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pauline de snoo

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  1. Two tunes this time at concertina-academy under downloads One is a hymn "Hark, the herald Angels sing", provided by myself from "100 Sacred Melodies" and the other is an arrangement, also played and sung by Ken Bongort of "Over the Hill and Over the Dale". He kindly offered this to be published. The sheetmusic for this last tune is also published in the Newsletter of the ICA which should arrive at the doorstep of the ICA members before Christmas.

    I hope you will enjoy the tunes while studying them and I wish you already all the best for 2008.


  2. A suggestion maybe that we can put to the librarian:

    If anyone requests music that particular piece or pieces can be scanned and digitalized for future uses, thereby gradually at least digitalizing any music that has been requested. And we could also consider to put that particular music in the music supplement of the Newsletter at the same time.

    Jon could help the librarian in that aspect maybe. It would be slow but cheap .....???

    And thanks Alan for the compliment on the Newsletter.

    There are a lot more interesting articles and interviews already coming in for next editions of December 2007 , March and June 2008.


  3. This time a solo piece for English concertina with a real challenge. Therefore I have not only provided a copy of the dots and the mp3 file but also a video where you can see especially one side of the concertina.

    You can see how I hold the instrument and how I position and use my four fingers.

    Have a look at concertina-academy.

    In the ICA Newsletter of November/December I intend to give a full description of how to actually learn this piece. How to overcome any difficulties.

    Have a good time with this.


  4. Due to problems with my webserver I cannot place new downloads on my website at the moment. I was going to give you a nice New Year tune. But that will have to wait now.

    I hope to find a solution soon. For now i wish you al a Happy New Year with a lot of playing the concertina.


  5. This month there is a Christmas song on concertina-academy (under downloads) which was handed to me by Ken Bongort. He asked me to look at the arrangement and after some emailing this is the result. We hope you will enjoy the tune and maybe you will play it during the festivities of Christmas.

    Have a good time also on behalf of Ken


  6. Thank you very much Steven


    Though I have been reading a lot at some point in time I never came across this information.


    We could only wish that Allan would have carried on performing on such platforms from that young age. Although of course Allan fortunately has supported and still is supporting the English concertina in as many ways as one can think of by writing books and organising recitals. And maybe other things I do not know of as this just shows.


    Thanks again



  7. Well I said it would be a challenge. I thought that for a change I write something more difficult for some people who like to do something challenging. It is not so difficult once you have worked the notes out. It is always important to analyze first what you are going to play, even if it looks easy.......and more so when it looks difficult.

    Have you noticed how the topline remains the same every 8 bars?? And only the accompaniment changes, but again not in notes but in rhythm.

    Once you know how to play the first 8 bars you have got it. So go ahead and try it. You can do it.


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