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ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by CrisJoaquim » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:58 pm

I'm in a guitar quartet this semester of college as I was last semester and I've been trying to find some nice quartet pieces over the weekend preferably with sheet music readily available. The previous semesters we've played albeniz pieces, piazzolla, tarantella, malaguena and this time I've been looking for something a little more modern and just something a little different in general so I'd like to see what recommendations people here would have, if you can point me to where I can find the sheet music or purchase it that would be a plus as I definitely do need the music for us.

So far I've found one piece that I'd love to play which is "Samba de viento" by Shigeru Matsuoka, although the big issue I've had is that I cannot find the music, the only way to get it seems to be to order it from japan but that may take too long to arrive. Learning by ear isn't really viable although I'm completely open to putting in the time to learn it by ear, my partners have far more busy schedules than I do to be able to do so by the time we have to perform.

I'd really appreciate any suggestions, done a fair bit of my own research but I want to see all of the options I have before we choose a piece.

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Re: ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by chien buggle » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:36 am

I'd recommend checking out the Dublin guitar quartets albums for a bit of inspiration. They are bitchin

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Re: ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by Sebastian » Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:14 am

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Re: ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by Luis_Br » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:05 am

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Re: ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by Mollbarre » Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:23 am

Thanks for the links! :D

OT: Is the 1st guitarist of the the LA Quartet holding his instrument really high and resting his face on it?
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Re: ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by Lovemyguitar » Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:19 am

Mollbarre wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:23 am
...Is the 1st guitarist of the the LA Quartet holding his instrument really high and resting his face on it?
That is Scott Tennant. He had a spine/disc/nerve injury that resulted in his changing his playing position due to nerve pain. He talks about it in Part 3 of an interview in the link below:

http://www.classicalguitar.org/intervie ... t-tennant/

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Re: ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by CathyCate » Sat Mar 09, 2019 12:22 pm

If you have not yet done so, I suggest consulting with your college librarian right away.
The world is yours thanks to inter-library loans! You will be able to browse the holdings of many collections and find the pieces of your dreams for nominal fees if any. All the best!
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Re: ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by malc laney » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:18 pm

there are writers on this forum who could write a bespoke piece for you!

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Re: ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by Mollbarre » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:12 pm

Lovemyguitar wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 4:19 am
Mollbarre wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:23 am
...Is the 1st guitarist of the the LA Quartet holding his instrument really high and resting his face on it?
That is Scott Tennant. He had a spine/disc/nerve injury that resulted in his changing his playing position due to nerve pain. He talks about it in Part 3 of an interview in the link below:

http://www.classicalguitar.org/intervie ... t-tennant/
Thank you! :)
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Re: ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by tcrist » Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:45 pm

Allen Brings composed a nice quartet called Digressions. We played it about 15 years ago. It's heavy, difficult, but enjoyable. Might go good on a program with lighter pieces. Good composer!

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Re: ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by Sebastian » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:42 pm

Mollbarre wrote:
Sat Mar 09, 2019 3:23 am
Thanks for the links! :D

OT: Is the 1st guitarist of the the LA Quartet holding his instrument really high and resting his face on it?
I've watched Tennant play Campanas al Alba before on YouTube and if I recall correctly he had his guitar quite rised.
Although in Pumping Nylon video series he holds the guitar at a "normal" height:


I think the video series was recorded or at least released in 1997, though.
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Re: ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by hectoring » Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:51 pm

I'm partial to Lotus Eaters by Andrew York. There's recordings of the LAGQ (and a few others) playing it on Youtube.

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Re: ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by theknowle » Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:12 pm

Alfonsina y el mar, Ariel Ramirez arranged for 4 guitars by the genius who was Roland Dyens.

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Re: ideas for a quartet piece?

Post by ThomasW » Sat Mar 23, 2019 5:49 am

Speaking of Roland Dyens, I recommend that you try out "Tunis" - it is really a fantastic piece

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