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Corda Guitar Ensembles have a score and two sets of parts, unless otherwise indicated. Some of the pieces may have one part easier than the others, to accommodate players of mixed abilities. Please contact us if you want more detailed information about a particular piece. Extra parts can be ordered in any quantity required for large ensembles.

Reading levels of difficulty for ensembles ( A / B / C / D etc ) explained at: Grading






CMP 253

EL CHOCLO

£3.50

One of the most famous of all Argentinian tangos, with plenty of melodic interest in all three parts Arrangement by Ian Gammie. Duration approx 3 minutes.

Level D/E

Score and single parts - extra parts 25p each

 

CMP 259

FASCINATION : ( arranged for 3 Guitars)

£3.95

The beautiful haunting melody of this famous 19th century salon piece transcribes into a feast of nostalgic guitar sonorities. All three parts have thematic and supporting material at different stages, the music taking the form of a rondo with two episodes and a variation on the main theme. Arrangement by Ian Gammie. Duration approx 5 minutes.

Level F

Score and two sets of parts - extra parts 30p each

 

CMP 260

TRIO PARA VIERNES SANTO : for 3 Guitars, by Ian Gammie

£3.50

This is a meditation on the famous chorale from Bach's Matthew Passion O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden. Each instrument takes the theme in turn, while the other two instruments weave a sonorous and changing set of harmonies around it.

Level E/F

Score and two sets of parts - extra parts 25p each

 

CMP 262

SONATA in D major: Diderich Becker (1674) arranged for 3 Guitars, by Ian Gammie

£4.50

A fine baroque sonata da camara duration about 7 minutes. The central movement is built on a ground bass very similar to Pachelbel's Canon. A richly sonorous and rewarding work, which requires good dexterity in fast scale passages.

Level E/F

Score and single parts - extra parts 30p each


CMP 263

TANGO BETULÁCEO Trio (or Quartet) for mixed abilities, by Ian Gammie

£4.50

A really zingy tango with Guitar 1 part at approx Grade 3 - 4 level, Guitars 2 and 3 rather easier. The 4th Guitar part is for chords, strumming rhythm. The majority of players in a larger ensemble should be concentrated on Guitars 1 and 2. Guitar 3 is also available in bass clef for a bass guitar ad lib. For use as a Trio, the piece is designed so that a teacher or director of ensemble can alternatively play Guitar 3 mixed with some strummed chords, while all other players take Guitars 1 and 2. This is a useful option for smaller ensembles or school groups of less experienced players. The piece is dedicated to Heather Taylor and her Guitar Ensemble from Huddersfield, England.

Level D/B

Score and 2 sets of parts - extra parts 25p each

 

CMP 264

EL DESEMBRE CONGELAT (LA NIT DE NADAL) Trio or Quartet, setting by Ian Gammie

£4.00

Suitable for a large ensemble or single instruments. A famous Catalan Christmas carol arranged with several variations so that the Guitar 1 part reaches to the 15th fret, but only with single notes, while Guitar 2 is considerably easier. Guitar 3 is a combination of two parts - a melodic line with a bass. This can be used by a teacher or experienced player acting as accompanist, or divided between two players thereby making a quartet. Extra parts are provided to allow for different modes of performance. The lowest part is also supplied in bass clef if a bass guitar is used (optional).

Level B / D

Score and 2 sets of parts - extra parts 25p each

 

CMP 270

TWO BASQUE FOLKSONGS : ( arranged for 3 or 4 Guitars by Ian Gammie)

£4.50

These two melodies - the slow, mournful Ainhara and the fiesta celebration Eromerian are for ensemble of mixed abilities, the Guitar 1 part being somewhat more difficult (Grade IV) than the other parts (Grade I - II). If played as a trio, Guitar 3 will need to incorporate the bass notes of the chords into the part to complete the harmony. There is an additional part for a bass instrument and strummed chord part ad lib.

Level C / E

Score and two sets of parts - extra parts 30p each

 

CMP 278

CANCIÓN del OESTE: Guitar Trio by Alan Charlton

£4.00

A new work first performed by the Pro Arte Guitar Trio. The melodic material is developed and shared with plenty of activity for all three parts and some bold strumming for Guitar 3. Duration approx. 6 minutes.

Level E/F

Score and single set of parts - extra parts 30p each

 

CMP 294

ADAGIO, SCHERZO and FUGUE by J. Haydn

£5.00

Opus 100/4. All three parts have plenty of thematic interest. Guitar 3 tunes to bass D. A masterly piece of expressive writing by one of the world's best composers, with a magnificent Fugue to round it all off. (Duration approximately 7 minutes)

Level E

Score and single parts - extra parts 30p each

 

CMP 296

CAPRICHO CATALAN and TANGO – Isaac Albeniz

£4.50

First in a series of fine and tastefully balanced arrangements by Raymond Burley, featuring some of the pearls from the Spanish repertoire

Level E

Score and single set of parts - extra parts 30p each

 

CMP 297

CORDOBA and MALLORCA – Isaac Albeniz

£5.50

Second set in a series of outstanding arrangements by Raymond Burley, featuring some gems from the quintessential Spanish repertoire

Level E / F

Score and single set of parts - extra parts 50p each

 

CMP 311

TARREGA TRIOS : Book 1

£3.00

Pavana in E, Mazurka in G & Prelude XII arranged by Ian Gammie from the solo works.

Level D

Score and 2 sets of parts - extra parts 25p each

 

CMP 320

75th SUITE – by Stephen Horn and Trevor Jones

£4.00

3 pieces written to celebrate a school anniversary, first performed by a pupils' ensemble. The first two guitar parts need some familiarity with Vth and VIIth position, but the parts are written to lie easily under the hand.

Level D

Score and 2 sets of parts - extra parts 30p each

 

CMP 327

ARENA y SOL - by Ian Gammie (for 3 or 4 guitars)

£3.50

A Spanish-style fantasy for ensemble of mixed abilities, with an optional ripieno part from which inexperienced players can play single notes or chord players can strum chords in flamenco style. If played by a trio, the ripieno part is omitted, but Guitar 3 must add in the strummed chords.

Level B/D

Score and 2 sets of parts - extra parts 25p each

 

CMP 330

CATCHY TUNES : Book 1 – by Ian Gammie

£3.50

Chôro (a bossa nova) and High School Rag by Ian Gammie; it also requires a rhythm guitar and there is an ad lib bass part.

Level E/F

Score and 2 sets of parts - extra parts 30p each

 

CMP 338

CHORALE AND VARIATIONS – by Stuart McGowan

£3.00

A modern, contrapuntal trio by Stuart McGowan, based on an original theme.

Level F

Score and 2 sets of parts - extra parts 25p each

 

CMP 339

VARIATIONAL ANTHEM – by Ian Gammie

£3.00

5 variations on God Save the Queen devised by Ian Gammie; the final variation in jazz "swing" style. Guitar 1 needs players who are fluent in high positions, Guitar 2 is easier than the other parts.

Level C/E

Score and 2 sets of parts - extra parts 25p each

 

CMP 355

DREAM PICTURE – by Carlos Bonell

£3.50

An imaginative and accessible piece from this internationally renowned player and teacher.

Level D

Score and 2 sets of parts - extra parts 25p each

 

CMP 357

KINDERSCENEN : Opus 15 - Robert Schumann

£6.00

Arranged by Ray Burley. Some of Schumann's best loved tunes in a masterful arrangement, as recorded by The Lyric Guitar Trio on the Crotchet Factory CD Scenes.

Level F

Score and single set of parts - extra parts 75p each

 

CMP 360

MR FINGER'S MINUETT (2 or 3 guitars)

£3.75

A whizzing set of baroque divisions on a ground bass, suitable for ensembles of very mixed abilities. Parts are provided for several different performing versions: Guitar 1 can play all the difficult variations, or the variations can be shared between Guitars 1 and 2. Additionally there is an optional part which amalgamates both Guitars 2 and 3, so that it can be performed as a duet. The basic Guitar 2 part is much easier than the other parts. Arranged by Ian Gammie. See also CMP 634

Level C/E

Score and 2 sets of parts - extra parts 30p each

 

CMP 376

FAREHAM FAIR – Burlesca Bucolica (3 guitars or large ensemble) by Ian Gammie

£4.50

A bucolic burlesque, based on a scurrilous Hampshire pub song with musical quotations from all sorts of unlikely places, both folksy and classical; plenty of melodic interest for all three parts, the Guitar 1 being slightly harder than the other two. Dedicated to Derek Hasted wizard of both HTML and Hampshire Guitar Orchestra. Duration approx 6 minutes.

Level D

Score and 2 sets of parts - extra parts 30p each

 

CMP 383

TWO TRIOS : F. Couperin

£4.00

Arranged by Ian Gammie. Soeur Monique and Les Moisoneurs, two characteristic melodies from the harpsichord compositions of this great French baroque master, the music is in a flowing, lyrical style.

Level D

Score and 2 sets of parts - extra parts 30p each

 

CMP 388

SPRINGTIDE : by Derek Hasted

£6.00

A suite for a Spring Day. Morning Mist, Fresh Air, Cloudscape, Sunset. Four very attractive pieces which are ideally written for guitar trios of intermediate players who are looking for an expressive piece of music within their abilities.

Level D

Score and 2 sets of parts - extra parts 50p each

 

CMP 397

DANCERIES : Op 40b – by John Duarte

£5.50

A set of four American dances - Beguine, Tango, Blues, Barn Dance. The maestro provides us with an excellent pastiche of four dance styles. There are three different performance options : the difficult version at the high octave takes one melodic part up to the 17th fret, the easy version stays at the lower octave. Scored for two melodic lines plus fully written out guitar accompaniment or chords if preferred. Requinto and bass guitar ad lib, all variant guitar parts provided in the basic edition. See also CMP 151 (for recorders and guitar)

Level C or E

Score and single set of parts Extra parts 30p each, except Gtr 3 – 75p each

 

SBM 005

CHACONNE – by Steve Fordington. (3 or 5 guitars)

£6.00

A composition on a basso ostinato. Guitar 2 contains 3-note chords throughout and is also supplied in single note parts as Gtrs 4, 5 and 6 for ease of performance with a large ensemble using less experienced players.

C/D

Score and parts for 15 players

 

SBM 011

BLUES ETUDE - by Stuart McGowan (2 or 3 guitars)

£4.00

Guitar 1 needs a fluent reader in high positions; an alternative duet version is included with parts 2 and 3 combined on one guitar.

C/D

Score and parts for 15 players


SBM 019

CUL DE SAC – by Stuart McGowan

£4.00

Can be played as a trio, though designed for large ensemble performance.

D/E

Score and parts for 15 players


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