Coral - Mompou

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Michael
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Coral - Mompou

Post by Michael » Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:20 am

I have been trying to study 'Coral' from Mompou's Suite Compostelana.

I am having tremendous problems trying to work out the fingering.
I am starting to wonder if there is an alternative tuning required for the guitar. I have no notes with the sheet music.

The piece is in F#minor.

Does anyone know how to play this and have any information on the fingering?

It is a simple piece to look at, but when I tried to play it... whew!

A beautiful tune though.

:aide: :titanic:

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Post by Sanft » Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:36 am

I wonder what edition you use. The one I've got is by Segovia and fully fingered. Could you specify the measures you have trouble with?
Clemens 8)
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Post by Michael » Mon Aug 15, 2005 11:52 am

Hi sanft1

Thanks for your reply.

I do not know what the edition I have and I suspect it is a rogue copy as it was sent to me by someone in an email as a pdf.

I had trouble with the first four measures... as far as I got!

As you have the Segovia arrangement, which is the version I first listened to, by Julian Bream, I think I should try and buy a copy of the entire Suite Compostelana and take it from there.

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Post by Sanft » Mon Aug 15, 2005 6:13 pm

That's what I recommend! It's great music and it's sad that people always play only single movements, and most often the "Cancion de cuna".
I just love the Prelude and the Coral!
Clemens 8)
"...si nos quedáramos cuarenta y ocho horas seguidas sin música, habria una catástrofe mundial." Leo Brouwer
7stringed Matthias Dammann 1997; 9stringed Neuner&Hornsteiner ~ 1880
7stringed 1829 Staufer/Legnani replica by F. P. Dietrich 2007

BalO

Post by BalO » Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:33 pm

Is there a mp3 or midi of this piece.. Never heard about it??
A mp3 would be appriciated!

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Post by Michael » Tue Aug 16, 2005 6:22 am

I have heard a few arrangements of Coral and, for me, the Julian Bream version on his cd 'A Celebration of Andres Segovia' is the one that does it for me. A beautiful rendition.

My other favourite is the third piece, Cuna.

Yes, I think I should try and get the whole Suite sheet music and have a shot at it.

It seems Suite Compostelana is underrated. I have had the music by Julian Bream for years but suddenly I discovered it and.... Wow!

Wonderful music.

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