19th Century Tunes
Click below to get gif files of some 19th Century Tunes from old books I own. These are 200 dpi gif files and should print fine at 100%.
Mandolin Picture Gallery - Old photos featuring mandolin players
Old newspaper article I found in an old tune book. Why girls should play the mandolin.
Old mandolin catalogs – Luigi Ricca (NY) and May Flower (Chicago) both circa 1901.
|The tunes from Charles Brunover's Miniature Masterpieces for Mandolin||Meadowbrook
Melody in A
When Twilight Falls (one D string is retuned)
|from A Variety of Mandolin Music||Petite Bolero by Angy Palumbo|
|Pettine Duo style preparatory exercises.|
|These are two tunes arranged for 2 mandolins and guitar published by Century Publishing in 1903.|
|Some of the waltz pages from a tattered book called Howe's
Diamond School for the Violin by Elias Howe from Boston.
|Three schottisches (the first two from a mandolin tutor):|
|A composition dated 1915 by Felix Arndt (not quite 19C)|
|Two-part tango for mandolin duet from 1934|
|A polka transcribed by Jim Garber from Italian String Virtuosi (Rounder 1095) (improved typeset version by Plamen Ivanov)||Calabrisella Mia.|
|A beautiful Italian Waltz (Mandolin 1)||Speranze Perdute|
|Polka-Marcia from an undated Italian mandolin folio.||Trottolina|
|Some tunes from Hamilton's Imperial Mandolin Instructor (1898) method book (Mandolin 1 + accompaniment):|
|Polka Brillante by E. Becucci (2 mandolins + guitar):|
|A few Ragtime tunes from 1911, both for 1st Mandolin:|
|Four Mandolin solo pieces using altered tunings:|
|Two Step by Arthur Pryor, 1897||Ye Boston Tea Party|
Two Ragtime pieces by Jas. A. Johnstone, 1916 (associated with the Gibson Company):
|Bizzosa by E. Beccucci (O. Pagani)|
|Polka Studio by Giuseppe Silverstri (O. Pagani)|
|Giuseppina al Mare by G. Tarantola (O. Pagani)|
|Tra Veglia e Sonno by Luigi Canora (O. di Bella)|
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Last updated July 20, 2007