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Orii Mandolin Project – Duo Style Mandolin

Carlo Munier is one of the important composers for the mandolin. In his book “Il Nuovo Stile dei Duetti per mandolino solo, Op.278 ” he has studied the possibilities of the duo style for the mandolin. I have now found a video of the 1a. Fantasia from this collection, a great performance by the Japanese mandolinist Kiyosumi Orii.


The sheet music for this book by Munier is available as free doenload in the Petrucci Library (IMSLP):

https://imslp.org/wiki/Il_Nuovo_Stile_dei_Duetti_per_mandolino_solo%2C_Op.278_(Munier%2C_Carlo)

Introduction

Munier uses two staffs for the notation of this fantasia to make clear that it sounds as if two mandolins are playing. Here is the beginning of the Fantasia.

Beginning of the 1a. Fantasia
concert

40 Years Mülheimer Zupforchester – Anniversary Concert

The Mülheimer Zupforchestra is one of the best mandolin orchestras in Germany. The anniversary concert for 40 years has been filmed and is available as a youtube video.

The orchestra is conducted by Dominik Hackner.

The program included well known compositions like the suite Für Wolfgang by Leopold Mozart and the Song of the Japanese Autumn by Yasuo Kuwahara, but also many knew works and premieres.

Leopold Mozart (1719-1787) Für Wolfgang – Suite Nr. VIII d-Moll – (03:23) 1. Angloise 2. Menuett I 3. Fantasia 4. Menuett II 5. Mourqui

Owen Hartford (ca. *1950) Urban Sketches – (11:18) 1. Circuits 2. Underground 3. Walk About 4. Fast Lane

Jürgen Klose (*1946) Summertrip für Zupforchester – (19:47) 1. Rondo 2. Ostinato 3. Tatry

Aris Alexander Blettenberg (*1994) HELLAS – Suite alla greca – (34:05) „Für meine Zupferfamilie, das Mülheimer Zupforchester, zum 40-jährigen Bestehen“ I. Hymnos II. Syrtaki III. Zeimbekiko IV. Kalamatianos URAUFFÜHRUNG Dirigent: Karsten Richter

PAUSE

Aris Alexander Blettenberg (*1994) und Dominik Hackner (*1968) Suite aus der Zaubermandoline – (46:36)

Dominik Hackner (*1968) Asrael – (55:31) op. 69 URAUFFÜHRUNG

Stefan Hippe (*1966) SMS zum Jubilee – (1:06:11) „Dem Mülheimer Zupforchester zum 40-jährigen Jubiläum 2020 und Dominik Hackner eine SMS (Short Music Story)“ URAUFFÜHRUNG

Yasuo Kuwahara (*1946) Song of Japanese Autumn (Shoshu-no-Uta) – (1:09:47)

ZUGABEN – (1:23:30)


Some pieces from the concert are also available as single youtube videos.

More information about the orchestra and its activities can be found on the website of the orchestra.

choro

East Coast Mandolin Orchestra with Marilyn Mair

New videos from a concert of the East Coast Mandolin Orchestra have been published on youtube. The concert “Brazilian Journey” was given on May 15, 2022 at Gratz College, in Elkins Park, PA.

The concert included performances by Marilynn Mair with Paul Dressel (guitar), the Marilynn Mair’s Choro Ensemble and the East Coast Mandolin Chamber Ensemble.

A nice selection of Choro music!

The East Coast Mandolin Orchestra performs “Choro das Estrelas”
East Coast Mandolin Chamber Ensemble performs “Lamentos”
Marilynn Mair and Paul Dressel perform Eu Quero Sossego
Marilynn Mair’s Choro Ensemble performs Three Choros

About the East Coast Mandolin Orchestra
The East Coast Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra is the brainchild of Mr. Mark Linkins, who currently serves as the Music Director of both the Munier Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra in Philadelphia, PA and the Baltimore Mandolin Orchestra in Baltimore MD.

A Celebration of Brazilian Mandolin Music 2022 – A Celebration of Brazilian Mandolin Music
The 46 member ECMO will return in 2022 after two seasons of isolation and will feature an all-Brazilian program, with works by Hector Villa-Lobos and Antonio Carlos Jobim and guest starring Marilynn Mair, accomplished master of the choro style.

More videos of this concert can be found in the youtube channel brunomandos.

composer

Eugenio Giudici – Works for Mandolin Orchestra

Eugenio Giudici was an Italian composer for mandolin orchestra.

Four compositions for mandolin orchestra by Eugenio Giudici can be found in the Nakano collection:

Madrigale per Mandoloncello e Orchestra a Plettro

Marcia Sinfonica

Partita a Scacchi – Gavotta

Serenata Veneziana

I have found several videos of the compositions by Eugenio Giudici and compiled a playlist.

Playlist Eugenio Giudici