[PDF] Lawes, William - Sunrise Suite (Version 1) - Ensemble

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[PDF] Lawes, William - Sunrise Suite (Version 1) - Ensemble

Post by MartinY » Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:44 am

This arrangement may be stretching the limits of sanity, especially when you try and get the last movement together. The guitar parts are essentially work in progress. There are probably no harder than the duet by Lawes that Bream and Williams used to play years ago. (I think the music for that is on this site somewhere. I will look.) Here you have the whole suite, (Set to Will Lawes), transposed up a tone and altered to fit two violins and two guitars, (from 2xTreb, 2xTenor, 2 xBass viols of the original). The 1st Fantazy is called the 'Sunrise'.

I see it is Eric who has edited the duet, with extensive information at: viewtopic.php?f=12&t=20990&p=528078.
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Re: [PDF] Lawes, William - Sunrise Suite (Version 1) - Ensemb

Post by MartinY » Fri May 13, 2011 7:25 am

Is there much interest in Lawes converted to guitar ensemble? I have some more pieces but I am playing them with bowed string instruments, so I have no need for guitar arrangements at the moment. Maybe a guitar solo or two extracted from the smaller ensembles might be interesting. I do not think any lute solos by Lawes survive though people must have made them back in the 1600s.

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Re: [PDF] Lawes, William - Sunrise Suite (Version 1) - Ensemb

Post by pogmoor » Fri May 13, 2011 10:03 am

It doesn't look as if there's a lot of interest. I notice nobody has replied to my posting of a Lawes trio here, viewtopic.php?f=12&t=59012 and only a few people have viewed the post. It's a pity as Lawes's music is enjoyable to play and worth listening to. I suppose ensemble music in general gets less response than solo music.
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Re: [PDF] Lawes, William - Sunrise Suite (Version 1) - Ensemb

Post by kingkong » Fri May 13, 2011 8:41 pm

Solo arrangements would certainly be interesting, if Lawes' instrumental pieces are as good as his songs in F. Noad's Baroque anthology.

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