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Felix Mendelssohn 

Here we bring you our Felix Mendelssohn MP3  recording collection. Mendelssohn lived in  Germany during the first half of the nineteenth  century and drew on the approaches of his  predecessors in the shapes of Bach,  Beethoven and Mozart - an expressive classical  composer inspired by Nature. He travelled  repeatedly to Britain to hear his work  performed and to conduct.  Some of his  compositions explicitly show influences from  both the landscape and the culture.  For example in Hebredies Overture Fingal’s  Cave Mendelssohn was responding directly to  his experience of the unusual structure of the  cave and the movement of the waves in and  around it and our New World orchestra  presents this naturalistic picture very effectively  thanks to the excellent MIDI file on which it is  based. Our recording of The Scherzo from Mid  Summer Night’s Dream uses the same New  World   Orchestra in this excellent example of  Mendelssohn’s work for the theatre.  The Octet in E flat Major Op20 on the other  hand is a more academic piece of chamber  music rendered here with Steel Drums taking  the Violin parts, Gamelan for the Violas and  Marimba for the Cello and Contra bass. It was  composed when he was 16 years old but is  none the less beautiful music for all that. 

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Copyright: we retain the copy right on our arrangements for public performance or any other commercial application but grant you the right to download it free of charge for your own personal use.  Donation: If you enjoy the music I would be grateful if you would make a donation to the charitable Trust Fund run by Croydon Whitgift Rotary Club.
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Our Violin Concerto No 1 arrangement has Steel  Drums and a sustaining synthesizer to replace  the violin with Vibraphone, Gamelan and  Marimba comprising the orchestra: Mvmt 1,  Mvmt 2, Mvmt 3  The Wedding March which is widely used at  wedding ceremonies today comes from his music  for Mid Summer Night’s Dream and is arranged  here on our New World Orchestra.  Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor Opus 25 The  Piano Concerto responded remarkably well to  the combination of Mega Moog with Steel Drums  reminiscent of our arrangements of the Bach  fugues. In the  Prelude and Fugue Opus 37 for organ    this combination is augmented with the Flying  Sine synthesizer and makes for interesting  comparisons with Bach.  For the Songs Without Words we combine a harp  and flying sine synthesizer or vibraphone with  the steel drums, except for the Spring Song  where a Moog emulated Xylophone combines  with the steel drums to create that special sound.   Opus 102 No 5 "Kinderstück"      Opus 19 No 1       Opus 38 No 1     Opus 62 No 2 "Spring Song"
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Donationware - How it works

Copyright: we retain the copy right on our arrangements for public performance or any other commercial application but grant you the right to download it free of charge for your own personal use.  Donation: If you enjoy the music I would be grateful if you would make a donation to the charitable Trust Fund run by Croydon Whitgift Rotary Club.
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Felix Mendelssohn 

Here we bring you our Felix Mendelssohn MP3 recording collection. Mendelssohn lived in Germany during the first half of the nineteenth century and drew on the approaches of his predecessors in the shapes of Bach, Beethoven and Mozart - an expressive classical composer inspired by Nature. He travelled repeatedly to Britain to hear his work performed and to conduct.  Some of his compositions explicitly show influences from both the landscape and the culture. For example in Hebredies Overture Fingal’s Cave Mendelssohn was responding directly to his experience of the unusual structure of the cave and the movement of the waves in and around it and our New World orchestra presents this naturalistic picture very effectively thanks to the excellent MIDI file on which it is based. Our recording of The Scherzo from Mid Summer Night’s Dream uses the same New World Orchestra in this excellent example of Mendelssohn’s work for the theatre. The Octet in E flat Major Op20 on the other hand is a more academic piece of chamber music rendered here with Steel Drums taking the Violin parts, Gamelan for the Violas and Marimba for the Cello and Contra bass. It was composed when he was 16 years old but is none the less beautiful music for all that. Our Violin Concerto No 1 arrangement has Steel Drums and a sustaining synthesizer to replace the violin with Vibraphone, Gamelan and Marimba comprising the orchestra: Mvmt 1, Mvmt 2, Mvmt 3 The Wedding March which is widely used at wedding ceremonies today comes from his music for Mid Summer Night’s Dream and is arranged here on our New World Orchestra. Piano Concerto No 1 in G minor Opus 25 The Piano Concerto responded remarkably well to the combination of Mega Moog with Steel Drums reminiscent of our arrangements of the Bach fugues. In the  Prelude and Fugue Opus 37 for organ   this combination is augmented with the Flying Sine synthesizer and makes for interesting comparisons with Bach. For the Songs Without Words we combine a harp and flying sine synthesizer or vibraphone with the steel drums, except for the Spring Song where a Moog emulated Xylophone combines with the steel drums to create that special sound. Opus 102 No 5 "Kinderstück"      Opus 19 No 1      Opus 38 No 1     Opus 62 No 2 "Spring Song"
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