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The Wisconsin / Vega Project

by The New Vintage Frets

Modern recordings of great arrangements published during the American Mandolin Orchestra Era (1890-1919) with instrumental settings that range from mandolin solos to a fully-voiced mandolin orchestra with a wind section, percussion and vocals.
Genre: Classical: Traditional
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hall's Blue Ribbon March
The New Vintage Frets & David Grisman
3:02 $0.99
2. Gemito Appassionato
The New Vintage Frets
7:55 $0.99
3. Tu-Te Tu-Te
The New Vintage Frets, Mikhail Litvin & Olga Volodarskaya
2:50 $0.99
4. The End of a Perfect Day
The New Vintage Frets, Cameron Smith, Rick Kieffer & Maribeth Sacho
3:23 $0.99
5. Merry Whirl
The New Vintage Frets & Olga Volodarskaya
2:56 $0.99
6. Dancing Dolls
The New Vintage Frets, David Grisman & Robby Rozite
2:16 $0.99
7. Lorraine Mazurka
The New Vintage Frets, Mikhail Litvin & Olga Volodarskaya
4:14 $0.99
8. Chicken Pickin's
The New Vintage Frets, Vimfro, Rick Kieffer & Barnyard Choir
2:57 $0.99
9. Aisha
The New Vintage Frets, Rudi Heinrich, Meaghan Heinrich & Brett Lipshutz
5:20 $0.99
10. Entry of the Gladiators
The New Vintage Frets, Rudi Heinrich, Meaghan Heinrich & Brett Lipshutz
2:30 $0.99
11. Flower of Mexico
The New Vintage Frets
4:00 $0.99
12. Dance of the Skeletons
The New Vintage Frets, Vimfro, Meaghan Heinrich, Brett Lipshutz, Rudi Heinrich, Rick Kieffer & Frank Ullenberg
4:07 $0.99
13. The Talisman
The New Vintage Frets & Olga Volodarskaya
2:21 $0.99
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Album Notes
The Wisconsin/Vega Project was conceived with four related themes. One was to record present-day performances of the best in America’s traditional mandolin ensemble music from the 1890s and early 1900s. Another, to use only antique mandolin-family instruments made before 1925 by the Boston-based Vega Company. The third was to use only repertoire with an historical tie-in to Wisconsin.

The last guiding principle was to present the kind of variety in instrumental voicing that one might find in an early 20th century American mandolin orchestra concert. The instrument settings range from mandolin solos with piano accompaniment to an orchestral ensemble with a 19-player string section, a bassoonist, flutist, oboist, percussionist and vocalist.

Men and women composers are represented in the selections. Arrangements are skillfully crafted and the instruments blend sounds beautifully. When not poignant by design, the music is undeniably fun.



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