Tuesday, July 13, 2021

auf der Pfingstwiese

This tune is played by various groups; I first heard it on Meeblech's 2nd CD. Here's a lovely version by Michael Maier & seine Blasmusikfreunde -

Monday, March 15, 2021

some Zither music

Hope your March is going okay! Here's some pleasant Bavarian-style Zither music performed by Ludwig Kalbrunner.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Erpfenhauser Dorfmusikanten

So sorry to have no Oktoberfest celebrations this year, but on the bright side, here's Erpfenhauser Dorfmusikanten! What a good group!



Friday, September 18, 2020

It started in Scranton!

It started in Scranton, it's now No 1
It's bound to entertain you
Everybody has a mania
To do the polka from Pennsylvania

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Musikantenstadl exists in our world

Happy Oktoberfest season! Let's turn our thoughts now to Musikantenstadl! For better or worse.

Monday, September 10, 2018

US Marine Band

What an excellent ensemble!  It's the excitement of a circus, a crowd, a festival. For me, this is fantastic and joyous music that isn't merely 'patriotic'.

The complete Sousa marches are available as free MP3 downloads:
https://www.marineband.marines.mil/Audio-Resources/The-Complete-Marches-of-John-Philip-Sousa/

Many of these videos play with full scores:
https://www.youtube.com/user/usmarineband

I'm trying to learn Semper Fidelis as a concertina solo - - it's going to take me a while!