German ‘Heimat’ Tune – Netz family orchestra (Recording made by Bill Netz, Monto, early 1960s) A good example of the Netz family playing a lovely old German instrumental piece. This old ‘Heimat’ tune is played by Phillip Netz on zither with other family members accompanying. A real classic, never to […]
Schneider Gallop – Bundaberg String Band (Recorded at Bundaberg in 1988) A real favourite of the Bundaberg Apostolic Church of Queensland community. ‘Schneider Gallop’ is lustily played by the Bundaberg String band with Robert Pukallus taking the lead melody on concert zither. This old German favourite is not known today […]
The stirring march tune ‘Hoch Munchen’ – a real zither classic, here played by the Bundaberg String band with zither player Robert Pukallus leading the melody line. Press Play for song preview.
The Bundaberg String Band (Apostolic Church of Queensland) here plays a great old German instrumental piece. This tune is both complex in terms of instrumental arrangements and melody. The zither features as the centrepiece in this rendition. Press Play for song preview.
A beautiful Minuett tune – from the masters of the zither – Bundaberg players Paul Ohlson and Robert Pukallus. This lovely zither piece was composed by Paul Ohlson. Press Play for song preview.
A beautiful ‘Hoch Tirol’ zither tune – here played as a zither duet by the Bundaberg masters – Paul Ohlson and son-in-law Robert Pukallus. This rendition is equal to any of the masterful zither playing from the Europ[ean tradition. Press Play for song preview.
The Bundaberg Apostolic Church of Queensland string band was formed from the Baffle Creek zither band. Many of the older players moved to Bundaberg and a larger string band was formed in the 1940’s. This particular tune, Vienna Remains Vienna is one of the old favourites. Press Play for song […]
Zither Duet of Paul Ohlson and Robert Pukallus. This father and son-in-law duet were masters of the zither and came from Baffle Creek area north of Bundaberg where they were cane farmers. This tune was made famous in the 1930’s German movie the Third Man. Press Play for song preview.
Zither Duet of Paul Ohlson and Robert Pukallus. This father and son-in-law duet were masters of the zither and came from Baffle Creek area north of Bundaberg where they were cane farmers. Press Play for song preview.
Ringing Strings of the Burnett: The German-Queensland Zither Tradition For more than two decades I have sought out and recorded the unique German-Queensland musical traditions of the farming communities in southern Queensland. I had the wonderful opportunity to savour and record the ‘tail end’ of a once enormous tradition of […]