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"Northdown Waltz" - An English Country Dance


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Never say you're never going to do something. When I started recording ECD tunes, I said I'd never use guitar or accordion in my recordings. Well, this one uses both! I'll let you decide whether it works...

What's Real:
Susato "Kildare" Model M pennywhistle in G
Susato Wide-Bore soprano recorder
Mollenhauer "Adri's Dream" alto recorder
Aulos bass recorder
17.5" viola (in various capacities)
Stanelli keyboard accordion
"Music Maker" trapezoidal psaltery (plucked, and strummed like an autoharp)
Samick acoustic/electric guitar

What's Sampled:
harpsichord
clavichord

Enjoy!!
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Uploaded: Nov 28, 2011 - 09:57:30 PM
Last Updated: Nov 28, 2011 - 09:57:30 PM Last Played: Apr 05, 2017 - 02:35:15 PM
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Feter said 2002 days ago (November 28th, 2011)
Northdown Waltz
How did you do that ? this is just amazing ....wonderful performance and recording ...thanks a lot for sharing such gem !
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VicDiesel said 2002 days ago (November 28th, 2011)
Lovely
A whole dance band. Very well played and arranged.

The real instruments sound very good, the opening harpsichord (?) is a bit doubtful.

I know that Kelichek makes pennywhistles, but I wasn't aware of his recorders. How do you like them? I have a Dream soprano and I'm curious what the difference with the Susato is.

One nit: the opening recorder phrase has a pickup note, so after two measures you shouldn't breath on the barline, but again use a pickup note. Somewhere later in the piece you do breathe at what I would consider the right place.

PS compare this to my latest track
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LonePineMusic said 2002 days ago (November 28th, 2011)
Thanks!
I have the Susato Wide-Bore soprano and alto and I love and hate them respectively. The Susato alto is the main reason I bought the Mollenhauer (Dream) alto; it honked like a goose (2nd harmonic was WAY too strong), overblew [too] easily and was very hard to play in tune with the other recorders. (Maybe I just got a bad copy.) That said, I've always liked the soprano, and even though it has single holes, they are large and half-holing is easy.

I guess I'll have to watch where I breathe next time...
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Char said 2002 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
So
genteel. You take us back in time. I have reasons for disliking accordion but it sounds fine here. This is what I sang as a child.
Did you ever see a lassie,
A lassie, a lassie?
Did you ever see a lassie,
Go this way and that?
Go this way and that way,
Go this way and that way.
Did you ever see a lassie,
Go this way and that?

Did you ever see a laddie,
A laddie, a laddie?
Did you ever see a laddie,
Go this way and that?
Go this way and that way,
Go this way and that way.
Did you ever see a laddie,
Go this way and that?
Thank you.
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richard13 said 2001 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
A delightful tune from my childhood
No, I wasn't born in the 1600s, but like Char, I remember singing this as a round. This is a delightful rendition, thank you.
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magnatone said 2001 days ago (November 29th, 2011)
Northdown Waltz
what a TREAT!!!
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Mosaica said 2000 days ago (November 30th, 2011)
Charming!
Lovely piece, and how interesting to see the list of instruments. The transitions remind me of some Mike Oldfield tunes where he gives time to feature a succession of instruments.
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TobinMueller said 1999 days ago (December 1st, 2011)
Waltzing after harvest
Old school waltz. How cool... you never what you'll find on MacJams. Thanks for sharing this. Delightful. Really nice passing around of the lead.
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