This piece is from Bear McCreary’s score for the 2004 TV version of Battlestar Galactica. It wasn’t written with the melodeon in mind, so I’ve had to work quite hard to make it fit. It’s a lovely piece that fits on the piano too.
Played on a Van der Aa melodeon in G/C for melodeon.net’s theme of the month for July 2020, TV music.
Another pair of tunes that I play fairly frequently in sessions recorded for the Vaults Bar virtual session. These have the distinct advantage of sitting perfectly on a standard 2 row D/G melodeon, but still have lots of musical possibilities. No extra basses, accidentals required.
Played on a Hohner D/G Pokerwork, during the Covid-19 lockdown of 2020.
Although it’s just the one tune, I’d still class this as a session set – something I commonly play down the Vaults Bar and other sessions. It’s in D of course, and was recorded for the Vaults Bar virtual sessions during the Covid-19 lockdown.
I heard this tune on Will Allen’s facebook feed, and it’s also on Dave Shepherd and Becky Price’s album Ashburnham. Trad English, with a very, very unfortunately topical name.
[[[ For those watching in the future, it’s currently June 2020, we’re in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Dominic Cummings has just blown up the whole strategy of lockdown to control it by deciding to take his family 250 miles due north in the middle of the lockdown, while ill, and then go on a 30 mile day trip to “check his eyesight” to Barnard Castle. Honestly, check the wiki page. It’s hysterical. ]]]
Part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for June 2020, “The Great Outdoors”, and played on a Streb electronic melodeon. I think we’re in C melodic minor.