"Established in 1991 in the
Norwich area, Norvic Concordia has gained a reputation for its
ability to provide an enjoyable experience that appeals to a wide
range of musical tastes. Its growing repertoire covers from Bach
to Bartok in the classical field to a wide variety of popular
music, whether from ragtime, jazz, musicals or popular standards.
This CD covers the lighter side of the repertoire and is set out
in the form of a typical light music concert with pieces for quintet,
trio, duets and solos. The title "Purely Accordion" aptly describes
what you hear - just accordion, five in number. No amplifications
or other instruments are needed to make a satisfactory sound".
As described by the performers,
the Norvic Concordia accordion quintet covers a wide spectrum
of styles. For this recording their repertoire consists of the
popular, light tunes such as Blue Tango, 'Allo 'Allo, My Fair
Their choice of tunes is also quite
interesting, as some of the evergreen tunes recorded by Norvic
Concordia are rarely heard on accordion recordings.
The Quintet's arrangements of popular
tunes is also successful. They are written for various combinations
- the whole quintet, duets, solos, trios - so quite a variety
This recording includes simple,
ever-green, easy listening tunes, pleasant and enjoyable entertainment,
played by a group of people who obviously enjoy what they do.
If this is what you are after - then this recording is the way