“Mna Na hEireann” performed by Sharon Corr

Now that Christmas is over, I can share some music I saved until now, since I had more Christmas music than I could fit in before it would have to wait another year! Dănuţ Mănăstireanu shared a version of this classic piece, sometimes known by the English translation of its title, “Woman of Ireland,” performed [Read More...]

Spectacular Violin Christmas Carols

Here’s “What Child Is This” performed by Lindsey Stirling: And here’s “Sussex Carol” performed by the Annie Moses Band: That last video comes with a hat tip to John Gardner, whose post about sappy Christmas songs appeared around the same time as Aaron Belz’s on the necessity of sad Christmas songs. [Read more...]

Good King Wenceslas (Alex De Pue Arrangement)

Anyone who has gone to this year’s Yuletide Celebration at the Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis will have heard this arrangement of the classic carol by Alex De Pue, not with hammered dulcimer, but rather orchestrated for and performed by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra with the violin solo part played by Alex’s brother, the ISO [Read More...]

Handel – Sonata No.3, 2nd movement

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More from the MYO Play-a-Thon

Here’s a video (in which I unfortunately didn’t capture the first couple of notes) of music from Super Mario Bros.: And then a couple of Irish fiddle tunes –  Porthole of the Kelp: And Toormore Polka No.1 and No.2: [Read more...]

Cantina Band Theme for Violin

The above is one of several videos I took at this year’s Metropolitan Youth Orchestra Play-a-Thon, held at the Broad Ripple McDonalds in Indianapolis. [Read more...]

Daniel D – Lullaby

Here’s a video from a great young violinist whose music I enjoy: [Read more...]

Jānis Mediņš – Sonata No.2 for Violin and Piano

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Janis Kalniņš – Larghetto Serioso

A short piece for violin by another Latvian composer with the surname Kalniņš.   Posted with Blogsy [Read more...]

Allegro Moderato from Seitz’ Concerto No.5 in D Major, Op.22

Performed by the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra at the Hilbert Circle Theater in Indianapolis yesterday.   [Read more...]

Allegro by Joseph-Hector Fiocco

A young violinist some of you will recognize here performs Allegro by Joseph-Hector Fiocco (from Suzuki Book 6) at the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra recital at Broadway United Methodist Church in Indianapolis on March 4th, 2012. [Read more...]


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