Inventio: Transcriptions for Two Hammered Dulcimer[CD]
'Inventio is a good collection of classical material done with sensitive artistry and an amazing sense of timing and coordination by Martha Giles and Bob Wadsworth. I applaud them on their dedication and commitment to their project, and I look forward to their next recording.' - Bob Clark, Newsletter of The Hammer Heads, A Hammered Dulcimer Society of Southeastern Virginia, 6/30/08 A long-time acoustic guitar player who has also had classical training on piano, cello, and organ, Robert Wadsworth discovered the hammered dulcimer in the late 1990s and has become an avid performer and teacher. His diverse repertoire includes traditional dance tunes and instrumental arrangements of folk and pop songs as well as Baroque music. In addition to performing as a solo act, he continues to play in old-time string bands and jam sessions. Bob has composed several dozen instrumental pieces for hammered dulcimer and for acoustic finger-picking style guitar. Martha Giles lives in Virginia Beach, where she has taught joyful music lessons to children for more than twenty years. Martha is also a professional French horn player and a member of Symphonicity and The Tidewater Winds. She is currently recording Baroque music for solo unaccompanied hammered dulcimer. Martha and Bob met at the Williamsburg (Virginia) Quarterly Gathering of Hammered Dulcimer Players, where their mutual interest in 'classical' music, and a special appreciation of Bach, stood out among players of mostly traditional tunes. Living one hundred miles apart, they decided to separately learn one duet (Bach's Two-Part Invention No. 8) to be performed together at the next Williamsburg Gathering. Encouraged by friends and colleagues, they continued to transcribe, learn, and record their favorite Baroque and Romantic pieces. '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.' - Inventio, 2008.
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