The mandoloncello (or mandocello) is regularly used in most of the mandolin orchestras in Japan. So I have recently collected some interesting mandoloncello videos and want to present the best videos from Japan in this post.
A side effect of the regular use of the mandoloncello in the mandolin orchestras is that there are many players who are using the mandoloncello also as a solo instrument. And there are also groups like the quartet of four mandoloncellos as you can see further below.
Atsushi Ichikawa has arranged many pieces for the mandoloncello and he has composed his own pieces too. Most of the pieces seem to be popular songs and music from computer games. Atsushi Ichikawa makes great use of special sounds and percussion effects.
Atsushi Ichikawa – Mandoloncello player
youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/revirytic/videos
愛をとりもどせ!!（クリスタルキング） Mandoloncello solo
Take Back the love! (Crystal King) Mandoloncello solo
It is the theme song of the anime of old called Fist of the North Star. Always something I’m sorry only Anison (laughs)
A duo for mandola and mandoloncello can be found in the youtube channel of todorokigentaro.