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#1 Anglo Enthusiast

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 11:39 PM

The concluding gigue from Bach's C major cello suite (transposed up an octave to fit the range of my instrument) performed on 30 button C/G anglo concertina.  https://soundcloud.c...mment-261162892



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 12:40 AM

I can tell you from experience it's not an easy thing to play on the cello. It can't be much easier on the concertina. Congratulations.



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 01:18 AM

I can tell you from experience it's not an easy thing to play on the cello. It can't be much easier on the concertina. Congratulations.

Thanks, David. Plenty more Bach to come...



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 06:30 AM

That is very impressive; well played!

A few years ago I found a transcription for violin of all the solo cello suites and have recently got round to playing pieces on the baritone EC. Because of the complexities and scope of the music, I reckon there's enough material there to keep me engrossed for many years to come!



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:11 PM

That is very impressive; well played!

A few years ago I found a transcription for violin of all the solo cello suites and have recently got round to playing pieces on the baritone EC. Because of the complexities and scope of the music, I reckon there's enough material there to keep me engrossed for many years to come!

Thanks, John. Yes, I imagine that should keep you occupied for awhile!



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Posted 23 December 2015 - 11:42 PM

That is very impressive; well played!

A few years ago I found a transcription for violin of all the solo cello suites and have recently got round to playing pieces on the baritone EC. Because of the complexities and scope of the music, I reckon there's enough material there to keep me engrossed for many years to come!

Any recordings of Bach on the baritone EC yet, John? I'd be interested to hear...



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 06:25 AM

A few years ago I found a transcription for violin of all the solo cello suites and have recently got round to playing pieces on the baritone EC. Because of the complexities and scope of the music, I reckon there's enough material there to keep me engrossed for many years to come!

 

A transcription of cello music for violin will almost certainly be transposed up a 5th (+ an octave) as that is the relationship between the four strings of a violin and the corresponding strings of a cello. So when you get around to the C major suite that Anglo Enthusiast started this thread with, you may find yourself playing it in G.



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 07:17 AM

 

That is very impressive; well played!

A few years ago I found a transcription for violin of all the solo cello suites and have recently got round to playing pieces on the baritone EC. Because of the complexities and scope of the music, I reckon there's enough material there to keep me engrossed for many years to come!

Any recordings of Bach on the baritone EC yet, John? I'd be interested to hear...

 

 

I'm working towards it, but don't hold your breath! 

 

My wife used to play cello and it has taken a while for her to tolerate my practicing of, what to her, is almost sacred music. Hence, in part, the delay since acquiring the notation in getting down to working on the suites.

 

As for the transposition David: yes, all the suites are a fifth higher. So the first suite, with its very well known and frequently played prelude, is in D major rather than G.

 

I'm sure J S would have composed for EC if it had been available to him - well, that's what I tell my wife anyway!



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 05:02 PM

Really enjoyed it..........thanks for sharing.

Robin



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 11:36 PM

Really enjoyed it..........thanks for sharing.

Robin

Thanks, Robin.



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Posted 24 December 2015 - 11:56 PM

 

 

That is very impressive; well played!

A few years ago I found a transcription for violin of all the solo cello suites and have recently got round to playing pieces on the baritone EC. Because of the complexities and scope of the music, I reckon there's enough material there to keep me engrossed for many years to come!

Any recordings of Bach on the baritone EC yet, John? I'd be interested to hear...

 

 

I'm working towards it, but don't hold your breath! 

 

My wife used to play cello and it has taken a while for her to tolerate my practicing of, what to her, is almost sacred music. Hence, in part, the delay since acquiring the notation in getting down to working on the suites.

 

As for the transposition David: yes, all the suites are a fifth higher. So the first suite, with its very well known and frequently played prelude, is in D major rather than G.

 

I'm sure J S would have composed for EC if it had been available to him - well, that's what I tell my wife anyway!

 

I'm with you, David! I don't think Bach ever considered his compositions to be sacred in the sense that they had to remain confined to the original instrument they were composed for or the original key they were composed IN. You see him transposing a single piece of music time and again to suit various instruments and ensembles. Just look at the ground the celebrated opening movement of his E major violin partita (or is it sonata? I always get the sonatas and partitas confused) ended up covering. Pretty dazzling when you stop to think of it...



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 10:10 AM

The concluding gigue from Bach's C major cello suite (transposed up an octave to fit the range of my instrument) performed on 30 button C/G anglo concertina.  https://soundcloud.c...mment-261162892

Great stuff.  As mentioned above, I'm sure too that Bach would have written for EC if it had been around. Great fun to play his stuff but does take some learning. Here is one of the Cello Suite bourees I recorded on the Baritone/Treble. It was a challenge mainly because I find the B/T takes so much more effort to control than the treble - actually quite hard work!

cheers and Happy new year to all

 

https://soundcloud.c...cello-suite-no3



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Posted 28 December 2015 - 02:01 PM

Just look at the ground the celebrated opening movement of his E major violin partita (or is it sonata? I always get the sonatas and partitas confused) ended up covering. Pretty dazzling when you stop to think of it...

 
Now, that would be an interesting challenge on concertina, of any system! 


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Posted 29 December 2015 - 02:42 AM

Very nicely done! I look forward to the D minor Chaconne  ;)



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:43 PM

 

The concluding gigue from Bach's C major cello suite (transposed up an octave to fit the range of my instrument) performed on 30 button C/G anglo concertina.  https://soundcloud.c...mment-261162892

Great stuff.  As mentioned above, I'm sure too that Bach would have written for EC if it had been around. Great fun to play his stuff but does take some learning. Here is one of the Cello Suite bourees I recorded on the Baritone/Treble. It was a challenge mainly because I find the B/T takes so much more effort to control than the treble - actually quite hard work!

cheers and Happy new year to all

 

https://soundcloud.c...cello-suite-no3

 

Excellent rendition of the Bach, indeed! I discovered you on soundcloud the other day and have been enjoying your content. Your Handel is also splendid.



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Posted 29 December 2015 - 05:47 PM

Very nicely done! I look forward to the D minor Chaconne  ;)

Thanks, Stuart. The D minor Chaconne will have to wait until I've managed to obtain an instrument with more than 30 buttons. Confined to 30 buttons, there are simply far too many instances where one runs into harmonizing notes that are only to be found in mutually exclusive bellows directions to the melodic notes, I'm afraid...



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Posted 30 December 2015 - 04:21 AM

Quite so

 

 

Very nicely done! I look forward to the D minor Chaconne  ;)

Thanks, Stuart. The D minor Chaconne will have to wait until I've managed to obtain an instrument with more than 30 buttons. Confined to 30 buttons, there are simply far too many instances where one runs into harmonizing notes that are only to be found in mutually exclusive bellows directions to the melodic notes, I'm afraid...

 

 

Quite so -- I was just joshing. I suspect that the Chaconne might be a step too far even for a 40+ button anglo, especially in the furiously arpeggiated section just before it goes into the tonic major.

 

But hearing how well your recording of the gigue works has given me food for thought regarding how well the Chaconne might sit on one of my duet boxes, as I used to play the Brahms arrangement for piano left hand. What could possibly go wrong?  :lol:


Edited by StuartEstell, 30 December 2015 - 04:22 AM.


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Posted 30 December 2015 - 04:29 AM

But hearing how well your recording of the gigue works has given me food for thought regarding how well the Chaconne might sit on one of my duet boxes, as I used to play the Brahms arrangement for piano left hand. What could possibly go wrong?  :lol:


So go ahead with it, Stuart! Looking forward to listen to the outcome...

Best wishes - Wolf




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