Gentle, " -beautiful" - pieces...??

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Re: Gentle, " -beautiful" - pieces...??

Post by Andrei Puhach » Fri Dec 22, 2017 9:54 pm

Morin, Ludovic-Alexandre - Petite étude
It is part of the D04 Classical guitar lesson 03, for example: viewtopic.php?f=41&t=115871
When played a bit slower than in the demo video it sounds even better.
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Re: Gentle, " -beautiful" - pieces...??

Post by Tony Hyman » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:51 pm

A piece that Ive been enjoying is "Pachelbel's Canon in D".At first glance it looks like a little walk in the park.But after a giving it a shot,I saw that there is a bit of work involved,which is usually the position in my case.Nevertheless after putting it together I believe it could come in very handy ,eg weddings ect.I just seems to be the right length as well for occasions like that.I would suggest give it a shot,it seems freely available.Another nice one not too lengthy is Mr Delcam'ps arrangement of "Fughette by Handel",beautiful two voiced harmonies,a total joy to learn.

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Post by Flawiler63 » Sun Dec 31, 2017 12:33 pm

Michael Langer: Simple Truth. Easy finger-style ballad, with an Irish touch, quite beautiful. It is available free from his website. The piece was published in Saitenwege (a German pun, believe it or not), a very useful series (4 vols, highly recommended), containing graded guitar pieces with excellent fingering.

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Post by JohnB » Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:04 pm

I don't know whether this piece has been mentioned but Mompou's Cuna from his Suite Compostelana is very beautiful and gentle.
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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:19 pm

+1 on Cuna. Laura Snowden does a nice version on you tube; Antigoni Goni plays the suite (and Cuna very differently than Snowden) on a cd.

edit: I just realized that the video above is of Ms. Goni!

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Post by JohnB » Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:25 pm

Jeffrey,

Yes, in some ways I was a little disappointed by Antigoni Goni's interpretation in that video as I have heard her play it much more "sensitively" - but then she was having to project the guitar into what is probably a large venue. I too like Laura Snowden's playing, though Antigoni Goni does bring a lovely range of nuance to the piece.
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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:12 pm

JohnB wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 4:25 pm
Jeffrey,

Yes, in some ways I was a little disappointed by Antigoni Goni's interpretation in that video as I have heard her play it much more "sensitively" - but then she was having to project the guitar into what is probably a large venue. I too like Laura Snowden's playing, though Antigoni Goni does bring a lovely range of nuance to the piece.
Yes, they're very different interpretations. Laura Snowden plays the third, chordal section with strict timing; Ms Goni takes some liberties and, as I remember, plays that section more gently. They're both great versions. I try to play that section more 'as written' in terms of respecting the count--because it's lovely!

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Post by JohnB » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:22 pm

Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:12 pm
I try to play that section more 'as written' in terms of respecting the count--because it's lovely!
"As written", in the edition I have (Suite compostelana, pub Salabert, ed Segovia) is somewhat problematic as the typesetters seem to have run out of dots for the dotted notes (yes, I realise it would have been done digitally). When I first looked at the score I kept thinking "what on earth is going on here?" until I realised that it was just a case of extremely careless "typesetting".
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Post by JohnB » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:25 pm

By the way, Peter Nuttall's "Berceuse" from his "Twelve Inventions for Solo Guitar" is also a really lovely piece. Lyrical but technically relatively simple (Trinity Grade 4).
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Post by Jeffrey Armbruster » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:28 pm

JohnB wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:22 pm
Jeffrey Armbruster wrote:
Wed Jan 03, 2018 5:12 pm
I try to play that section more 'as written' in terms of respecting the count--because it's lovely!
"As written", in the edition I have (Suite compostelana, pub Salabert, ed Segovia) is somewhat problematic as the typesetters seem to have run out of dots for the dotted notes (yes, I realise it would have been done digitally). When I first looked at the score I kept thinking "what on earth is going on here?" until I realised that it was just a case of extremely careless "typesetting".
The count through this section is a bit tricky in the best of circumstances!

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Post by klangbild » Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:04 pm

Two spring to mind from Carlo Domeniconi's Preludes:

Prelude #2 - Semplice

and

Prelude #11 - Nostalgia

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Re: Gentle, " -beautiful" - pieces...??

Post by thomasonedin » Sun Jan 28, 2018 5:10 pm

A lot of good suggestions here, some new to me I look forward to looking up.

I like to play the prelude from M D Pujol's suite del plata, or maybe Satie's gnossienne #1 as gentle. Beautiful pieces although they are a bit on the sad side.

Mysterious Barricades by Couperin is a cheerful one I'd like to learn myself but I think it offers quite a challenge. Bookends by Simon & Garfunkel? A lot of good folk music from 60-70s might suit your needs.

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Re: Gentle, " -beautiful" - pieces...??

Post by AgedAngel » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:28 am

I haven't read through every post, but I would say that Dowland's "Tarleton's Resurrection" fills the bill.

For extreme minimalism, there us an (unfortunately) untltled piece usually called "Scottish Air". Matthew McAllister plays a beautiful "fancied up" version on Youtube that was referenced in another thread. I have it in lute notation, but I whipped up a simple version for myself and play it in D major. The bass simply alternates between tonic and subdominant and it makes me wistful.

Here's McAllister's version.



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Post by Nora_spielman » Thu Mar 29, 2018 1:59 am

Fred Hand's first etude, Sor bminor study, Canción de Cuna by Leo Brouwer, maybe Bach sarabande from 995

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Post by eno » Mon Apr 30, 2018 3:59 pm

Sanz's Folias is one of my favorites
Paulino Bernabe 'India' 2001
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Masaru Kohno No.6 1967

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