The divine guitar : for classical guitar trio with spoken dialogue
by Richard Charlton (1999)
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From the CD One hour to madness and joy
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An entertainment for guitar trio and speaker based on episodes from Dante's The Divine Comedy.
Instrumentation: Guitar trio, speaker.Spoken dialogue can be performed by 3rd guitar or delivered by another person altogether, such as an actor.May also be performed without the commentary.
Duration: 20 min.
Difficulty: Advanced — Extended techniques (use of teaspoon) vocal effects - one guitar can be the reciter
Contents note: Introduction -- Charon, the ferryman of Acheron -- Phlegethon, the fiery river -- The descent to the Frozen Lake -- The Gate and the island mountain -- Introduction to the ascent and the Song of the spheres.
Written for: Sydney Guitar Trio
First performance: by Sydney Guitar Trio — Jul 99. Northern Territory University Theatre, Darwin
Program note: Richard Charlton's "The Divine Guitar"
program note by the composer
- Inspired by: Literature & Poetry
Performances of this work
Jul 99: Northern Territory University Theatre, Darwin. Featuring Sydney Guitar Trio.
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