Four fur Marv: some new old music for solo guitar [Sat, 29 Mar 2014 15:20:47 +0000]
This is a just a short post to provide a link to some new compositions for solo guitar I completed this week - after starting in September 2012.
While I don't expect anyone but myself to take the time to learn these properly, I do know a few folks that I think would at least give them a read through.
If I had to provide some overview of them it would be that they are written in a 19th century/Romantic style and hopefully provide enough variance in texture to provide interest from piece to piece. While these are a set, each piece is certainly independent of the other although the cadential endings of the first and last piece share some deliberate similarities - a sort of tying up of loose ends.
I might, at some point, post a brief analysis of some of the harmonic structure of the last piece, which at times provided me with quite a headache, but ultimately I let the music go where it wanted to. I simply needed to understand how it was doing so and had, in particular, to know this is order to try and provide coherent spellings of accidentals/enharmonics, etc.
Below are links to the PDF of the music and the textual "liner notes" as well as a ZIP archive with the PDF, liner notes, and source LilyPond files, etc.
Oh, and by the way, the work is dedicated to a friend of mine. He happens to be a cat. If kitty-inspiration is seemingly good enough for Domenico Scarlatti, it's surely good enough for me.
PDF: http://humaneguitarist.org/four_fur_marv.pdf [http://humaneguitarist.org/four_fur_marv.pdf]
ZIP: http://humaneguitarist.org/four_fur_marv.zip [http://humaneguitarist.org/four_fur_marv.zip]