About the Takoma Mandoleers The Mandoleers have been playing and performing continually since 1923, when seven members of the Nordica Club (founded in 1907) decided to start their own ensemble. The group originally met and practiced at the home of Judge Harry I. Houston in Takoma Park, Maryland; hence the name. One of the founding members, Herman von Bernewitz, was elected conductor in 1926. David plays all the mandolin family of instruments and is active in the Classical Mandolin Society of America. The orchestra’s repertoire comes mostly from the golden age of mandolin orchestras, roughly 1880-1930. This music has been preserved by the von Bernewitzes and orga- nizations that support mandolin orchestras, such as the Classical Mandolin Society of America, the Fretted Instruments Guild of America, and the Nagano Mandolin Orchestra archive.
A mandolin orchestra is an orchestra consisting primarily of instruments from the mandolin family of instruments, such as the mandolin, mandola, mandocello and mandobass or mandolone. Some mandolin orchestras use guitars and double-basses instead of, or as well as, the lower mandolin-family instruments. A mandolin orchestra is an ensemble of plucked string instruments similar in structure to the string sections of a symphony orchestra.
The Takoma Mandoleers is a mandolin and guitar orchestra performing in the Washington, . Many local musicians, including the Takoma Mandoleers, will be performing Sunday for a great cause. June 21 ·. sambajig. Hamilton de Holanda Trio. Hamilton de Holanda is one of the most acclaimed Brazilian contemporary musicians, known for his tour-de-force compositions and stunning command of his instrument-the bandolim, or mandolin.
A mandolin and guitar orchestra founded 1923, The Mandoleers were under the direction of Herman von Bernewitz from 1926 to 1993 when he relinquished the baton to daughter Karen. For this recording the ensemble is led by David A. Ruppert who has served as conductor since 2000. The orchestra's repertoire comes mostly from the golden age of mandolin orchestras, roughly 1880-1930
International Classical. Vocal Music Italian Music Western European Traditions. Napoli Mandolin Orchestra.
Ivers Mandolin Orchestra. This picture was take in 1921, probably in Adams, Massachusetts, and shows my great-grandfather Joseph Ivers (center), great-grandmother Mary Ivers (center holding the Gibson F-4), and several other relatives including my grandfather, and several great-aunts. One of my great-aunts says they called themselves The Gibsonians, which I think many other groups at the time called themselves as well. I have also heard reference over the years to the this group as the Ivers Mandolin Orchestra.
The mandolin’s classical golden era ranged 1890-1920 after the Paris World Fair where there played a mandolin orchestra. For the next thirty years, the mandolin remained a very popular instrument that was taken up as a suitable pastime for gentlepeople. In fact many of the pieces written specifically for mandolin were written to please the aristocratic patrons who played mandolin themselves.
This is a group for anyone interested in playing in a mandolin and guitar orchestra. We play all different types of music: classical, popular and music written specifically for mandolin ensembles. We practice weekly at the Clarendon United Methodist Church, 606 N. Irving S. Arlington, VA. Join us on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 8:00 PM, for a special introduction to the orchestra.
|A3||A Love Chat|
|A4||A Travers La Hungrie|
|A5||All The Rage|
|B2||Loin Du Bal|
|B3||Recuerdos de la Alhambra|
|B4||Home Town Band|
NotesDirected by: Herman von Bernewitz
Assistant Director: Roderic Davis
President: Ruth Lichtenstein
Secretary / Treasurer : Willie Liggan
Jacket Made In Canada
Matrix / Run-Out
A Side - 9X419 A QCA
B Side - 9X419 B QCA