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Variations on folksongs from Alsace for cello and guitar.wmv





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Uploaded on Apr 20, 2011

'Ne Reihe Stüecke üssm Elsass
(i.e a set of variations on folksongs from Alsace)
was written by David W Solomons in the 1970s specially for
the cello and guitar duet he formed with the late Chris Benson.
This is the first performance in 1975
The details and explanations of the movements can be found at:
The score is now published by Musik Fabrik and can be obtained at
The sequence of images relates to the various folksongs (including various punning

Many of the images are photographs taken by the composer, others are public domain or

creative commons.

Details as follows
Schnogaloch (le trou aux moustiques - the mosquito-hole) a pub in Obernai photographed by the

Fachwerkhaus (half-timbered house - what the Brits call "Tudor style") in Ribeauvillé

photographed by Oswald Engelhardt (Creative Commons)
Kaysersberg - a painting by the composer's mother Elizabeth M Solomons
Otrott Post Office, Castle with turkey, Obernai town hall and countryside between Obernai and

Otrott photographed by the composer.
Portrait of a young lady - Ernst Meisel (presaging the last movement via a pun)
Woman wearing a bracelet - Alfred Stevens
Great titmouse ("Maisel" in Alsacien) in nest box - R Engelhardt - Creative Commons
Genêts en fleurs dans le col de Saales (Vosges) Ji-Elle (public Domain)
Panorama of Salm (Vosges) - Lybil BER (Creative commons) (

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