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Giacomo Sartori – Armonie Alpine – Omaggio a Trento…

Giacomo Sartori is one of the important Italian composers of mandolin orchestra music. The works by Sartori have become public domain in 2017 – 70 years after his death in 1946.

Some works by Sartori have belonged to the repertoir of almost every mandolin orchestra, especially the waltz Tramonto and the Potpourri Popolare are great works in the typical Italian style of mandolin music of the early 20th century.

A biography of Giacomo Sartori can be found on the website of the mandolin orchestra Euterpe.

I have started to make scans of the works by G. Sartori that I own, at the moment the following two compositions are available in the Petrucci Library. I have found videos with performances of the two pieces:

Omaggio a trento

Actuación de la Orquesta de Plectro “Torre del Alfiler” en el XII Festival Internacional de Plectro Ciudad de Valladolid.
Omaggio a Trento, de Mario Giacomo Sartori.

 

Armonie Alpine

The mandolin orchestra Aurora from Vacallo in Switzerland was founded in 1926 by master Vittorio Pozzi. The video was recorded in 1981.

TRIBUTO a Vittorio Pozzi & ensamble AURORA di Vacallo.(CH)
Video del concerto eseguito nella chiesa di Santa Croce a Vacallo 1981: diretto dal maestro VITTORIO POZZI . Il circolo mandolinistico è un complesso del basso TICINO ha origini lontanissime, costituito nel 1926, quando alcuni giovani appassionati di mandolino e chitarra furono riuniti ed istruiti dal maestro VITTORIO POZZI denominata ORCHESTRA AURORA. Il Video è un raro documento che ben poche orchestre lo possono vantare per la data 1981 registrato su apparecchiature browcast.

Free sheet music available in the Petrucci Library (IMSLP)

(the scores are also available from my website – see below)

I will add more scans of works by Giacomo Sartori during the next months. If you can contribute scores to be scanned please contact me!

Additional information

with additional information about Giacomo Sartori, the competition and pictures. The 6th International Competition Giacomo Sartori for mandolin orchestras, mandolin quartets and mandolin & guitar duets will take place April 21 – 23 2017 in Ala in Italy.

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Clayton’s Grand March by C. D. Blake – Free…

In my sheet music archive I have an edition of  Clayton’s Grand March by Charles Dupee Blake (Sep. 13, 1847 — Nov. 23, 1903), arranged for mandolin orchestra by F. Kollmaneck. Als the copyright of this sheet music has expired I have made a scan of the sheet music – check the free download link below.

Clayton’s Grand March has been published in 1878. The sheet music can be found in two sheet music collections (see below).

C. D. Blake was a very popular composer and he has composed many popular pieces. You can find some information about C. D. Blake in the Petrucci Library.

I have found the following historical recording of the March played by the Victor Military Band in the Archive of thre Library of Congress:

Clayton’s Grand March – Historical Recording (1914) by the Victor Military Band

There are some videos of piano versions, including version for 4 hands and 6 hands at youtube. I have compiled some videos in the following playlist:

Playlist Clayton’s Grand March

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLC878J8mcBo8sPdE3rWZkRW_VZ8vF8iBW

Free Download of the version for mandolin orchestra (PDF):

The arrangement is scord for 1st mandolin, 2nd mandolin, mandola, guitar and mando-cello:

Sheet music for piano:
or

Additional information and other free sheet music by C. D. Blake in the Petrucci Library (IMSLP):

My link collection about C. D. Blake:

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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 two youtube videos of the piece:

The Warlocks Strathspey

(played a little bit too fast)

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.

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”!

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Ryan’s Mammoth Collection – More than 1000 Irish Tunes…

Durning my holidays this year I had taken with me a book from which I like to play every now and then:

300 Fiddle Tunes – Fiddle Songbooks

published by Hal Leonard. This book is a collection of 300 Irish pieces for fiddle or mandolin, and almost every piece in this collection sounds great and is fun to play. This book is very cheap and it is niclely illustrated. It does also contain some basic introducory notes for the different styles of Irish music. If you like Irish music and want to have it in a nice book you should have a look at this collection.

When I played the music I remembered that I had already found out that this collection is based on an old collection of Irish tunes, and so I tried again to find the source for this edition. The tunes are taken from Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, a collection of more tan 1000 Irish tunes. The collection is available as free download on the following site:

I have found some videos with performances of tunes from Ryan’s Mammoth Collection, this is the band Pendragon with some of the tunes:

PENDRAGON “Ryan’s Mamouth Collection” I

An even better resource can be found on the site of the ITMA – Irish Traditional Music Archive . There you can get all the tunes as interactive scores, you can display the music and listen to the sound, change the speed and even the key. That’s great to learn the tunes and practice them. (The website has changed in the meantime since this was posted – you can find score in the “text” page, recordings on the “sounds” page)

PENDRAGON “Ryan’s Mamouth Collection” II

More videos with Pendragon in the youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/georgerd1/videos

Playlist Ryan’s Mommoth Collection

Additional Information

Website of the band “Pendragon”: http://www.pendragoncelticmusic.com/

ITMA website with interactive scores, recordings, videos, pdf downloads, and more – a great website about Irish music in general.

http://www.itma.ie/