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O'Connor, Mark - Old Country Fairy Tale for Violin, Viola, and Cello - Score - Digital Download

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Old Country Fairy Tale for violin, viola and cello is a composition by Mark O'Connor that appears on the recording "Appalachia Waltz" featuring Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer. The Sony Classical release was voted by People Magazine as one of the top ten albums in all musical categories of 1996. O'Connor scored the original recording of "Old Country Fairytale" to include doublebass. Here, he has adapted the instrumentation to call for violin, viola and cello for improved playability.

The composition features O'Connor's beautiful melodic phrases dynamically ushered into the classic setting. His theme for "Old Country Fairy Tale" undergoes a development of three different dance traditions found in fiddle music - the Hornpipe, Waltz and Jig, which in broad terms presents a unique version of a fiddle contest round. New music with an old spirit.

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Title: Old Country Fairy Tale for Violin, Viola, and Cello - Score
Composer: Mark O'Connor
Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
Instrumentation: Violin, Viola, Cello
Parts Included: Score Only
Pages: 16 Pages
Time: 9 minutes
Format: Digital Download

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Mark O'Connor began his creative journey at the feet of American fiddling legend Benny Thomasson, and the iconic French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Now, at age 55, he has melded these influences into a new American classical music, and is perpetuating his vision of an American School of String Playing. Mr. O’Connor has won three Grammys, seven CMA awards as well as several national fiddle, guitar and mandolin champion titles. His distinguished career includes representing the United States Information Agency in cultural diplomacy to six continents and performing in front of several U.S. presidents including being invited to the White House by President Ronald Reagan to perform as a teen.

After recording a series of albums for Rounder and Warner Bros including his multiple Grammy-winning New Nashville Cats, his recordings for Sony Classical with Yo-Yo Ma, Appalachia Waltz and Appalachian Journey sold a million CDs and gained O'Connor worldwide recognition as a leading proponent of a new American musical idiom.

Mr. O’Connor’s Fiddle Concerto released on Warner Bros. has become the most-performed violin concerto composed in the last 50 years. On his own OMAC Records label, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra recorded his sweeping Americana Symphony while his groundbreaking 9th concerto, The Improvised Violin Concerto was recorded in Boston Symphony Hall. His new touring group, the Mark O’Connor Band consisting of family members (wife, son and daughter-in-law) debuted at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s bluegrass album chart and their first album Coming Home won a Grammy in 2017.

Mr. O’Connor has authored a series of educational books called the O’Connor Method and is now the fastest growing violin method in the country and tens of thousands can credit the O’Connor books for learning how to play stringed instruments. The O’Connor Method features American music styles, creativity, cultural diversity and western classical technical training. Mr. O’Connor currently is artist-in-residence with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, touring nationally with the Mark O’Connor Band and resides in North Carolina with his wife, fellow bandmate and duo partner Maggie O’Connor.

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