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Listen to York Guitar Quartet's first CD - On the Overgrown path

York Guitar Quartet: On the Overgrown Path
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Composer Title Code  
Albeniz A.

Asturias Leyenda

Grade 8

S0010 Download
  Sevilla

Grade 8

S0020 Download
 

Torre Bermeja

Grade 8

S0030 Download
Albeniz M.

Sonata in D major (originally for harpsichord)

Grade 7

S0042 Download
Anon. Greensleeves
Old English air (c.1580)

Grade 1

S0097 Download
  Farewell to Tarwassie Listen
A Scottish whaling song based on a poem by George Scroggie.

Grade 1

S0005 Download
 

Romance (the famous one!)

Grade 4

S0004 Download
Bach J.S.

Chaconne from Partita No.2 in D minor BWV1004 for solo violin.

Grade 8

S0060 Download
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Chopin F. Prelude No. 7 Opus 28 (from the piano solo)

Grade 4

S0051 Download
Dowland J.

A Fancy (Attributed to Dowland)

Grade 8
S0100 Download
 

The Most Sacred Queen Elizabeth, Her Galliard Listen

Many versions of this piece for guitar use the standard guitar scordatura. This version uses the lute scordatura (transposed) with the 3rd string in F sharp, thus giving a sonority more like the original. Perhaps harder to read but I think worth it.

Grade 7

S0101 Download
 

The Shoemaker's Wife

Grade 6

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Melancholy Galliard

Grade 6

S0103 Download
 

What if a Day or a Month or a Year

Grade 3
S0120 Download
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Forrest A.

Stringwizard
Berceuse, Tanz, Lament, The Flight of the Bouncing Bee, Falcon Soaring, Cider Dance, Vals, Night Train - listen - played by me so imagine how nice these could sound!

Grades: Initial -2

S0001 Download
Frescobaldi G. Aria con Variazioni - La Frescobalda

Grade 6

S0049 Download
Gallot J. L'Amant Malheureux (with variations by Sylvius Leopold Weiss)

Grade 5

S0400 Download
Granados E. La Campana de la Tarde (from Bocetos)

Grade 6

S0105 Download
  Despertar del Cazador (from Bocetos)

Grade 7

S0104 Download
Henry VIII If Love Now Reigned Listen

Grade 5

S0110 Download
Sanz G. Canarios - (originally for baroque guitar)

Grade 7

S0098 Download
Scarlatti D. Sonata L.483 - (originally for harpsichord)

Grade 8

S0040 Download
  Sonata K.32 - (originally for harpsichord) Listen

Grade 6

S0041 Download
Weiss S.L.

These pieces are still being checked and polished. Please let me know of any corrections or suggestions. The individual pieces are of course of different grades which I have indicated approximately.
My heartfelt thanks go to Zurab Parastaev for his unstinting help, suggestions and support with the preparation of these pieces.

   
 

Tombeau sur la mort de Comte d'Logy arrivée 1721 - (originally for lute)

Grade 7

S0052 Download
  Tombeau sur la mort de M. Cajetan Baron d'Hartig - (originally for lute) Listen

Grade 6

S0053 Download
  Mademoiselle Tiroloise - two versions (originally for baroque lute)

Grades 6,8

S0401 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 1 - (originally for baroque lute) - Prelude(7), Allemande(6), Courante(6), Bourrée(6), Sarabande(5), Menuet I y II(6), Gigue(7)

Grades as indicated above

S0201 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 2 - (originally for baroque lute) - Allemande(6), Courante(7), Sarabande(7), Bourrée(6), Menuet 1 & 2(7), Gigue(7)

Grades as indicated above

S0202 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 4 - (originally for baroque lute) - Allemande(7), Courante(8), Bourrée(6), Sarabande(7), Menuet (5), Presto (8)

Grades as indicated above

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  Dresden Suite No. 5 - (originally for baroque lute) - Praelude(5), Allemande(6), Courente(6), Bourrée(5), Menuet I(4), Sarabande(4), Menuet II(4), Gigue(6)

Grades as indicated above

S0205 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 6 - (originally for baroque lute) - Fantasia(5), Allemande(6), Courante(8), Gavotte(5), Sarabande(5), Menuet(6), Giga(8)

Grades as indicated above

S0206 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 7 - (originally for baroque lute) - Allemande(6), Courante(7), Païsanne(7), Sarabande(6), Menuet(6), Allegro(9)
I have indicated the Allegro as Grade 9 but much of the piece is Grade 8 - but relentlessly so!

Grades as indicated above

S0207 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 8 - (originally for baroque lute) - Allemande(6), Courante(7), Bourrée(5), Sarabande(6), Menuet(6), Allegro(8)

Grades as indicated above

S0208 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 9 - (originally for baroque lute) - Prelude(4), Allemande(5), Courante(6), Bourrée(5), Sarabande(4), Menuet I & II(5), Presto(6)

Grades as indicated above

S0209 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 10 - (originally for baroque lute) - Prelude(4), Allemande(5), Courante(5), Bourrée(6), Sarabande(6), Menuet(6), Presto(6)

Grades as indicated above

S0210 Download
 

Dresden Suite No. 11 - (originally for baroque lute)) - Ouverture and Allegro(7), Courant(8), Bourrée(5), Sarabande(6), Menuet(7), Presto(7)

Grades as indicated above

S0211 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 12 - (originally for baroque lute) - Entrée(6), Courante(8), Paysañe(5), Sarabande(7), Allegro (7), Menuet(6)

Grades as indicated above

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Dresden Suite No. 13 - (originally for baroque lute) - Allemande(5), Courante(7), Rigaudon(6), Sarabande(6), Gigue(8), Menuet(5)

Grades as indicated above

S0213 Download
 

Dresden Suite No. 14 - (originally for baroque lute) - Allemande(5), Allegro(7), Bourrée(7), Sarabande(6), Menuet(6), Giga(7)

Grades as indicated above

S0214 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 16 - (originally for baroque lute) - Allemande(6), Courrante(7), Bourrée(7), Sarabande(5), Menuet I(6), Menuet II(5), Presto(8)

Grades as indicated above

S0216 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 17 - (originally for baroque lute) - Prelude(4), Allemande(5), Courante(6), Bourrée(5), Menuet(5), Ciacona(6)

Grades as indicated above

S0217 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 18 - (originally for baroque lute) - Prelude(6), Allemande(5), Courante(5), Bourrée(5), Sarabande(4), Menuet(4), Gigue(5)

Grades as indicated above

S0218 Download
 

Dresden Suite No. 19 - (originally for baroque lute) - Allemande(6), Paisane(5), Sarabande(5), Vivace(6), Menuet(6), Gigue(7)

Grades as indicated above

S0219 Download
 

Dresden Suite No. 20 - (originally for baroque lute) - Introduzzione, Allegro(5,8), Courrante(8), Bourrée(7), Sarabande(6), Menuet(6), Presto(7)

Grades as indicated above

S0220 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 22 - (originally for baroque lute) - Entrée(5), Currante(7), Rondo(6), Sarabande(7), Menuet(7), Allegro(8)

Grades as indicated above

S0222 Download
  Dresden Suite No. 24 - (originally for baroque lute) - Prelude(4), Ouverture(5), Allegro(6), Courrante(6), Bourrée(5), Gavotte(5), Menuet I and II(4)

Grades as indicated above

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London Suite No. 1 - (originally for baroque lute) - Praelude(5), Allemande(6), Courante(8), Bourrée(5), Sarabande(5), Menuet(6), Gigue(7)

Grades as indicated above

S0301 Download
  London Suite No. 2 - (originally for baroque lute) - Prelude(5), Allemande(5), Courante(6), Bourrée(6), Sarabande(5), Menuet(4), Giga(6), Gavotte & Double(5)

Grades as indicated above

S0302 Download
  London Suite No. 3 - (originally for baroque lute) - Praelude(4) Listen, Allemande(6) Listen, Courrante(8), Bourrée(7), Sarabande(6), Menuet I(7) and II(6)

Grades as indicated above

S0303 Download
  London Suite No. 4 - (originally for baroque lute) - Prelude(5), Allemande(6), Courante(5), Bourrée(5), Sarabande(5), Menuet(6), Gigue(7)

Grades as indicated above

S0304 Download
  London Suite No. 5 - (originally for baroque lute) - Allemande(7), Courante(5)Listen, Gavotte(7), Sarabande(6), Menuet(7), Gigue(6)

Grades as indicated above

S0305 Download
  London Suite No. 6 - (originally for baroque lute) - Prelude I(8), Prelude II(6), Allemande(7), Courante(8), Bourrée(6), Sarabande(5), Menuet(6), Ciaconne(8)

Grades as indicated above

S0306 Download
  London Suite No. 9 - (originally for baroque lute) - Prelude(8), Allemande(5), Courante(6), Bourrée(6), Bourrée II(8), Menuet(5)

Grades as indicated above

S0309 Download
  London Suite No. 10 - (originally for baroque lute) - Plainte(6), Allemande(6), Courante(7), Paisane(6), Sarabande(6), Menuet(6), Gigue(8)

Grades as indicated above

S0310 Download
  London Suite No. 14 - (originally for baroque lute) - Allemande(6), Courante(7), Angloise(6), Sarabande(6), Menuet(6), Passacaille(7)

Grades as indicated above

S0314 Download
  London Suite No. 20 - (originally for baroque lute) - Prélude(6), Marche(6), Gavotte(6), Aria(6), Menuet(6), Musette(6), Rondeau en écho(6), Comment sçavez-vous?(6)

Grades as indicated above

S0320 Download
  London Suite No. 23, L'Infidèle - (originally for baroque lute) - Entrée(6), Courante(6), Sarabande(6), Menuet(5), Musette(6). Paysane(5)

Grades as indicated above

S0323 Download
  London Suite No. 26 - (originally for baroque lute) - Allemande(6), Courante(7), Sarabande(7), Bourrée(6), Menuet 1 & 2(7), Gigue(7)

Grades as indicated above

S0326 Download
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