Retraite espagnol arranged by G.Tyrtaios

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Retraite espagnol arranged by G.Tyrtaios

Post by sxedio » Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:43 pm

This is a piece in open G tuning from a rather ancient greek collection of scores, I'm playing a taster of the different bits skipping certain sections and repeats. See discussion on the american guitar literature in open G here viewtopic.php?f=1&t=114467
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Re: Retraite espagnol arranged by G.Tyrtaios

Post by DonaldSauter » Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:47 pm

sxedio wrote:
Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:43 pm
This is a piece in open G tuning from a rather ancient greek collection of scores, I'm playing a taster of the different bits skipping certain sections and repeats.
Thanks, very interesting! I've also fired up a couple of versions of "Retraite Espagnole" on youtube. Yes, they share lots of characteristics with "Spanish Fandango" and other open tuning guitar pieces that I thought were strictly 19th C. American. It'd be fun to find out I've been wrong about that. Can you supply any history of "Retraite Espagnol"-type European guitar pieces? Is it based on anything from the 19th C.?

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Re: Retraite espagnol arranged by G.Tyrtaios

Post by sxedio » Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:55 am

Hi Donald. There's Jacques (or Jaime?) Bosch's Retraite Espagnol opus 16, you can find it on Boijes http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se ... kverk-4630 . In a weird other tuning rather than open G but part of the same family of pieces. I wish I had a more complete picture of the relationship with the american versions and indeed with any spanish originals.

Regarding open tuning european classical 19th century pieces, there was a whole thread that has now disappeared but I did a recording of a Carcassi piece back then which I should propably revisit and record again viewtopic.php?f=113&t=41322
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