The world of classical music gets "The Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky Korsakov while classic banjo gets the flight of the Daddy Longlegs by Emile Grimsha...

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Comment by TONY BRYAN on October 28, 2013 at 20:28
The world of classical music gets "The Flight of the Bumblebee" by Rimsky Korsakov while classic banjo gets the flight of the Daddy Longlegs by Emile Grimshaw. The objective is the same in each case: to replicate the flight of an insect in music. Grimshaw has his insect flying around and constantly crash landing.
The banjo here is my hundred-dollar-made-in-China special (The Rover - the banjo with a bark) with medium gauge strings. The lighter strings are harder to keep under control, but it all helps to rattle the tune along.
Comment by thereallyniceman on October 29, 2013 at 10:38

Another great performance Tony. I love the way that you play those hidden gems that I have never heard before. We have almost 800 scores in the MUSIC LIBRARY and I have probably played only a couple of dozen of them, so there must be plenty more treasures to be revealed!

Thanks for posting...I have two questions though....

1) I notice that you post the videos yet they are played by a gentleman from the East but the credits show they are recorded in Richmond is that Richmond East Yorkshire or Richmond in the east of "down south" , or somewhere much more exotic altogether?  :-)

2) Did you fix your iPad/ Youtube player problem?

Comment by TONY BRYAN on October 29, 2013 at 19:05

To a great extent, the pieces are selected because no-one else appears to have posted a recording (some duplication is unavoidable).  There is no intention to be obscure, though, and I am constantly afraid that people will be thinking "oh, no, he's not recorded that old chestnut", or words to that effect.  

The international banjo superstar, Maestro Tapis, flies into Heathrow from time to time with his lovely piano accompanist, Yasmina, and favours my studio because of its proximity to the airport.  There is also a good Turkish restaurant nearby.  Clearly, he only has a few moments to spare before departing on the next leg of his concert tour, so he never gets much further north than Uxbridge.  He has expressed an interest in going to Harrow sometime, where he believes there is another good Turkish restaurant.  

My iPad plays Youtube videos just fine.  It's just Marc's entries that don't register, and I have not figured out why.  Strange to relate, if I go direct to Youtube there is no problem.  Somehow, when he connects his uploads to this site, the Youtube link gets lost - both for iPads and iPhones.  

Comment by David Wade on November 1, 2013 at 8:14

Nice one Maestro -I try to teach this one after Tired Tim and before Black Coquette.

Comment by TONY BRYAN on November 1, 2013 at 21:00
Thanks, Dave. Another finger-buster coming up this weekend. Watch this space!

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