HOME                                  Best Of Accordions - MP3 Demos                                                           MP3s and Preset Arrangements produced by - Ken Belton                   September 2010

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The MP3 Demos are an attempt on my part to try to demonstrate the different types of sounds produced by each of the Accordions in this package by using tunes that most will associate with the Accordion.  In my opinion, for what it is worth, these sounds are very authentic and I hope I can give them the justice they deserve.

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Tango

This preset uses a combination of different registers of the 'Cavagnola Musette American' on the Upper manuals + wersichord  Duet 1.

 

Under The Bridges Of Paris Wonderful Copenhagen

This preset uses a combination of different registers of the 'Cavagnola Musette 2 voice' on the Upper manuals + wersichord  4way close.

Music has the power to'Transport'

I think I did mention that I hoped you would forgive me if I got a little carried away with this little exercise. Well the following MP3s are an example of what I meant.  Playing the type of music that is on these two MP3 demos tends to transport me into the intoxicating atmosphere of the real situation, and I sometimes forget to stop playing. 

I have always loved this type of music and the image it creates in my mind when I'm playing it. I think maybe, the best way for you to be able to tolerate the demos (unless of course, you also have strange tastes in music like myself, and like Accordions) is to imagine the scene of a Bier Keller and the Alpine Slopes.  What may assist and also have a 'numbing' effect, is a pint glass filled with larger. Then, if you link arms with the person next to you, just let the music transport you to the destination, but be careful, don't spill the beer. 

I do appreciate that all of this sounds as if I had a misspent youth in Pubs and Bier Kellers, but I can assure you this is not the case!!  However, after listening to the MP3s myself, I am not sure if I should have had some larger before, during or after playing, or indeed all three!!??  I will let you be the judge of that.  Incidentally, I do not have a clue what these tunes are!?

P.S.  If you should think that the demos sound nothing like a Wersi Organ, then my reply would have to be, that the guys at Wersi have done a terrific job with these samples!! 

Ken

Bier Keller Music

This medley of tunes uses a combination of registers of the German 'Weltmeister Supita' + Werschord  Duet1

Alpine Special

(Possibly up in the Alps who knows!!??)

This tune uses a combination of registers of the 'Alpine Special' + Werschord 4 way close

Over There By The Mill

Dutch Tuning

This preset uses a combination of different registers of the Italian 'Mengascini' 'Holland' on the Upper manuals. The tuning characteristics of this instrument (not surprisingly) are similar to the Dutch Street Organs.

The tune is a traditional Dutch Folk song.

Theme Tune From

 'A Year In Provence'

This preset uses a combination of different registers of the French 'Cavagnola Musette 3 voice' on the Upper manuals + wersichord  4way close.

 

 

Cuckoo Waltz 

 Alpine Sounding

This song uses the German Weltmeister Supita  'Master' register on Upper 3 + Werschord  Duet1 'Theremin' on Upper 1 (Cuckoo)

( Note: The Cuckoo may not always be in the right place, the perils of working with animals!!)

  Scottish Jig  

Scottish Accordion

This preset uses a combination of different registers of the German 'Hohner Morino V' panned left & right on the Upper manuals + Wersichord 4 way close to give the effect of a 'Scottish Accordion Dance Band'

 

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