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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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One hour to madness and joy / Sydney Guitar Trio.

Library shelf no. CD 830 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

An entertainment for guitar trio and speaker based on episodes from Dante's The Divine Comedy.

Work Details

Year: 1999

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"
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Performances of this work

Jul 99: Northern Territory University Theatre, Darwin. Featuring Sydney Guitar Trio.

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