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Albeniz, I. Cuba (Caprice Creole) listen
No.8 from Suite Española for 2 guitars.

Grade: 5

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  Cuba (Caprice Creole)
No.8 from Suite Española for requinto and guitar duet.

Grade: 5

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  Barcarola listen
No. 3 from Douze Pièces Caracteristiques for piano.

Grades: 6

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Anon. La Rossignol from the lute duet listen

Grades: 3

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Drewries Accordes from the lute duet.listen
This has been arranged with 3rd strings tuned to F sharp to give the same fingering and open string sustain as in the lute original.

Grades: 4-5

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Bach, J.S. Prelude No. 3
from 48 Preludes and Fugues for pianoforte.

Grades: 8,7

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  Prelude No. 11- book 2
from 48 Preludes and Fugues for pianoforte - original key F minor.

Grades: 8,6

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Bartók, B.

44 Duos Nos 1-22 - (originally for 2 violins) also available as a viola/guitar duet.

Grades 1-5

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44 Duos Nos 23-44 - (originally for 2 violins) also available as a viola/guitar duet.

Grades 5-9

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Byrd W. Earl of Salisbury - a Pavan for flute or melody instrument.
This piece formed part of the publication Parthenia, composed in memory of Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury.

Grades: 6

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Capirola, V. Padoana Veneziana - ( listen from an old radio recording!).
Arranged from the lute solo for two guitars.

Grades: 3-4

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Couperin, F. Le Réveille-Matin (The Alarm Clock).
Arranged for guitar duet from the harpsichord original (in F).

Grades: 7,6

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  Les Papillons (The Butterflies).
Arranged for guitar duet from the harpsichord original.

Grades: 8,5

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  Les Petits Moulins (The Little Windmills).
Arranged for guitar duet from the harpsichord original.

Grades: 6,6

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  Les Bergeries - listen (The Sheep-folds or Pastorale).
Arranged for two guitars from the harpsichord original.

Grades: 6,6

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  Les Moissoneurs (The Reapers ).
Arranged for guitar duet from the harpsichord original.

Grades: 7,7

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  Les Tricoteuses (The Knitters).
Arranged for guitar duet from the harpsichord original.

Grades: 7,5

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  Le Dodo, ou l'amour au Berceau listen.
Arranged for guitar duet from the harpsichord original

Grades: 6,5

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  Les Barricades Mystérieuses.
Arranged for two guitars from the harpsichord original

Grades: 6,5

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Dowland, J. A Lesson for Two Lutes listen
Arranged from the lute duet for two guitars.

Grade: 2-3

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  The Frog Galliard listen - from an old radio recording.
Also known as the air "Now, oh now I needs must part"

Grade: 6,6

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Fauré, G. Romance Sans Paroles Opus 17 No. 3 listen
A well known piano solo arranged for 2 classical guitars.

Grades: 6-7

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  Pièces Brèves Opus 84 No.5 - Improvisation listen

Grades: 6-7

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Fiocco, J. Allegro - arranged from the original for flute (or violin) and piano.

Grades: 6,6

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Forrest, A. The Gaelic Collection.
A Suite of Irish tunes for guitar duo - The Irish Washerwoman; Norah O'Nealelisten; The Mug of Brown Alelisten; Planxty Irwinlisten; Harvest Home; Miss McCloud's Reel.

Grades: 1-2

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  Five Simple Pieces.
Five simple but effective duets for beginner guitarists - Ski Jump Waltz listen; Rachel's Song listen; Coney Street Easy; Rocking listen; Last Waltz.

Grades: 1-2

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  Dmitri and the Heavy Fridge. listen
A duet for 2 bass guitars (or 2 tenor- or normal - guitars)

Grades: 4-5

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Graded Sight Reading Duets
from Grade: 1 to 4

There is a score, which is probably easier to play from since each player can follow the other. Included are separate parts where each player has to rely more on an accurate sense of pulse and an understanding of the other player's interpretation.
The pieces are not so much about sight-reading as to develop the ability to play in ensemble; to listen and keep in time, follow dynamics and expression. I'd like very much any thoughts you have on these since I have not come across any similar exercise elsewhere.
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Jacquet de la Guerre, E.

Cannaris - from the original for keyboard.

Grades: 4-5

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Pergolesi G.B. Sonata listen

Grades: 7,3

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Robinson, T.

A Toy for Two Lutes

Grades: 3

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Ravel, M. Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant - from Ma Mère, L'Oye (Mother Goose Suite) listen

Grades: 3-5

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Satie, E.

Gnossienne No. 1 listen

Grade: 2

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Gnossienne No. 2

Grade: 5

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  Gnossienne No. 3 listen
A haunting melody arranged from the piano solo for guitar duet.

Grade: 2

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  Gymnopédie No. 1 listen

Grade: 3

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  Le Piccadilly
A lively 'ragtime' piece arranged for guitar duo.

Grade: 4-5

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  La Caresse listen

Grade: 4-5

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  Je te veux listen

Grade: 4

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Scarlatti, D.

Sonata L.428 originally for harpsichord.

Grades: 7,6

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Schumann, R. Melody Opus 68 - originally for piano.

Grades: 0-1

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  Little Piece Opus 68, No. 5 - originally for piano.

Grades: 0-1

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Shostakovich, D.

Sem' Tants Kukol - updated 2011/10/5
Lyrical Waltz, Gavotte, Romance, Polka, The Little Ballerina, Hurdy-Gurdylisten , Dance listen.

In 1944-45, Shostakovich wrote his Children's Notebook (opus 69), an album of easy piano pieces, for his daughter, Galya. This second album of children's piano pieces followed in 1952. These dances are derived from material from ballet suites that he wrote in 1949-50. They exist in both orchestral and piano versions. The melodies are lively and tuneful, though Shostakovich's sudden modulations into remote keys ensure that they never become banal.

This duet arrangement shares the melody and accompaniment between the two guitars where appropriate, especially in the last piece, Dance, where the parts become 'conversational', copying phrases from one another.

Grades: 7-8

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Three Preludes Opus 87
originally from a set of 24 preludes and fugues for piano.

Grades: 8

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Soler A.

Sonata No. 33 from the keyboard sonata.

Grades: 8,8

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Sonata No. 34 from the keyboard sonata.

Grades: 8,7

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Sor, F.

L'Encouragement
Cantabile; Theme and Variations; Valse

Grades: 7,7

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Vivaldi, A. Interlude by the Fireside - from L'Inverno de "Il Cimento dell'armonia e dell'inventione" Opus 8 No. 4 of The Four Seasons.

Grades: 5,6

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Zulaica de Donostia, J.

Eresia - Canción Triste listen
- Preludios Vascos (No.4)

Grades: 6,5

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