on May 1, 2017

Linocut by Richard V. Correll

Guitar Quartet, Linocut by Richard V. Correll

Many years ago, when I began my studies at LAVC, I had a magical experience: I was determined to be a pop star, but since I could play a little classical I signed up for a guitar ensemble class (led by none other than the amazing Bob Mayeur!). It turned out to be a transformative experience because as soon as I heard all those guitars playing together I was hooked! I changed my focus to classical guitar and eventually transferred to USC to continue my studies.

Playing in many ensembles through those years and up to the present has allowed me to follow a passion for trio and quartet music, and it was a natural extension to compose and arrange for these groups as well - over a hundred scores to date and I can't seem to stop! 

Therefore it is with great pleasure that I offer these scores, and more, as our monthly special:

May Special: 10% off Guitar Quartets!

A few of my favourites:

(Bossa) Prelude No. 4 (Guitar Quartet) F. Chopin. arr. K. Love

I dreamt I saw Chopin and Jobim together in a cafe and this is the result. The score can be performed by a flexible number of performers: two, using the melody and chord symbols (or the composite part 4a), three (melody, 3a and 4), four (melody, 2, 3, and 4), five (melody, 1a, 2, 3 and 4) - well, you get the idea. Percussion would be welcome too. All parts use a full size staff.

Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott (Guitar Quartet) M. Luther, arr. K. Krantz

A Mighty Fortress Is Our God (German, Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott) is the best known of Martin Luther's (1483 - 1546) hymns. Luther wrote the words and composed the melody sometime between 1527 and 1529. It has been translated into English at least seventy times and also into many other languages. The words are a paraphrase of Psalm 46.

Four Dances from Terpsichore (Guitar Quartet) M. Praetorius, arr. K. Love

From Michael Praetorius' "Terpsichore", a collection of over 300 dances. A fair sprinkling of dynamnics and colour changes will help make these pieces sparkle!

Funiculi Funicula (Guitar Quartet) L. Denza, arr. T. McMillan

Gotta love it!

Irish Mist (Guitar Quartet) G. Ulrich

In the early morning, music echoes through the mist...

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