[PDF] stebinus - Month of May

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[PDF] stebinus - Month of May

Post by stebinus » Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:46 pm

This is a Renaissance style guitar or lute piece I wrote several years ago. You can hear a recording of it by going to my profile and clicking on my website where this is the second piece on the page. Although I composed it on a midi keyboard I kept the voices down to a minimum and within a narrow range to hopefully enable actual performance on guitar or lute. I am an acoustic guitar player who learned to play guitar w/o learning notation so I'm afraid the score is pretty basic. I have not attempted to play it as it is probably beyond my technique so I'm not sure of the difficulty but I have a feeling it is up there. I originally wrote it in the key of A which I realize is probably not workable on a classical guitar as the highest note is an A five spaces above the staff. I'm afraid I don't know enough about lute to say if that would work better and I don't know how common it is for classical guitarists to own extended range instruments. I do like the brightness of sound for it at this pitch but assuming that is unworkable I am wondering what the highest reasonable key would be. I have attached scores in the original key and then one transposed down to D and I would appreciate any input on what key would be the most playable including any others. I am also interested in knowing what insurmountable technical obstacles it has and am open to suggestions for modifications. In addition I would like to get any input on correcting and improving the notation. I hope this doesn't cause any dire consternation but I have created a fictitious composer for it using a linguistic play on my real name because I like to play around with language and my real name seems out of place on it. If anyone actually learns it I would love to hear about that. The tempo should be about quarter=84bpm.

Thanks for your interest and looking forward to your feedback.
Month of May A.pdf
Month of May D.pdf
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