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Sketches for Two

Classical/Contemporary • 2002 • Alternative Title: Six duos for classical guitars

Sketches for Two

9.00 USD

Seller Frank Wallace
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Classical guitar
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Type of score
Score for two performers
Gyre Music
Sketches for Two is a collection of miniatures written spontaneously over the past eight years. They are tone poems, short and direct. They are ethnic and simple, influenced by ouds and gypsy fiddles, medieval chants and renaissance fools, sacred motets and ancient guitarists. They come from my soul, not my head. They are a meditation, an album for the young. Sketches for Two is comprised of two loosely connected suites of three pieces each. The first three have a Latin feel as the titles suggest. The second set begins with a homage to Béla Bartók (1881-1945), one of the great composers of the 20th century [a pun on the previous La Bella, the beautiful one]. Bartók showed great interest in his native Hungarian folk music and used the tunes and its general feel in his For Children and in his monumental piano method Mikrokosmos. A la Béla is a humorous, offbeat creation intended to end with a chuckle. Caravan uses a gypsy modality and drone whereas Shreds is in a contemporary minimalist style using slowly shifting harmonies with only shreds of melody appearing in either part.

I. La Cara
II. La Bella
III. La Danza
IV. A la Béla
V. Caravan
VI. Shreds
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