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In a Persian market - English Concertina Solo

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I recently accompanied the telling of the story of a variation on Sanji and the Baker. The setting and characters made it impossible not to base the music on Ketelbey's In a Persian Market, which describes the scene of a Persian Market (no surprise there!) through the day - with the caravan of camels arriving in the morning, the hustle and bustle of the beggars in the market, the beautiful princess passing through, the jugglers and snake charmer, and the Caliph making his entrance. And then the evening comes and everyone leaves and stillness returns. You can find orchestral versions on YouTube etc. I remember playing it years ago with the Butleigh Court Concertina Band.

 

After doing that it seemed to make sense to arrange the actual original, complete, piece for tenor-treble English, so here it is:

 

https://musescore.com/user/33705254/scores/5887541

 

I also made a rough recording of it (just to prove it's playable!) - though need to practice and recover my microphones before making a decent one!

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Pc0aX2GhxvLxcVT6BAX2jQT8EfD6zX5q

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Remarkable.  The sheet music is daunting and the recording is a delight. You are an exceptional concertina player Danny, well done.  Looking forward to the decent recording.

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Wow -- I really enjoyed that!

What a breath of fresh air - and lightness of touch.

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