Tag: sheet music

mandolin orchestra

Videos of the Joachim Trekel Publishing Company at youtube…

The Trekel publishing company has established its own youtube channel about one year ago. In this channel you can find many videos of works for mandolin orchestra, mandolin ensembles, solo mandolin, guitar ensembles and solo guitar which have been published by Trekel.

If you are looking for interesting works that you can play with your mandolin orchestra you should check the Trekel youtube channel regularly. You can find compositions by the important and well known composers for mandolin orchestra like Hermann Ambrosius, Kurt Schwaen, Konrad Wölki and Heinrich Konietzny, Max Baumann, Dieter Kreidler, Fred Witt, Ralph Paulsen Bahnsen, Claudio Mandonico, Torsten Ratzkowski and many other composers.

The latest video is a recording of  a piece by Manuela Frescura with own compositions and arrangements of other Tarantellas. Manuela Frescura is one of the important mandolin players in Switzerland, this is a live performance by the trio tarallucce with mandolin, guitar, tambourine, castagnets and voice:

Manuela Frescura, Le Tarantelle: Laurettina

Italienische Tarantellen – Musik für Mandoline, Blockflöte, Violine, Gitarre, Perkussion, Kastagnetten, Tambourin oder andere beliebige Instrumente – Live-Mittschnitt von “Taralucce”.

Ralph Paulsen Bahnsen, Jugoslavija

Jugoslavija is a great piece for mandolin orchestra based on folk melodies from Jugoslavija

Claudio Mandonico, Music for Play

Music for Play is a very successful suite for mandolin orchestra, it’s fun to play this and also a great piece for concerts.

Heinrich Konietzny, Ständchen

Heinrich Konietzny is the composer of some great avantguarde works for mandolin orchestra and mandolin, but he has also composed this beautiful Ständchen (serenade):

Playlist Trekel Publishing Company:

Trekel youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzfx0iz3nU8VBZqbkRVhKjA/videos

Additional information

Website Manuela Frescura: http://www.manuelafrescura.ch/

Website tarallucce: www.tarallucce.ch.

Fiorentina Talamo – Stimme Manuela

Frescura – Mandoline, Mandola

Laure Perrenoud – Gitarre

Website Trekel publishing company: www.trekel.de

Wikipedia about Heinrich Konietzny: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heinrich_Konietzny

Related Article: The Tarantella – A Famous Italian Folk Dance Tune

digital libraries

CHASE – Collection of Historical Annotated String Editions –…

Yesterday I have discovered the website of the CHASE project.

CHASE

Collection of Historical Annotated String Editions

19th- and Early 20th-Century Annotated Editions of String Music:
Bibliographical Problems, Editorial Content and Implications for Performance Practice

This website is a great resource about the violin and other stringed instruments. You can find many detailed articles about the development of the instrumental technique for those instruments based on annotated editions of string music. If you are interested in the history of the violin or cello playing techniques and the way those instruments were taught, and also how the music has been played by some of the greatest violin players you should check the articles on this site.

You can find a big collection of scans of editions of violin music from the 19th and early 20th century including works by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart and many other composers. This includes also some violin methods and collections of studies.

List of works on the CHASE website – most of those works are available for free download: http://chase.leeds.ac.uk/browse/work/

One of the works that I have found is the Chaconne by Vitali

Here is a great performance of this piece by Sarah Chang:

Vitali Chaconne – Sarah Chang

Another interesting composer is Emanuele Barbella who is known as a composer for some pieces for the mandolin. You can find two pieces by Barbella: Violin Sonata in E flat major and Tinna nonna (Lullaby)

http://chase.leeds.ac.uk/view/composer/82/

Most of the pieces available on this site will probably be found also on the IMSLP site, but maybe the selection serves as a better way to find some interesting compositions.

favorite tunes

72nd Highlanders Farewell to Aberdeen – Mandolin, Recorder, Bagpipe

72nd’s Farewell to Aberdeen Lament and Hoedown

played on the mandolin by Mike Romkey

Farewell to Aberdeen – (Versión en castellano)

played on recorder and guitar

Melodía escocesa interpretada por flauta dulce soprano y guitarra española.
Esta versión aparece en castellano.
La melodía se suele tocar con bandas de gaitas escocesas

The 72nd Highlanders Farewell To Aberdeen

Playlist 72nd Farewell to Aberdeen

Sheet music for this march can be found on the website of the  Scottish Fiddle School on the following page (2003)

You can also find the sheet music fot this march on the following sites:

On the mandolin you can play the whole melody also one octave lower to get a lower sound – try it!

Additional information about the Scottish Fiddle School and the free sheet music available on the website can be found in my related article:

mandolin sheet music

The Warlocks (Strathspey) – With Sheet Music and Tips…

Yesterday I have played some tunes that I have found on the site of the Scottish Fiddle School in Boston some time ago. Especially the first tune in the 2003 collection is a great tune that I like to play – “The Warlocks”.

I have found some  youtube videos of the piece:

Strathspey, March, and Reel

A slower version – The Warlocks starts at ca.  4:22.

Warlocks

An awkward occurence in some tunes is having to play notes on the same fret on adjacent strings. Here Nigel Gatherer demonstrates his method of approaching the problem, using a 19th century fiddle tune – The Warlocks – as an example.

Playlist The Warlocks

Sheet music can be found on the site of the Scottish Fiddle School in Boston – more information in the following post:

Scottish Fiddle School – Jigs and Reels, Strathspeys and Waltzes – Free Sheet Music for Fiddle, Cello and Mandolin

The sheet music collections for the last years are available on: http://scottishfiddleschool.org/music/

Enjoy playing “The Warlocks”!

Additional information