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Music for Play – Claudio Mandonico – Compositions for…

Claudio Mandonico is a composer from Italy. He has composed some of the most played modern pieces for mandolin orchestra. Especially his suite “Music for Play” is a great work that’s fun to play and also great to listen to. The “Suite Spagnola” includes typical Spanish music like the Habanera and the Pelota. The Jazz Rock Pop Suite includes three movements, especially the final Stomp is a great piece for encores.

If you are looking for interesting, modern pieces for your mandolin orchestra you should check the works by Claudio Mandonico.

I have compiled a playlist with all the videos of compositions by Mandonico for mandolin orchestra. And I have compiled playlists for each of the compositions to make it easier to listen to the music (I am trying to mve the best versions to the beginning of the playlist).

You can find videos of the following compositions:

  • Music for Play
  • Preludio e fuga
  • Improvviso
  • Jazz Pop Rock Suite
  • Ceciliana, variazioni su un tema di M. Roach
  • 5 Variazioni Sul tiperatatupeti
  • Suite Spagnola
  • Raveliana
  • Riflessi sull’acqua (Reflections on the water)
  • Calace Rag
  • Esortazione e danza
  • Invenzione a due (mandolin & mandola)

Playlist – Music for Play

Playlist – Suite Spagnuola

Playlist – Jazz Pop Rock Suite

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Songbook Choro

Songbook Choro – Murmurando by Otaviano Romeiro Monteiro –…

In the Songbook Choro you can find 97 of the best known and mostly played choros from Brazil. On my website www.mandoisland.de

I have compiled youtube videos of many of the 97 choros and also some information. I have recently started to check and update my youtube playlists with choros and will post more choro posts in my blog.

Murmurando is a choro by Otaviano Romeiro Monteiro who is better known as Fon-Fon.

Let’s start with a version sung by Odete Amaral from 1944:

An early version played by Jacob do Bandolim:

In my playlists you can find more verison with:

  • Victor Angeleas (Bandolim) und Junior Ferreira (Akkordeon)
  • Roda de Choro de Lisboa (mit Klarinette und Akkordeon)
  • Nicolas Krassik (Violine)
  • Nilze Carvalho (Bandolim)
  • Joel Nascimento (Bandolim) – tolle Aufnahme eines Konzertes in Japan
  • Choro das 3

and others.

Playlist Songbook Choro No. 61 – Murmurando by Fon Fon

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blues

Jimi Hocking – Blues Mandolin Player

Jimi Hocking is an Australian blues guitar player and singer who has discovered the mandolin some years ago. There are some great videos from a performance in Memphis.

Jimi Hocking has also performed together with Bert Deivert who is another well known blues mandolin player

Enjoy my playlist!

Jimi Hocking – Blues Mandolin

Jimi Hocking performing at the GH Hotel as part of the Andrea Marr Band’s fundraiser for their trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Additional information

Website Jimi Hocking

2007 saw Jimi release ‘Blue Mandolin’, his first album of mandolin-based tunes. Jimi’s unique stlye of ‘blues mando’ made an instant impact on the local scene, with Jimi performing mandolin tunes in a number of guises: solo, trio, ensemble, even as a part of his electric blues shows! See the Video page for a clip of ‘Skinny White Boy’, a song considered by many to be Jimi’s signature tune, and visit YouTube for heaps of live bootleg videos by fans.

Mandolin page: http://www.jimihocking.com/mandolins.htm