New Old Time Music – Angeline the Baker

I found a tune called Angeline the Baker in a book called “The Fiddler’s Fakebook” left over from my aborted attempt at learning to play the violin/fiddle. I never got rid of the book because I love a lot of the music in there and find it enjoyable to play on the guitar.

My recording of “Angeline the Baker” is an arrangement I created of an old time fiddle tune based on a song called Angelina Baker written by Stephen Foster for the Christy Minstrels, and published in 1850. The original laments the loss of a woman slave, sent away by her owner. The melody of the fiddle tune, Angeline the Baker differs from the Stephen Foster version.

In my arrangement and instrumentation in this recording I spiced it up and added a bit of country flavor! See my music page to buy a copy of Angeline the Baker.

 

 

Bluesy Bach Opus 2 Ringtone Number 3 (Ave Maria)

Here is the link to Bluesy Bach Opus 2 Ringtone Number three — that’s 3 (Ave Maria)!

Sure, you can listen to my music for free…..but YOU can help support independent music creation, by going to the music store page, and buy ringtones (or song, or videos) for ANY amount you choose to pay.

All payments may be done SECURELY through PayPal.  The music store page contains ringtones that are already in the Apple .m4r format.  And if you don’t do anything else, at least listen on Spotify.

Bluesy Bach Opus 2 Ringtone Number 2 (Ave Maria)

Here is the link to Bluesy Bach Opus 2 Ringtone Number 2 (Ave Maria)!

Sure, you can listen to my music for free…..but YOU can help support independent music creation, by going to the music store page, and buy ringtones (or song, or videos) for ANY amount you choose to pay.

All payments may be done SECURELY through PayPal.  The music store page contains ringtones that are already in the Apple .m4r format.

Bluesy Bach – Opus 3 (Bachulele Minuet)

Aloha my Bach Ohana!

My latest “Bluesy Bach” adventure takes us into ‘ukulele land with my release of my arrangement and recording of Bluesy Bach – Opus 3 (Bachulele Minuet).  You can grab a high quality (320 kbps mp3 or flac file) from my Music Store page, or if you are into streaming, just listen on Spotify on my artist page.  You can also buy the song on Amazon.com.

Johann Sebastian Bach gave two notebooks of music to his wife, Anna Magdalena. The second notebook of 1725 contains a number of compositions from various composers of the time that were favorites of the Bach family. Included in the notebook is Menuett, BWV Anhang 114, popularly known as Minuet in G major, which has become the new focus of my attention in my ongoing “Bluesy Bach” series of recordings. This recording is my own unique approach to this piece which I hope you enjoy.  By the way, during my research on this song I learned that for many years this Minuet (Menuette in French) was ascribed to JS Bach, however it is now attributed to Christian Petzold.

You might also want to check out the song “A Lover’s Concerto”, which was based on the Minuet in G major. The song was recorded by the girl group The Toys and reached number 2 in the US Billboard Hot 100 chart.

 

Anna Magdalena Bach

Johann Sebastian Bach gave two notebooks of music to his wife, Anna Magdalena.  The second notebook of 1725 contains a number of compositions from various composers of the time that were favorites of the Bach family.  Included in the notebook is Menuett, BWV Anhang 114, popularly known as Minuet in G major, which has become the new focus of my attention in my ongoing “Bluesy Bach” series of recordings.  Expect my own unique approach to this piece which will be available in the near future.

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