Giacomo Sartori – Armonie Alpine – Omaggio a Trento – Free Sheet Music for Mandolin Orchestra

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 […]

Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra – Since 1900 – Ragtime, Vivaldi, Fats Waller, La Traviata and Bach

The Milwaukee Mandolin Orchestra has continuously existed since 1900 – that’s more than 100 years. It is the longest existing mandolin orchestra in the USA and certainly one of the longest existing mandolin orchestras in the world. Early in the 20th century up to eight mandolin orchestras existed in Milwaukee, there were composers for mandolin […]

European Guitar and Mandolin Youth Orchestra (EGMYO) – Workshop and Concerts 2016

Last summer the EGMYO (European Guitar and Mandolin Youth Orchestra) has met in Germany for a workshop and two concerts. The workshop was organized by the Bund Deutscher Zupfmusiker (German plucked strings association). Now a set of videos about the workshop and the concerts is available. The workshop took place from July 30 to August […]

Mandolin Mountain – A Concert in Estonia – Saku Mandolin Festival

Mandolin Mountain is a mandolin orchestra founded by Jouni Koskimäki from Finland. This year they were the main act for the Saku Mandolin Festival 2016. It’s fun to watch the group perform, as you can see from the following GIFs that I have created form some of the videos: Mandolin Mountain has played at the […]

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