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Wadsworth

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Dulcet Fayre
  (2021) -  Nineteen  tracks of traditional Celtic tunes played on Hammered Dulcimer and Acoustic Guitars (and in a few instances acoustic bass), including 10 or 11* compositions by Irish harpist Turlough O'Carolan (1670-1738), traditional airs from the British Isles, Irish hornpipes, an Irish reel, and a Welsh polka.  Professionally duplicated CD-R in professionally produced cardboard sleeves, with  no plastic packaging (trying to do my part to minimize plastic waste).

* Authorship of one tune, The Dawning Of The Day), is disputed.
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 Reflections  (2019) - Twenty-one original instrumental compositions (almost 75 minutes of music) featuring acoustic 6-string and 12-string guitars, hammered dulcimer, acoustic and electric bass, and percussion. Eleven tracks feature 6-string acoustic guitar as the lead instrument, three of them with hammered dulcimer accompaniment.  There are four 12-string guitar tunes, five compositions for hammered dulcimer, and one piece in which 6-string guitar and hammered dulcimer alternate in playing the melody. Nine tunes are up-tempo, four of moderate pace, and eight slow in tempo.  Professionally duplicated CD-R in cardboard sleeve within clear plastic outer sleeve.  
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 Sunrise  (2013) - Thirteen original instrumental compositions featuring hammered dulcimer, acoustic 6-string and 12-string guitars, and acoustic bass. Four of the tunes are up-tempo and traditional in style (reels, hornpipes, and jigs); nine are moderate to slow in tempo and somewhat impressionistic. Seven tracks feature hammered dulcimer as the lead instrument with guitar accompaniment; fingerstyle guitar carries the melody on the remaining six, with hammered dulcimer in an accompanying role. In environmentally conscious packaging.  

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 Suites For The Holidays  (2009) - A perennial favorite. Over an hour of acoustic instrumental music for the Christmas and winter seasons. Hammered dulcimer is the featured instrument throughout, with acoustic guitar accompaniment and bowed psaltery accents on some selections. The 21 tracks are grouped into four suites:
  • THE NUTCRACKER SUITE: All eight moements of P.I. Tchaikovsky's perennial holiday favorite arranged for hammered dulcimer(s), with acoustic guitar accompaniment on four of the movements.
  • MOSTLY CAROLS SUITE: Traditional carol tunes and medleys from England, Ireland, France, Germany, Catalonia, and the Shetland Islands, plus one original composition.
  • MOSTLY ANTHEMS SUITE: Instrumental arrangements of an anthem, a hymn, and an organ piece.
  • SUITE FOR WINTER: A tribute to the stark beauty of the season.
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 Inventio  (2008) - A collaborative project of hammered dulcimer duets with Martha Giles of Virginia Beach, featuring all 15 of J.S. Bach's Two-Part Inventions and G.F. Handel's The Harmonious Blacksmith. Additional tracks include baroque works by Scarlotti and Telemann and romantic era pieces by Taregga and Saint-Saens. Released in 2008.  

"Four hands, four hammers and one hundred fifty-six strings bring warmth and brilliant resonance to exquisite musical gems from the Baroque Era, highlighted by the remarkable Fifteen Two-Part Inventions of Johann Sebastian Bach. Musical pictures are painted by the hammered dulcimers in two final, lovely Romantic offerings."

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