Here is the extremely familiar and perennial favourite first movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arranged for four guitars or guitar ensemble by Gary Spolding.
Lasting approximately 7½ minutes with both parts repeated (or 3 mins 45 without!) this piece will suit an ambitious and enthusiastic group of guitarists who have reached grade 2 to 4 standard, and is guaranteed to delight performers and audience alike.
Guitar 1 carries the melody throughout, Guitar 2 has been made as simple as the music will allow in order to get less experienced players involved, and Guitar 4 requires a player used to reading ledger lines. (Guitar 3 is enjoyable to play but very much in the ripieno role!)
If you work in education, this arrangement has these useful features…
- a variety of basic and often encountered rhythmic patterns.
- requires careful observation of same-bar-rule for accidentals.
- sudden and extreme dynamic changes that are lots of fun in an ensemble situation.
- great for walking fingers!
The piece can be played as a quartet with one player per part or expanded into a larger ensemble, perfect for guitar societies or school concerts. Includes permission for up to 4 additional copies of each part to be made, enabling the work to be performed by up to 20 guitarists. If you have more players please honour the publishers trust by purchasing a second copy.
If you like the look of this arrangement then Fauré’s Berceuse from Dolly Suite may also be of interest.
7 page score and separate parts each 3 pages.