Forgotten Dreams / Concordia Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble
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It was in 1999 when Concordia director Basil Hawkins first came across The waltz of forgotten dreams by Hadjidakis. He was struck by its atmospheric and evocative nature and in keeping with this nostalgic ambience, the selection on this disc includes such pieces as Eileen Pakenham's Reverie and Fred Witt's Memories of Bendigo. The characteristic tremolo of the mandola and mandolin lends itself perfectly to the long flowing melodic lines of such music while the guitars and double bass add texture and harmony.
As in their two previous CDs, the inclusion of both vocal and instrumental soloists on Forgotten Dreams provides an extra dimension to the music in terms of variety and colour.
Ballad of Ouri (Hadjidakis)
Come Back to Sorrento (De Curtis)
O Sole Mio (Di Capua)
Memories of Bendigo (Fred Witt)
Il Melograno (Theodorakis)
New Harmony (Goodin)
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