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Mandolin Methods, a Mandolin Album and free Sheet Music…

In the digital archive of the Royal Library in Copenhagen you can find some free sheet music for the mandolin.

I have found several mandolin methods and a volume “Mandolin players entertainment album” with more than 200 pages with music for mandoline solo, studies for mandolin and pieces for mandolin and guitar.

The mandolin methods are intended for beginners. They contain some folk tunes and folk daces from Scandinavia and some tunes that were popular at the beginning of the 20th century.

This is the list of sheet music for mandolin available form the Royal Library in Copenhagen at the moment:

  • Bröndberg, Olaf A. Mandolin Skole [2014]
  • Friis, Anda Ørngreen Mandolin Skole egnet for Selvstudium [2014]
  • Petersen, Albert Mandolinspillerens Underholdningsbog. 200 udvalgte Melodier, Variationer, Operaer, Danse, Øvelser for Mandolin solo og Mandolin med Guitar-Akkompagnement forsynede med Fingersætning og Penneføring / af Albert Petersen [2014]
  • Petersen, Albert Dania. Album for Mandolin og Guitar [2014]
  • Etlinger, Aug De tusind Hjem’s Musik-Skole. Udgave for Guitar. Ny skandinavisk Metode, uden Lærer selv at spille: Guitar! Mandolin! [2014]
  • Etlinger, Aug De tusind Hjems Musik-Skole : Udgave for Mandolin [2014]
  • Becker, Georg Berceuse for Violin eller Mandolin med Piano [2013]
  • Becker, Georg Adagio für Mandola oder Mandoline med Klavier [2007]
  • Becker, Georg Minuetto für Mandoline und Klavier-Begleitung [2007]
  • Henriques, Fini Valse-Serenade og Valse-grazioso for Mandolin og Guitar, Op. 36. [2011]
  • 12 spanske Danse og Melodier, arrangerede for Mandolin og Guitar (med 2den Mandolin ad libitum) af A. Eggers : Bind I-III [2007]
  • Aperte, Pedro …Cordobesa… : (habanera pour mandoline et guitare avec 2e mandoline ad libitum) / Aperte [2007]
  • Aperte, Pedro …Sensitiva : 4. habanera… (pour mandoline et guitare avec 2e mandoline ad libitum) / Aperte [2007]
  • Aperte, Pedro …Zaragoza : pas redoublé…(pour mandoline et piano avec 2e mandoline ad libitum) / Aperte [2007]
  • Kjerulf, Charles Sangen om Vesuv af “Santa Lucia” arr. for Mandolin og Guitar af Frederik Birket-Smith. [2007]
  • Degen, Søffren Trois Pièces pour Mandoline, Violon ou Flûte et Guitarre. op 15 [2007]
  • Lille Mandolinskole : Vejledning i Mandolinspil [2014]
  • Nordly, Im Mandolinskole til Undervisning og til Selvstudie [2014]
  • Rung, Henrik Duetti pel Mandolino e la Chitarra / composti da Enrico Rung e Federigo Rung [2011]
  • Rung, Henrik 3 Duetti per Mandolino e la Chitarra composti da Enrico Rung [2007]
  • Matthison-Hansen, Wilhelm Chanson arabe pour 4 Mandolines, Mandola et Guitares 1 & 2. L’Arrangement par Wilh. Matthison-Hansen : Partition et Parties [2013]
  • Matthison-Hansen, Wilhelm Chant national Béarnais pour 4 Mandolines, Mandola et Guitare / L’Arrangement par Wilh. Matthison-Hansen : Partition et Parties [2013]
  • Cannas, C. …Séguidille… : [pour] 2 mandolines et guitare [2007]

I have compiled some pictures of the covers and illustrations, and also some examples of the music:

Pictures from the Mandolin Methods in the Royal Library in Copenhagen

Additional Informationen

To find all the pieces you need to use severeal search terms – I have not found an easy method to find everything with one single search:

Search for “mandolin” in the Royal Library

Search for “mandolinskole”

Search for “mandoline”

Search for “mandolines”

In the Royal Library you can also find free sheet music for guitar, violin and other instruments – I am sure that you can discover more interesting items!