This mazurka was written by Stephane Delicq, whose music I’m very much into at the moment; learning up quite a few of his tunes. We haven’t recorded this on our CDs (yet) – who knows perhaps one day we will. If you’re interested in seeing what we have recorded visit www.vivantmusic.co.uk
Month: October 2020
Marc Perrone’s classic tune, and an absolute nightmare to learn. Another tune I’ve known for goodness knows how many years, but not actually played in earnest. Here we go! Played for the Vaults Bar lockdown session, October 2020. Not that I’d ever have the nerve to try this in a real session. It’s in 4 parts, (approx) structure, A-B-C-B-D-B-A-B.
Played on a Van der Aa Compact III in G/C
Recorded for the vaults lockdown session, 2020 – a traditional Swedish Polska. I make no claims as to accuracy of the Polska rhythm however – they’re a bit of a beast to master.
Played on a van der aa compact iii in G/C.
My good mate CliveB has joined me for this one; love this tune which we always have a go at when we meet up!
Recorded remotely and mixed together through the magic of mixcraft and olive.
Another set recorded during our infrequent meetups during the covid-19 epidemic. The Swedish Wedding March is ‘Brudsmarsch efter Byss-Kalle’; the Pearlfisher’s Duet is a theme from Bizet.
Recorded on our first CD; see www.vivantmusic.co.uk
Here are a couple of Shaker hymn tunes from the US, both traditional. We recorded this on our 2nd CD, Tree of Life – see www.vivantmusic.co.uk
This video was recorded during the covid-19 epidemic 2020.
I’ve recorded this for the Vaults bar virtual session; the real thing being still out of commission, courtesy of the 2020 covid 19 epidemic.
An experimentation with a different audio/video recording setup too; inspired to experiment by some of the great quality recordings I’ve seen by professional musicians doing lockdown videos. I think the sound is vastly improved – this is the best sounding recording I’ve ever got of the Van der Aa which I’ve always found hard to record with good balance. Video is rubbish though. Ah well, lesson learned – different camera next time.
Played on a Van der Aa Compact III in G/C.