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    Default Gavotte by Matthew Camidge (1758-1844)

    Originally an early English organ piece, this is my arrangement for two mandolins and guitar (or mandocello)

    http://snd.sc/OOZUJr

    score and parts (including an altenative to the guitar part, scored using the bass clef) available at

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    That's another good choice for a trio arrangement - You'll be able to publish an entire collection at this rate.

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    Default Re: Gavotte by Matthew Camidge (1758-1844)

    Many thanks again, Andy. We had a read-through of all four of the mandolin/guitar trios/quartets you've posted so far at our ensemble rehearsal yesterday, and the Camidge was the clear favourite with my colleagues -- this is a really nice arrangement of a really nice tune! We gave the second mandolin part to the octave mandola, which works just fine.

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    Here is a rehearsal recording we did yesterday of the Camidge gavotte. Two first mandolins, octave mandola taking second mandolin part, two guitars. Nice piece! Also straightforward to play, so a good choice as a read-through in a classical "jam" get-together.

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    Default Re: Gavotte by Matthew Camidge (1758-1844)

    Back in November 2012, I posted a (largely sight-read) rehearsal recording of Andy's arrangement of this nice bouncy gavotte. It has remained in our repertoire folder since then, getting played in rehearsal usually at least once a month, but I've only just got around to doing a home recording. This one is at Andy's indicated tempo, which is rather faster than we played it in 2012, and it's also much better sound quality.

    Pictures in the video are of York Minster, where Camidge was organist from 1799 to 1842.

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    Mandolin 2: 1915 Luigi Embergher
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    Default Re: Gavotte by Matthew Camidge (1758-1844)

    Matthew Camidge (1758-1844): Gavotte in A minor.
    From: Six concertos for Organ, Op. 13


    Back in 2012, this gavotte was the first of Andy Boden's many mandolin arrangements that we took up in the repertoire folder for our weekly mandolin group. It has stayed in the repertoire ever since then, and is always popular with all our players when it comes up as despite being written for organ, it fits the mandolin beautifully.

    I was delighted when Andy's arrangement was also reproduced in the (highly recommended) book "Exploring Classical Mandolin - Technique & Repertoire" by August Watters -- clearly August also spotted how well this piece suits mandolins.

    The score and parts are at Andy's website at:

    http://www.andyboden.com/index_html_files/Camidge.zip

    As part of a lockdown series of videos from our repertoire, I have now re-recorded the gavotte in a more naturalistic way than my old 2014 recording above. Also, I've used the mandocello for the bass line this time.



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