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Vous êtes soliste? Voici l’orchestre! vol. 1 (cd incl.)
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Vous êtes soliste? Voici l’orchestre! vol. 1 (cd incl.)

Composer: VARIÉS

Arranger: RAYMOND Jean-Marie

DZ 2185


ISBN: 978-2-89737-102-9 

Guitar and orchestra

16 p.


Siciliano - Bach
Sonatine Viennoise - Mozart
Ave Maria - Schubert
Auf Flügen des Gesanges - Mendelssohn
Granada - Albéniz
Concertino en Mi mineur - Rieding
Le matin - Grieg
Swan Lake Dance - Tchaïkovski

The present didactic publication has been conceived to give the guitar students the possibility to play music that is normally played by the orchestra. This process has the interest of letting the students learn how to play while being accompanied.

This first book is only the start of a collection. In the future you will find many other works from composers of various backgrounds.

On the practical side, you get the sheet music of the guitar part, but also a recording of it with the orchestral accompaniement, so that you can have an example of a possible interpretation.

Also, in order to let you perform the works yourself, you will find a recording of the orchestra alone, without the guitar part. To be able to start with the correct timing with the orchestra, you will hear cue metronome clicks at the beginning to allow you to synchronize your playing with the recording.

The first track of the CD is there to help you tune the six strings of the instrument, letting you hear all six open strings.

Happy playing!

Jean-Marie Raymond


"To give this volume its slightly pretentious full title, 'Jean Marie Raymond présente Vous êtes Soliste? Voici l'Orchestre Vol. 1'. It's actually a lot more inviting than the title - a book of quite well-known classical themes, nearly all single­note, and not at all intimidating on the page. The CD contains a tuning track and then two versions of each piece - one with the guitar and one 'Music Minus One' without the guitar. I have to say that the sound quality on the CD is first class - so often these ventures are a mechanical computer-generated synthetic sound but this is whole­some and also expressive. The guitar part, for example, in Ave Maria, isn't slavishly 'to the beat'. Although only at one speed, there are of course programs such as Associated Board's free-of-charge 'Speed Shifter' that would let you slow the accompaniment down if needs be. The edition comprises Bach's Siciliano BWV 1031, a Mozart's Viennese Sonatina, Schubert's Ave Maria, Mendelssohn's On Wings of Song, Albeniz's Granada, Oskar Rieding's Concertino in E minor, Grieg's Morning and Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake. The complexity varies but there's something here for abilities between Grades 4 and 7. Since the music is nearly all Single-note, everything fits on the page without page-turns. [...] a delightful book that not only gives a guitarist access to the full pitch range of the orchestra, but which will help a lot of solo guitarists become driven by their ears to follow the flow of the music, instead of being driven by their eyes and the hesitations of their fingers. Recommended [...]"

Derek Hasted (Classical Guitar Magazine)

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