A very Merry Christmas to all WersiClub International members. It’s time to play
all those Christmas tunes again, now there’s a legitimate reason to do so.
You will notice a slightly different look and structure to the site, apart from the
Christmas decorations on this page, that is. The main changes are:
- The Members’ Home Page has been removed. That was a relic of an earlier time when
I thought we may be having a “Members Only” section accessed via a password. That
didn’t happen and will not be happening.
- Any page which has not changed in the past two years has been removed.
- Other pages with similar contents have become amalgamated. The major change here
is that the previous “Articles” and “Downloads” pages have now been subsumed under
a new page called simply “OAS-7”. This has also received further items from other
pages in order to bring most of the pages which relate to OAS-7 under one parent
- There are also new pages which will be self-evident.
Between now and the next issue in February I shall carry out a check of the contents
of each page and adjust as necessary. For now, therefore, the “Site Index” page will
remain hidden as it needs considerable alteration.
Just remember that by hovering the cursor over an entry in an orange navigation bar
you will produce a menu list of further pages. That can be the quickest way of navigating
The new page “What’s New” evolved from the previous Members’ Home page and will be
the place to go at each new Edition to find out what’s been added. On this Home Page
all the latest information is now referred to on the right hand side of the page.
The “Latest News” page has become “Recent News”, a more appropriate name.
23 March 2013
Wersi Direct has just released three videos on YouTube to demonstrate the many features
of the Wersi Louvre. Each video is nearly 15 minutes long and all three are definitely
in the “required viewing” category for anyone who wishes to know how Wersi instruments
work, as well as for those of us who already own a Wersi as there’s always something
to learn from the experts. Most of the features demonstrated are also available on
the Scala and Verona. The playing demonstrations are by Brett Wales - so why are
you waiting? Here are the links to use: [A free DVD of this video is available from
Wersi Louvre Demonstration - Part 1
Wersi Louvre Demonstration - Part 2
Wersi Louvre Demonstration - Part 3
24 December 2012
David Dunlap: Deck the Hall with Ding Dongs (Merrily)
22 December 2012
Robert Bartha plays the Louvre (9 minutes of entertainment)
Another from David Dunlap: The Christmas Song
17 December 2012 (updated 20 Dec)
David Dunlap’s Christmas contributions:
It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
8 December 2012
From Dunlap and Pennington, excerpt from Rhapsody in Blue.
30 November 2012
Dunlap and Pennington, Concert Artists, play
Cumaná by Barclay Allen.
23 November 2012
Brett Wales at the Basildon Keyboard Club
20 October 2012
Another from Chris Hopkins at the Louvre.
17 October 2012
Chris Hopkins at the Louvre (from the Blackpool Tower, now in Chris’ home).
10 October 2012
Wersi at the 2012 OKEY Festival, with accompaniment from Robert Bartha.
Claudia Hirschfeld Rock ‘n’ Roll Concert at the Wersi Netherlands Showroom Opening.
Claudia Hirschfeld again at the Netherlands Showroom Opening (starts 1:18).
Claudia Hirschfeld plays the Louvre and Pegasus Wing.
23 August 2012
Besame Mucho, from David Dunlap, using the Franz Lambert 2 package.
12 August 2012
David Dunlap is definitely on a production line now, but we’re not complaining -
Livin' La Vida Loca is his latest.
8 August 2012
David Dunlap is on a roll! Here are two more you’re going to love!
Time on My Hands
6 August 2012
Yet another great arrangement by David Dunlap: I Can See Clearly Now
3 August 2012
Two more amazing arrangements by David Dunlap, played on his OpenArt Orchestra, otherwise
known as the Wersi Scala:
Puttin’ on The Ritz
26 July 2012
Andrew Varley : Non Ti Scorda Di Me, played on the Abacus Duo.
20 May 2012
David Dunlap : The Windmills of Your Mind and My Way
21 April 2012
More videos from Music Store, taken at the recent Musikmesse:
Robert Bartha (and Lisa Scheuring - vocal) :
The Greatest Love of All
Claudia Hirschfeld :
Live and Let Die
See from the last three what you’ll be missing if you don’t come to the Oktoberfest
8 April 2012
David Dunlap : A Night Like This. Interesting use of the Manual Sustain on a piston
6 April 2012
David Dunlap : Green Eyes. Great, as usual.
28 March 2012
Music Store has begun loading videos of the Musikmesse 2012 onto its You Tube TV
Channel, including a couple of Claudia Hirschfeld playing the Louvre.
25 March 2012
Robert Bartha on Wersi Louvre, at the Musikmesse. Notified by Bill Gray.
22 January 2012
“Red Roses for a Blue Lady” from David Dunlap: arranging and playing to aspire to.
30 December 2011
A truly splendid arrangement by David Dunlap of “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”.
22 December 2011
Jingle Bells, a seasonal greeting from Dunlap and Pennington. It’s an audio mp3 file.
13 December 2011
To get you into the Christmas spirit, do have a look at David Dunlap’s Christmas
video “We Need a Little Christmas”. Three cameras are now being used to great effect.
5 November 2011
Congratulations to David Dunlap on his 70th You Tube video : Tico Tico.
3 November 2011
David Dunlap : A medley from “Hello, Dolly!”, highly entertaining and informative
9 October 2011
David Dunlap : A fascinating presentation of Enough is Enough / No More Tears.
19 September 2011
David Dunlap : A splendid arrangement and performance of Ànema e Core (With All My
Heart and Soul).
11 September 2011
David Dunlap : A special 9/11 commemorative performance of Samuel Barber’s Adagio
30 August 2011
David Dunlap : The beautiful aria O Mio Babbino Caro, from the opera "Gianni Schicchi"
by Giacomo Puccini.
26 August 2011
David Dunlap : The Lost Chord by Arthur Sullivan.
22 August 2011
David Dunlap : Master of the House from Les Miserables.
Klaus Wunderlich : Live on the Wersi Helios, 1984, from Pebble Mill at One.
Klaus Wunderlich : Live on the Wersi Spectra CD, at the Frankfurt Musikmesse.
[There is a considerable number of Klaus Wunderlich videos on You Tube : enjoy.]