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Zagros : for solo guitar

by Michael Knopf (2011)



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Zagros : for solo guitar / Michael Knopf.

Library shelf no. 787.87/KNO 11 [Available for loan]

Work Overview

This is a work requiring the classical guitar to be tuned from bottom string to top as C G C G C E.

The piece uses the Persian Shur and Chahargah modes equivalent to Phrygian and Double Harmonic scales. It is an evocative and atmospheric piece that requires careful interpretation imitating middle eastern vocal chant.

Zagros was composed as part of a folio of works for the Doctorate of Musical Arts Queensland Conservatorium of Music.

Work Details

Year: 2011

Instrumentation: Guitar.

Duration: 5 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

First performed as recorded on the CD Zafron Road Project. Now scored with a tremolo section.


Zagros for solo guitar

Source: Michael Knopf

Zagros was written in 2010 for the Zafron Road Ensemble CD. The music was influenced by Persian stylisms and the mode of chahargah as well as Flamenco and Classical guitar ideas and techniques.



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