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Yellow River

Samuel Hoffman
Yellow River
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From the liner notes: The Yangtze gleams and curl away from the docks as coolies carry the heavy cargo. Among their cries are heard ancient chants of farewell from the fishermen of a nearby sampan. The boat slips from its dock and heads upriver amid a rush and pattern of color, passing ancient pagodas framed by fruit tree blossoms, the tiny farms. As the riverbed narrows, coolies work with poles to direct the boat through the pass. The trackers, heavy ropes wound about their bodies, pull the boat through the rapids, singing a wailing melody. The river whirls in pools or fashins, boiling, breaking, foaming. A captain of a passing boat shouts a greeting. Caught up in the atmosphere are the secrets of the three River Gods, their images painted in many places, to guard against the evil spirits of the Yellow River.

Swampmusic

Lydia Kavina
Swampmusic
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Free track (MP3) from Lydia Kavina’s live album “Concerto per Theremin”.

The Secret Music of China

The Secret Music of China Long Playing featuring thereminist Samuel Hoffman

According to Gary Hoffman (the son of Samuel Hoffman) “The Secret Music of China” was a musical produced in 1947 with orchestra, chorus, and cast under the direction of Alexander Laszlo. The music was released in the same year on four 78 rpm records and then re-released in 1949 on a 33&1/3 rpm 10-inch microgroove […]

Fantasia

Bohuslav Martinů
Fantasia

This midi file was (brutally) generated from the transcriptions (made by Mauro Cavalieri D’Oro on Finale for Macintosh) of the musical scores utilized by the Columbus Orchestra during the two concerts that Lydia Kavina gave in Italy in 1998 (See Lydia’s CD “Concerto per Theremin”). The theremin part is assigned to the GM whistle sound.

Summertime

George Gershwin
Summertime

This midi file was (brutally) generated from the transcriptions (made by Mauro Cavalieri D’Oro on Finale for Macintosh) of the musical scores utilized by the Columbus Orchestra during the two concerts that Lydia Kavina gave in Italy in 1998 (See Lydia’s CD “Concerto per Theremin”). The theremin part is assigned to the GM whistle sound.

Humoresque

Antonin Dvorak
Humoresque

This midi file was (brutally) generated from the transcriptions (made by Mauro Cavalieri D’Oro on Finale for Macintosh) of the musical scores utilized by the Columbus Orchestra during the two concerts that Lydia Kavina gave in Italy in 1998 (See Lydia’s CD “Concerto per Theremin”). The theremin part is assigned to the GM whistle sound.

Air on a G String

Johann Sebastian Bach
Air on a G String

This midi file was (brutally) generated from the transcriptions (made by Mauro Cavalieri D’Oro on Finale for Macintosh) of the musical scores utilized by the Columbus Orchestra during the two concerts that Lydia Kavina gave in Italy in 1998 (See Lydia’s CD “Concerto per Theremin”). The theremin part is assigned to the GM whistle sound.

TVOX Audio Library Release 1.0

Introducing the Audio Library The “Audio Library” has been conceived as a central (and permanent) repository for theremin (or theremin-related) audio files, with no disk space restrictions. The first version of that repository is now online on this site. You can upload audio or midi files (this service is completely free), or you can add […]

Lev Sergeyevich Termen: The Inventor of the Theremin

Léon Theremin demonstrating the Thereminvox.

The history of the Theremin and its inventor through a collection of press clips. The Birth of the Theremin In the years previous to 1920, a young student, Lev Sergeivitch Termen (a name which was thereafter gallicized to Léon Théremin), built an electronic musical instrument in St. Petersburg. It was a Thermionic tubed instrument. Théremin […]