First test

This *preliminary* version of a very old favourite, ET Mensah’s Tea Samba, is for Mr Paul “Tea” Baker ( and for all of you who have followed and supported this project so far:


  • Sorry, I couldn’t find a red tie.
  • I’m shouting, not because I’m deaf, but because it’s *very* loud. This ditty leaves untouched the 2nd rank of melody bourdons, the counter and the octaves. I’d already been thinking about mobile vocal amplification:
  • I know it’s out of tune, but I really wanted to get something out while the neighbours are still away.

Now I have to make a demo and sell it to people like this!

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