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Haydn, Hummel and Kreisler

Today's page is a bit of departure - I only had one usable track for each of these composers and so I have put them on the same page.

Those of you who have noticed a certain alphabetical theme to recent posts are right - for want of any other methodical way of managing the selection process I have now settled into that routine.

The Haydn concerto was a bit tricky because of the need to balance four independent forces and it was a late realisation that putting the Marimba in the lead role with steel drums in support would be more effective.

The Hummel piece also took a bit of juggling to find the right balance - this is the first time I have used the Celtic Harp in this way but I think it comes off OK.

Normally the Kreisler would be too shmaltzy for my taste but the percussion interpretation reduces some of the sugar content - see what you think.

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