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Easy long pieces

Post by crazyrach97 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 2:15 pm

So there's a community fundraiser for a teenage girl with cancer happening in Nov and my BF and I have both been asked to play at it. He's going to play a 45 minute set of Coste and Aguado along with one of his own pieces, and I'd like to do a similar length of time but all I've got is a bunch of miniatures from the first 2/3 of Solo Guitar Playing. I'll probably play some of them but I'd like something more substantial too. Any suggestions? I'm not afraid of sight reading in the higher positions or anything like that, I'm just looking for a larger work that is not crazy technical. My BF is going through scores trying to find something for me but I thought I'd see if anybody here has bright ideas.

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Re: Easy long pieces

Post by Briant » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:00 pm

Take a look at Mauro Giuliani op148 “giulianate”
The 8 pieces are fairly long and not to technically difficult although they will require a good technique to make them interesting.

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Re: Easy long pieces

Post by David Norton » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:20 pm

Giuliani: Sonatina, Op. 71 #1, 11 minutes.
Giuliani: Sonatina, Op. 96, #1, 8 minutes

Leonhard von Call: Sonate in A minor, Op. 22 #2, 10 minutes

Many on-line and for-sale sources for each.
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Re: Easy long pieces

Post by crazyrach97 » Mon Aug 06, 2018 12:51 am

Thanks for the suggestions, guys. I'm going to look that stuff over here in just a little while. Any of the Giuliani stuff we probably have here in the house. Not sure about the von Call.

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Re: Easy long pieces

Post by PaulHardy » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:38 pm

Perhaps a baroque suite such as the Visee D minor or the Logy A minor? Technically still miniatures, or at least bite-size chunks, but thematically linked so offering a longer horizon

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Re: Easy long pieces

Post by Malcolm » Fri Aug 17, 2018 11:33 pm

Johann Kaspar Mertz Op. 4 Nocturne No. 2 is a lot of fun. It is in two separate parts and takes 7 to 8 minutes in total.

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Post by Jacek A. Rochacki » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:18 am

Plainte Moresque by Jaime (Jacques) Bosch.
Antonio Picado, model 60, 2015, Cedar/IRW. Scale 640 mm.
Antonio Picado, model 62, 2018, Cedar/Madagascar Palosanto. Scale 640 mm. Doble Tapa.

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Re: Easy long pieces

Post by kloeten » Sat Aug 18, 2018 3:40 pm

Un Dia de Noviembre. Many repeats. People love it.

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Re: Easy long pieces

Post by Wuuthrad » Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:55 pm

Carulli's Sonata in A is good, not too challenging, many people like to hear it, especially when they aren't also Classical Guitarists!

Some Villa Lobos pieces like Mazurka Choro, Scottish Choro and Choros 1 might work but maybe they're not easy. Probably more mid level difficulty?
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Re: Easy long pieces

Post by Wuuthrad » Sat Aug 18, 2018 10:28 pm

6 Lute Pieces of the Renaissance, for guitar by Chilesotti is also good music for performance, and isn't too difficult.
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Re: Easy long pieces

Post by guitareleven » Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:54 pm

Dowland's variations on "Go From My Window". Great piece for its fairly modest demands.

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Re: Easy long pieces

Post by Jason » Sun Aug 19, 2018 12:00 am

Mertz. An Malvina 'Bardenlange' op.13 No.1
Its really easy, long, and so so pretty! :)
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Re: Easy long pieces

Post by crazyrach97 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:10 am

Wuuthrad wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Carulli's Sonata in A is good, not too challenging, many people like to hear it
Opus #?

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Re: Easy long pieces

Post by Wuuthrad » Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:16 am

crazyrach97 wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 1:10 am
Wuuthrad wrote:
Sat Aug 18, 2018 8:55 pm
Carulli's Sonata in A is good, not too challenging, many people like to hear it
Opus #?
I'm not sure really, I've only been able to find it in The Classic Guitar Collection, Volume Three edited by Leonid Bolotine. It was on of the first Sonatas I learned early on, and although it's not technically very challenging, I find it a great piece to explore my musicality, so to speak. It has nice melody! Since it has almost the same beginning, I think it's a smaller version of his larger Sonata in A, which is lengthier and more challenging. Sorry I can't remember that Opus # either, but I think a web search might help.

The Classic Guitar Collection is a great series overall. There's alternate versions of some Albeniz in the Spanish Guitar series, and in the Volume 3 I mention, there are some great Carulli and Giuliani pieces that could be arranged into Sonata or Sonatina form. A bit virtuoso like but nothing too advanced.
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Re: Easy long pieces

Post by Wuuthrad » Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:39 am

Filippo Gragnani: Sonatine, Op.6 also worth a look!
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