Simon Mayor & the Mandolinquents

Dance of the Comedians

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2007 -- In concert! at New Greenham in England. Mandolin renaissance man Mayor with Hilary James on mandobass and vocals, classical guitarist Gerald Garcia, and Richard Collins on mandolin and banjo. Wide-ranging program of music from Rimsky-Korsakov, Ernesto Nazareth, Leroy Anderson, George Shearing, Edvard Grieg, Duke Ellington, the Scots folk tradition and much more including Smetana's "Dance of the Comedians."   More Details...

  • Pizzicato (Delibes arr. Mayor)
  • Spoken introduction: "Bonsoir"
  • Apanhei-te Cavaquinho (Nazareth)
  • Song of India (Rimsky-Korsakov)
  • Spoken introduction: "1, 2, 3, 4..."
  • The Typewriter (Anderson arr. Mayor)
  • Lullaby of Birdland (Forster / Shearing)
  • Spoken introduction: "If you've never met us..."
  • Czardas (Monti arr Mayor)
  • Spoken introduction: "A very poignant tale..."
  • Loch Lomond (Trad Scottish arr. Mayor)
  • Rigaudon (Grieg arr. Garcia)
  • The Sailor (Townsend-Warner / Mayor)
  • Spoken introduction: "A culture shock..."
  • Caravan (Ellington)
  • Spoken introduction ("Banjo for lovers...")
  • Will you come to the Bower (John Clare / trad English arr. Mayor)
  • Summer (Garcia - after a piece by Deng Yu-xian and Li Lin-qiu)
  • The Dance of the Comedians (Smetana arr. Mayor/Garcia)
  • Spoken introduction ("Frizingskaya Nutsov...")
  • The Spider in the Shed (Mayor)