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The Mandolinquents don't have a fixed programme but provide a very varied evening of music
selected from the following:

Classical . . .

Pizzicato (Delibes arr Mayor)
Recording: Dance of the Comedians CDACS 054

Concerto for Mandolin (Vivaldi arr Mayor) OR Concerto for Two Mandolins (Vivaldi arr Mayor)
Recording: The Mandolin Album - Simon Mayor CDACS 012 / The Mandolin Album - Simon Mayor CDACS 014

Slavonic Dance No.8 (Dvorak arr Mayor)
So much beautiful music wasn't written for mandolin but neverless lends
itself to arrangement.
Recording: Mandolinquents CDACS 034

The Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - (Tchaikovsky arr Mayor)
Recording: Mandolinquents CDACS 034

Rigaudon (Grieg arr Garcia)
The final movement from the Holberg Suite by Grieg.
Recording: Dance of the Comedians CDACS 054

The Typewriter (Leroy Anderson arr Mayor)
You may recognise the theme tune of the News Quiz, BBC Radio 4 .
Recording: Dance of the Comedians CDACS 054

The Song of India (Rimsky-Kosakov arr Mayor)
From the opera Sadko.
Recording: Dance of the Comedians CDACS 054

Czardas (Monti arr Mayor)
Hijacked by violinists this famous piece was originally written for the mandolin.
Recording: Dance of the Comedians CDACS 054

Can Love Be Controlled by Advice (from Gay's Beggar's Opera arr Mayor)
Recording:


Traditional/ World . . .

Loch Lomond (Scottish Trad arr Mayor)
Recording: Dance of the Comedians CDACS 054

Si Bheag Si Mhor/ Lord Inchiquin (Turloch O'Carolan arr Mayor)

Will You Come to the Bower (English - Thomas More arr Mayor)
Recording: Dance of the Comedians CDACS 054

Summer (Chinese trad arr Garcia)
A haunting melody arranged for mandolin and guitar duet.
Recording: Dance of the Comedians CDACS 054

Bredon Hill (Housman/Mayor/James)
From Hilary's new CD English Sketches which made the Sunday Times 2011 best ten world music CDs

Apanhei-te Cavaquinho - Nazareth
Gerald Garcia's passion for South American music led us to this Brazilian Tango. A
piano piece originally, but frequently performed on the cavaquino (a small
Portuguese guitar), it seemed a natural for mandolins.
Recording: Mandolinquents CDACS 034

The Buttermere Waltz (Mayor)
This beautiful melody was inspired by teenage hiking holidays in the Lake District.
Recording: The Second Mandolin Album - Simon Mayor CDACS 014

Dead Sea Dances (Mayor)
Recording: The Second Mandolin Album - Simon Mayor CDACS 014

Maple Flames (Mayor)
Recording: The Mandolin Album - Simon Mayor CDACS 012

Little Rabbit (Trad arr Collins/Mayor)
The classic Appalachian combination of banjo and fiddle.
Hilary adds authenticity if she remembers her dancing shoes!

The Shearing's Not for You (Trad arr Mayor)
This sad and beautiful ballad comes from the English / Scottish borders.
Recording: Laughing with the Moon CDACS 049


Jazz / Swing . . .

The Piccolino (Irving Berlin)
This Irving Berlin classic was inspired by both a heavy dose of
Fred-and-Gingery nostalgia and Simon and Richard wanting to try out some 'horn' arrangements
on mandolins.
Recording: Mandolinquents CDACS 034

Caravan (Duke Ellington)
Adapted in this unusual arrangement for banjo, mandolin, guitar and mandobass.

Russian Rag (Cobb arr Mayor)
A ragtime interpolation of Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto in C# minor
Recording: Mandolinquents CDACS 034

Cheek to Cheek (Irving Berlin)
This Irving Berlin classic was inspired by both a heavy dose of
Fred-and-Gingery nostalgia and Simon and Richard wanting to try out some 'horn' arrangements
on mandolins.
Recording: Mandolinquents CDACS 034

Beat out that Rhythm on a Drum (Bizet/Hammerstein)
From Carmen Jones
Recording: Mandolinquents CDACS 034

And an end of evening comic novelty. . .

The Spider in the Shed (Mayor/James)
One of Simon and Hilary's stomach churning children's songs.
Recording: Midsummer Market CDACS 040


All recordings will be available after the concert, from the Acoustics website, or from
Acoustics Records, PO Box 350, Reading RG6 7DQ, England
Tel: +44 (0)118 926 8615

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