tenor guitar



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