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Weekly News from Around the World - 10-Mar-2017
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XII. Internationaler Akkordeonwettbewerb "Ascoltate 2017", Kaunas - Litauen
Val Tidone Internationaler Musikwettbewerb, Piacenza - Italien
Marco Lo Russo / Alanas Eurovision Song Entry, Klaipėda - Litauen
Rezension von 2Jazz Improvisation eBooks von Renzo Ruggieri - Italien
2017 Australische Internationale Akkordeonmeisterschaften und Festival - Australien

Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.

London Accordion Orchestra Album Launch, London – UK
‘Valse Musette ou Mazurka’ arranged for Accordion Orchestra – Germany
Video: Duo Bayanello of Iosif Purits & Cecilia Bignall - UK
Ferran Martinez Concert, Barcelona – Spain
Video: Pieter Bosma Demonstration - Netherlands

Future events

5th Internationaal Accordeonfestival, Stadskanaal - Netherlands
Hanzhi Wang and Ivan Filipchik at Brooklyn Accordion Club, New York – USA
Gala D’Accordeon, Mamers – France
Olivier Douyez and Ana Marjanovic Concert, Bois-d’Haine - Belgium
Stas Venglevski and Tatyana Krasnobaeva Concert, Wisconsin – USA
Giuliano Camelli Concert, Salto – Uruguay
Martynas Levickis @ ‘March Music Days’ Festival, Ruse – Bulgaria
Marco Lo Russo Performance, Rome - Italy
Mirko Satto Concert, Padua – Italy
Renzo Ruggieri Concert, Belgorod – Russia
Gary Blair @ Guildford AC, Surrey – UK
Roland V-Accordion East Coast Event Hosted by Music Magic - USA
1st Easter 2017 Accordion Festival - Malta

New and Updated Sites

Mengascini Nello Akkordeons - Interview - Italien
Gary Dahl Releases My Melancholy Baby - USA
Updated Site: 2017 Las Vegas International Accordion Convention - USA
Charnwood Music Graded Value Packs (each pack 10 pieces) - UK
New Site: Lars Ek Original Compositions - Sweden
NZAA Site Updated: Previous Winners Lists

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XII. Internationaler Akkordeonwettbewerb "Ascoltate 2017", Kaunas - Litauen

banner XII International Accordion Competition “Ascoltate 2017”
Mindaugas LabanauskasDie Vereinigung der litauischen Nationalen Akkordeonisten und die Akkordeongesellschaft Kaunas sponsern den XII. Internationalen Akkordeonwettbewerb "Ascoltate 2017" vom 10. - 12. April im Kaunas J.Gruodis Konservatorium.

Eine internationale Jury wird die sechs Kategorien, Akkordeon-Gruppen und Orchester sowie Solisten, von Klassik bis Varieté, für ab 1994 geborene Wettbewerber, bewerten.

Vollständige Informationen über die Kategorien, Regeln, Anmeldeformulare sind unter: 2017AscoltateInfo.pdf

Für weitere Informationen email Mindaugas Labanauskas: mindaugas@akordeonas.lt
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Val Tidone Internationaler Musikwettbewerb, Piacenza - Italien

Logo, Fondazione Val Tidone MusicaDie Val Tidone Internationale Musikwettbewerbe finden vom 8. bis 18. Juni 2017 statt. Die Kategorien sind: Akkordeon, Klavier, Streicher, Wind, Gesang, Zupfen, Kammermusik, Pop Sänger und Komposition.

Als download die Akkordeon-Regeln und Vorschriften unter: 2017ValTidone.pdf

Anmeldeschluss ist: 15. April (Komponisten) und 30. April (Spieler)

Die Veranstaltung wird von der Fondazione Val Tidone Musica, künstlerischer Leiter Livio Bollani organisiert.

Die Akkordeon-Jury sind: Teodoro Anzellotti (Vorsitzender, Italien), Klaudiusz Baran (Polen), Antonio Spaccarotella (Italien), Raimondas Sviackevicius (Litauen).

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Marco Lo Russo / Alanas Eurovision Song Entry, Klaipėda - Litauen

Cover'7 Days', komponiert von Alanas und bekannten Akkordionisten / Komponist Marco Lo Russo gehört zu acht Produktionen im National Finale Eurovision Song Contest Litauen 2017.

Das Finale ist am Samstag, den 11. März um 20.30 Uhr im TV LRT (National Television Litauen) aus dem Auditorium Švyturys Arena in der Stadt Klaipeda live übertragen.

Der Gewinner wird Litauen beim Eurovision Song Contest Finale in Kiew, Ukraine, am Samstag, den 13. Mai im Wettbewerb mit Sängern aus anderen europäischen Ländern vertreten.

Das Marco Lo Russo Label Rouge Sound Production mit Musikproduktionen "Made In Italy" hat das Lied international in digitalen Platformen veröffentlicht.
Alanas annd Marco Lo Russo

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Rezension von 2Jazz Improvisation eBooks von Renzo Ruggieri - Italien

10 Approaches to Jazz Improvisation eBookDieci Approcci All’ImprovvisazioneCD Reviews Index für die Überprüfung der beiden eBooks von Renzo Ruggieri geschrieben, rezensiert von Prof. A Mugnoz in Italienisch und Englisch.

- Englisch: Zehn Annäherungen an (Jazz) Improvisation von Renzo Ruggieri
- Italienisch: Dieci Approcci all'improvvisazione (Jazz), Renzo Ruggieri
CD Reviews Index

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2017 Australische Internationale Akkordeonmeisterschaften und Festival - Australien

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Tatjana MarxAnmeldeschluss ist der 1. Mai für die 2017 Australischen Internationalen Akkordenmeisterschaften und Festival, die am 10. und 11. Juni im Club Marconi, Sydney, New South Wales durchgeführt werden.

AATA-Präsident Tatjana Marx (Bild rechts) lädt alle Interessierte zum AATA Festival herzlichst ein.

Regeln und Vorschriften für die internationalen Wettkampfkategorien sind online unter: AATA

Bericht, Bilder und Videos des Festivals 2016 bei: Australian International Championships

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Reports for Concerts, Masterclasses, Competitions, Festivals, etc.


London Accordion Orchestra Album Launch, London – UK

London Accordion Orchestra
Performance at 2016 Innsbruck World Festival:
1. Rhapsody by Stuart Hancock
2. Karneval by Matthew Scott
3. Flight, 3 Sätze by Ian Watson
Flight CD coverThe London Accordion Orchestra (MD Ian Watson) concert and album launch is on Saturday March 11th, 12 noon until 2pm, at the Union Chapel, London N1 2UN. Free entry (suggested £5 donation). The LAO’s new album, ‘Flight’, featuring original compositions, was recorded at the world famous Abbey Rd Studios.

The CD or download, available from the LAO website and other sources from March 10th, has the following track listing: ‘Karneval’ (Matthew Scott), ‘Flight – 1st movement – Origin’ (Ian Watson), ‘Flight – 2nd movement – Migration’ (Ian Watson), ‘Flight – 3rd movement – Arrival’ (Ian Watson), ‘Rhapsody’ (Stuart Hancock), ‘Clowns’ (Ian Watson), ‘Europa – 1st movement – Moscow’ (Jason Carr), ‘Europa – 2nd movement – Madrid’ (Jason Carr), ‘Europa – 3rd movement – Rome’ (Jason Carr), ‘Europa – 4th movement – Stockholm’ (Jason Carr), ‘2012 – 1st movement – Fanfare’ (Ian Watson), ‘2012 – 2nd movement – Cauldron’ (Ian Watson), and ‘2012 – 3rd movement – Race’ (Ian Watson).

The London Accordion Orchestra (previously the Morley Accordion Orchestra) was formed in 1999. In May 2013 the orchestra performed at the World Music Festival in Innsbruck, Austria, and in 2016, the orchestra returned to the World Music Festival and achieved second place in the Advanced Orchestra category, performing specially commissioned works from contemporary British composers, including Matthew Scott, Stuart Hancock and Ian Watson.

The orchestra has furthermore been invited to perform in Nuremberg, together with the widely recognised and award-winning Nuremberg Accordion Orchestra on April 30th 2017 to showcase original works by British composers in an international context.

For further information email: i.watson99@googlemail.com

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‘Valse Musette ou Mazurka’ arranged for Accordion Orchestra – Germany

Cover ‘Valse Musette ou MazurkaAlfred Music have released the scores of an arrangement by Stefan Hippe of ‘Valse Musette ou Mazurka’, by Jean Caprice, for Accordion Orchestra. The price of the scores is 25.25 Euro or £21.92.

Stefan Hippe is the Chief Conductor of the Nürnberg Accordion Orchestra and Professor at Konservatorium Trossingen. Mr. Hippe intends to perform and premiere the piece with his accordion orchestra soon.

An arrangement for Symphony Orchestra of the ‘Valse Musette ou Mazurka’ follows later this year (Alfred Music).

‘Valse Musette ou Mazurka’ is part of a suite of music written and recorded by Jean Caprice as a companion to his novel and music book, both titled ‘Zuckerbrod & Peytsche’.

For further information email: jens@los-octopussytos.com

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Video: Duo Bayanello of Iosif Purits & Cecilia Bignall - UK

Duo Bayanello performs Hymns by Ilkka Kuusisto, (2nd, 3rd movements, Salve Regina and Gloria).

Cecilia Bignall (cello) & Iosif Purits (accordion) ”Published with permission of Tactus Ltd”
Published on Sep 25, 2015

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Ferran Martinez Concert, Barcelona – Spain


Spanish accordionist Ferran Martinez performed in concert in Barcelona on February 11th, and his program included music by Johann Strauss, Eroll Garner, Astor Piazzolla, Gorka Hermosa, Antonio Vivaldi, and more.

Videos from the concert:
1. Carnival of Venice composed by Pietro Frosini
2. Anantango composed by Gorka Hermosa
 
For further information email: ferranbayan@gmail.com

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Video: Pieter Bosma Demonstration - Netherlands

Video: What A Difference A Day Makes played by Pieter Bosma.

Pieter Bosma, specialist Bugari-Evo accordeons at Muziekhuis Da Capo, Netherlands, is demonstraing the Bugari-Evo. Enjoy the music. Published 7th December 2016.

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Future events


5th Internationaal Accordeonfestival, Stadskanaal - Netherlands

Cory PesaturoPosterThe 5th Internationaal Accordeonfestival Stadskanaal takes place on Sunday March 12th, 1pm until 5.15pm, at the Geert Theis theatre, Stadskanaal, Netherlands.

Prior to the festival, American accordionist Cory Pesaturo gives master classes on Friday March 10th, morning and afternoon, aimed at players of intermediate standard, and if there is sufficient demand, also on Saturday morning March 11th.

These take place at the Kunstenschool ZG, Raadhuisplein, 9501 SZ  Stadskanaal (next to the Geert Teis theatre).

Accordionists performing include Cory Pesaturo, Radu Laxgang (Moldova), Hermine Deurloo (harmonica) and Jean Luois van Dam, and Pieter Bosma.

For further information email: info@accordeonfestival.nl

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Hanzhi Wang and Ivan Filipchik at Brooklyn Accordion Club, New York – USA

Hanzhi WangHanzhi Wang, from China, the guest at last month’s meeting, returns to Brooklyn Accordion Club this Sunday March 12th, 3-5pm, at 61 Local (61 Bergen Street), Brooklyn, New York. Admission is $5 (under 18s are free).

Hanzhi Wang will perform duets with the virtuoso Ivan Filipchik. The afternoon also includes performances by Lena & Charles (father and daughter duo), Jeanne Velonis & Burlap Don, and Robert Duncan & Lyndon Blaylock.

For further information email: brooklynaccordionclub@gmail.com

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Gala D’Accordeon, Mamers – France

PosterA ‘Gala D’Accordeon’ takes place on Sunday March 12th, 1.30pm until 8pm, at the Salle Saugonna, Mamers, north-western France. Accordionists performing include Gilou, Jerome Baudoui, Michel Colin, Isabelle Lepinay, plus Dominique Legrand and his orchestra. The event is a grand dance to accordion music, with the option of dinner.

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Olivier Douyez and Ana Marjanovic Concert, Bois-d’Haine - Belgium

PosterOlivier Douyez (accordion) and Ana Marjanovic (violin) perform a classical programme in concert on Sunday March 12th, 4pm, at Place Roi Baudoin, 17 a Bois-d’Haine, Belgium. The duo will perform works by JS Bach, Schubert, and Shodstakovitch.

Olivier Douyez is a concert artist and Professor of Accordion at the Royal Conservatory in Mons, Belgium. He had many successes in competitions including winning the CMA Trophee Mondiale in Venezuela, and 1st place at international competitions in Geneva (Switzerland), Brussels (Belgium), and Vichy (France).

For further information email: olivier.douyez@gmail.com

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Stas Venglevski and Tatyana Krasnobaeva Concert, Wisconsin – USA

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Accordionist Stas Venglevski and hammered dulcimer player Tatyana Krasnobaeva perform together in concert on Sunday March 12th, 4pm, at the A World of Accordions Musuem, 1401 Belknap St, Superior, WI 54800. Tickets cost $20.

Stas Venglevski, from Moldova, is a graduate of the Gnessin Academy of Music in Moscow where he received his Masters Degree in Music under the tutelage of Friedrich Lips. In 1992 he immigrated to the USA, where he now performs, composes, arranges, and teaches.

For further information email: stas@stasv.com

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Giuliano Camelli Concert, Salto – Uruguay

Giuliano Camelli
Diatonic accordionist Giuliano Camelli, visiting from Italy, performs in concert on Sunday March 12th, 8.30pm, at the Centro Cultural Academias Previale, Lavalleja 48, Salto, Uruguay.

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Martynas Levickis @ ‘March Music Days’ Festival, Ruse – Bulgaria

Martynas LevickisNext week the Lithuanian accordion virtuoso Martynas Levickis performs and holds master classes at the long established music festival ‘March Music Days’ in Ruse, Bulgaria. He will be working alongside the SIGNUM saxophone quartet. The festival runs from March 10th to 26th. Martynas’ involvement includes:

March 15th to 17th – Martynas and the SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet master classes and performances for children and teens from Ruse secondary schools

March 15th, 7pm - Martynas and the SIGNUM Saxophone Quartet, concert, Theatre Hall, J. S. Bach – Italian Concerto, ?. Vivaldi – The Four Seasons, P. I. Tchaikovsky - The Seasons for accordion, ?. Piazzolla – The Four Seasons of Buenos Aires

March 18th, 6pm - Europe Hall, concert of the chamber music and accordion master classes

Martynas graduated from the Royal Academy of Music in London, and has played at the Royal Albert Hall, Auditorio Nacional in Mexico, Debussy's residence in Paris, the Berlin Waldbühne, etc. In his home country he won ‘Lithuania’s Got Talent’ on national TV.

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Marco Lo Russo Performance, Rome - Italy

Marco Lo RussoEven with all his international commitments, Marco Lo Russo continues teaching as the Conservatory of Music A. Scontrino of Trapani, Sicily (Italy) and concert activity in his home country Italy.

On Monday March 13th at 4.15pm, Marco Lo Russo will be special guest at La Sapienza University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Geography (Piazza A. Moro, 5), Rome (Italy) for the presentation of the book by Paola Ingletti, published by the Bibliography Institute of Music, titled ‘Beatles. The sound of the words’. Dedicated to the analysis of the sounds of the words used in the texts, the recurring rhetorical figures and the importance of nonsense in the songs of the Beatles, the presentation of the musicological work by Paola Ingletti will be accompanied by the original and unmistakable accordion sound ‘Made in Italy’ by Marco Lo Russo, who will perform some songs of the famous English pop group.

For further information email: press@marcolorusso.info

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Mirko Satto Concert, Padua – Italy

Mirko Satto posterOn Saturday March 18th, 9pm, accordionist and bandoneonist Mirko Satto performs in concert at the Sala dei Giganti, Palazzo Liviano, Padua, Italy. Mirko Satto, accompanied by the pianist Valter Favero, will perform works by Molique, Paganini, Saparov, Galliano, and Piazzolla. Entrance is 7 Euro.

Accordion and bandoneon player, Mirko Satto studied accordion at the Conservatory “A. Steffani” in Castelfranco Veneto (TV). He has won numerous national and international competitions and has performed in accordion festivals, concert halls and exhibitions, performing throughout Europe, Australia, Japan, Africa, and South America. Mirko Satto is currently Professor of Accordion at the Liceo Musicale “Giorgione” in Castelfranco Veneto (TV).

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Renzo Ruggieri Concert, Belgorod – Russia

Renzo Ruggieri posterJazz accordionist Renzo Ruggieri, from Italy, is a guest at the festival ‘Days of Bayan and Accordion’ in Belgorod, Russia, from March 14th to 17th. Renzo performs in concert on Thursday March 16th, 9pm.

Renzo Ruggieri has performed around the world, and is one of today’s leading jazz accordionists, arrangers and composers. He has written teaching methods, and collaborates with many musicians, ensembles and orchestras. He is the Artistic Director of the Pineto Accordion Jazz Festival and the Accordion Art Festival.

For further information email: info@renzoruggieri.it

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Gary Blair @ Guildford AC, Surrey – UK

Gary Blair posterOn Friday March 17th, 7.30pm, the Guildford Accordion Club presents Gary Blair, from Scotland, as their concert guest. The organizer is John Cumiskey.

Don't forget to bring your accordions for our Playalong session.

Venue: The Ripley Village Hall, Ripley, Surrey GU23 6AF. Tea, coffee, biscuits and cake are included in the £5 admission charge.

Gary Blair is a popular international accordionist, adjudicator, composer, arranger, teacher, and also Musical Director of the Jimmy Blair Accordion Orchestra. He has performed all around the UK and Europe, Russia, Canada, and the USA.

For further information email: mryrabee@btinternet.com

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Roland V-Accordion East Coast Event Hosted by Music Magic - USA

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Lillianna Chudolij and Steve AlbiniAlex ChudolijRoland V-Accordion East Coast Event hosted by Music Magic USA is to be held Saturday, April 1, 2017, noon to 4:00 pm at UACCNJ, 60C North Jefferson Road, Whippany, NJ 07981.

Planned is an afternoon program filled with fun and entertainment for all accordion and Roland V-Accordion lovers and players. The venue is just a mile or so down the road from the annual MAMTG Music Festival also being held this same weekend

Featured is special guest star Steve Albini (picture left), flying in from California to provide a fascinating product demonstration as well as to perform a mini-concert featuring the sounds of the brand new FR-4x, brought to you courtesy of Roland Corporation.

Also:
- Full Presentation of the FR-8X by Alex Chudolij (picture right)
- Other V-Accordion performances by well-known surprise accordion artists.
- Open Mike Competition –(limited amount of available performance slots) Valuable prize awarded to the participant receiving the highest decibel level of sustained audience applause. Open to all attendees – reserve a playing slot in advance to ensure your ability to compete for the prize.
- Breakout sessions with V-Accordion specialists available to answer your specific V-Accordion questions.
- Mini workshops on numerous topics demonstrating:
- Lightweight accordion amplification
- Going wireless in 1 minute or less
- Bellows shaking the Correct Way for V-Accordions (Bonus - The secret of performing a bellows shake on an FR-8x without even cracking open the bellows.)

Refreshments available. Handicap access. Free parking. Bring your accordion!

To accommodate all attendees, we ask that you:
Register your attendance, indicating how many will be in your group
Provide your full name, contact info, names of others in your party
Suggested topics or V-Accordion questions in advance are welcome!
Please email: info@MusicMagicUSA.com

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1st Easter 2017 Accordion Festival - Malta

Poster for 1st Easter 2017 Accordion Festival, Malta1st Easter 2017 Accordion Festival, 17 and 18 April. Information on poster.

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New and Updated Sites


Mengascini Nello Akkordeons - Interview - Italien

Know the People Mengascini Factory Interview

Video: Matteo Petronio demonstrating Mengascini accordions in China in July 2015

"Lernen Sie die Leute kennen" von Mengascini Nello Akkordeon Interview: Interview mit 2017MN-:

Nello Mengascini (Besitzer - Vater)
Fabio Mengascini (Owner - Son)
Stefano Mengascini (Owner - Son)

Redantion: Holda Paoletti-Kampl

Schöner 2017 Kalender als Download steht zur Verfügung unter: 2017calendario.pdf

"Lernen Sie die Leute kennen" und wer hinter der Herstellung von Akkordeons in Castelfidardo steht und wer diese kleine Stadt in der ganzen Welt für ihre hochqualitativen Akkordeons so berühmt gemacht hat.
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Interview an: 2017MN-Interview

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Gary Dahl Releases My Melancholy Baby - USA

Music sampleGary Dahl has released "something new for solos...an educational lead sheet, Catalog: DH0258 My Melancholy Baby composed by Ernie Burnett".

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Updated Site: 2017 Las Vegas International Accordion Convention - USA

2017 Las Vegas Poster
2017 Las Vegas International Accordion Convention Poster

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Charnwood Music Graded Value Packs (each pack 10 pieces) - UK

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Charnwood Music Graded Value Packs are now listed on the home page of Charnwood Publishing.

The Charnwood Publishing Graded Music Value Packs (each pack 10 pieces by different composers/arrangers) are available for the following grades:

Grade 2 Value Pack 1 Catalog: Mgrade2pac1 Pack 2 Catalog: Mgrade2pac2

Grade 3 Value Pack 1 Catalog: Mgrade3pac1 Pack 2 Catalog: Mgrade3pac2 Pack 3 Catalog: Mgrade3pac3

Grade 4 Value Pack 1 Catalog: Mgrade4pac1 Pack 2 Catalog: Mgrade4pac2 Pack 3 Catalog: Mgrade4pac3

Grade 5 Value Pack 1 Catalog: Mgrade5pac1 Pack 2 Catalog: Mgrade5pac2

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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:

ek151 - Ulla Martas Dance
ek152 - Waltz from Drefviken
ek153 - Waltz to Helmer Grundstrom
ek154 - The Westerly Mountain
ek155 - Visa till Ann-Marie
ek156 - Voss on the Rocks

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NZAA Site Updated: Previous Winners Lists

NZAA logoNZAA Site Updated, with the winners lists for the South Pacific Accordion Championships and the New Zealand Accordion Championships now fully up to date and online.

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