My Compositions for Mandolin



On this page you can find my published music for mandolin and guitar. I would be glad to hear about performances of my pieces or youtube videos!

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My Sheet Music at musicaneo.com

I have started to published my compositions and some interesting scans at musicaneo.com where you can buy sheet music online (download as PDF) for a small fee. I am offering some pieces as free download!

Blues Album für Mandoline und Gitarre
A selection of easy blues pieces for mandolin & guitar 

Old French 'The Wise Maid' Swinging on a Gate
A medley of Irish tunes arranged for two mandolins - medium difficulty 

Road to Paradise
A folky tune for mandolin and guitar 

Rodney's Glory
Irish tune arranged for mandolin and guitar 

Second Hand
Classical guitar solo

Triolenblues
A rhytmical blues-canon for two mandolins 

Huckleberry Waltz for Mandolin
Acoustic guitar, Mandolin, Classical guitar

My profile at musicaneo.com:

http://michaelreichenbach.musicaneo.com/

Download my music scores music


New 2011: blumen und mehr (flowers and more)

for 3 guitars or melody instrument and 2 guitars

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New 2010: Juninächte for Mandolin or Mandola / Edition 49

I have published another book "Juninächte" (June Nights) for mandolin or mandola. The following books are now available from Edition49:

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Buy Juninächte at sheetmusicplus.com:


Juninachte / June Nights fur Mandoline (Mandola) solo Juninachte / June Nights fur Mandoline (Mandola) solo (4 Pieces: 1. Juninachte / June nights; 2. El noi de la mare; 3. Milonga; 4. Ar Ben Waun Tredegar (Volkslied aus Wales)). By Michael Reichenbach. Edited by Michael Reichenbach. Playing score. Score. Published by Edition 49 (E4.E49-09061-00)

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Youtube Videos for the pieces from the book Juninächte:


I have also published a piece for mandolin orchestra: El gato negro

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Fliegende Bälle

The following pieces are contained in my book Fliegende Bälle

Buy Fliegende Bälle at sheetmusicplus.com:

Fliegende Balle - Heisse Solostucke fur Mandoline Fliegende Balle - Heisse Solostucke fur Mandoline By Michael Reichenbach. Score. Published by Musikverlag Vogt & Fritz (E4.VF-3041-00)

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Variety of Blue (2005)

This book contains three blues pieces.

Rene's Blues starts with a dialog on the G- and d-strings, the melodie is played on the d-strings, with a bass-line played on the G-string. Later hammeron and pulloff is used for the melody and the melody is also played in octaves.

Kennst du Jethro? - (Do you know Jethro?) was inspired by a figure played by Jethro Burns. This piece is  using the pulloff bindings and chromatic melodies.
Blues in G uses crosspicking, however it can also be played without crosspicking. I have written this piece many years ago, but I still like to play it.

Buy Variety of Blue at sheetmusicplus.com:

Variety of Blue Variety of Blue By Michael Reichenbach. Score. Published by Musikverlag Vogt & Fritz (E4.VF-3040-00)

...more info


I Love Cappuccino

My latest book I love Cappucino has been published by Astute Music .

It contains four blues style pieces:  I Love Cappuccino, It's going to rain, Elephant Blues und Hervés Dream

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Aufnahmen:

I Love Cappuccino - Aufnahme August 2008, Guriema Mandoline

Hervé's Dream, Aufnahme 2008, Guriema Mandoline

Hervé's Dream, Mehrspur-Aufnahme 2006

Video: Hervés Dream


Five Folk Dances

This book contains five folk dances from Chile, Russia and Ireland. It has been published by Astute Music.  Videos of all the 5 pieces can be found in my youtube channel Mandoisland

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Videos of the five pieces can be found in my youtube channel Mandoisland

Five Folk Dances - The Boys (Die Knaben) for MandolinFive Folk Dances - The Boys (Die Knaben) for Mandolin

Five Folk Dances - Cachimbo (Chile) for MandolinFive Folk Dances - Cachimbo (Chile) for Mandolin

Five Folk Dances - Trote from Chile for MandolinFive Folk Dances - Trote from Chile for Mandolin

Five Folk Dances - Gopak for Mandolin Five Folk Dances - Gopak for Mandolin

St. Patrick was a gentleman - Mandolin SoloSt. Patrick was a gentleman - Mandolin Solo



Pick it fast! (December 2004)

My first book has been published by the Trekel Verlag (one of the biggest publishing house for mandolin and plucked instruments in Germany) and is titled: Pick it fast!

This book contains easy and medium pieces, some of them with a special fingerpicking technique which is similar to the fingerpicking played on guitar.

The first thrre pieces (Happy Ragtime, Dreisam-Wellen, In den Wind gespielt) are quite easy, you can listen to the recordings:

Happy ragtime (mp3,  650 KB)
Dreisam Wellen (mp3, 700 KB)
In den Wind gespielt (mp3, 680 KB)

Indo Eu is a Portuguese folk song arranged for mandolin. Parttially a little trick - the melody is played on the d-string, accompanied by th open a-string in a rhythmical way.

Indo Eu (mp3, 1250 KB)

Video:  Indo Eu Indo Eu - Kinderlied aus Portugal - Children Song from Portugal - Mandolin

The next pieces use some special picking techniques.

In  Pick and Brush a simple melody is played in two different ways

Pick and Brush part 1 (mp3,. 600 KB)
Pick and Brush part 2 (mp3,  640 KB)

Pick it Fast! has a slow introduction, then it continues with finger picking technique (of cours played by the pick).

Two different videos of Pick it fast!

pick it fast!

pick it fast!

Spielberg 1986 starts with much power and d-minor / a-major chords. The middle part is a little more calm. 

Video:  mandolin solo Spielberg 1986

Freude (Joy) begins with double stops and uses a picking scheme in the second part.

The last piece Öffne dich (Open yourself) uses again the already known pickiong scheme. This time a sequence of thirs and sixths on the d-string and a-string are played. This sequence is first played slowly as an introduction. The the piece goes on with a powerfull syncopated melodyfollowd by the third/sexth sequence played in the picking scheme. You can play the first part alone, but together with the second part this piece is very interesting.

Oeffne dich(1.8 MB)

Published by Trekel Verlag Hamburg; Ordernumber: T 6157; Price 7,50 Euro

You can order this book directly from me - pleas use the contact form!


I have written a guitar method during a project in the 80s. This book Gitarre für junge Anfänger - Einstieg in das Gitarrenspiel is epecially thought for young children who want to play guitar in a mandolin orchestra.

The book is in german and is available from  the Schott Verlag.

Einstieg in das Gitarrenspiel
Schott Verlag
Bestell-Nr.: MH 130096
ISMN: M-2029-3202-5
Preis: 12,50 Euro


Some of my other pieces that have not been published

Here I present some of my unpublished pieces and arrangements for the mandolin. Some of them can be downloaded as PDF, others are just shown with a small picture.

If you are interested in other pieces by me, please send me a message using the contact form.

Yodel Booggie

This Boogie uses a gliding technique that allows it to be played very fast - who can play it in the right speed?
 yodel_boogie.pdf

Etüde a la Vivaldi

Exercise using typical Vivaldi-style melodies.
Etüde al la Vivaldi
Two scales from the Preludio Nr. 2 by Raffaele Calace
When I practised this Preludio I found my own way of playing those with a gliding technique that allows it to play the melodies very tricky and fast - does anyone play like this?
calace_nr_2.pdf

For Beginners

Three pieces for beginners from a book from 1740. I have transcribed the melodies in different keys which are good suited for the mandolin



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