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Over 1,500 Accordionists From Tacheng Aim For Guinness Record - China

Tacheng Accordion Festival
There are probably more accordionists per head of population in Tacheng than any other city in the world. Tacheng is in Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region of China, and to reach Tacheng, takes over 5 hours flying time from Hong Kong, Shanghai or Beijing and is close to the border of Kazakhstan. To put this in perspective, London to Moscow is 3 hours 40 minutes.

Read about the successful attempt in Daily Reports, competition results, pictures and video of the festival at: 2016Tacheng

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Orchestra

Josh Groban plays accordion on Broadway, New York – USA

Josh Groban
Josh GrobanThe famous and very popular singer Josh Groban will make his Broadway debut starring as Pierre in ‘Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812’, an original electropop opera musical by composer Dave Malloy, based loosely on Tolstoy’s ‘War and Peace’.

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Josh Groban

Condolences to Alexander Sevastian, Michael Andreevich R.I.P. – Canada

Alexander SevastianFather of Alexander Sevastian, Michael Andreevich, was involved in a fatal road accident in Toronto earlier this week. Accordions Worldwide offer sincerest condolences to Alexander and his family at this most difficult time. R.I.P.

Alexander Sevastian commented on social media: “My dear father Michael Andreevich tragically died on the way to the airport in Toronto to meet me after a concert tour of America. In loving memory of dear dad!”

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Marcelo Caldi & Orquestra Sinfonica Cesgranrio, Rio de Janeiro – Brazil

Marcelo CaldiThe Orquestra Sinfonica Cesgranrio (conducted by Eder Paolozzi) featuring solo accordionist Marcelo Caldi perform in concert on Sunday August 28th, 11.30am until 12.30pm, at the Theatro Municipal, Praca Marechal Floriano, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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New and Updated Sites

New Site: Lars Ek Original Compositions - Sweden

Lars EkLars Ek, composer, arranger, performer and teacher of Sweden has now released his original compositions on the MusicForAccordion.com site. See samples of the music and further information at:

ek121 - Jag Vill Ha Mer Harmoni
ek122 - Jularbogladje
ek123 - Kalvsviksvalsen
ek124 - Karlekstankar
ek125 - Livets Gondol
ek126 - Life Lottery
ek127 - Langtans Hamn
ek128 - Latta Fingrar
ek129 - Marching tune from Tallberg
ek130 - Marianne Marie

ek203 - Lars Ek Special 3: The Shortcut to Playing and the Bellows - Technique for The Accordion. 24 pages. During the years I have noticed a growing need of a ”shortcut” to perfected technique because of the long time it takes to study the conventional way. That’s the reason why I have created this book of technique for accordions. This is no treatise, but a ”shortcut” to improved playing skills by practicing what is the most effective at the shortest of time.

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New Release: Silver Fern March for Accordion Orchestra - New Zealand

Silver Fern MarchSilver Fern March composed by Gary Daverne was premiered at the 2014 Australian International Accordion Championships by the Australian Accordion Teachers Association (AATA) 20th Anniversary Celebration Orchestra of about 50 players, conducted by Lionel Reekie.

It has since been used for various New Zealand concerts and is now available for public release. Sample pages online for viewing.

ED0045A_D Silver Fern March Accordion Orchestra Score
ED0045B_D Silver Fern March Accordion Orchestra Parts and percussion

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Gary Dahl New Arrangement and Updated Arrangement Now Available - USA

Gary DahlUpdated Site:
New arrangement of Muss i denn ... a favorite German folk tune known world wide. Note the bass lines composed by G. Dahl that add more color than the original lines. Catalog: DH0255

Updated arrangement of Catalog: DH0210 Maple Leaf Rag

Any clients who have already purchased Maple Leaf Rag music may email for the updated arrangement which will be provided by email to you without charge.

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