Classical Guitar MP3 of Ware's Hibiscus on the Water from Forest
ELEGY & TOTENTANZ (Classical Guitar) Peter Ware
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Free Classical Guitar MP3 excerpt of Peter Ware's Totentanz
"Ware offers melodic content that is quite strong, Totentanz a fascinating score with a motoric rhythm that drives the work forward." -Fanfare
FOREST SCENES (Classical Guitar) Peter Ware
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"Before starting to play this interesting and creative work, it is good to read the poem "Hibiscus by Piscataway," written by the composer's mother and printed in the edition. This can be a nice, inspirational introduction to this striking collection of four programmatic pieces, in which guitar techniques are truly used in an evocative sense. " -Uros Dojcinovic, Soundboard
Free Classical Guitar MP3 excerpt of Ware's Blues from Forest Scenes
Free Classical Guitar MP3 excerpt of Ware's Hibiscus on the Water from Forest Scenes
Free classical Guitar MP3 excerpt of Ware's Wind Dance from Forest Scenes
This striking collection of four programmatic works utilizes guitar techniques in a truly evocative sense. North Face depicts the dramatic Rocky Mountains of Banff with brushed strums, snap pizzicato, and tremolo. Hibiscus on the Water, in a fantasy variation form, captures the scenic landscape along the Piscataway river with flowing lyrical melodies and an undulating accompaniment. Woodchuck Blues, a playful work, draws from blues and jazz styles, employing syncopated rhythms, hemiola, blue notes and pizzicato. In D tuning, damped open basses provide an ostinato. The presto Wind Dance closes the Forest Scenes with rocking chords and stinging snap pizzicati. Clearly notated and edited. The work is recorded on the Acoma CD FOREST SCENES AcomaGXD5734 and Wind Dance is recorded on the CD entitled Americas (Acoma GXD5736). 8 p. AE0577 $8.98 Click and See review. Download Adobe Acrobat excerpt of Forest Scenes: Woodchuck Blues (190K) Hibiscus on the Water (169K)
NAKINA SUITE (classical guitar) Peter Ware
MP3 excerpt of Peter Ware's Nakina 1st Movement on the CD The Many Moods of the Guitar
MP3 excerpt of Peter Ware's Nakina 2nd Movement on the CD The Many Moods of the Guitar
MP3 excerpt of Peter Ware's Bacarole from Nakina on the CD The Many Moods of the Guitar
"This is a sonata-length, four-movement work with the first three movements calling for a scordatura (the low E and A strings each lowered a half-step). The movement scheme is traditional, but the altered tuning gives the piece an exotic flavor. The texture is mostly two-part, and the writing works well, as the composer obviously understands the guitar well. This is a dramatic, lyrical work; the third movement contains some particularly nice passages." -J. Reid, Soundboard.
Free sample score of Nakina (141K)
Nakina Suite is a large four movement work with a lyrical guise and strong blues influence. The Barcarole unfolds with an oriental quality. The Sonata has unusual scordatura with the lower two strings tuned down a semitone to A-flat and E -flat. This edition includes both a concert pitch score and a transposed score. In the transposed score all notes played on the 5th and 6th strings are written a semitone higher. Commissioned with a grant from the Ontario Arts Council, the work is recorded on the CD MANY MOODS OF THE GUITAR AcomaGXD5732. 22p AE1050 $12.98
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