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

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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Dorset 4 Hand Reel played by Clive Williams and Mark Prescott (Vivant)

A slowed down version of the Dorset 4 Hand Reel played on melodeon and violin by myself and my friend Mark Prescott. A spur of the moment recording to see what we could do with it, and for uploading as my contribution to melodeon.net’s tune of the month for April 2019.

I’m playing a Castagnari Mory in D/G; Mark’s playing… um, a violin!

Mark and I play as a duo, Vivant – our website is here: www.vivantmusic.co.uk

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Vivre, played live at St Mary and St Giles Church, Stony Stratford by Vivant

Vivant are Mark Prescott (violin) and Clive Williams (melodeon). This video is taken from our live concert at Stony Stratford St Mary and St Giles church in June 2013 – the sound is recorded live acoustically to minidisc from a microphone in the audience (no PA system) and has had no audio effects added to it – what you hear is how it sounded to our audience!

This piece, Vivre, was composed by Stephane Delicq.

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Derriere les Carreaux / Knife Edge played by Vivant on Violin and Melodeon

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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