Virtual Ensemble "Professor P"

News: Professor P has completed his fourth CD. The four CD's are called:
Professor P plays arrangements by Paul De Bra,
Professor P plays arrangements by Paul De Bra, vol. 2.
Professor P plays arrangements by Paul De Bra, vol. 3.
Professor P plays arrangements by Paul De Bra, vol. 4.

To illustrate some of my arrangements I create multi-track recordings, and publish them as performed by "Professor P". Contrary to the other ensembles ARTE and Kwintissimo you cannot book the ensemble "Professor P" as all parts are recorded by the same person (me).

The instrumentation of Professor P consists of (left to right in the picture below): 1) Bayan AKKO Super Deluxe, 2) Bugari 540/ARS/C, 3) Pigini C39 Basson, 4) Bugari 508/ARS/C, 5) Hohner Morino Artiste XS. Using different accordions creates a more realistic ensemble sound than playing everything on the same instrument.

Professor P made some recordings in 2005 already, preparing a CD for the (now defunct) ensemble Avanti. The old recordings were all played on Bugari Artist Cassotto instruments and a Bugari basson. These recordings include:
Sheep May Safely Graze, BWV 208 by J.S. Bach.
Prelude and Fugue in G minor, BWV 558 by J.S Bach. (This is not my arrangement.)
Bagatelle by Josef Rixner (arrangement by Curt Herold).
Morgenstimmung from the Peer Gynt suite by Edvard Grieg. (This recording is a bit "rushed", I know...).
In der Halle des Bergkonigs from the Peer Gynt suite by Edvard Grieg. (The timpani are played on a Roland digital piano.)

Professor P started recording again in 2018 (with the newer instrument selection). The list of new recordings is:
Bist du bei mir (by J.S. Bach, BWV 508), quintet arrangement.
Bist du bei mir (by J.S. Bach, BWV 508), duo arrangement.
Adagio from BWV 564 (by J.S. Bach). This composition featured in the final episode of the Belgian TV series "Professor T".
Air from BWV 1068 (by J.S. Bach). This is the famous Air on the G-string, in the original key of D major.
Siciliano from BWV 1031 (by J.S. Bach). This is played with bayan and harpsichord. (The original is for flute and harpsichord.)
Ecce Homo Qui Est Faba (by Howard Goodall). This is an arrangement for two accordions. It is the title song of the Mister Bean TV series.
Introduction (D. Cimarosa). This is the first part of the Concerto for Oboe and Strings, quintet arrangement.
Rockalise, a rock/swing rework of Vocalise by Serge Rachmaninoff. This is an arrangement for accordion orchestra. (The drum part was generated from Musescore.)
Solvejg's Song, the fourth movement from the second Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg.
Rondeau from the Abdelazer Suite by Henry Purcell.
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana by Pietro Mascagni.
España Cañí, by Pascual Marquina.
Concerto RV 522 (movement 1: Allegro), by Antonio Vivaldi
Menuet and Badinerie from BWV 1067, by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Czardas by Vittorio Monti.
Suite de Pulcinella (first movement) by Igor Stravinsky.
Kanon by Johann Pachelbel.
Rondo Concertant by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (kv 269).
Viola Concerto (mov. 4: Presto) by Georg Philipp Telemann.
Notturno from the Second String Quartet by Alexander Borodin.
Notturno from the Second String Quartet, abridged version by Alexander Borodin.
Symphony nr. 3 (mov. 3: poco allegretto) by Johannes Brahms..
Wedding day in Troldhaugen by Edvard Grieg.
Ave Cello by Paul De Bra, based on the first Cello Suite by Bach and Ave Maria by Gounod.
Hirtengesang by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Concerto pour une voix by Saint-Preux.
Concerto for Oboe d'Amore by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Pavane pour une Infante Défunte by Maurice Ravel.
Partita 2 (Sinfonia) by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Introspection II by Rogier van Otterloo.
Rondo by Rogier van Otterloo.
Albinoni's Adagio for Strings and Organ in G minor, by Remo Giazotto.
Tango Pour Claude, by Richard Galliano.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, by Philip Nicolai and Johannn Sebastian Bach.
The Water Music (selection from the Horn Suite in F, by George Friedrich Handel.
Trumpet Concerto in Es (movement 2: Andante, in As), by Joseph Haydn.
Cent Mille Chansons, by Eddy Marnay and Michel Magne, in orchestral version arr. Rogier van Otterloo.
l'Autunno from Le Quattro Stagioni, by Antonio Vivaldi.
La Gioconda (La danza delle ore), by Amilcare Ponchielli.
Gavotte from BWV 1068 by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Minuet in G, WoO 10, nr 2 by Ludwig van Beethoven.
Ständchen (from Schwanengesang) by Franz Schubert.
Adiós Nonino by Astor Piazzolla.
Golliwogg's Cake-Walk by Claude Debussy.
Nimrod, variation IX from the Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar.
Erbarme Dich, from the Mattheus Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Ruslan and Lyudmila (Ouverture), Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka.
Piano Concerto nr. 21 (2), Wolfganng Amadeus Mozart.
String Quartet in F major (2), Roman Hoffstetter.
Violin Concerto opus 64 (2), Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy.
Aria: Ombra mai fù (the famous Largo) from the opera Xerxes, Georg Friedrich Handel.
Violin Concerto nr. 1 (mov. 1), Johann Sebastian Bach.
Violin-Duo Concerto (mov. 2), Johann Sebastiann Bach
Violin Concerto nr. 2 (mov. 3), Johann Sebastian Bach.
Music for the Royal Fireworks, Georg Friedrich Handel.
Ouverture from Rinaldo, Georg Friedrich Handel.
Largo from Lute Concerto RV93, Antonio Vivaldi.
Concerto per Flauto, Archi e Cembalo, mov. 1, Antonio Vivaldi.
Se tu m'ami, Alessandro Parissoti.
Romance from The Gadfly, Dmitri Shostakovich.
Adagio from Clarinet Concerto KV 622 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Sarabande from the Harpsichord Suite HWV 437 by Georg Friedrich Handel.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin, BWV1060r, mov. 1 by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin, BWV1060r, mov. 2 by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Concerto for Oboe and Violin, BWV1060r, mov. 3 by Johann Sebastian Bach.
Menuet from Symphony no. 84 by Joseph Haydn.
Romance from the Concerto for two clarinets in E flat major, by Franz Anton Hoffmeister.
Humoresque nr. 7 by Antonin Dvorak.
Melody in F by Anton Rubinstein.
Concerto Grosso opus 6 nr 12, mov. 3 by Georg Friedrich Handel..