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EMBERGHER INSTRUMENTEN bespeeld door Ralf Leenen en La Napolitaine (gebruik voor een betere geluidsweergave een hoofdtelefoon)
EMBERGHER INSTRUMENTS by Ralf Leenen and La Napolitaine (for better sound quality, it is advised to listen through headphones)
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BACH, J. S.



 
BOTTESINI, G.

Passione Amorosa: Video available on Youtube

 
CALACE, R.

I. Marziale

II. Largo Tranquillo

III. Rondó

 

Danza Dei Nani: Video available on Youtube

 

 

 

 

Preludio I: Video available on Youtube

 

 
CECERE, C.

1. “Allegro ma non troppo”, video available on Youtube
2. “Largo”, video available on Youtube
3. “Grazioso”, video available on Youtube

 
DELIBES, L.

 
DE VLEESHOUWER, A.

 
DOWLAND, J.

 
GAL, H.
Capriccio: Sorry, currently unavailable

 
GERVASIO, G. B.

 
GRUBER, F. X.

 
HANDEL, G. F.

1. Allemande

2. Courante

3. Sarabande & variations

4. Gigue

 
KIOULAPHIDES, V.

 

El Malecón: video vailable on Youtube

 

 

I. “Times Square”

Fall-in-Central-Park-resized-833II. “Central Park”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

III. “Tugboat on the Hudson

NY-Tugboat-on-the-Hudson Grand_centralIV. “Grand Central”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
KUWAHARA, Y.

 
MARKS J.

 
Mascagni P.
Cavalleria Rusticana (Intermezzo): Video available on Youtube

 
LECLAIR, J.-M.

I. Allegro ma poco

II. Gavotte (Andante grazioso)

III. Presto

 
LEDUC, E.

 
LEENEN, R.

Mandolinists who are interested in playing and/or performing this Suite: find information here.
I. PRELUDIO

II. PRESTO

III. Larghetto
IV. Finale: Allegro Giocoso
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MENDELSSOHN, F.

 
MOZART, W. A.

 
PURCELL, H



 
RANIERI, S.

Valse Caprice: Video available on Youtube

 
REICHENBACH, M.

 
SARTORI, G.

VIDEO no longer available

 
SCARLATTI, D.



 
SCONTRINO, A.

 
VIVALDI, A.

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegro

 


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FUGA BWV855 (J. S. Bach – arr. Ralf Leenen) (pitch: a’=415Hz)
– mandolin: Embergher N°6-1958 (Goldfuchs Strings)
– mandola: Embergher N°2-1904 (Goldfuchs Strings)
Recorded: 07/2000

CONTRAPUNCTUS IX a 4 alla Duodecima (Die Kunst der Fuge, BWV1080) (J. S. Bach)
– mandolin1: Embergher N°5bis-1947 (Strings by Barry Pratt)
– mandolin2: Embergher N°5-1926 (Strings by Barry Pratt)
– mandola: Embergher N°1-1925 (Dogal Carbon Steel Strings)
– mandoloncello: Embergher N°1-1906 (Lenzner Strings)
Recorded: 03/04/2006

This arrangement is published by Trekel
– Ralf Leenen: Embergher mandola N°1-1925 (Fisoma 3120 strings)
– Filip Lemière: Embergher mandola model N°1-1922 (Fisoma 3120 strings)
– Yvonne Azaert: J. Ramirez III guitar 1976
Live recording during concert: Antwerpen (Deurne), 11/05/2007.

I° CONCERTO per mandolino solo e orchestra, opus 113 (R. Calace – arr. Ralf Leenen)
(Fragments – full version available on our CD: ”
(Fragments – full version available on our CD: “Primo Concerto“)I. Marziale
II. Largo Tranquillo
III. Rondómandolin solo:
– Ralf Leenen: Embergher mandolin N°6-1958 (Strings made by Barry Pratt)orchestra:
– Guy Lemière: Embergher mandolin N°6-1954
– Carl Cappelle: Embergher mandolin N°1-1925 (Goldfuchs strings)
– Filip Lemière: Embergher mandola N°1-1922 (Lenzner strings)
– Florentina Claessen: Theophano mandoloncello c.1920 (Lenzner strings)
– Yvonne Azaert: J. Ramirez III guitar 1976
– Roland Timmerman: B. Lang double bass 1969
Live recording during concert: “Plectro Rioja 2005”, church of Villamediana, 25/08/2005.

DANZA DEI NANI opus 43Live recording during concert at the Palazzo Roverello (Ferrara, Italy)
– Ralf Leenen, mandolin (Embergher 5bis 1947)
– Elisa Franco, piano
Recorded: 06/04/2007

mandolin solo:
– Ralf Leenen: Embergher mandolin N°5b-1947 (Goldfuchs strings)
orchestra:
– Guy Lemière: Embergher mandolin N°6-1954 (Goldfuchs strings)
– Carl Cappelle: Embergher mandolin N°1-1925 (Goldfuchs strings)
– Filip Lemière: Embergher mandola N°1-1922 (Lenzner strings)
– Jos Peeters: Embergher mandoloncello N°1-1928 (Goldfuchs strings)
– Florentina Claessen: Theophano mandoloncello c.1920 (Lenzner strings)
– Yvonne Azaert: J. Ramirez III guitar 1976
– Roland Timmerman: B. Lang double bass 1969
Live recording during concert: Kolveniershof – Rubenianum, Antwerp, 23/06/2001.

2 mandolins:
– Oleg Videnov plays the original solo part of “Moto Perpetuo” (composed by Raffaele Calace)
– Ralf Leenen plays the 2nd “Moto Perpetuo” solo part (composed by Ralf Leenen)
Recorded: 04/03/2007

(Fragment – full version available on our CD: “Primo Concerto”) (Fragments – full version available on our CD: ”
orchestra:
– Ralf Leenen: Embergher mandolin N°6-1958 (Strings made by Barry Pratt)
– Guy Lemière: Embergher mandolin N°6-1954
– Carl Cappelle: Embergher mandolin N°1-1925 (Goldfuchs strings)
– Filip Lemière: Embergher mandola N°1-1922 (Lenzner strings)
– Florentina Claessen: Theophano mandoloncello c.1920 (Lenzner strings)
– Yvonne Azaert: J. Ramirez III guitar 1976
– Roland Timmerman: B. Lang double bass 1969
Live recording during concert: “Plectro Rioja 2005”, church of Villamediana, 25/08/2005.

– mandolin: Embergher N°5-1926 (Strings handmade by Barry Pratt)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 22/04/2005

PRELUDIO X – opus 112 (Raffaele Calace)
(Calace dedicated this prelude to the Belgian mandolin virtuoso and former soloist of La Napolitaine: Frans De Groodt)
– mandolin: Embergher model N°5-1926 (Strings handmade by Barry Pratt)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 13/05/2006

– Ralf Leenen: Embergher mandolin N°5bis-1947 (Strings made by Barry Pratt)
orchestra:
– Filip Lemière: Embergher mandolin N°5bis-1947 (Strings made by Barry Pratt)
– Guy Lemière: Embergher mandolin N°6-1954 (Optima 2105 Strings)
– Carl Cappelle: Embergher mandolin N°1-1925 (Galli strings)
– Florentina Claessen: Embergher mandoloncello N°1-1909 (Goldfuchs strings)
– Yvonne Azaert: J. Ramirez III guitar 1976
– Roland Timmerman: B. Lang double bass 1969
Live recording during concert: Antwerpen (Deurne), 11/05/2007.

COPPELIA – Ouverture (L. Délibes – arr. Silvio Ranieri) (Fragment – full version available on our CD: “Primo Concerto”)
orchestra:
– Ralf Leenen: Embergher mandolin N°6-1958 (Strings made by Barry Pratt)
– Guy Lemière: Embergher mandolin N°6-1954
– Carl Cappelle: Embergher mandolin N°1-1925 (Goldfuchs strings)
– Filip Lemière: Embergher mandola N°1-1922 (Lenzner strings)
– Florentina Claessen: Theophano mandoloncello c.1920 (Lenzner strings)
– Yvonne Azaert: J. Ramirez III guitar 1976
– Roland Timmerman: B. Lang double bass 1969
Live recording during concert: “Plectro Rioja 2005”, church of Villamediana, 25/08/2005.

orchestra:
– Ralf Leenen: Embergher mandolin N°7-1900 (Strings made by Barry Pratt)
– Barry Pratt: Embergher mandolin N°6-1958 (Strings made by Barry Pratt)
– Carl Cappelle: Embergher mandolin N°6-1954 (Fisoma strings)
– Filip Lemière: Embergher mandola N°1-1922 (Fisoma strings)
– Florentina Claessen: Embergher mandoloncello N°1-1909 (Goldfuchs strings)
– Yvonne Azaert: J. Ramirez III guitar 1976
– Roland Timmerman: B. Lang double bass 1969
Live recording during concert: “O.L.V. kapel – Centrum’t Elzenveld”, Antwerp, 11/11/2006.

– cantus: mandolin 1: Embergher N°5-1926 (Strings handmade by Barry Pratt)
– altus: mandolin 2: Embergher N°5-1926 (Strings handmade by Barry Pratt)
– tenor: mandola 1: Embergher N°1-1925 (Dogal Carbonsteel strings)
– quintus: mandola 2: Embergher N°1-1925 (Dogal Carbonsteel strings)
– bassus: mandoloncello: Embergher N°1-1906 (Lenzner strings)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 02/06/2006

DUO (G. B. Gervasio)
– mandolin 1&2: Embergher N°4-1906 (new set Embergher strings of the 1920s)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 22/07/1994

(arranged for solo mandolin in “duo style” by Jim Dalton)
– mandolin: Embergher N°5bis-1925 (Strings by Barry Pratt)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 23/12/2006

SUITE N°4 IN D MINOR – (HVW 437) (G. F. Händel – arr. K. Wölki/R. Leenen)
1. Allemande – 2. Courante – 3. Sarabande & variations – 4. Gigue
– mandolin 1&2: Embergher N°4-1906 (Goldfuchs strings)
– mandola: Embergher N°2-1904 (Goldfuchs Strings)
– mandoloncello: Theophano c.1920 (Goldfuchs Strings)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 09/1998

Original composition for mandolin solo. Visit the homepage of Victor Kioulaphides
– mandolin: Embergher N°6-1958 (Strings handmade by Barry Pratt)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 06/05/2006

Original composition for mandolin solo. Visit the homepage of Victor Kioulaphides
– mandolin: Embergher N°5bis-1947 (Strings handmade by Barry Pratt)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 20/01/2007

Original composition for mandolin solo. Visit the homepage of Victor Kioulaphides
– mandolin: Embergher N°5bis-1947 (Strings handmade by Barry Pratt)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 03/05/2006

Original composition for mandolin solo. Visit the homepage of Victor Kioulaphides
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 18/06/2006

(Fragment – full version available on our CD: “Primo Concerto“)
orchestra:
– Ralf Leenen: Embergher mandolin N°6-1958 (Strings made by Barry Pratt)
– Guy Lemière: Embergher mandolin N°6-1954
– Carl Cappelle: Embergher mandolin N°1-1925 (Goldfuchs strings)
– Filip Lemière: Embergher mandola N°1-1922 (Lenzner strings)
– Florentina Claessen: Theophano mandoloncello c.1920 (Lenzner strings)
– Yvonne Azaert: J. Ramirez III guitar 1976
– Roland Timmerman: B. Lang double bass 1969
Live recording during concert: “Plectro Rioja 2005”, church of Villamediana, 25/08/2005.

– mandolin1&2: Embergher model N°5bis-1925 (Strings by Barry Pratt)
– mandola: Embergher N°1-1925 (Fisoma Strings)
– mandoloncello: Embergher N°1-1906 (Lenzner Strings)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 22/12/2006

– mandolin 1&2: Embergher N°5bis-1925 (Dogal Carbon Steel light strings)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 08/04/2006

– mandolin 1: 2 x Embergher N°5bis-1925 (Optima Goldin strings)
– mandolin 2: 2 x Embergher N°5bis-1925 (Optima Goldin strings)
– mandola: 2 x Embergher N°1-1925 (Dogal Carbon Steel Strings)
– guitar: René De Bondt 1989
All tracks and other instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 21/04/2006

– mandolin: Embergher N°5bis-1947 (Strings handmade by Barry Pratt)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 27/02/2007
Orchestra:
– Ralf Leenen: Embergher mandolin N°7-1900 (Strings made by Barry Pratt)
– Guy Lemière: Embergher mandolin N°6-1954 (Goldfuchs strings)
– Filip Lemière: Embergher mandola N°1-1922 (Lenzner strings)
– Florentina Claessen: Theophano mandoloncello c.1920 (Lenzner strings)
– Yvonne Azaert: J. Ramirez III guitar 1976
– Roland Timmerman: B. Lang double bass 1969
Live recording during concert: Hof van Liere, Antwerp, 01/07/2004

– mandolin: Embergher N°5bis-1925 (Optima Goldin strings)
– mandola 1,2&3: Embergher N°1-1925 (Dogal Carbon Steel Strings)
– mandoloncello: Embergher N°1-1906 (Lenzner Strings)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 16/04/2006

– mandolin 1&2: Embergher type A-1958 (Strings handmade by Barry Pratt)
– mandola: Embergher N°1-1925 (Dogal carbonsteel strings)
– mandoloncello: Embergher N°1-1906 (Lenzner strings)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 11/05/2006

Canon by twofold augmentation in the 5th and 8th above
Canzona – Largo – Allegro
– mandolin 1&2: Embergher N°7-1900 (Strings by Barry Pratt)
– mandoloncello: Embergher N°1-1906 (Lenzner Strings)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 2003

World première of this unpublished work for mandolin and guitar.
– Ralf Leenen: Embergher mandolin N°5bis-1947 (Strings by Barry Pratt)
– Yvonne Azaert: J. Ramirez III guitar 1976
Live recording during concert: Antwerpen (Deurne), 11/05/2007.

(More recordings and music by M. Reichenbach can be found on the arranger’s website)
– mandolin: Embergher N°5bis-1947 (Strings by Barry Pratt)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 20/03/2006

orchestra:
– Ralf Leenen: Embergher mandolin N°5bis-1947 (Strings made by Barry Pratt)
– Guy Lemière: Embergher mandolin N°6-1954 (Optima 2105 Strings)
– Carl Cappelle: Embergher mandolin N°1-1925 (Galli strings)
– Filip Lemière: Embergher mandola N°1-1922 (Fisoma 3120 strings)
– Florentina Claessen: Embergher mandoloncello N°1-1909 (Goldfuchs strings)
– Yvonne Azaert: J. Ramirez III guitar 1976
– Roland Timmerman: B. Lang double bass 1969
Live recording during concert: Antwerpen (Deurne), 11/05/2007.

– mandolin1&2: Embergher N°5bis-1922 (Strings by Barry Pratt)
– mandola: Embergher N°1-1925 (Dogal Carbon Steel Strings)
– mandoloncello: Embergher N°1-1906 (Lenzner Strings)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 05/07/2006

– mandolin: Embergher type A -1958 (Strings by Barry Pratt)
– mandoloncello: Embergher N°1-1906 (Lenzner Strings)
All tracks and instruments played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 05/07/2006

– mandolin 1&2: Embergher N°4-1906 (Goldfuchs strings)
– mandola 1&2: Embergher N°2-1904 (Goldfuchs Strings)
– Guitar: René De Bondt 1989
Mandolines and mandolas played by Ralf Leenen.
Recorded: 10/07/1994

mandolin solo:
– Ralf Leenen: Embergher mandolin N°7-1900 (Strings made by Barry Pratt)
orchestra:
– Guy Lemière: Embergher mandolin N°6-1954 (Goldfuchs strings)
– Filip Lemière: Embergher mandoliola N°1-1930 (Lenzner strings)
– Florentina Claessen: Theophano mandoloncello c.1920 (Lenzner strings)
– Yvonne Azaert: J. Ramirez III guitar 1976
– Roland Timmerman: B. Lang double bass 1969
Live recording during concert: Hof van Liere, Antwerp, 01/07/2004

mandolin solo:
– Ralf Leenen: Embergher N°4-1906 (Goldfuchs Strings)
Recorded: 09/1998