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A Little Schumann, Please... (Guitar Quartet)

Schumann, Robert

These three pieces are from Schumann's "Album for the Young" (piano), and offer beginning ensembles an opportunity to play some very charming Romantic era music. The titles translate roughly as "Wild Rider", "Soldier's March" and "The Happy Farmer Returning from the Fields". 'Munter' means 'cheerful', 'straff' means 'firm' and 'frisch' means 'fresh'.

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Adagio from the Moonlight Sonata (Guitar Solo)

Beethoven, Ludwig van

The Moonlight Sonata

 Beethoven's Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor ''Quasi una fantasia'', popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata, was completed in 1801 (at the age of 31) and dedicated to his pupil, Countess Giuciella Guicciardi, whom he later confessed to have been in love with. (It is hard to conceive how she would have felt having something this beautiful dedicated to her.) Already struggling with deafness, Beethoven was yet to write his greatest works, which as you are no doubt aware, are among the most famous ever composed.

The Sonata is a beloved piece because of its haunting Adagio, with which it begins. This is directed to be played with sustained slowness and very quietly, becoming at the loudest mf or ''moderately loud''.

 The transcription:

For guitar I have dropped the key to Am (which I notice other transcribers for guitar have also done: music is restrictive enough for that sort of coincidence to be expected) since this allows a liberal use of the open A and E strings (in the bass), particularly for the E which grounds the tense diminished scale passage before the recapitulation. It also (serendipitously) keeps most of the more difficult passages at the bottom end (the low fret range) which guitarists become familiar with first.

The piece has a signature rhythmic device which is first encountered at the end of bar five. Hard on the heels of the last note of the final triplet a sixteenth note sounds before a half note of the same pitch in the next bar. There is no dynamic change. How best to play it? I think, like everything involved in playing guitar, once you have basic techniques in place the best thing to do is what feels most natural and gives the sound most faithful to the score. In this case I play the last triplet note with the (right) thumb and the sixteenth note with the middle finger (medio), followed by the half note with the middle finger also (all of which I've marked), but another way may be preferred.

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Amelie Waltz (Violin and Guitar)

Lumbye, Hans Christian

The Amelie Waltz is a memento of a visit bye Lumbye to Berlin 1846. He dedicated this waltz to the young Amelie Hartmann. Hans Christian Lumbye (1810 - 74) was a Danish composer and conductor and one of most important names in Danish 19th century music. He created the kind of light entertainment musical tradition, which is now associated with Tivoli in Copenhagen. He was chief conductor and leader of the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra between 1843 to 1872. As a composer he was influenced by viennese music and especially by Strauss. Lumbye composed over 600 pieces, many of them are typical of its time (polkas, marches, waltzes).

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An der Wiege (Guitar Quartet)
By the Cradle

Grieg, Edvard

Originally for piano (from"Lyric Pieces", Op. 68), this tender lullaby is rendered here for four guitars. Night-night.

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An der Wiege, Op. 68 No.5 (Clarinet and Guitar)
By the Cradle

Grieg, Edvard

Originally for piano (from Lyric Pieces), this tender lullaby is rendered here for guitar and clarinet. Night-night.

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An der Wiege, Op. 68, No. 5 (Cello and Guitar)
By the Cradle

Grieg, Edvard

Originally for piano (from Lyric Pieces), this tender lullaby is rendered here for guitar and cello; drop-D tuning for guitar is optional. Night-night.

 

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An die Musik, To Music (Guitar Trio)
Op. 88 No. 4 (1827)

Schubert, Franz

Voice part included (German, English). Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He wrote some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies, liturgical music, operas, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

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An die Musik, To Music (Viola and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He wrote some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies, liturgical music, operas, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

 

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An die Musik, To Music (Voice and Guitar)
Op. 88 No. 4 (1827)

Schubert, Franz

Voice parts in the original key, D Major, are included (for guitar Capo II). Full lyrics parts in german and english. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He wrote some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies, liturgical music, operas, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

 

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Andante, Op. 18 No. 1 (Guitar Quartet)
Theme and Variations

Brahms, Johannes

From string sextet in Bb, Op 18 No. 1. Johannes Brahms (1833 – 1897) was a German composer and pianist, and one of the leading musicians of the romantic period.

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Ave Maria (Cello and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellen's third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schubert's most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He wrote some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies, liturgical music, operas, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing. Watch a performance of this arrangement on YouTube by the duo TenStrings.

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Ave Maria (Descant Recorder and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellen's third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schubert's most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

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Ave Maria (Flute and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

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Ave Maria (Flute and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellen's third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schubert's most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

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Ave Maria (String Quartet and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellen's third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schubert's most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

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Ave Maria (Treble Recorder and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellen's third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schubert's most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

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Ave Maria (Violin and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellen's third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schubert's most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

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Ave Maria (Voice, Strings and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellen's third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schubert's most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He wrote some 600 Lieder, nine symphonies, liturgical music, operas, and a large body of chamber and solo piano music.

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Ave Maria - A Major (Guitar Duo)

Schubert, Franz

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellen's third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schubert's most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

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Ave Maria - A Major (Viola and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellen's third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schubert's most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

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Ave Maria - A Major (Voice and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellen's third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schubert's most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

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Ave Maria - D Major (Clarinet and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellen's third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schubert's most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

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Ave Maria - D Major (Viola and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellen's third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schubert's most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

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Ave Maria - D Major (Voice and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

Ellens dritter Gesang (Ellens Gesang III, D839, Op 52 no 6, 1825), Ellen's third song in English, composed by Franz Schubert in 1825, is one of Schubert's most popular works, although some misconceptions exist regarding its provenance. Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828) was an Austrian composer. He is particularly noted for his original melodic and harmonic writing.

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Ave Maria, D Major (Cello and Guitar)

Schubert, Franz

I mostly play this piece at weddings, and since it is often several weeks or months between performances, I like to use this 'simplified' arrangement because I can get it under my fingers again quickly. I like the resonance of the drop D tuning, however for those weddings when it is not convenient to tune down, I use an arrangement in E major, also published on this site. The cello part contains an extra 'version' that is pitched an octave higher for more ambitious players.

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