Category Archives: Art / Culture

Ourphoee

The oboe declares the concert tune…

Ourphoee.

In E major.

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The oboe declares the concert tune

As the orchestra gets onboard too

Sweet swing tune, where to find you?

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Caspar Tieffenbrucker (1514-1571) was born in Tiefenbruck in the Füssen an important lute-making region. Around 1550, Caspar settled in Lyon to the house of honours. As Füssen was the centre of lute-making around that period and the art of lute-making is known to have been practised since 1436.

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Reflections from the Mediterranean.

Caelovio

Drum (moderate)

Caelovio.

In A major.

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Drum (moderate).

Boom-Bah-Bah-Bah-Boom.

Boom-Bah-Bah-Boom.

Bah-Bah-Bah-Bah-Boom.

Bahh-Boomm.

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August Guth (1840-1888) luthier, Belgium Antwerp School. Made mostly Stradivarian, Maggini and other styles. His varnish blends were of his own creation.

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Reflections from the Mediterranean.

Tiolalie

One hundred notes…

Tiolalie

In C major.

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One hundred notes

Bound in a moderate lively stream

Played beautifully on a cello of dreams.

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Cello of War WW1 was made of whatever material was available even the humble helmet was used. Still surviving is the ‘Trench cello’ played by Lt Harold Triggs at the Frenc trenches and in Ypres, Belgium. The more renowned is ‘le Poilu’ ‘the hairy’ that was played by the French cellist Maurice Marechal still too seen exhibited at the Cite se la Musique Paris.

France Bleu.

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Reflections from the Mediterranean.

Neulinia

The world of lutherie…

Neulinia.

In G major.

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The world of lutherie

Is blessed with intensities.

Vetting their light maybe

You couldn’t hear a note without them, see!

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The trench cello in the war. Human ingenuity should be celebrated when its for the good. Among these is the ‘trench cello’ also referred to as the ‘holiday cello’. A collapse arrangement the size of an ammunition box and simply made out of material that is at hand.

Style For Soldiers.

Reflections from the Mediterranean.

Dseobvet

Resting among the pages…

Dseobvet.

In D major.

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Resting among the pages,

Thought that flew well,

Some shy to doors known so well.

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Charles Claude Husson (1847-1915) born at Mirecourt. His beautifully crafted bows have a quiet reputation. Soloists appreciate balanced, strength and holding comfort.

Invaluable.

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Reflections from the Mediterranean.

Oulence

The rains dripping down…

Oulence.

In D major.

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The rains dripping down

On leaves bone dry

Crackly off the dust, with a sprinkling sound.

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W.B. Prince (1856-1926) was an English violin and bow maker. Worked at Upper Tooting shop until 1900, later on, moved to other shops.

Rev. W. Meredith Morris. B.A.

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Reflections from the Mediterranean.

Ylerikki

About the Cramer bow.

Ylerikki.

In G3 major.

About the violin Cramer bow. It was named after the violist Wilhelm Cramer.  Its introductive was to supplement the Italian Tartini model. Primary, its design was for percussive attack techniques and for volume dynamics. It was made quite fashionable between 1760-1785 notably in Manheim.

Claire Givens Violins.

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Reflections from the Mediterranean.

Tyemmeli

I passed three words…

Tyemmeli.

In C major.

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I passed three words.

And floated them out again.

What will the answer be?

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Gustav Wunderlich (1872-1937) was a master bowmaker born in Luby/ Schönbach today Czech Republic. The family was a violin and bow makers.

J.R.Judd Violins.

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Reflections from the Mediterranean.

Arioseka

Just as I thought,…

Arioseka.

In C major.

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Just as I thought,

Listen to the drop of the dominant chord.

It’s a full house.

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 Eugène Cuniot “Cuniot-Hury” (1861-1910) was a French fine bow maker and a teacher. He was a prolific maker with skills from his father and later on setup a large firm.

Martin Swan Violins

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Reflections from the Mediterranean.