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Mandolin Orchestra La Orden de la Terraza – Logrono…

The mandolin orchestra La Orden de la Terraza from Logrono (Spain) gave a concert with the winning compositions of the competition for composition of the city of Logrono 2008.

The whole concert is now available at youtube. At the beginning of the concert some compositions from the previous competitions were played.

Concierto presentación fallo del jurado del Concurso internacional de composición para formaciones de plectro “Ciudad de Logroño” 2009. Auditórium del ayuntamiento de Logroño el 21 de diciembre de 2009.

This concert is a good possibility to hear some new compositions for mandolin orchestra.

Programm

* ACERCA DE LA FELICIDAD.

Fantasía para guitarra y orquesta by  Javier Riba – 1er Premio concurso internacional de composición “Ciudad de Logroño” 2004.

Solo-guitar: Francisco Sagredo

* MÚSICA EN DO

by Carlos Blanco – 2º premio concurso internacional de composición “Ciudad de Logroño” 2006

cadenza: Marina Cerrajería (bandurria)

* DIVERTIMENTO CAPRICCIOSO

by Mirko Schrader – 3rd price of the comeptition “Ciudad de Logroño” 2008

1.- Overture
2.- Melancolía
3.- Rondó

* CASTILLOS DE SAL

by Javier Villafuerte – 2nd price of the comeptition “Ciudad de Logroño” 2008

1.- Deciso – Cantabile
2.- Legato – Rítmico
3.- Legato

* TRANSITION

by Luigi Salamon – 1st price of the comeptition “Ciudad de Logroño” 2008

Transition for mandolin orchestra by Luigi Salmon

* MALAMBO

by José Manuel Expósito

Playlist with the complete concert:

 

Homepage of the orchestra La Orden de la Terraza with more information: http://www.laordendelaterraza.com/

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Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano – Palladio by Karl Jenkins…

The ‘Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano’ (Ticino, southern Switzerland) is probably the best mandolin orchestra in Switzerland today. More than 40 pieces played by this mandolin orchestra are available as youtube videos, including original traditional Italian mandolin music by Calace, Munier or Mezzacapo, original compositions for the modern mandolin orchestra like the Capriccio by Hans Gal and the important Suite No. 6 by Hermann Ambrosius, arrangements of famous pieces like the Radetzky march, the Pink Panther Theme or West Side Story, pieces by Karl Jenkins or Hans Badelt, solo concertos for guitar, oboe and harp, and also typical folk music from different countries like Brazil, Venezuela or Italy.

Many of the arrangements were made for this orchestra by Mauro Pacchin who has been conducting this orchestra since 1990 and who has also composed some new pieces for this orchestra.

The ‘Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano’ (Ticino, southern Switzerland) was founded in 1990 and is conducted by Mauro Pacchin ever since. About 30 amateur musicians play in 6 different sections. The orchestra performed over 360 concerts in Switzerland and abroad and produced 9 CDs. The youth orchestra ‘OML Junior’, conducted by Nicola Bühler, features ‘under20’ members; some of them also play in the major orchestra.

I have selected some videos for this thread – if you like those you should go to the youtube channel of the OML to find all the other videos.

Palladio; Karl Jenkins (1944)

Suite N°6 /1; Hermann Ambrosius (1897-1983)

Suite N°6 /2; Hermann Ambrosius (1897-1983)

Capriccio per orchestra a plettro; Hans Gal (1890-1987)

Read more “Orchestra mandolinistica di Lugano – Palladio by Karl Jenkins / Hermann Ambrosius / Hans Gal”

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Tamburitza Orchestra Dobrec – Slovenia

In my recent post about Ferenc Sebö the tambura (also known as tamburitza, tamburica, ….) was used in some videos. I wanted to find some more information and videos about this instrument. Today I have found the videos of the Tamburitza Orchestra Dobrec, an orchestra similar to a mandolin orchestra but composed from tamburitza instruments.

You can find more information about the instruments used in this tamburitza orchestras in the Atlas of Plucked Instruments: Instruments of Kroatia

Here is a short note from the homepage of this orchestra about the history of this orchestra:

It all began in 1993, when a tamburitza beginner’s course was first founded, located at an elementary school Osnovna sola Dragatus,. ….With hard work and creativity of our leader Anton Grahek, and that of other members of the orchestra, we are dedicated to spreading the sound of tamburitza and that of Bela krajina across our homeland as well as abroad. Our aim is to familiarize people with our rich musical heritage and our traditional folk instrument tamburitza. Every year we participate at different festivals for tamburitza and mandoline orchestras of Slovenia, where, to this day, an expert jury already awarded us with three awards. Our most important achievement dates back in 2003 as we released our first CD.

Next to authentic folk songs of Bela krajina and that of Slovenia, we also perform songs from other nations, musical arrangements and adaptations of evergreens, latin american and classical musik. However, our ochestra is especially renowned for its unique sound and melody as well as brilliant performing technique.

In the first video the orchestra plays La bamba with a lot of energy and joy:

Tamburica orchestra KUD Dobreč – La bamba – Dragatuš 2006

Oblivion (Astor Piazzolla)

Other tunes played by this orchestra that can be found at youtube include Over the Rainbow, Lambada, Waltz No. 2 by Schostakovich, Besame Mucho or Perfidia.

Playlist with more videos, the playlist begins with a video from a cooperation of the orchestra with singer Janez Doltar:

 

Additional information

youtube channel KUD Dobrec

 


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Japanese mandolin orchestra “meets” and choir “VoxMEA” – Sakura…

The Japanese mandolin orchestra meets has recently played a concert together with the mixed choir VoxMEA. The videos of this concert are now available at youtube.

The program was composed of four pieces for mandolin orchestra, a set of international folk songs for mandolin orchestra and choir and pieces for the choir. The folksongs included O Sole Mio, the famous Italian song as well as Sakura, the well known Japanese folk song.

The pieces for choir and orchestra were obviously new arrangements for this concert and sound very interesting.

The orchestra played very precise – as most of the Japanese mandolin orchestras do.

A very interesting concert, especially because this combination of mandolin orchestra and choir is not heard very often.

I have used google to translate the titels of the pieces from a list that can be found on the homepage of the meets orchestra:

1 – Preludio Sinfonico / U. Bottakiari

2 – Grand Chaconne / Huzikake Hiroyuki

3 – Londonderry Air/ Irish folk song  / arranged by  Kunisaku SAKAI

4 – Camptown Races / American folk song / arranged by  Kunisaku SAKAI

5 – Troika / Russian folk songs  / arranged by  Kunisaku SAKAI

6 – O sole mio / Italy (Neapel), folk song / arranged by  Kunisaku SAKAI

7 – Sakura Sakura / Japanese folk song / arranged by  Kunisaku SAKAI

8 – Starting from today – day you were born / or water pearl Shirasa Lyrics / Natsumi WATANABE

9 – Starting from today – Intermezzo / Natsumi WATANABE

Homepage of meets: http://www.bass-world.net/meets

Playlist with the complete concert, including the choir pieces at the end of the playlist:

 

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