ritonmousquetaire Posted June 3, 2018 Share Posted June 3, 2018 (edited) Hello everyone, I was looking at Regondi's compositions for the english concertina (notably at the music available on Ivano Paterno's excellent website (click here if the previous link doesn't work) and on Danny Chapman's page ) and started to wonder : Regondi was considered as one of the best composers and arrangers for the EC. Considering that he set a good example of what was technically doable on the EC (and that he did compose some lovely music - the 1st and 4th parts of his Hexameron come to mind), did anybody try to attain a similar level of virtuosity on the duet? For instance, - are you aware of any player who tried to play Regondi's music on the duet - as written or in an arranged form (which would often be necessary I guess, since most duets surprisingly don't seem to have a range at least as large as the one of a basic EC)? - Did some duet players try to use Regondi's EC arranging techniques - his use of a fast counter-melody played simultaneously with the melody, as in the Hexameron (1st and 4th part) or his arrangement of Home sweet home (from his Recollections from Home)? Do you know of such duets arrangements that were ever published? - In a broader way, who in your opinion is the Regondi of the duet (regardless of the duet type)? Are there any methods available for instance that go as far in the exploration of what is feasible with the instrument as Regondi's New Method and his Rudimenti del Concertinista? I have seen some tutors that were quite good, such as Rutterford's one for the Maccann system , yet I wouldn't consider it as elaborate as Regondi's. Curious to hear about your thoughts on the subject! Best, RM Edited June 3, 2018 by ritonmousquetaire Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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