Landscapes of Santo Tirso : for guitar ensemble
by Ken Murray (2006)
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Landscapes of Santo Tirso was commissioned by Oscar Flecha and the Santo Tirso Guitar Festival in 2006 and inspired by the beautiful scenery and architecture of the Santo Tirso region. It is an area rich in history and home to a wonderful guitar festival that Oscar has directed every year since 1994. This piece is based on a Portuguese melody recorded by the Portuguese guitar virtuoso Carlos Paredes which appears at the end of the work.
Instrumentation: Guitar ensemble - 4 guitar parts and 1 bass part. The bass part may be played on electric or acoustic bass. For guitar ensemble performance parts maybe doubled or tripled.
Duration: 7 min.
Difficulty: Medium — This work has been performed on numerous occasions by tertiary guitar ensembles and amateur guitar orchestras. It requires medium-advanced levels of reading and performance
Dedication note: Dedicated to Oscar Flecha
Commission note: Commissioned by Oscar Flecha and the Santo Tirso Guitar Festival in 2006
Landscapes of Santo Tirso
- Inspired by: Portuguese folk music
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