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“A Christmas Medley” contains engaging treatments of three well-know carols: “Here We Come A-Wassailing”, “The Huron Carol” and “I Saw Three Ships”. Special effects (harmonics, percussion and snare drum effect) help keep students engaged and interest and colour. Merry Christmas!
These 15 carols have been arranged for beginning guitar quartet. Repetition and variation can be achieved by playing the melody in unison, improvising verses with percussion, etc. Merry Christmas!
Carols included: Coventry Carol, Deck the Hall, The First Noel, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, Here We Come A-Caroling, The Holly and the Ivy, I Saw Three Ships, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Joy to the World, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Silent Night, What Child is This?
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'.
"Across the desert" has a middle eastern flavour. It starts off gradually then builds in intensity and excitement, like a caravan journey through the desert and the subsequent arrival at an oasis. The camels are racing at this stage!
Bach, Johann Sebastian
The original piece is part of Bach's Orchestral Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068, written for his patron Prince Leopold sometime between the years 1717 and 1723. The air is usually played slowly and freely, and features an intertwining harmony and melody. The title comes from violinist August Wilhelmj's late 19th century arrangement of the piece for violin and piano. By transposing the key of the piece from its original D major to C major, Wilhelmj was able to play the piece on only one string of his violin, the G string.
Take your quartet for a ride on the "Bluegrass Express"...
A dreamy arrangement of this traditional Welsh Lullaby.
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Allegretto - movement II from the Moonlight sonata (Op. 27, No. 2, 1801) for piano solo. The original key is Db major.
Originally for piano (from"Lyric Pieces", Op. 68), this tender lullaby is rendered here for four guitars. Night-night.
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.
A very sweet piece for a sweet little lady.
One of more than 300 dances in Praetorius' collection "Terpsichore". More to come!
This is one of my favourite pieces by Fauré. It has such an engaging lilt that you could say it 'rocks' - the cradle, that is!
The bourree is a dance of French origin common in Auvergne and Biscay in Spain in the 17th century. It is danced in quick double time, somewhat resembling the gavotte. The main difference between the two is the anacrusis, or upbeat; a bourree starts on the last beat of a bar, creating a quarter-bar anacrusis, whereas a gavotte has a half-bar anacrusis. It often has a dactylic rhythm. In his Der Vollkommene Capellmeister (Hamburg, 1739), Johann Mattheson wrote of the bourree, "Its distinguishing feature resides in contentment and a pleasant demeanor, at the same time it is somewhat carefree and relaxed, a little indolent and easygoing, though not disagreeable".
From Michael Praetorius' "Terpsichore", a collection of over 300 dances. A fair sprinkling of dynamnics and colour changes will help make this piece sparkle!
The "Bridal Chorus" from the opera Lohengrin (1848), by German composer Richard Wagner (1813 - 1883), is the standard march played for the bride's entrance at most formal weddings in the United States and at many weddings throughout the Western world. In English-speaking countries it is generally known as "Here Comes the Bride" or "Wedding March". Its usual placement at the beginning of a wedding ceremony is not entirely in accordance with its placement in the opera. In the opera, the chorus is sung after the ceremony by the women of the wedding party, as they accompany the heroine Elsa to the bridal chamber. In addition, the marriage between Elsa and Lohengrin is an almost immediate failure.
This is a traditional Swedish bridal march (wedding march) from Delsbo, possibly composed by parish clerk and organist P. Soderblom around 1840. It's still a very popular march at weddings in Sweden. This arrangement is in a very traditional style for guitar quartet.
This perennial favourite works well for 4 guitars and is a sure crowd pleaser. Enjoy!
This well known concerto was originally for lute, two violins and continuo. In this arrangement, the soloing is shared between Guitars 1 and 2, while Guitars 3 and 4 provide the continuo. Enjoy!