2. Music Videos – Music In The Time Of Coronavirus


Music In The Time Of Coronavirus – the MITTOC Project

The pandemic, along with its quarantines, distancing, and economic hardship, has caused stress and uncertainty. I decided to share free videos of soothing and uplifting music with nature photography. Music and scenes of nature always make me feel better, and I hope they might do the same for you. Some of the videos are solo projects. But one of the goals is to collaborate with other artists working from their homes.

Here are links to MITTOC Project videos as they are completed. To see videos click on the titles (not the photos).


Carrie’s Welcome
Hammer dulcimer solo by Sam Rizzetta. This is from the CD “Love Above All” combined with photos of clouds and flowers. Written music is on the Sheet Music page.


Love Above All
Madeline MacNeil – vocal; Sam Rizzetta – hammer dulcimer & photography.
This is a remix from the CD “Love Above All.” Written music is on the Sheet Music page.


Hammer Dulcimer-Celeste demo
This video introduces a new kind of musical instrument. The celestial tones of the DulCeleste seem to fit the purposes of the MITTOC Project. A variety of short traditional and original tunes are played. The tune list can be found on the Hammer Dulcimer-Celeste page.


Song Without Words
Lee Jones – virtual pipe organ; Sam Rizzetta – photography.
The composer is Darwin Wolford. The music is from a compilation edited by Darwin Wolford called “Just for Manuals,” Harold Flammer, Inc., Delaware Water Gap, PA 18327


Simple Gifts/Now My Dear Companions
Here are two 19th century Shaker hymn melodies in an instrumental arrangement for hammer dulcimer and DulCeleste. This is the first use of the DulCeleste on a recording. My wife says that Now My Dear Companions is her favorite melody. The audio single is available from most digital sources like Spotify, etc.


Healing Springs
Sam Rizzetta – hammer dulcimer, DulCeleste, & photography; Lee Jones – virtual pipe organ.
This uplifting melody always puts me in a better mood. A solo dulcimer version is on the CD “Flowing Waters.” Written music is on the Sheet Music page.


Pastorale
Lee Jones – virtual pipe organ; Sam Rizzetta – photography.
Composed by Douglas E. Wagner, from a collection by Lorenz Publishing.


Carillon
Composed by Mark Andersen in Paris, France, February 1971.
Performed by Lynn Andersen on English Handbells and Mark Andersen at The Holy Name of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, NC in October of 2019 on Schulmerich Handbells and the CB Fisk pipe organ Opus 147. Sam Rizzetta – Photography.


Scherzo Antiphonale
Composed by Mark Andersen in Paris, France, April 1970. Performed by Mark Andersen at The Holy Name Of Jesus Cathedral in Raleigh, NC in October of 2019 on the CB Fisk pipe organ Opus 147. Photography by Sam Rizzetta.


Sacrament
Lee Jones – virtual pipe organ & photography. Composed by Mark Andersen. Video production by Sam Rizzetta. This video features photos of small country churches contributed by Lee Jones.


Hoodoo Hoedown
Sam Rizzetta – hammer dulcimer, guitar, & photography. For a change of pace, Carrie Rizzetta suggested making a video with this cheerful tune. Hoodoos are toadstool shaped cap rock formations created by erosion. The hoodoos pictured here are on the wild Upper Missouri River and Missouri Breaks in northern Montana. Lewis & Clark marveled at these cap rock formations and wrote about them in their journals. Hoodoo Hoedown is from the CD “Dulcimer Fandango” and is played on a Rizzetta Carbon Fiber Extended Range Hammer Dulcimer and a 1967 Rizzetta jumbo flattop guitar. Written music is on the Sheet Music page.

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Dusty Strings QuaranTune video
The QuaranTune group project from Dusty Strings might also interest and inspire you. It is mostly harps and hammer dulcimers, but the DulCeleste makes a small appearance.

If you enjoy the videos, feel free to share them. We will create more as time permits.

Sam