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Recuerdos de la Alhambra

I surprised myself tonight with an impromptu recording of the classical Spanish guitar piece “Recuerdos de la Alhambra” on the Ringway Rs1000e. Unlike the AR where you can make any voice iterate, the Ringway doesn’t offer that option so I had to choose Mandolin as the only iterating voice available....
by ChuckH
19 Sep 2018 21:39
 
Forum: Classical Corner
Topic: Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Replies: 1
Views: 156

Al Di Là

Hot off the press! My first effort at a Ringway performance.

Al di là

https://app.box.com/s/sagbexbif47zctq6gk7awg0ycrwk2djv

I got the inspiration for this from the following YouTube clip of Al Hirt playing this on trumpet.



Charles
by ChuckH
26 Jul 2018 10:40
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Al Di Là
Replies: 6
Views: 303

Tsunami Elegy

Tsunami Elegy Blind Japanese pianist and composer, Nobuyuki Tsujii, composed this "Elegy for the Victims of the Earthquake and Tsunami." He can be seen on YouTube performing it with tears dropping onto the keyboard as he played, and Hugh has put up a LINK to this in Music Videos, Member's...
by ChuckH
12 Jun 2018 13:28
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Tsunami Elegy
Replies: 5
Views: 248

Minute Waltz

Hi folks! This is the Minute Waltz by Chopin. Takes more than a minute to play!
Cheers, Charles.

https://app.box.com/s/l8slobfn0ht5x6bycc4ounu6y75athzf
by ChuckH
27 May 2018 23:15
 
Forum: Classical Corner
Topic: Minute Waltz
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Mame

Thanks all of you for your comments. Terry, no, this isn't my new organ .. I have played this piece on my Yamaha AR 80. But I have unpacked my Ringway organ and got it set up in my music room. More on this in "Introductions ... Please Start Here" - http://www.tierce-de-picardie.co.uk/viewt...
by ChuckH
03 May 2018 23:57
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Mame
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Re: Click Go The Shears

Hi Hugh, John and George. Thanks for commenting. An unusual piece, to say the least! Charles
by ChuckH
22 Apr 2018 12:55
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Click Go The Shears
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Mame

Mame. The musical 'Mame' opened on Broadway in 1966, starring Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur. Jerry Herman tried to cast Judy Garland, and wrote the show with her in mind. He was talked out of it by her managers who thought she could not handle the stress of eight shows a week on Broadway. https://a...
by ChuckH
20 Apr 2018 22:08
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Mame
Replies: 11
Views: 546

Click Go The Shears

Now here's an old 'Aussie' number for you.
Click Go The Shears.
Cheers,
Charles

https://app.box.com/s/xygqpcn3xm8ntwdeo1cpyqgay13hjqvu
by ChuckH
25 Mar 2018 12:26
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Click Go The Shears
Replies: 4
Views: 246

Elizabethan Serenade

Elizabethan Serenade is a light music composition by the British Composer Ronald Binge. When it was first played by the Mantovani orchestra in 1951, it was simply titled "Andante Cantabile", although the original orchestral manuscript parts in Ronald Binge's own hand show the title "T...
by ChuckH
15 Mar 2018 22:02
 
Forum: Classical Corner
Topic: Elizabethan Serenade
Replies: 3
Views: 281

Re: Trees

Thanks John and Ken for your comments, and thanks Hugh for putting such a beautiful video together for Trees; what a great match. Hugh, I am playing the AR 80 and have both the Upper and the Lower set up with 8' Grand Piano and 8' Strings. And for Pedal Voice 1 I have selected the Piano Voices via t...
by ChuckH
01 Mar 2018 01:22
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Trees
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Petite Fleur

I have recorded Petite Fleur (which translates to little Flower) written by Sydney Bechet. It is most often heard as a clarinet solo and I have tried to reproduce something akin to the Acker Bilk sound. Well, if you shut one eye and tilt your head!! You know what I mean. Charles https://app.box.com/...
by ChuckH
28 Feb 2018 00:56
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Petite Fleur
Replies: 3
Views: 253

Minuet in G

The Minuet in G (No.2) was composed by Beethoven. The original version, written for orchestra, was lost; and only an arrangement for piano exists. This simplified version, from the John Brimhall Easy Classics series, is played mainly as a string ensemble with a section played by plucked strings (piz...
by ChuckH
17 Feb 2018 10:13
 
Forum: Classical Corner
Topic: Minuet in G
Replies: 3
Views: 350

Trees

Joyce Kilmer (born Alfred Joyce Kilmer 1886 – 1918) an American poet wrote the short poem "Trees" in 1913. Oscar Rasbach (1888 – 1975) an American pianist, composer and arranger wrote the tune in 1922. I learnt this piece as a boy and found a second hand copy of the music late last year an...
by ChuckH
16 Feb 2018 11:39
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Trees
Replies: 5
Views: 378

Re: Forgotten Dreams

I returned home last night from a fortnight in Perth where I did not have access to the internet, so now I am back, thank you all for your comments.

Hugh, you did a wonderful job putting the video together and it really suited the theme of the song. Thanks for doing that.

Charles.
by ChuckH
15 Feb 2018 23:28
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Forgotten Dreams
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Forgotten Dreams

Forgotten Dreams composed in 1954 by Leroy Anderson, an American composer of short, light concert pieces, many of which were introduced by the Boston Pops Orchestra under the direction of Arthur Fiedler. Here I have played it in a theatre organ style. I came across an old photocopy of the first 2 pa...
by ChuckH
03 Feb 2018 00:30
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Forgotten Dreams
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Music from Films

One from My Fair Lady, which was released in 1964.
Wouldn't it Be Loverly (All I Want Is A Room Somewhere)
Charles

https://app.box.com/s/jlyjgdv10vwboe81551fz8gsi4h8ffce
by ChuckH
25 Jan 2018 23:54
 
Forum: Themes
Topic: Music from Films
Replies: 111
Views: 4785

Re: Fools Rush In

Thanks George. I have played this on my Yamaha AR 80 organ. I have ordered a Ringway RS1000e, but delivery of it has been delayed. Hope to be getting it soon.
Charles.
by ChuckH
19 Jan 2018 17:57
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Fools Rush In
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Fools Rush In

Fools Rush In (where Angels fear to tread), from Vol 1 of “The Magic Sounds of Bill Irwin” (Pop Concert Series) is a wonderful example of the magnificently rich harmonies he builds into his arrangements. Interestingly, the Library of Congress offers his series in Braille and they commissioned him to...
by ChuckH
19 Jan 2018 10:46
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Fools Rush In
Replies: 5
Views: 332

Exodus

I experimented with several drum backings throughout the piece, which I hope came together alright.

Charles

https://app.box.com/s/14cxepbvbw62s288qlc42v9dibcbhpes
by ChuckH
04 Jan 2018 00:22
 
Forum: Instrumental Performances
Topic: Exodus
Replies: 3
Views: 219

Moonlight Sonata

The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor "Quasi una fantasia", Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata, is a piano sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven and was completed in 1801 This was played as a straight piano solo without any pedals, just the two keyboards, given the structur...
by ChuckH
03 Jan 2018 23:57
 
Forum: Classical Corner
Topic: Moonlight Sonata
Replies: 3
Views: 362

Re: Ringway RS1000e

Specifications of the Ringway RS1000e

by ChuckH
17 Dec 2017 10:07
 
Forum: Ringway
Topic: Ringway RS1000e
Replies: 8
Views: 1167

Meditation

Meditation According to Wikipedia, Meditation is a symphonic intermezzo from the opera Thaïs by French composer Jules Massenet. The opera premiered in Paris on March 16, 1894. The piece is written for solo violin and orchestra. I love playing this very moving piece but I find it technically quite c...
by ChuckH
13 Dec 2017 00:38
 
Forum: Classical Corner
Topic: Meditation
Replies: 6
Views: 641

Re: A Trumpeter's Lullaby

Hi Ken, Don, Hugh and Fred, Thanks for your comments. Ken .. I have played this piece on my Yamaha AR 80 organ. I have ordered a Ringway RS1000E digital organ, but am still waiting for that to be delivered. Hugh .. I split the lower keyboard and put a horn on the upper split which I occasionally bro...
by ChuckH
04 Dec 2017 18:49
 
Forum: Classical Corner
Topic: A Trumpeter's Lullaby
Replies: 7
Views: 702

A Trumpeter's Lullaby

A Trumpeter's Lullaby is a short composition for solo trumpet and orchestra, written by American composer Leroy Anderson in 1949 at the request of Voisin, who was principal trumpeter of the Boston Pops Orchestra at the time. It premiered on May 9, 1950, by the Boston Pops Orchestra with Arthur Fiedl...
by ChuckH
02 Dec 2017 00:35
 
Forum: Classical Corner
Topic: A Trumpeter's Lullaby
Replies: 7
Views: 702

Eine kleine Nachtmusik (1st Movement)

Eine kleine Nachtmusik is a 1787 composition for a chamber ensemble by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The German title means "a little serenade," though it is often rendered more literally but less accurately as "a little night music." (Wikipedia) https://app.box.com/s/qoogu4uuhzxz7gvs...
by ChuckH
26 Nov 2017 14:27
 
Forum: Classical Corner
Topic: Eine kleine Nachtmusik (1st Movement)
Replies: 3
Views: 420

Re: Challenge - Dream of Olwen

Although not a 'Disco' version of Dream Of Olwen this would seem the best place to put my version of it.
Charles

https://app.box.com/s/ek2wnzlifqivlhh2ovgu02k9kq0t5j46
by ChuckH
24 Nov 2017 12:00
 
Forum: Themes
Topic: Challenge - Dream of Olwen
Replies: 33
Views: 1735

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