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Otis. A Tomas ~ Stringed Instruments


 

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The Fiddletree (hard-cover book with CD -- 7" x 10", 176pp.)............

 

For hundreds of years, the Fiddletree grew on a forested hillside on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia. Through text, photographs and music, this book and CD set tells the story of that tree -- and of it’s transformation into the ensemble of musical instruments that gave it a voice and a new life. At the same time, it is also a personal story that provides an intimate look at what happens at a violin maker’s workbench -- and offers some personal reflections on the interplay of science, tradition, and art in the ways of thought that guide the search for the voice hidden within the wood.

The enclosed CD offers a 70 minute recording of original music composed by Otis Tomas for the Fiddletree ensemble, and played by Otis Tomas and Sarah McFadyen - violins: Mairi Campbell - viola; Abby Newton - 'cello; Laoise Kelly - harp; Paul MacDonald - guitar; and Claudine Langille - mandolin.

Includes musical notation.

 

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The Fiddletree

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The Unfathomable Menagerie................

This newest CD the brings the Fiddletree back to present another collection of original tunes composed by Otis A. Tomas. Through music, text, and photographs, this CD package presents the story of the Unfathomable Menagerie –– an imaginative fantasy that reaches deep into the heart.

The Fiddletree players are : Otis Tomas and Sarah McFadyen - violins; Joel Sanderson - viola; Abby Newton - 'cello; Laoise Kelly - harp; Paul MacDonald - guitar; and Claudine Langille - mandolin.

Includes musical notation.

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price: $20.00 (Canadian)

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menagerie

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The Fiddletree Collection (soft-cover -- 5.5" x 8.5", 96 pp.)...............

 

 

A collection containing over 150 fiddle tunes,

composed by Otis A. Tomas

 

Includes melodies and chords.

 

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price : $15.00 (Canadian)

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You can also download digital copies of these items by clicking on one of the links below....

After payment, you will automatically be e-mailed a link with which you can begin the download (the link will expire in 24 hours).

 

The Fiddletree - book only (pdf—37 mb)....... $15.00

 

The Fiddletree - recording only (mp3—103 mb)......... $10

 

 

 The Fiddletree - recording only (CD quality—652 mb).........$12

 

 

The Fiddletree Collection (pdf —11 mb)........ $10

 

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