Entrée de Polymnie

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  This gorgeous piece is from Rameau’s opera Les Boréades (c.1763) and was for the entry of Polymnie, the Muse of sacred poetry, sacred hymn and  dance. Arranged for guitar quartet, with optional bass guitar.   Score and parts.

Si dolce for guitar quartet

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  Si dolce e l’tormento (‘So sweet is the torment in my breast, that I live happily from its cruel beauty’)  by Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) from: Quarto scherzo della ariose vaghezze (Venice:1624) Originally a song with guitar accompaniment, here arranged for guitar quartet with three variations.

Strike the Viol for guitar quartet

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This song by Henry Purcell (1659-1695) is from the collection ‘Come ye sons of Art’ (1694), originally for voice and small instrumental ensemble. I have arranged it here for guitar quartet with optional bass guitar.

Browning for guitar duet

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The Browning is a theme and variations form used by many English renaissance composers. It is based on a popular song of the time: The leaves be green, which celebrated the ripening of nuts in the autumn. In this piece the 8 bar theme is first heard in the guitar 1 part.

March

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For guitar quartet: a March in Dm with a slower middle section in Gm.     Here’s how it sounds:

Hungarian Melody for two guitars

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Franz Schubert’s piano piece Hungarian Melody (D817) arranged for two guitars. A haunting melody. Score and parts.