The Schumann family was not immune and had to go into hiding to avoid the risk of Robert being conscripted into the Republican forces—however instinctively he might have shared Republican ideals, he was hardly inclined to march about with a musket. It is tempting to think of the briskly military-sounding calls of the Allegro as reflecting the alarums on the streets, but he was probably more moved, particularly in the languorous Adagio , to exploit the ability of the comparatively recently introduced valve horn to sustain a long melodic line in any key.
The Three Fantasy Pieces are, of all the works in this recording, perhaps the most recognisable as having been conceived for private Hausmusik -making—not that it is ever easy for the performer to play them so as to bring out their charm and narrative fantasy. His arrival prompted the composition of two violin sonatas, the Sonata in A minor, Op.
Even the charm of the central Intermezzo has a questioning, irresolute character that ruffles the serenity of the main theme. With a formally, if unconventionally, constructed three-movement sonata, the arranger faces a different challenge from that of a genre piece, that of consciously exploiting the resources and characteristics of the new instrument without damaging the cogency of the form.
The composer makes full use of the warm character of the G-string, and throughout Schumann seems to aim for a dark sonority. It should be played very "cantabile". The arrangement is for quintet or orchestra. There are some "div. Khatchaturian I arranged this famous waltz by Aram Khachaturian for Accordeana in This arrangement is for accordion orchestra, with 7 accordion parts plus drums. The parts IIb and IIIb are easier than the other parts, to accommodate an orchestra with wildly varying experience levels.
The first voice requires the use of high notes like on accordions with 45 notes. This famous tango was revived by Danny Malando's orchestra. The arrangement for accordion orchestra is based on Danny Malando's interpretation. This is moderately difficult. This adagio from Alessandro Marcello requires a solo first voice and a solo continuo fifth voice. It is well suited for a sextet. Rogier van Otterloo created an orchestral version of this popular song.
The accordion orchestra or quintet version is an arrangement of that. The arrangement is for quintet. Not as difficult to play as it sounds. I have added a duo version. The first voice of this version can be used as it has basses written out to enable a trio to play this piece.
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Note that the composer died on July 13, , so this composition has entered the public domain on January 1, and can thus be performed without paying royalties to any rights collecting body. The USA may be an exception as it has complex copyright laws to protect work since , regardless of when the composer died. Professor P has recorded the arrangement for quintet.
The arrangement for duo is not all that easy to play uses melody bass on one accordion and chords without base notes on the other one , but the quintet version is easy. Professor P made a recording of the arrangement for quintet. Download: parts , score , Musescore source , duo version , Musescore duo source. It is best if the second voice has a low E, but the arrangement shows how the third voice can compensate for that. There are some basses in the third voice can only be done on the keyboard of very large button accordions.
The first voice corresponds to the violin and second and third are harp parts. Be careful to not overpower the first voice.
Download: parts , score , duo version , MuseScore source , MuseScore duo source. The famous Czardas has been performed on accordion, solo, by many artists. But as it is a piece for violin solo and orchestra it is also very suitable as an orchestra piece. The arrangement is for accordion orchestra, with timpani for percussion but it can also be played without percussion. There are just the standard 4 voices plus bass but diviso suggests it is easier to do with a larger group although the solo obviously never becomes easy. We have a recording by Professor P , without timpani. This beautiful piece from the soundtrack of the movie The Mission requires almost no technical skill but requires the utmost in musical talent to make it sound perfect.
There is a drums part but the arrangement can be played without drums as well. This small piece by Mozart is a "minor" version of a popular song in Belgium and the Netherlands, for "Sinterklaas". It is quite easy and has no percussion part. This is a challenging piece with large jumps and a lot of repetitive notes, with and without bellows shake. This is a relative straightforward arrangement of this rondo for violin and ensemble oboes, horns and strings to accordion quintet. There are solo and tutti parts making it suitable for accordion orchestra, but there is a lot of solo To get an idea what this sounds like we have a recording by Professor P..
This Adagio is well-known from the movie Out of Africa, and with a slightly different rhythm it is also known as the song "Stay with me till the morning" from "The Young Amadeus", and it has been used by Dana Winner as the song "Hopeloos". Download: parts , score , Capella source zip. Decades ago Thijs van Leer made 4 "Introspection" records. The title song of the second record, "Introspection II", composed by Rogier van Otterloo, is a very nice dreamy song.
The arrangement is for accordion quintet, possible with soft drums. Note that while the arrangement is available under the Creative Commons License the composition is still under copyright until Januari 1, in some countries and in other countries. Professor P made a recording and posted to YouTube. Rondo, composed by Rogier van Otterloo, is a very nice upbeat song from the first record. The arrangement is for accordion quintet, possible with soft drums and some sing along by female voices. This is a rare arrangement I made for solo accordion.
It is a combination of two songs from the Dutch movie "Turks Fruit", music by the brilliant dutch composer Rogier van Otterloo. This arrangement is an excellent exercise for the left hand lots of combined chords. It does not require an instrument with very large range, but it does require fairly large bellows. Download: score , recording by myself. This is the famous Kanon by Pachelbel, arranged for quintet. For the best sound the first three parts should be played with different types of accordion in order to have some variation in timbre.
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To hear what this arrangement sounds like we have a recording by Professor P. Download: parts , score , fourth plus bass , MuseScore source. This is a fast waltz, French style despite having a Russian composer. Not a common tune but it sticks in your head almost immediately. Only requires accordions with 41 notes.
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This is still work in progress: as we rehearse it we will refine dynamics and choice of registers. This is a relatively easy piece, but needs to be played freely and dynamically or otherwise it may sound boring. Every orchestra needs their own arrangement of Libertango, to keep every new performance really new. In I arranged Libertango for Accordeana.
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The arrangement is for accordion orchestra, with voices 2b and 3b for players with less experience than the other voices. The arrangement of this famous tango is best played by a small orchestra that has some button accordion s to go low enough and 45 note accordions to go high enough. The arrangement of this famous tango is best played by a small orchestra that has some button accordion s to go low enough, and 45 note accordions to go high enough.
This is the short and famous "Rondeau" by Purcell. The arrangement is for accordion quintet, but the fourth voice the continuo can also be omitted in order to play it with a quartet. There is also a transcription for two accordions second one with melody bass. This misses the continuo, so that can be taken from the other arrangement when playing with 3 accordions. Professor P has recorded the quintet version.
Download: parts , score , Musescore source , duo , Musescore source duo.
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This Pavane slow Spanish dance written for "small orchestra" was a real challenge to reduce to 5 voices. It is possible to play this with a quintet preferably with some button accordions but is better suited for larger accordion orchestra so "diviso" can actually be done and register switches become easier. It is somewhat modern violates classical harmony rules but still sounds quite harmonious.
To give an impression of what this arrangement sounds like Professor P made a recording available.