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Original Percussion Arrangements of Classics and Ragtime - Musical Fun for Charity

Original Instrumental Music - New MP3 Recordings

We have now completed publication of a further 150 MP3 recordings of new percussion based arrangements of classical pieces fresh colours from new world instruments in exciting ways. This includes the addition of 18 new composers. Many of our latest recordings feature a combination of a Balinese Gamelan Orchestra with Marimbas, steel drums and vibraphones. These combinations have worked well with Ragtime and other piano music. More surprisingly the addition of Ocarinas and flutes for orchestral pieces including symphonies have produced consistently effective results for all but the slowest movements.  The new recordings include Tchaikovsky’s 1812 OvertureDvorak’s  Largo from 9th Symphony,  Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, Sibelius  Finlandia,  Wagner’s Ride of the Valkerie  My Inspiration Inspired by Emerson Lake and Palmer, Wendy Carlos and Evelyn Glennie amongst others - our percussion arrangements belong to a Feel Good Electronica musical genre - more than old wine in new bottles - they are original recordings which repay active listening. For example our recordings of Beethoven's 3rd and 5th Symphonies show how new world instrumentation can shed new light on even the greatest classical creations - bringing them to life in fresh and exciting ways whilst remaining true to the original spirit. This is  born out with our interpretation of numerous concertos and two symphonies by Dvorak including the Largo.

Quality

The digital recordings of these arrangements were compressed into MP3 files. They are sampled at 48k Hertz and encoded at 192k bits per second - slightly better than a CD. They are suitable for use with all your MP3 Players including iPods, iPads, iPhones and Android devices and can readily be added to your collection by means of the relevant software such as iTunes. But as with most music they benefit further from good quality speakers or headphones.  

Copyright

We retain the copyright for any public performance or commercial use of our recordings and the details are spelt out in our Commercial Page. But you can download them free of charge for your unrestricted personal use.

Donations

If you like the recordings  please make a donation to Rotary International's End Polio Now Fund.

Downloading Tips

This should be very simple but we provide some sugggestions if you hit any problems.

MP3 Players

We provide some tips on using our MP3 recordings on iTunes and hence iPod, iPhone and iPad.
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New Recordings

You can find our new recordings via our Composers menu page where the new composers or those with substantially more recordings are **. The arrangements all use our established combination of Steel Drums and Marimbas supported by Gamelan, Harp, Ocarina, pan flute and Vibraphone as appropriate. They provide a variety of new interpretations to lots of established favourites such as Holst’s Planets, Mozart Violin Concertos, Schubert’s Unfinished Symphony, Ravel’s Bolero and Gershwin’s Piano Concerto in F, Satie’s Trois Gymnopedies and Katchturian’s Sabre Dance.