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Weekly News from Around the World - 16-Sep-2022
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2023 World Concertina Day - UK
Coba Performs at Yokohama Sound Festival - Japan
2022 CIA Video Archive and Education Project, Zofingen - Switzerland
2022 4th Days of Harmonica AccMusLink22 – Slovenia
Results: 2nd Istanbul International Accordion Festival – Turkey
Mike Middleton Entertains at Missouri City Oktoberfest - USA

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

Online: 2022 "Ural Cup" International Competition - Russia
New Website for Accordion Method Books by Ricardo Llanos - Spain
Updated Expanded Article, AAA Commissioned Concert Works - USA
2022 Maclagan Squeezebox Festival – Australia
Entries Closing Soon: Irish Accordion Association Open Festival 2022 - Ireland
Video: Foster & Allen New Release
Tom Torriglia Releases New CD “Limoncello Time” - USA

Future events

Ensemble Astros Performs at Daegu Arts Centre - South Korea
“Itrio” Debut Concert – Denmark
Zoe Tiganouria “Tango of Life” Concert – Greece
Tony Compton & Simon Ramet Perform Lunchtime Jazz – England
Lemon Bucket Orkestra Performs at Lotus World Music & Arts Festivals - USA
Duo Aspera Recital at Casa della Musica – Italy
Grupo Musical Alpenband Performs at 2022 Oktoberfest - Colombia
Accordionist Performs at 2022 Jazzebre Jazz Festival - France
Victor Prieto Trio Entertain at “Terraza 7” - USA
No 1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra “Music from Around the World” Concert - England

Links to Previous News Still Current

List of Links

Childrens Corner

Video: Zoie Performs at HK Accordion Academy - Hong Kong

New and Updated Sites

Excellent Entries for 'Live' 2022, 75th Coupe Mondiale in Zofingen - Switzerland
Renzo Ruggieri Releases New Arrangement "Il Bosco Incantato" - Italy

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2023 World Concertina Day - UK

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WCD logoThe second annual World Concertina Day, sponsored by the International Concertina Association, will be held on February 6th, 2023, the anniversary of the birth of Sir Charles Wheatstone. Since that date falls on a Monday, they also welcome activities on the weekend before that (February 4th and 5th, 2023).

The ICA encourages everyone with an interest in the concertina to participate by organizing or taking part in an event in your local area or online.

The event will include a variety of online video recordings of concerts and interviews, March of the Concertinas, Zoom sessions, a Museum drop-in day sponsored by the West Country Concertina Players to introduce the public to the world of concertinas at Crewkerne Museum, Somerset, UK, live gatherings throughout the world, workshops, radio and television interviews, displays and much more.

For further details email: WCD@concertina.org

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Coba Performs at Yokohama Sound Festival - Japan

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CobaCoba will perform at the Yokohama Sound Festival at the Billboard Live Yokohama stage in Yokohama, Japan on September 19th, 2022 from 3pm. The event is organised by the Yokohama Arts Festival Executive Committee with planning cooperation: Promax Co., Ltd.

The Yokohama Sound Festival is dedicated to all forms of music, no matter the genre and is held once every three years. “From pop to classical, to everything in between the event is a proud celebration of music’s ability to transcend cultures, language and bring people together.”

For details phone: 045-663-1365

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2022 CIA Video Archive and Education Project, Zofingen - Switzerland

Scandalli sponsor Video Archive and Education Project
Coupe Mondiale logoThe Scandalli Accordion Factory is the sponsor of the 2022 Video Archive and Education Project, 2022 Coupe Mondiale, 4-9 October, Switzerland.

The "Video Archive Education Project" is a project initiated in 2010 by the Confédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) with assistance from sponsors and Accordions Worldwide.

Videos should be online approximately 90 minutes after the live performance or live competition and viewers will have free downloads of Coupe Mondiale competitions playing a vast range of different types and styles of music.

The project includes a video of all the Coupe Mondiale categories and their contestants to be kept in the CIA archives in Finland, which over the coming years will become a wealth of historical recordings, including the premiere of many original accordion works and the emergence of upcoming artists at the Coupe Mondiale.

We thank the Scandalli Accordion Factory for their sponsorship enabling this ambitious free project to assist accordion students and tutors throughout the world.
Scandalli sponsor Video Archive and Education Project

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2022 4th Days of Harmonica AccMusLink22 – Slovenia

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4th Days of Harmonica AccMusLinkThe 4th Days of Harmonica 2022 (4 Dnevi Harmonike 2022) AccMusLink 2022 will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia from September 26th to 30th, 2022 organised by the Academy of Music of the University of Ljubljana (Akademija za glasbo Univerze v Ljubljani).

Download poster with detailed schedule: 2022Ljubljana.pdf

The event will feature lectures:

• Mental learning to play the accordion by Zbigniew Ignaczewski

• A new approach to interprataion of early music on modern instruments by Georgio Dellarole

• How I expanded my accordion playing by L Juhart.

The event will also include concerts, masterclasses, orchestra workshops, and a final concert on September 30th.

For details email: dekanat@ag.uni-lj.si

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Results: 2nd Istanbul International Accordion Festival – Turkey

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Dusan DordevicAydin Yavas OrchestraThe 2nd Istanbul International Accordion Festival was held in Istanbul, Turkey from August 19th to 24th, 2022 organised by Akorder.

The festival included the 1st International Istanbul Accordion and Bellows Competition, the 2nd National Accordion and Bellows Competition, MasterClasses, Workshops, Open Ensemble, as well as Loyalty and Commemoration and Festival Concerts.

Guest musicians included Aleksa Mirkovic (Serbia), Ruslana Bezpalko (Ukraine), Galimzan Narimbetov (Kazakhistan), Skumbin Miftari (Kosovo) and Marsel Numanaj (Albania).
An accordion masterclass was held by Angel Marinov (Bulgaria).

Results of the 2022 International Competition:
Category 1 Children - 1st Lazar Jovanovic
Category 2 Children – 1st Ege Sarper Yilmaz
Category 3 Junior – 1st Melih Yarligas
Category 4 Adult – 1st Armin Mohammadi
Category 4 Enthusiast – 1st Samil Sirin
Category 5 Masters – 1st Dusan Dordevic (picture above left)
Category 6 Group – 1st Aydin Yavas Orchestra (picture above right)

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Mike Middleton Entertains at Missouri City Oktoberfest - USA

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Mike MiddletonMike Middleton is a professional accordionist performing music of all genres, including Texas Folk music. He performs mainly for charity events and local festivals, including supporting regularly A World of Accordions Museum, in Superior Wisconsin.

Mike Middleton will entertain at the Missouri City Oktoberfest held at the Quail Valley City Centre in Missouri City, Texas on September 17th, 2022 from 4pm to 7pm.

Entry is free of charge. See poster for details.

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Online: 2022 "Ural Cup" International Competition - Russia

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The 2022 "Ural Cup" International Competition for performers on folk instruments will be held online from October 31st to November 4th, 2022 at the Magnitogorsk State Conservatory (Academy) named after M. I. Glinka in Magnitogorsk, Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Applications for participation will be accepted until October 15th, 2022.

Accordion program requirements as follows.

Categories I, II (up to 10 minutes), III category (up to 12 minutes):
1. Performance with elements of polyphonic presentation.
2. Performance of own choice.
3. Performance of a folk theme or popular melody.

Category IV (up to 20 minutes):
1. Polyphonic work (invention, canon, fugue).
2. Work of a large form: sonatina (all movements); sonata - the 1st part (necessarily in sonata form), or the 2nd and 3rd parts of the sonata, or the entire sonata; suite or partita - at least three parts; concert or part of a concert.
3. Performance of own choice.

Categories V, VI, VII, VIII (up to 30 minutes):
1. A polyphonic piece with a fugue for at least 3 voices.
2. Work of a large form: sonatina (all movements); sonata - the 1st part (necessarily in sonata form), or the 2nd and 3rd parts of the sonata, or the entire sonata; suite or partita - at least three parts; concert or part of a concert.
3. Performance of own choice.

Download competition Rules and Entry form here: 2022URALRules.pdf

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New Website for Accordion Method Books by Ricardo Llanos - Spain

Accordion bookPun bookRicardo Llanos is the new distributor of his two accordion method books: “Acordeón Divertido” (for free bass button accordion - picture above left) and “Pun Txan Txan” (for standard or Stradella button accordion - picture above right).

Both methods are written in Spanish, English and Basque. They include a methodological guide for the teacher and, currently, most of the songs are step by step explained and performed by Ricardo on his YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjFq8_3O55iUuvd0K-avAdQ

The books are available at: www.acordeondivertido.com

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Updated Expanded Article, AAA Commissioned Concert Works - USA

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Robert Young McMahanIt gives me great pleasure to announce that I have completed the expansion of yet another of my 22 original articles on the AAA commissioned concert works each of which appeared annually in the AAA Festival Journal between 1997 and 2019.

This article examines the Adagio and Rondo Concertante, for two accordions & orchestra, by Paul Pisk, and Sonatina, for solo accordion, by David Diamond. http://www.ameraccord.com/aaacommissions8.php

As with my previous revisions, this one adds more historical and analytical information than was in the original article plus the new and much needed feature of musical examples. Regarding the latter, a new element in this latest revision is the presence of sound files to accompany the musical excerpts of the Pisk work, thus allowing the reader to hear the excerpts while viewing them in print. Regarding the Diamond Sonata, you may hear it beautifully performed by Beverly Roberts Curnow in its entirety via the link in the AAA website commissioned works home page (http://www.ameraccord.com/aaacommissions.php)

As always, go to http://www.ameraccord.com/aaacommissions2.php to view this and all the other articles of the series in both their original and newly revised versions.

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2022 Maclagan Squeezebox Festival – Australia

Maclagan posterThe 2022 Maclagan Squeezebox Festival will be held in the Maclagan Memorial Hall, Maclagan, Queensland, Australia on October 8th, 2022.

A new steering committee has been set up to bring new direction and great entertainment to this year's festival.

Download poster with further details and program: 2022Maclagan.pdf
For further information phone: 048 8921 278

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Entries Closing Soon: Irish Accordion Association Open Festival 2022 - Ireland

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Entries close on October 1st, 2022 for the Irish Accordion Association 2022 Open Accordion Festival, due to be held on November 19th & 20th, 2022, at the Mullagh Hall in Mullagh, Co. Cavan, Ireland.

The event will include competition classes for soloists, duets, ensembles and orchestras in a variety of age groups.

Download competition rules and entry form here: 2022IrishRules.pdf

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Video: Foster & Allen New Release

Video: Foster & Allen have just released the official video of “There’s a Blue Moon Over My World Without You” from their forthcoming album "We'll Meet Again".

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Tom Torriglia Releases New CD “Limoncello Time” - USA

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Tom CD coverTom CD tracksVideo: Track from new CD “Limoncello Time”

Tom Torriglia (picture above) has just released his latest album “Limoncello Time”.

The CD was recorded in both Genova and San Francisco, and includes 10 fun and whimsical songs spanning a variety of musical genres and themes.

Since 2005, Tom has been recording Italian-American music and “Limoncello Time”, the fourth album in this series, does not disappoint with seven of the 10 tunes falling into that category.

For details phone: +39 389 924 5158

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Future events


Ensemble Astros Performs at Daegu Arts Centre - South Korea

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The Ensemble Astros will perform at the Daegu Arts Centre, Biseul Hall in Dalseo-gu, Daegu, South Korea on September 17th, 2022 at 6pm.

For details phone: +82-53-606-6114

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“Itrio” Debut Concert – Denmark

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“Itrio” will perform their debut concert at the Koncertkirken in Copenhagen, Denmark on September 19th, 2022, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm organised by the Det Kongelige Danske Musikkonservatorium (DKDM).

The ensemble consists of three Icelandic accordionists: Helga Kristbjörg Guðmundsdóttir, Jón Þorsteinn Reynisson and Jónas Ásgeir Ásgeirsson.

In addition to the trio, accordionist Flemming Viðar Valmundsson will also perform.

Their program will include:
Jukka Tiensuu: Mutta
Friðrik Margrétar-Guðmundsson: Prisma (world premiere)
Hafdís Bjarnadóttir: Onstro City (world premiere)
Astor Piazzolla: Ballet tango
Toshio Hosokawa: MI-KO
Finnur Karlsson: For All the Wrong Reasons
Léon Boëllmann: Suite Gothique

Admission is free of charge. For details email: dkdm@dkdm.dk

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Zoe Tiganouria “Tango of Life” Concert – Greece

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Zoe TiganouriaZoe Tiganouria will perform a concert with the L’anima String Quartet" entitled “Tango of Life” at the 1st Festival of the Attica Region in Attiko Alsos, Greece on September 19th, 2022 at 9pm.

The event, organized by the Region of Attica, is a “goodbye to summer” and concludes a successful tour of 23 summer concerts throughout Greece by Zoe Tiganouria.

Their program will include excerpts from the Hollywood movie soundtrack “Tango Shalom”.

Entrance is free of charge. See poster for details.

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Tony Compton & Simon Ramet Perform Lunchtime Jazz – England

Simon RametTony ComptonTony Compton (picture right) & Simon Ramet (picture above) will perform Lunchtime Jazz at the Southend Civic Centre Council Chamber, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England on September 21st, 2022 from 12.15pm to 1pm.

The concert is one of a series of lunchtime concerts at the civic centre which are free of charge.

Their program will include a variety of music from Astor Piazzolla, gypsy, Frosini, film music and much more.

For details email: council@southend.gov.uk

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Lemon Bucket Orkestra Performs at Lotus World Music & Arts Festivals - USA

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The Lemon Bucket Orkestra (from Canada) will perform at the 29th annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival held in downtown Bloomington, Indiana, USA from September 22nd to 25th, 2022.

The festival will include over 20 international artist groups, arts, food, dance, and workshops. Free activities include Arts Village downtown, Lotus in the Park at Switchyard Park on Saturday 24th, and the Lotus Local Stage which presents local bands with a global connection.

The Lemon Bucket Orkestra is Toronto’s only Balkan-Klezmer-Gypsy-Party-Punk Super-Band and includes accordionist and vocalist Marichka Marczyk.
LBO

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Duo Aspera Recital at Casa della Musica – Italy

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Duo Aspera will give a recital at the Casa della Musica in Trieste, Italy on September 27th, 2022.

The duo, which includes Ghenadie Rotari (accordion) and Valentina Vargiu (piano) will perform a program of music by Schumann, Piazzolla and Makkonen.

For details email: duoaspera@gmail.com

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Grupo Musical Alpenband Performs at 2022 Oktoberfest - Colombia

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Grupo accordionistThe Grupo Musical Alpenband will entertain at the Oktoberfest Festival of German Beer on October 1st and 2nd, 2022.

The event will be held at the Centro de Eventos del Norte (North Events Center) in Chia, Colombia.

See poster for details.

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Accordionist Performs at 2022 Jazzebre Jazz Festival - France

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The 2022 Jazzebre Jazz Festival (34th edition) will be held from September 23rd to October 16th, 2022 in France.

The event will include a performance by the Daltin/Bardoscia Duo at the Cinema René Vautier in Elne, France on October 1st, 2022 at 9pm.

The duo features Grégory Daltin (accordion) and Marco Bardoscia (double bass) pictured below who perform “a broad-spectrum jazz, as much improvised as written, …in tango mode and fun musette”.
Grégory Daltin & Marco Bardoscia

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Victor Prieto Trio Entertain at “Terraza 7” - USA

VP TrioThe Victor Prieto Trio will entertain at "Terraza 7" in Queens, New York, USA on September 29th, 2022 at 7pm.

The trio includes Victor Prieto (accordion), Ricky Rodriguez (bass) and Vince Cherico (drums).

For details email: info@victorprieto.net

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No 1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra “Music from Around the World” Concert - England

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St Edburg ChurchThe No 1 Ladies Accordion Orchestra will entertain with a “Music from Around the World” concert at St Edburg Church (picture left) in Bicester, Ozfordshire, England on October 29th, 2022.

Their program will include an evening of music from wistful waltzes to tantalising tangos. Also featuring popular classical pieces and film themes. Interspersed with interesting insights into the wonderful world of accordions and why we are so passionate about our music.

For details email: no1ladiesaccordion@gmail.com

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Beniamino Bugiolacchi Chronology of Production of Italian Accordions Article Link
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Video: Zoie Performs at HK Accordion Academy - Hong Kong

Video: Young accordionist Zoie performs an accordion arrangement of a well known Japanese cartoon at HK (Hong Kong) Accordion Music (Asia).

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Excellent Entries for 'Live' 2022, 75th Coupe Mondiale in Zofingen - Switzerland

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Mirco PatariniKimmo MattilaConfédération Internationale des Accordéonistes (CIA) Secretary General Kimmo Mattila writes: "The CIA congratulates the 2022 Coupe Mondiale host, the CIA member accordeon.ch upon attracting 83 entries from 23 countries for the 75th Coupe Mondiale in Zofingen, 4-9 October 2022."

Even as we witness devastating war in Ukraine and Covid still causing problems, this second "live Coupe Mondiale" with live jury and contestants is clearly very popular with teachers and competitors.

Additionally, the CIA has received 60 delegate registrations from 29 national members for the CIA International Congress with many Delegates also participating as jury for the Coupe Mondiale World Accordion Championships.

CIA President Mirco Patarini writes: “We are very happy to have such a large number of competitors, delegates and jury members present for the 75th Coupe Mondiale. We will have a great event with real music in a live situation. Music is an Art that is “here, and now”, there is nothing so emotional for the artist and the audience than a concert in a beautiful hall!"

Download printable event poster at: 2022CM-poster.pdf
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Renzo Ruggieri Releases New Arrangement "Il Bosco Incantato" - Italy

Book coverRenzo RuggieriVideo: Conductor & composer: Renzo Ruggieri, soloist: Petr Vacek, bass-accordion: Ladislav Horak, accordion orchestra from masterclass in Dobrany Festival 2022. Premiered 31 August 2022.

Renzo Ruggieri (picture right) has now released his composition "Il Bosco Incantato" for accordion solo with accordion quintet/orchestra arrangement, catalog rrenzo524

Renzo Ruggieri writes: "Il bosco incantato" is a piece written for accordion (with free bass) that elaborates a melody created for the exhibition curated by Marco Goldin - to whom the piece is dedicated - "Munch e lo Spirito del Nord" (2011) on the famous painter Edward Munch. The title recalls the painting "The Enchanted Forest" from 1903."

The composition "Il Bosco Incantato" has previously been released.
rrenzo524 - Il Bosco Incantato for free bass accordion and string orchestra (full score and individual parts).
Now, for the same price, the purchase of rrenzo524 will include the composition for accordion quintet/orchestra and the composition for string orchestra, score and all individual parts included. Superb value at € 25
The solo version "Il Bosco Incantato" is catalog rrenzo517

Other virtuoso arrangement by Renzo Ruggieri:

rrenzo500 - Song For S.B (Accordion and Orchestra) and (Accordion and String Orchestra)
rrenzo501 - Song For S.B (Solo)

rrenzo503 - Tango Italiano (Solo) this very successful solo has been updated in February 2021 (ver. 1.3). Tango Italiano for 5 types of ensembles rrenzo522 (ensemble)

rrenzo504 - Carnevale (Solo)
rrenzo505 - Roma Tango (Solo)
rrenzo506 - Cinema (for 4 parts and drums, electronic accordion)
rrenzo507 - Variations on Säkkijärven Polka (Solo)
rrenzo508 - Medley Disco (Solo)
rrenzo509 - Acquarelli Italiani (Solo)
rrenzo510 - Grande Jo (Solo)
rrenzo511 - Figaro (Solo) or (Solo with string orchestra)
rrenzo512 - Accordion Kids (10 pieces) simple and modern compositions
rrenzo514 - La Vita Delle Cose (The Life of Things)
rrenzo515 - Peccatum et Gratia for electronic (hybrid) accordion
rrenzo516 - Lo Scuro e il Chiaro (accordion duo)

rrenzo517 - Il bosco incantato (for free bass accordion, solo) This work for free bass accordion and string orchestra is catalog rrenzo524

rrenzo518 - Valentango (Solo)
rrenzo519 - The Jackson Medley (Solo)
rrenzo520 - Acquarelli Italiani for Accordion and Orchestra
rrenzo521 - ll Tuo Sguardo (solo)

rrenzo522 - Tango Italiano (ensemble) (full score and individual parts). The solo version is catalog rrenzo503

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