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Four Guitars : Faure arranged by Gary Spolding

Pavane by Fauré arranged for four guitars by Gary Spolding

Pavane Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré is a graceful miniature masterpiece. This arrangement for four guitars or guitar orchestra by Gary Spolding demonstrates how well shimmering orchestral textures can translate onto plucked nylon strings.

Lasting approximately 5 minutes, the arrangement will suit an ambitious and enthusiastic group of guitarists who have reached grade 2 to 4 standard. The melody is shared between all the parts and Guitar 3 has been intentionally made accessible to grade 2 players whilst remaining melodically relevant rather than simply becoming filler.

If you work in education, this arrangement has these useful features…
- a repeat with a long first time bar
- a D.S. al Coda.
- optional pizzicato broken chords in Guitar 4.
- accidentals for all guitars that create chromatic harmony.

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 like the look of this arrangement then Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette may also be of interest.

3 page score and separate parts each 2 pages.
Grade 2-4
£7 book
£5 pdf