Shirok. 3 Pieces for Solo Guitar and Guitar Quartet (2016)
- Publisher: Ut Orpheus
- Code: CH 234
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The guitar’s repertory is now widely varied and includes works that cover, in historical periods, all technical and interpretative aspects, from the single instrument to the guitar orchestra, passing to the duo, the quartet and the ensemble.
What I thought to be important was a work that would include a “comparison” between the instruments, a dialog in which music flows between the instruments in a harmonized way, with moments of hard work and others of listening, almost to underline the friendship and the collaboration between the players… it is in that way that these songs of middle difficulty are developed, where the components of the orchestra not only have their part to play, they must also pay attention to the solo guitar playing the theme in counterpoint to themselves.
The three compositions presented are of different inspiration: Mattina Presto is the awakening of the day, clear, as a spring morning. It’s the easiest song, with it’s simple melody that flits among the voices in the group; Scirok (Scirocco in Albanese) contains a theme inspired by balcanic music, signifying the interest of entering other populations to better understand their culture, as in Sweet Argentina, that begins with a “tanguero” rhythm, passing then to a slower and more delicate melody and by the end returning to the original popular danced rhythm.
Three pieces in which I hope the “game” will not only help those who play to grow musically, but will also spark a culture interest, music born by the love for the instrument and the world that surrounds me.
Author: Giorgio Signorile (*1962)
Publication Date: 8/19/2016
Edition: Score and Parts
Pages: pp. 20 + parts pp. 40
Size: 230x310 mm
Binding: Saddle stitching
Code: CH 234