Archive for December, 2011

Munier ❁ Adagio e Rondo ❁ Op. 176 ❁ Soongsil University Mandolin Orchestra

Op. 176 by Carlo Munier is the Adagio e Rondo. I have found a recording of this composition by a mandolin orchestra from Korea. This piece has been composed for mandolin quartet or mandolin orchstra, but there is also a version for two mandolins and piano: 20051119 Adagio e Rondo (C.Munier) Carlo Munier – Adagio [...]

Desvairada – A Great Choro by Garoto (Anibal Augusto Sardinha)

A choro tune that I have heard many times during this years European Mandolin Academy is Desvairada by Garoto. Garoto was the Nickname of Anibal Augusto Sardinha. Here is some information from the site http://brazilianmusic.com/garoto/ Anibal Augusto Sardinha, better known as Garôto, (The Kid), was born from Portuguese immigrants Antônio Augusto Sardinha and Adosinda dos [...]

Discover Some Great Mandolin Resources in Australia – Sheet Music and Photos

I have recently discovered some great resources for the mandolin in Australia. Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles http://www.fame.asn.au/ On the homepage of the Federation of Australasian Mandolin Ensembles you can find information about the mandolin orchestras in Australia. Most interesting is the FAME newsletter “Plucked Strings” which is published quartely. All the newsletters beginning with [...]

Historical Recordings – Banjo Bands, Mandolin Orchestras, Accordion, Hawaiian Guitar and Ukulele, Xylophone

I have recently found a nice compilation of historical recordings with banjo, mandolin and other instruments. Most of those recordings are available in other sources like i archive.org or the Antique Phonograph Music Program http://wfmu.org/playlists/AP But it is much more easy to listen to those recordings on the following page: Banjo Bands, Mandolin Orchestras, Accordion, [...]

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