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The Classic Ocarina

The Chuckerbutty Ocarina Quartet - Michael Copley, Director

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"The ocarina, a wind instrument made in many shapes and sizes, has been around for a long time. Unfortunately, it has been ignored by composers both great and otherwise for almost as long."

From this premise, Michael Copley, Director and founder of The Chuckerbutty Ocarina Quartet, sets out to correct the injustices of the past with a brilliant, charming, virtuosic, and often sidesplittingly funny traversal of classical, traditional, and popular music from around the world. In so doing, he has crafted a unique recording that effectively re-invents the possibilities of the little 10,000 year-old clay instrument built on the principle of the Helmholtz resonator.

1.   Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) Symphony No. 1 (Finale)     2:25
2.   Trad. Italian Tarantella     1:15
3.   Fernando Sor (1778-1839) La Romanesca     3:25
4.   Jacquess Offenbach (1819-1880) Can-Can  *     1:57
5.   Sir Arthur Sullivan (1842-1900) "I'm Called Little Buttercup" from HMS Pinafore     1:16
6.   Sullivan "Tit Willow" from The Mikado     1:16
7.   Sullivan "I Have a Song to Sing-o" from The Mikado     1:45
8.   Anon. 16th c. My Lady Carey's Dompe     2:51
9.   Anon. early 18th c. A Division to a Ground     2:03
10. Trad. Chinese Flute Piece     3:24
11. Ralf Arnie/Neumann/E. Bader/Gene Martyn Tulips From Amsterdam  *     2:04
12. (Joseph) Jean-Baptiste Arban (1825-1889) Carnival of Venice Variations     7:05
13. Trad. Rumanian Mindra Mea e Ardeleana  +     1:11
14. Trad. Rumanian Trece Lelea Pe Colnic  +     3:56
15. Trad. Rumanian Hora Oltenilor  +     1:31
16. Giuseppe Verdi (1831-1901) "La Donna e Mobile" from Rigoletto     1:50
17. Trad. Japanese Hanabe No Uta     1:53
18. Trad. Japanese Lullaby     1:25
19. Franz Schubert (1797-1828) "Die Forelle" ("The Trout")  *     2:27
20. Erik Satie (1866-1925) Gymnopedie No. 2     2:07
21. Trad. Sicilian Two Folk Dances     3:11
22. Richard Wagner (1813-1883) Prelude to Act 3 of Lohengrin  *     3:23
23. Mark A. Brewer (19th c.) The Lark's Festival     7:30

       Total Program Length: 61:22

        All arrangements by Michael Copley, except
        * arranged by Michael S. Murray and
        + arranged by Maurice Hodges

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