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Digital Sheet Music [PDF]: Performance Parts

East-West : from 'World music suite' for mandolin orchestra [eParts] / Stephen Lalor.

by Stephen Lalor (2009)

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  • Instrumentation: Mandolin orchestra: mandolin I, mandolin II, mandola, guitar, mandocello (optional), double bass, percussion (optional).
  • Audio Sample

    Performance by Concordia Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble, Michelle Wright from the CD Ringing the Strings


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The World Music Suite for Mandolin Orchestra has 3 sections or movements. These can be played as separate, stand-alone concert pieces, or together as a Suite.

Movement I is East-West, which all sprang from the opening melody/riff, which reminds me of the Appalachian/Bluegrass American style of mandolin playing. I changed the second section to a minor key when it comes back in a bit later. When I brought an early version of this piece to a rehearsal, the Russian musicians I work with said it sounds a bit "Vostochnie-Zapednye" i.e. "Eastern-Western". So this piece is based on the change of character from a bright, American-ish (i.e. Western) opening to the more mysterious Eastern minor key and back again, plus the driving rhythm underneath.

Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 digital (PDF) set of 7 performance parts (21p. -- A4 (portrait))

Difficulty: Medium

Duration: 4 mins

First performance by Antipodean Mandolin Ensemble — 6 Jun 10. BDZ Eurofest, Bruchsal, Germany

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