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Easy music for 4 guitars - A Dublin Lullaby (Ireland)

Easy music for 4 guitars - A Dublin Lullaby (Ireland)

Composer: HOUGHTON Mark

DZ 1013


ISBN: 978-2-89500-899-6

4 guitars

8 p. + separated parts


This serie has been conceived for the guitarists of beginner to intermediate levels.
An essential teaching tool!

Part of a series of Easy Music for four guitars, this is at the harder end of «easy«, requiring a 6th string in D and some acciaccaturas, but the rewards are commensurate with the efforts...
Set in A, the opening tune either sits in seventh position with a little bit of shuffling around to find some of the lower register of melody, or the player needs to gird his loins up go up to ninth, which is where he'll end up later in the piece. Underneath, and enjoying the room to breathe, are some slow parts that share little decorative imitations of the lilting tune. And there really is something very nice about a Celtic melody that captivates and delights. The deep D provides a powerful subdominant harmony here and there which is particularly effective.
Later, guitar four takes the tune downstairs; it's a relief, perhaps, that it stays away from the bottom string, so that a novice player doesn't have too many distractions at the critical moment. Over the tune are light chords that, provided open strings are avoided, bring shafts of light to the baritone song underneath.
Guitar two takes the tune back to ninth position for a moment of glory. This doesn't mean that guitar three, so far unmentioned, has nothing to add - little arpeggio-like forms, and simple two-part harmonies (and the chance to boast to colleagues that they have an E#) add much to the relaxed and gentle textures.
This isn't a «stand-out-from-the crowd« piece, but in a concert programme that is designed to please and impress, this would make a really a wonderful contrast and a chance for players to show their musicality instead of their technical prowess.
Derek Hasted (Classical Guitar Magazine)


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