Hi reader

I am sending this newsletter not during the weekend as I always do, as I was travelling to the beautiful island of Creta to give a concert. I am preparing a nice post about this trip to be published next week, but for the time being, here is what happened in theMandolinTuner blog during the week ending at 13th of February:

...NAME, the New Mandolin American Ensemble has been added in the mandolin orchestras database. This is a very interesting orchestra directed by Mark Davis, a forward looking musician, fascinated with modern forms of musical expression.

...some excellent performances from NAME were added, including compositions from Emiel Stoepler, Annette Kruisbrink and Chris Aquavella.

...Elixir strings have been added in the Resources section with links to Amazon for secure purchases. Remember that some of these links are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, theMandolinTuner will get a small commission if you decide to make a purchase that will help grow this blog. Please do not purchase anything that you do not need! 

So, here are links to new info and products in the blog for this week:. 

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the city awakens-name

"The City Awakens" - New American Mandolin Ensemble plays Emiel Stöpler

Music from Emiel Stöpler, descriptive and sensitive, surely reminds me of awakening, but its calm character could be also for the nature awakening. Beautiful, well done. 

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Dreamtime - NAME

Dreamtime - New American Mandolin Ensemble plays Annette Kruisbrink

Dream of peace, love, happiness, sunny days and rivers flowing... but dreams end and we awake. Dreamtime by Annette Kruisbrink performed by NAME. 

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New Amwrican Mandolin Ensemble Yutuma

Yutuma, by Chris Acquavella, performed by the New American Mandolin Ensemble

A live performance by the New American Mandolin Ensemble of Chris Acquavella's composition, "Yutuma." Recorded on April 6th, 2014 at the Tang Performing Arts Center on the campus of the Rectory School in Pomfret, CT. 

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The New Mandolin American Ensemble

The New Mandolin American Ensemble

Biography Copied from NAME Official Site (see external links below): “Contemporary classical music for plucked string instruments reflecting folk, jazz and world music influences” The New American Mandolin Ensemble is a group of virtuoso artists dedicated to presenting original compositions for plucked strings. Championing the best of contemporary composers for this medium, the group has a special interest in promoting …

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Amazon.com- Elixir® Strings Mandolin Strings with NANOWEB® Coating- Musical Instruments.clipular (2)

Elixir® Strings Mandolin Strings with NANOWEB® Coating (Medium)

Medium Gauge: 011 015 026 040
Players tell us their tone lasts longer than any other string-coated or uncoated


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Elixir® Strings Mandolin Strings with NANOWEB® Coating (Light)

Elixir® Strings Mandolin Strings with NANOWEB® Coating (Light)

Light Gauge: 010 014 024 034
Players tell us their tone lasts longer than any other string-coated or uncoated


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I hope you've enjoyed this week's articles. There are definitely more to come next week...

Cheers!

 

- Chris with http://www.themandolintuner.com