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Category: Hohner Club Modell I

Rosbif Waltz played by Vivant (Mark Prescott and Clive Williams)

This tune comes from the playing of Rosbif, a band who introduced english audiences to traditional french music in the 1980’s, producing 2 classic albums. They simply call this “Waltz”, and it comes from the playing of Philippe Krumm, and his band Paris Centre. Generally, it tends to be referred to as the Rosbif Waltz, or sometimes Philippe Krumm’s.

We recorded this on the spur of the moment as my contribution to April 2019’s melodeon.net theme of the month – Runner Ups – tunes that didn’t manage to win the tune of the month poll.

I’m playing this on a 1930’s Hohner Club in C/F; Mark on a violin that he got many years ago, travelled round the world with, and done many, many, gigs with. It’s not the violin in the picture!

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Blue Sausage Island

Here’s a go at Blue Sausage Island, Cliff Stapleton’s amazing schottische, Cliff being a cracking gurdy player and composer of course. Genuinely difficult on melodeon, so apologies for any simplifications that may be flying through. We’re in D minor on a C/F Hohner Club 1 here.

Melodeon.net theme of the month Sep 2017 is Schottisches; this is part of that.

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Valse Gitanes

This is a La Chavannee tune, I’m fairly certain – written by Eric Montbel. Having such a generic name, there’s *LOTS* of different tunes called this, but I think this is. a lovely waltz that fits beautifully on a 2 row 8 bass box, and here played on a C/F Hohner Club I.

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Blaydon Races played on multiple melodeons

Theme of the month for melodeon.net September 2014; play one tune on all your melodeons – so here we go:

Hohner 12 Bass G/C
Castagnari Lilly A/D
Robert Boutet one row in D
Hohner Preciosa 12 Bass in Bb/Eb
Hohner Club Modell 1 in C/F
Hohner Pokerwork in D/G
Castagnari Mory in D/G
Hohner Lucia in D/G/Accs
Castagnari Giasco I in D/G
Hohner 1 Row in G
Streb Electronic Melodeon in this case in Eb/Ab/Accs
“The Big Finish!” – Castagnari Magica CBA

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Flowers of Edinburgh

A version of Flowers of Edinburgh, bearing a distinct, but not exact resemblance to the Bampton Morris version. Melodeon.net tune of the month for August 2014.

Played on a Hohner Club Modell I in C/F

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“Oh Joe” Bourree

A reworking of the East Anglian polka ‘Oh Joe the Boat is Going Over’ into a french style bourree. This mostly involves changing the music to mixolydian mode and playing with a bourree style. Played on a Hohner 1930’s Club in C/F (so the tune comes out in C Mixolydian). Melodeon.net Tune of the Month for September 2011.

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Derriere les Carreaux / Knife Edge played by Vivant (Mark Prescott and Clive Williams)

2 schottishes; the first written by Frederic Paris; the second a reworking of the Knife Edge Polka (but a Schottische). Part of Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for June 2011 – Duets and Collaborations. Vivant are Mark Prescott (violin) and Clive Williams (melodeon). The melodeon is a 1930’s Hohner Club in C/F. Recorded live at St Mary and St Giles Church, Stony Stratford, June 2011.

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3 French Waltzes

3 Waltzes, played as part of melodeon.net’s Theme of the Month August 2010 – “Tunes from France”.

1) Pirouette, written by the late, great Stephane Delicq
2) L’amant de Saint Jean, written by Emile Carrera
3) Les Flots du Danube, written by Iosef Ivanovici, which makes it a Romanian tune. Oops. Never knew that until tonight when I thought it might be polite to credit the composer and looked into it!

Played on a Hohner Club C/F melodeon (all the tunes are in D minor).

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