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Here you find my favorite pieces for solo accordion that I’ve played time and time again over the years. As a matter of fact, I am still using the same instrument I had sixty years ago. I want to preserve this precious heritage so that one day, when I’m no longer around, my descendants will also be able to enjoy such good-tempered and lively music. My favorites date back to the period of AM radio and gramophone when, about the year 1938, the accordion reached a peak in popularity. Accordingly, the sounds I’m using for the MIDi based music were sampled from an instrument out of that time. I follow the sheet music closely. However, I often can’t resist embellishing with side melodies, which actually requires „three-handed“ playing. I interpret the pieces the way I used to play them on the accordion – but flawlessly thanks to computer aid. My kids affably criticized that the music didn’t sound „authentic“ enough, without the typical imperfections.

Below all of my available dancing pieces are categorized into groups and listed alphabetically. Press the  playbutton  icon and enjoy the vintage harmonica music or download it. Unfortunately, some interpretations can not yet be published on the Internet, to avoid infringing on copyrights. Please feel free to contact me if you are interested in these items; you may ask for private MP3 copies or for access to the Private Accordion Lounge.

Bolero

Czárdás

Folk Dance

  • Bauernhochzeit (Ländlicher Tanz, Rheinländer) – Hermann Schittenhelm (1893 – 1979)
  • Bel Fiore (Tarantella) – Pietro Frosini (1895 – 1951)   Bel Fiore
  • Die Bauernkapelle (Rheinländer) – Hermann Schittenhelm (1893 -1979)
  • Der lustige Handörgler (Ländler) – Hermann Schittenhelm (1893 – 1979)
  • Der Schwarzwälder (Volkstanz, Rheinländer) – Hermann Schittenhelm (1893 -1979
  • Notturno am Tegernsee (Ländler und Polka) – Curt Hasenpflug (1903 – 1945)   Notturno am Tegernsee
  • Schwarzwälder Rheinländer – Hermann Schittenhelm (1893 – 1979)

Foxtrot (Quickstep)

Foxtrot (Medium, Intermezzo)

  • Bravissimo – Hermann Schittenhelm (1893 – 1979)
  • Bummel in Stockholm – Hubert Deuringer (1924 – 2014)
  • Dandy – Curt Mahr (1907 – 1978)
  • Der Eisläufer – Hermann Schittenhelm (1893 – 1979)
  • Der kleine Vagabund – Tillo Schlunck (1927 – *)
  • Ein Sommertag mit Dir – Josef Preißler (1906 – 1978)
  • Federfuchser – Heinz Munsonius (1910 – 1963)
  • Fenstergucker – Heinz Munsonius (1910 – 1963)
  • Finessen – Heinz Munsonius (1910 – 1963)
  • Flimmerkiste – Will Glahé (1902 – 1989)
  • Huckepack – Will Glahé (1902 – 1989)
  • Im Gänsemarsch – Will Glahé (1902 – 1989)
  • Katzensprünge (Lambeth Walk) – Heinz Munsonius (1910 – 1963)
  • Koboldspiele – Heinz Gerlach (1910 – 1943)   Koboldspiele
  • Lange Leitung – Albert Vossen (1910 – 1971)
  • Laufmaschen – Heinz Munsonius (1910 – 1963)
  • Mackie-Messer-Improvisation – Georgiy Shenderev (1937 – 1984)   Mackie Messer Improvisation
  • Maskottchen – Heinz Gerlach (1910 – 1943)   Maskottchen
  • Nächtliche Promenade – Heinz Gerlach (1910 – 1943)   Nächtliche Promenade
  • Promenade – Hubert Deuringer (1924 – 2014)
  • Scherenschleifer – Will Glahé (1902 – 1989)
  • Spritzig und süß – Albert Vossen (1910 – 1971)
  • Struwelpeter – Tillo Schlunck (1927 – *)
  • Wir unter uns – Heinz Munsonius (1910 – 1963)
  • Zierpüppchen – Heinz Gerlach (1910 – 1943)   Zierpüppchen
  • Zottelköpfchen – Heinz Gerlach (1910 – 1943)   Zottelköpfchen

Foxtrot (Slowfox, Blues)

  • Mary-Blues (easy duet) – Erwin Hug (1934 – 1988)
  • Steps (Jazz Miniature) – Victor Vlasov (1936)   Steps

March

Paso Doble

  • El Relicario – José Padilla (1889 – 1960)   El Relicario
  • Espana Cani (Spanish Gipsy Dance) – Pascual Marquina (1873 – 1948)  Espana Cani
  • Jolly Caballero – Pietro Frosini (1895 – 1951)   Jolly Caballero

Polka

Ragtime, Novelty

  • Accordeon-Rag – Joe Rossi (1922 – 1994) & André Astier (1923 – 1994)   Accordeon-Rag
  • Bubbles – Pietro Frosini (1895 – 1951)   Bubbles
  • Dizzy Fingers – Zez Confrey (1895 – 1971)   Dizzy Fingers
  • Flick-Flack – Albert Vossen (1910 – 1971)
  • Fliegende Blätter – Albert Vossen (1910 – 1971)
  • Hot Points – Pietro Frosini (1895 – 1951)   Hot points
  • Verrückte Finger – Ludwig Kletsch (1908 – 1961)   Verrückte Finger

Samba

Tango

  • Alice – Josef Preissler (1906 – 1978)
  • Aloha ‚Oe – Queen Lili’okualani (1838 – 1917)   Aloha oe!
  • Caminito – Juan de Dios Filiberto (1885-1964)   Caminito
  • Donna Vatra – Otto Köpping (1887 – 1926)   Donna Vatra
  • El Choclo – Angel Grigorio Villoldo (1868-1919)   El Choclo
  • Jalousie – Jacob Gade (1879 – 1963)
  • La Paloma – Sebastián de Yradier (1809–1865)   La Paloma
  • Love Smiles – Pietro Frosini (1895 – 1951)   Love Smiles
  • Olé Guapa – Arie Malando (1908 – 1980)

Waltz

  • Akkordeongrüße – Josef Preissler (03.05.1906 – 01.05.1978)
  • Am Montparnasse – Albert Vossen (1910 – 1971)
  • Auf Zehenspitzen – Will Glahé (1902 – 1989)
  • Auf der Drehscheibe – Heinz Gerlach (1910 – 1943)   Auf der Drehscheibe
  • Ballscene – Josef Hellmesberger (1828 – 1893)   Ballscene
  • Brüsseler Spitzen – Albert Vossen (1910 – 1971)
  • Edelsteine! – Heinz Gerlach (1910 – 1943)   Edelsteine!
  • Es rauscht die grüne Isar – Josef Preissler (1906 – 1978)
  • FlatterieHeinz Munsonius (1910 – 1963)
  • Florette – Pietro Frosini (1895 – 1951)   Florette
  • Glücksträume – Heinz Gerlach (1910 – 1943)   Glücksträume
  • Graciella – Albert Vossen (1910 – 1971)
  • Grillenhochzeit – Will Glahé (1902 – 1989)
  • Indifférence – Joseph Colombo (1900 – 1973) & Tony Muréna (1915 – 1971)
  • Kaiser-Walzer – Johann Strauss (1825 – 1899)   Kaiser-Walzer
  • La Bourrasque – MIchel Pèguri (1879–1930)   Bourrasque
  • Montmartre – Heinz Munsonius (1910 – 1963)
  • Nostalgie d’Automne – Jean Lapeyre (1932 – 1966) & André Astier (1923 – 1994)   Nostalgie d’Automne
  • Nostalgique Accordéon – André Astier (1923 – 1994)   Nostalgique Accordéon
  • Olive Blossoms – Pietro Frosini (1895 – 1951)   Olive Blossoms
  • Priska – Werner Niehues (1926 – *)
  • Serenata Primaverile  – G. Giovale (1885 – 1949) & P. Frosini (1895 – 1951)   Serenata Primaverile
  • Susann – Curt Hasenpflug (1903 – 1945)   Susann
  • TalismanHeinz Munsonius (1910 – 1963)
  • Valse musette – Albert Vossen (1910 – 1971)
  • ZärtlichkeitenHeinz Gerlach (1910 – 1943)   Zärtlichkeiten

 Miscellaneous

Here I present various compositions which don’t go with those dancing pieces above.

  • An der Weser (Song) – Gustav Adolf Pressel (1827 – 1890)   An der Weser
  • Boulevards of Paris – V. Kuznetsov (*1920) & V. Ushakov (*1968)   Pariser Boulevards
    (Medley for accordion duo)
  • Divertissement – André Astier (1923 – 1994)   Divertissement
  • Humoresque (Op.101, No. 7) – Antonín Dvorák (1841 – 1904)   Humoresque
  • Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 – Franz Liszt (1811 – 1886)   Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
  • Occhi Neri – Luigi Oreste Anzaghi (1903 – 1963)   Occhi Neri
    (Variations on a Russian folk song)
  • Toccata and Fugue in D min. (BWV 565) – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685 – 1750)

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