Reviews of
"Beside Still Waters"

This project showcases [Nina's] exquisite playing style, which is simultaneously delicate, exuberant, soulful, and joyful. The recording quality is excellent, and captures all the subtle nuances of Nina's expressive style of playing, including her masterful use of harmonics and bends.
~ Tull Glazener

...there is a ton of inspiration here for anyone trying to make a solo instrument sound really full and rich.
~Jerry Rockwell

I've done my share of reviewing CDs and this is among the best I can remember.
~Neal Walters

...it's as if a whole bunch of little robed creatures are standing on the dulcimer strings and singing a cappella--and, in the case of the faster pieces, jumping up and down and dancing! Bravissima!
~El McMeen

The whole CD is positively stunning. Such wonderful and moving melodies...and technically amazing! From Shaker to Shape Note tunes and O'Carolan to Spirituals and Hymns, some of the best fingerpicking I have ever heard.
~Judith Giddings

Reviews of
"The Sum of the Parts"

Simply one of the finest instrumental recordings I've had the joy of experiencing...a glorious celebration of how wonderful this instrument can sound, and how it can sing, in the hands of two sensitive and skilled musicians with huge hearts for music....The music ranges from Celtic, to Shaker anthems, to Broadway, to original compositions. ~Unsolicited review by El McMeen

Soulful, warm, sustaining, gentle, expressive...There is so much care and delight in the playing. It just exudes warmth and joy. ~Jerry Rockwell

I love the choice of tunes, the recording quality is excellent, the arrangements are imaginative and interesting, and the execution is flawless. ~Tull Glazener

...a beautiful collaboration of gentle dulcimer music that should be in everyone's collection. ~Heidi Cerrigione

If I were allowed only one mountain dulcimer album to take with me to a desert island, this would be the one.~Ken Longfield

...like a fancy seven-course meal. Each "part" is beautiful, but the experience of the whole is most satisfying and complete. It is truly a feast for the ears and the heart.~Judith Giddings

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CD: Beside Still Waters
by Nina Zanetti

Nina’s first solo album, featuring arrangements for standard and baritone dulcimer. Enjoy Nina’s distinctive finger-style playing along with a few delightful surprises. The CD includes 66 minutes of music on 19 tracks.

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1. Abide With Me
2. Bonnie Doon
3. Simple Gifts Medley
4. Deep River/Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
5. Shape Note Tune Medley
6. Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
7. Bridget Cruise, 3rd Air/Sheebeg and Sheemore
8. The Mermaid’s Song
9. Mary Had a Baby
10. Rock-a My Soul
11. Amazing Grace
12. Squire Wood’s Lamentation/Eleanor Plunkett
13. I Will Arise/The Traveler
14. The King of Love/Be Thou My Vision
15. Clarinet Polka (with Beth Lassi, guitar)
16. Give Me Jesus
17. Castle of Dromore
18. Mho Ghille Mear
19. Tallis’ Canon

CD: The Sum of the Parts
by Bill Collins and Nina Zanetti

Sum of the PartsFeatures solos and duets played on standard, baritone, and bass dulcimers. Recorded and engineered by Neal Walters, the CD includes 70 minutes of music on 22 tracks.

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  1. Hector the Hero,
  2. Londonderry Air
  3. Mother's Tongue/The Ancients Song of Mourning/How My Soul is Now Delighted
  4. Cool Water
  5. Hewlett/Fanny Power
  6. Kean O'Hara (first air)/George Brabazon (second air)
  7. Mary's Dream
  8. Castle of Dromore
  9. Will Ye No Come Back Again/Annie Laurie
  10. Priscilla's Waltz/Loft Mountain Waltz/Gratitude Waltz
  11. Lady Athenry/Loftus Jones
  12. Mrs. Judge
  13. Suo Gân
  14. Thomas Leixlip the Proud
  15. Blue Bells of Scotland/When the Saints Go Marching In
  16. Rage in the Rain
  17. Once Upon a Time
  18. Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
  19. Skye Boat Song
  20. Shenandoah
  21. Hyfrydol
  22. All Through the Night

 

Tablature Book: Heart's Ease
35 Tunes from the
Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Periods
Arranged for Mountain Dulcimer
by Nina Zanetti

 

HeartsEase
Heart's Ease covers a wide range of periods and styles of "early music," including plainchant, madrigals, chorale preludes, troubadour songs, French chansons, and dance tunes. Some of the selections are traditional; others are by famous composers such as Morley, Dowland, Purcell, and Bach; and the book concludes with eight tunes from Playford's The English Dancing Master. The book also includes background information on the history of the tunes, lyrics, and tips for playing. Most of the arrangements are aimed for intermediate-level players, but a few tunes are presented with multiple versions to accommodate different skill levels and styles. Tunes are mostly in DAD tuning, with a few in DGD or DAC. The collection includes some familiar favorites, such as "Greensleeves," "In Dulci Jubilo," and "To Drive the Cold Winter Away." Other selections may be unfamiliar, but provide a broad sampling of the diverse types of early music that can be enjoyed on mountain dulcimer.

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Tablature Book: The Humble Heart:
33 Shaker Tunes Arranged for Mountain Dulcimer
by Bill Collins and Nina Zanetti

 

Humble Heart
The Humble Heart: 33 Shaker Tunes Arranged for Mountain Dulcimer. Bill Collins and Nina Zanetti have collaborated on a mountain dulcimer tab book of Shaker music. Drawing on their longstanding, shared interest in Shaker music, Bill and Nina have created arrangements for 33 lovely Shaker tunes, ranging from solemn, deeply contemplative hymns to lively dance tunes. Most of the arrangements are in DAD; a few use DGD or DAC. The book includes background notes and lyrics for all the tunes, along with an annotated list of CDs, music books, and references for additional exploration of the Shaker muscial tradition.

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Tablature Book: Glories Immortal:
A Collection of Hymns from America's Past

Celtic Variations by Nina Zanetti
Glories Immortal: A Collection of Hymns from America’s Past contains fifty hymns arranged for Appalachian dulcimer, as well as twenty-three pages of background information on American folk hymn traditions, the history of the hymns, lyrics, and tips for playing the tunes. The collection includes samples from six different traditions of American folk hymnody: the early American “tunesmiths,” Shaker music, Moravian music, shape-note (Sacred Harp) tunes, African American spirituals, and gospel/old-timey hymns. Most of the arrangements are for intermediate level players, but a few tunes have  multiple versions to accommodate different skill levels and styles.

The collection includes old favorites such as “Amazing Grace,” “Simple Gifts,” "Go Tell It on the Mountain," and “Down in the Valley to Pray.” Other selections may be unfamiliar, but will introduce the player to an untapped treasure trove of lesser-known but beautiful hymns, for playing in religious settings as well as for personal enjoyment.

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Tablature Book: Celtic Variations

Celtic Variations by Nina Zanetti
Celtic Variations
is a collection of 15 tunes from Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. Each tune appears in both a simple version, accessible to novice-intermediate level players, and at least one (often two or three) more complex arrangements for intermediate and advanced players. The tunes are arranged for finger-style dulcimer. Helpful playing tips are included. DAD tuning

Tunes Include:
All Through the Night (three versions); Auld Lang Syne (three versions); Bridget Cruise (four versions); Castle of Dromore (three versions); Hyfrydol (three versions); I’m A’Doun for Lack o’ Johnnie (two versions); The Lea Rig (two versions); Loch Lomond (three versions); Londonderry Air (two versions); Mary Weep No More for Me (two versions); Mo Ghile Mear (My Spirited Love) (three versions); Slane (Be Thou my Vision) (two versions); Squire Wood’s Lamentation on the Refusal of His Half Pence (three versions); St. Columba (The King of Love) (two versions); St. Columba/Slane Introduction/Interlude/Ending; Suo Gân (three versions)

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Tablature Book: The Softer Side of Dulcimer

Softer Side of Dulcimer

"The Softer Side of Dulcimer" is a collection of gentle tunes, arranged for finger-style dulcimer. The book contains 20 tunes. Five of the arrangements come with a second, optional variation arrangement. Helpful playing tips are included. DAD tuning.

Tunes Include: All Through The Night • Amazing Grace • Annie Laurie • Bonnie Portmore • Cape Clear • Farewell • For Ireland I'll Not Tell Her Name • The Grenadier and the Lady • Hush My Babe • In Dulci Jubilo • Lassie With The Golden Hair • Loch Lomond • Lord Randal • Mary, Weep No More For Me • Old Black Joe • Quem Pastores • Rorate • Wild Mountain Thyme • Will Ye Gang, Love • Will Ye No Come Back Again

 

Level: For intermediate players.

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Tablature Book: Tunes for Two or More
by Beth Lassi and Nina Zanetti

Tunes for Two or More The book features fifteen common and not so common tunes arranged primarily as duets, along with some multi-level arrangements for several parts. Tunes include "Bonnie Doon," "Loch Lomond," "Greensleeves," "The Ash Grove," "Home Sweet Home," and more. DAD tuning.

Level: Intermediate and advanced mountain dulcimer players.

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Tablature Book: Tunes for Two or More:
Volume Two
by Beth Lassi and Nina Zanetti

Tunes for Two Volume 2A second book of duets and multi-part arrangements by Beth Lassi and Nina Zanetti. Volume II  is a collection of 19 tunes arranged primarily as duets for two mountain dulcimer players. The arrangements range from novice to intermediate in difficulty, and a few include multiple parts for players with varying levels of experience. All arrangements are in DAD tuning.

Tune List: Amazing Grace •Lightly Row • Aura Lee •Ode to Joy • Sweet Betsy From Pike • Daisy, Daisy • Drink to Me Only with Thine Eyes • Planxty Irwin • Linstead Market • Come Thou Fount Of Every Blessing • Shall We Gather At the River • Thine's All The Glory • Harvest Home • Suo Gan • The Water is Wide • Golden Slumbers • All Through The Nights • Dorset 4-Hand Reel • Shule Aroon (Johnny's Gone For Soldier)

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Tablature Book: Tunes for Two or More:
Volume Three
by Beth Lassi and Nina Zanetti

Tunesfor2orMore Vol. 3The third in a series of duet books by Beth Lassi and Nina Zanetti, this  collection contains 20 tunes arranged as duets or multi-part ensemble pieces for mountain dulcimer players. The arrangements range from novice to intermediate in difficulty; the multi-part ensemble arrangements include parts for players with varying levels of experience.  All arrangements are in DAD tuning.

Tune list: America the Beautiful • Liza Jane • Long Long Ago • Simple Gifts • Holy Manna • Merry Widow Waltz • Gammal Norsk Masurka • Rattviks Schottis • Jamaica Farewell • Dorsetshire Hornpipe • Farewell to Whiskey • Spanish Waltz • Oh Susanna • The Three Sea Captains • Sally Gardens • Southwind • Early One Morning • Afton Waters • Poor Wayfaring Stranger • Amazing Grace

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Tablature Book: Tunes for Two or More:
Volume Four: Christmas Edition
by Beth Lassi and Nina Zanetti

christmasduetsBook Four in the "Tunes for Two" series includes tablature arrangements of well-loved, familiar holiday tunes as well as lesser known melodies that are sure to become new favorites. The arrangements include a mix of both secular and sacred tunes, as well as a balance between relatively easy and more challenging. All arrangements are in DAD Tuning.
Tune List:
Duets - Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming; O Christmas Tree; The Friendly Beasts; Up on a Housetop; We Wish You a Merry Christmas; Oh, Come Little Children; Away in a Manger (3 versions); The First Noel; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Go Tell It on the Mountain; Joy to the World; Carol of the Advent; What Child is This?; Silent Night; O Holy Night.
Multi-Part Arrangements - Now The Green Blade Riseth; Jolly Old St. Nicholas; Deck the Halls; O Come All Ye Faithful; Angels We Have Heard on High; Jingle Bells; Sweeter the Bells Never Ring; Ding Dong Merrily on High.

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Masters of the Dulcimer
Play Music for Christmas

xmasCD

The third in a series of recordings produced by Susan Trump, "Masters of the Mountain Dulcimer, Play Music for Christmas" is a collection of some of the country's top mountain dulcimer artists performing seasonal favorites in both solo and ensemble arrangements.
- Track List:
In Dulci Jubilo (The Nashville Dulcimer Quartet) • In Dulci Jubilo (David Schnaufer) • In the Bleak Midwinter (Sue Carpenter) • White Christmas (Janita Baker) • Mary's Boy (Tull Glazener) • Frosty the Snowman (Sarah Elizabeth) • Il Est Ne, Le Divin Enfant (Lois Hornbostel) • 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime/Hush, My Babe (Maureen Sellers) • Away in a Manger (Lorinda Jones) • Angels We Have Heard on High (Beth Lassi & Nina Zanetti) • Santa Claus is Coming to Town (Susan Trump) • Down in Yon Forest (Lorraine Hammond) • O Holy Night (Stephen Seifert) • Coventry Carol (Steve Eulberg) • Little Drummer Boy (Linda Brockinton) • I Wonder as I Wander (David Schnaufer) • Silent Night (Karen Mueller) • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Gary Gallier)
Total Time: 52:24


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