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Recommend music whose level is akin of ...

Post by Daniel Penalva » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:20 pm

I need help to find music to the repertory, but i have some guidelines.

The music, somehow ..., must be in

The same level of JS Bach Bourre Em bwv 996,

The same periode, baroque,

Any key, preferably different key.

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Re: Recommend music whose level is akin of ...

Post by Dirck Nagy » Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:53 pm

David Grimes put together a 3 volume set called "Treasures of the Baroque", which has a variety of music from both baroque guitar and lute sources. I believe Mel Bay is the publisher. Most is fairly "accessible", but some of it is more challenging. Try the suites by Ernst Gottleib Baron or David Kellner.

The Royal Conservatory of Music series called "Bridges" is pretty good too, and is organized by grades of difficulty. Also has music from other periods; not just Baroque.

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Re: Recommend music whose level is akin of ...

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:11 pm

The first two or three Bach cello suites are normally in a similar range of technique, depending on keys chosen. And the slow movements of the violin sonatas e.g. the one in C is much the same.

Baroque guitar transcriptions also may be OK, e.g. Sanz, de Visée etc.
Simon Ambridge Series 40 (2005)
Trevor Semple Series 88 (1992)
Louis Panormo (1838)
Alexander Batov Baroque Guitar (2013)

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Re: Recommend music whose level is akin of ...

Post by pogmoor » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:46 am

The European Guitar Teachers Association (EGTA) published a volume entitled The Baroque Book: Intermediate Guitar Solos from the 17th and 18th Centuries. It's worth tracking down a copy as it has some nice pieces. More recently (2013) there's a Schott anthology Baroque Guitar Anthology in four volumes (graded pieces in progressive order) that looks pretty good. Each book comes with a CD of Jens Franke playing the pieces (in a style designed for illustration rather than performance I would say).
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Re: Recommend music whose level is akin of ...

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:41 am

And the various exam boards e.g. ABRSM, Trinity etc publish their syllabus which gives roughly equivalent pieces, so mining those for ideas would help. I don't know about the Canadian or Australian versions but in ABRSM terms the bourrée is about grade 6.
Simon Ambridge Series 40 (2005)
Trevor Semple Series 88 (1992)
Louis Panormo (1838)
Alexander Batov Baroque Guitar (2013)

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