Confinements of Guitar (may Guitar be with us)
cco Villageoise by John DUARTE
(1919-2004) from PETITE SUITE FRANÇAISE;
I commissioned the great composer in 1974: the purpose
was to enrich our guitar repertoire with
"Villageoise" is the first movement, both elegant and facetious.
Trouvère et la Douce Dame Jolie by John
from PETITE SUITE FRANÇAISE;
second movement is a courtly love story:
A troubadour plays chords on his guiterne while getting close to a
balcony where a douce dame jolie stands expectantly.
Seeing him approaching, she sings in a major mode.
They then sing together and get into a dance, accompanied by a
They then bow to each other.
The troubadour plays two interrogative chords, but gets no reply.
Worried, he plays the chords again.
The douce dame jolie replies with a song, in a minor mode, this time.
Dismayed, the troubadour moves away, playing sad chords...
La Rondette by John
from PETITE SUITE FRANÇAISE; Last
movement; a witty round dance, both elegant and lively, in the
by Maurice Ravel (arr. Peter
bold transcription of the celebrated work.
Ragtime by Pierre
this was a great present from the author for my
piece to warm up!.
GIULIANI (1781-1829): An accurate
depiction of a hunting session, with hornets, the pack of staghounds,
the poor doe, the village dance, the mort....
composer from Malta masters both the African and the European
moment, far from the madding word..
on a French folk song 'J'ai du bon tabac' by Mario
CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO (1895-1968):: In the 30s, a musical critic in
Geneva wrote that, even if Segovia performed "J'ai du bon tabac", it
would be superb anyhow. The great Italian composer Mario
Castelnuovo-Tedesco took the challenge. His experience was that snuff
bon tabac, (fugue) by Mario
is the final fugue of this extraordinary suite.
the Amazon ,
HENRIQUE (1905-1995) --
did some manipulations of the piece, I hope the composer did not mind!
Sakura by Yuquijiro
YOCOH (1925-2009) : very
refined variations on the popular Japanese folk song
Dance by Esteban
de Sanlúcar (1910-1989):
Andalucian traditional music -- the origin of Flamenco -- here is my
rendition of the original composition.
OLIVEIRA QUEIROZ (1910-1968):: A sensual composition by
Brazilian composer Jose Olivera Queiroz who dedicated the work to his
wife Zulmira (hence the title: ZULmira QUEIroz).
en Skaï by Roland
DYENS (1955-2016): The perpetual Argentine
Armonioso 'à la Bellini' (anonymous): this
manuscript was apparently found in an attic. To me, a major work, a
sweet heartbreaker. But who was this mysterious Pezzoli who signed the
arrangement? And where did he find such a glorious theme? Merci
to the Guitar Foundation of America:
for Guitar and Words by JP JUMEZ (1943-): the
sound of words associated to the meaning of notes [Rodrigo's
Concierto de Aranjuez is used in the first poetry]