Valzer per un Amore – I have discovered this song years ago, and every now and than I need to search for it again. Now I have compiled a post about this song to find it better next time.
The song has been written by Fabrizio de André who is one of the most important singers and composer of songs in Italy. You can find the most important information about Fabrizi de André in the Wikipedia.
The melody of this song is based on a composition by the Italian composer Gino Marinuzi – Valzer Campestre. This is a recording of the Valzer Campestre played by the Banda dell’Arma dei Carabinieri
Valzer Campestre, dalla Suite Siciliana di Gino Marinuzzi.
Qui è eseguito dalla Banda dell’Arma dei Carabinieri.
Una celebre versione è quella di Fabrizio De Andre nel disco Nuvole Barocche.
Il paesaggio che si vede è quello delle campagne fra Aidone (Enna) e Raddusa (Catania)
The song has been published by Fabrizio de André on his album nuvole barocche in 1969, there are many videos with this recording on youtube:
I have found many videos with versions by other artists. I have compiled the best videos in my playlist below. In this playlist you can also find several videos with the original Valzer Campestre by Gino Marinuzzi.
Read more “Valzer per un Amore – A Great Song by Fabrizio de André – Valzer Campestre by Gino Marinuzzi”
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
- Jazz Pop Rock Suite
- Ceciliana, variazioni su un tema di M. Roach
- 5 Variazioni Sul tiperatatupeti
- Suite Spagnola
- 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
Read more “Music for Play – Claudio Mandonico – Compositions for Mandolin Orchestra”