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LOUNGE => Music, Musicians & Musicianship => Topic started by: Bart Elliott on November 06, 2015, 04:06 AM

Title: Xylophone Solo - "Tambourin Chinois" by Fritz Kreisler
Post by: Bart Elliott on November 06, 2015, 04:06 AM
Today, November 6, is J.C. Deagan's birthday (1853-1934) ... founder of the Deagan company, makers of fine mallet percussion instruments.

I thought I'd share an old video of mine, a recording from 30 years ago -- the final piece I performed during my junior recital back on May 4, 1985 (just a month before my 21st birthday). In the video, I'm playing on a 4-octave Deagan Xylophone (c.1908) which I no longer own but thoroughly enjoyed; what a beautiful sounding and looking instrument!

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-CGzDsk7yg

"Tambourin Chinois" (Chinese Drum) was original composed for violin by Fritz Kreisler. This arrangement is by legendary xylophonist, George Hamilton Green.