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)