Joyous guitar music

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Joyous guitar music

Post by bob1a » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:04 am

There is a wonderful thread 'gentle beautiful music', since we are at the start of winter, I wondered about having some happy pieces. The guitar appears to me to be happy with unhappy pieces. Suggestions for joyous music would be most helpful.
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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by David_Norton » Thu Dec 01, 2016 4:15 am

"Sunburst" by Andrew York.
"Prelude in E (after S.L. Weiss)" by Manuel Ponce.
"Danza Paraguaya" by Agustin Barrios.
"Albada" and "Madronos" by Federico Moreno Torroba.
"Homage a Tarrega" by Joaquin Turina.
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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by Lovemyguitar » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:01 am

To play or to listen to (or both)? Off the top of my head (although easier to listen to than to play!): "Variations on a Theme of Mozart" by Sor always brings me cheer, as does his "Grand Solo". The first and third movements of Torroba's Sonatina also fit the bill. "Segovia" by Roussel. Sanz's "Canarios".

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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by CathyCate » Thu Dec 01, 2016 5:23 am

Jorge Morel's Sonatina (minus the 2nd movement).

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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by bob1a » Sat Dec 03, 2016 6:46 pm

I forgot to add Sonata in A, K 322 Scarlatti, though I would rather listen to Kyuhee Park's playing than mine.
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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by Paul Janssen » Sat Dec 03, 2016 11:04 pm

"Malhaya la cocina (Aire Venezolano)" by Vincente Emilio Sojo
"Il Pleut dans ma Chambre" by Roland Dyens
"The Harmonious Blacksmith" by G.F. Handel
"Papa George" & "Half Way Home" both by Tommy Emmanuel (not strictly classical guitar but still a fun and happy tunes).

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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by RichardUno » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:22 pm

I was just reading the Andrew York thread and was reminded of a couple of his pieces that always make me smile: Sunshine Rag and Linus and Lucy.

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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by Adam » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:08 pm

Ode to Joy?

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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by khayes » Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:49 pm

What about 'Sons de Carrilhoes' by Pernambuco?
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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by scottszone » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:53 pm

Mozart's Eine Kleine Natchmusik
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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by Gary Macleod » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:56 pm

Adam wrote:Ode to Joy?
Doesn't really work on guitar.!

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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by scottszone » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:33 pm

Gary Macleod wrote:
Adam wrote:Ode to Joy?
Doesn't really work on guitar.!
There are a couple of very musical versions in Chistopher Parkening's Method Book Vol 1. I play it often at weddings.
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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by Gary Macleod » Sat Dec 31, 2016 5:59 am

scottszone wrote:
Gary Macleod wrote:
Adam wrote:Ode to Joy?
Doesn't really work on guitar.!
There are a couple of very musical versions in Chistopher Parkening's Method Book Vol 1. I play it often at weddings.
Yes I've heard it and it's a pleasant snippet of the theme which lasts about a minute. The proper version is over 20 mins ! It doesn't work as an arrangement on guitar unlike Dvoraks new world symphony as transcribed by Yamashita.

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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by scottszone » Sat Dec 31, 2016 7:30 am

Gary Macleod wrote:
scottszone wrote:
Gary Macleod wrote:
Doesn't really work on guitar.!
There are a couple of very musical versions in Chistopher Parkening's Method Book Vol 1. I play it often at weddings.
Yes I've heard it and it's a pleasant snippet of the theme which lasts about a minute. The proper version is over 20 mins ! It doesn't work as an arrangement on guitar unlike Dvoraks new world symphony as transcribed by Yamashita.
Oh you meant the whole symphony No. 9? I agree, doubt that would work on guitar without major edits.
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Re: Joyous guitar music

Post by Anastas » Sun Jan 15, 2017 1:42 am

Scottish Choro and Mazurka Choro from Brazilian Suite by Villa Lobos

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