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The odd ones out

2008-07-24

Today, I've added three very special tunes...

As you might have noticed, I have a weak spot for odd but beautiful tunes. That's why today, I've added three tunes that you might not expect on an English Concertina.

The first odd one out is a mazurka in G minor. Mazurkas are usually very happy tunes, but this one is very melancholic, probably a French bagpipe or hurdy gurdy tune.

The second is a well know classical menuet from J.S. Bach.

The third one is a German zwiefacher: 'Die Alte Kath'. Zwiefachers are very odd dance tunes combining two rhythms, in this case 3/4 and 2/4.