Flight

This disc from Concordia Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble draws on the more virtuosic, lively and passionate items in the repertoire of the ensemble. The idea of flight is evoked in the choice of many of the pieces, notably "The flight of the bumble bee" and "The witches". All the other pieces in one way or another echo, with their energy and vitality, the rapture of flights of fancy.

This disc from Concordia Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble draws on the more virtuosic, lively and passionate items in the repertoire of the ensemble. The idea of flight is evoked in the choice of many of the pieces, notably "The flight of the bumble bee" and "The witches". All the other pieces in one way or another echo, with their energy and vitality, the rapture of flights of fancy.

The compositions span more than four centuries, ranging from the Baroque period (Vivaldi), through the Classical period (Mateo Albeniz), the Romantic period (Paganini and Rimsky-Korsakov) to the twentieth century. Two composers who have made significant contributions to compositions of music for mandolin orchestra are Konrad Wolki (1904-1983) and Herman Ambrosius (1897-1983). Rhythmic interest is provided by the displacement of accents and changing metres in the works of Peter Hoch (b.1937) and Ralph Paulsen (b.1954). The 20th century composer Francois Menichetti may not be know outside the mandolin fraternity, but Hadjidakis' "Never on Sunday" is a popular piece, and well-suited to the orchestra.

Solo mandolin: Kurt Jensen
Solo Accordion: Juliette Maxwell
Solo Flute: Petra Laity
Solo Guitar : Louise Docherty

Artist

Concordia Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble

Formed in 1978, the ensemble comprises approximately 30 members playing mandolins, mandolas, guitars, one mandocello, one double bass and one piano accordion. Concordia is frequently joined by woodwind, string and vocal soloists


Track Listing

  1. Sonata in D Isaac Albéniz Arr: Helen Evans
  2. Le Streghe (The witches) Niccolò Paganini Arr: Karl Thomas
  3. Suite No. 6 Hermann Ambrosius

  4. Praludium
  5. Menuett
  6. Sarabande
  7. Gavortte
  8. Badinerie
  9. Jugoslavija Ralph Paulsen-Bahnsen

  10. Allegro
  11. Adagio
  12. Allegro
  13. Allegro Moderato
  14. Rondo Scherzoso Konrad Wölki
  15. Baska Voda Peter Hoch
  16. Flight of the Bumble Bee Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov Arr: Basil Hawkins
  17. Guitar Concerto in D Antonio Vivaldi Arr: Siegfried Behrend

  18. Allegro
  19. Andante - Largo
  20. Allegro
  21. Serenade Espagnole Francois Menichetti
  22. Never on Sunday Manos Hadjidakis

Composers

Isaac Albéniz

Isaac Albéniz was a Spanish Catalan pianist and composer best known for his piano works based on folk music idioms (many of which have been transcribed by others for guitar).

Antonio Vivaldi

Antonio Lucio Vivaldi was an Italian Baroque composer, priest, and virtuoso violinist. Vivaldi is recognised as one of the greatest Baroque composers, and his influence during his lifetime was widespread over Europe.

Manos Hadjidakis

Along with his contemporary Mikis Theodorakis, Manos Hadjidakis (1925-1994) is one of the most prominent Greek composers of the century.


Where to buy

Flight can be purchased online through Buywell Just Classical or the Australian Music Centre which both offer secure online ordering.

This title is also available in (or can be ordered through) many fine music retailers across Australia, including Thomas’, Discurio and Readings.

Product details

List price
$25.00 AUD
Category
Classical
Catalogue number
MCD 298
Alternate catalogue number
MCD298
Barcode
EAN 9314574029826