The HARRISBURG MANDOLIN ENSEMBLE is creating its own arrangements, drawing from traditional folk, bluegrass, swing, jazz, and original material. A few of our pieces can be downloaded as demo mp3s. Our current repertoire includes:
ALL BLUES--An arrangement of the Miles Davis classic with a triple-mando centerpiece.
BERMUDA-FULL--A Caribbean-flavored instrumental composed by hammered dulcimist Walt Michael.
COURANTE - From Bach's First Orchestral Suite.
CRAZY CREEK--A twisted arrangement of Tommy Jackson's classic bluegrass instrumental.
DJANGOLOGY--From the repertoire of Django Reinhardt & Stephane Grappelli.
FIRST TEAR-- An instrumental composed by Akira Otsuka.
FLATBUSH WALTZ/NATASHA'S WALTZ--A medley of two ethnically-tinged compositions by mandolin greats Andy Statman and Norman Blake.
HALF MOON DOG--A new acoustic instrumental composed by Matt Flinner.
LOST IN YOUR EYES--A swinging bluesy arrangement of a great song by Peter Case.
MANDO BULL - From the repertoire of the Mando Mafia
MONROE MEDLEy--Affectionately subtitled "Forgive Us, Bill," a medley of 5 of our favorite Bill Monroe instrumentals.
MOONFLOWERS--A gentle moody piece composed by Mary-Kate Lee, harpist for the Harrisburg celtic group Seasons. [AVAILABLE AS FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD]
PETITE FLEUR--A mesmerizing Sidney Bechet tune.
RUSSIAN MEDLEY--A medley of "Russian Lullaby," "Russian Rag," and "Dark Eyes."
SEA JOURNEY--A modal Chick Corea tune.
SOMETHING SNAPPY - An instrumental from The Eicher Family Band.
SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET--Jaunty swing standard sung by HME mandolist Tom Cook, inspired by Peggy Lee's recording with Benny Goodman.
WATER MEDLEY--A pairing of the fiddle tune "Over the Waterfall" with Dirk Powell's rewrite of the traditional ballad "Waterbound," here sung by HME mandocellist Henry Koretzky. [AVAILABLE AS FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD.]