Transcriptions by Bill Lanphier
Online package includes:
* Over 21 print-ready, PDF transcriptions.
* Reference MP3s of the original recordings in
normal-speed and slow-speed versions.
* Performance notes.
* Guide to common Bulgarian rhythms.
This new online edition, which includes additional titles, features highly-detailed, high-resolution, print-ready transcriptions of over 21 Bulgarian & Macedonian instrumentals and vocals. Included are reference MP3s (128 kbps) with normal-speed and slow-speed, original-pitch versions.
Titles, plus audio and transcription excerpts are on the Samples page.
Included in the transcriptions are ornaments (including upper and lower mordents), harmony parts, chord symbols, microtones, tempo markings, dynamics, rhythm-section cues, and instrument assignments. Skill level ranges from beginner to highly advanced. Prior experience with Balkan music isn't necessary, but several of the tunes are challenging even to players deeply rooted in that music. The 21+ transcriptions comprise over 50 pages of music and over 1000 measures, while the MP3s from original recordings total over two hours. Also included is a guide to 12 common Bulgarian rhythms, from 2/4 to 18/16, plus notes on performance and interpretation. Total download is 151 MB. Sorry, individual titles aren't available in this online version, which replaces the original hard-copy version.
Musical styles represented in these transcriptions include (acoustic) bitov ensembles, electric and acoustic wedding bands, a cappella choir, vocal with ensemble, solo accordion, military brass band, duo, and cutting-edge progressive folk. Artists represented include Nikolay Kolev, Ivan Milev, Najden Kirov, Ork. Titanik, Pejo Peev, Georgi Petrov, Theodosii Spassov, and Atanas Vulchev.
These immaculate transcriptions were prepared in Finale by highly-respected Balkan music instrumentalist Bill Lanphier, who has performed with many premier Balkan artists, including Jasko Argirov, Christos Govetas, Nikolay Kolev, Ivan Milev, Nedyalko Nedyalkov, Georgi Petrov, and Trio Mopmu, plus artists outside Eastern European music including The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Madonna, and the Rippingtons.
Bavna Ruchenitsa Instrumental 7/16 Dimov, Petrov, Stojnov
Buchimish Instrumental 15/16 Hristofor Radanov
Darakchijska Ruchenitsa Instrumental 7/16 Pejo Peev, "Pletenitsa"
Gankino Horo Instrumental 11/16 Bulgarian Brass, Pan 153
Gizmo Horo Instrumental 11/16 Lanphier composition (midi)
Gruncharsko Horo Instrumental Mixed & 9/16 Slavcho Lambov, Jasko Argirov
Isni Pestref Instrumental 9/8 Ork. Titanik, "Euro Cocek 2002"
Jovano, Jovanke Vocal and beginner piano 7/8 Baksheesh Boys
Jove, Malaj Mome Instrumental 18/16 Shopska Grupa
Kanjat me, mamo 4-part female vocal (rubato)
Lanphier arrangement / Juliana Graffagna, vocal
Karavelovska Povratana Instrumental 11/16 Nikolay Kolev, "Generation Through Generation"
Komsijsko Oro Instrumental 6/8 Simeon Atanasov, "Ora i coceci"
Kopanitsa Instrumental 11/16 Ivan Milev, "Mladost"
Kopanitsa Instrumental 11/16 Theodosii Spassov,
Krajdunavsko Instrumental 2/4 Trio Trakia
Krivo Horo Instrumental Mixed Trakijskata Trojka, Trio Mopmu
Krivo Horo Instrumental 11/16 Atanas Vulchev
Masko Oro Instrumental 7/16 Simeon Atanasov, "Ora i coceci"
Mitko's Smeseno Solo accordion Mixed & 11/16 Mitko Tonchev
Proviknala se Borjana Vocal with ensemble 7/8 Juliana Graffagna, vocal
Ruupert Dances in Fins Instrumental Mixed Toids, "Ruupert Dances in Fins"
Ventseslavovo Horo Instrumental 13/16 Najden Kirov, "Orchestra Rousse"