SOLOMON LYTLE (Pittsburgh, USA)

Guaymas Andante (Prelude No.7)
SM-000200057

     
  Guaymas Andante  (Prelude No.7)  
     
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Description

Alternative title Barcarolle
ComposerSolomon Lytle
PublisherSolomon Lytle
Genre Classical / Piece
Instrumentation Classical guitar
Scored forSolo
Type of scoreFor a single performer
Key F sharp major
Movement(s) 1 to 1 from 1
Duration 3'0"
Difficulty Advanced
Year of composition 1996
Description Guaymas is a coastal, languid, seafaring community on the Sea of Cortez located in the northwestern Mexican province of Sonora. While sojourning there, I was impressed by the street life and felt inspired to make a musical attempt to capture its mood.

Although set in a particularly (if not absurdly) unusual key for the guitar, the music never ventures too far afield. I would like to think this depicts the local farmers and fishermen who ply their trades on the outskirts, only to inevitably return home to town center markets and the familiar comforts of domestic life.

Ironically, a friend said some sections reminded him of the distorted and emotionally displaced music from the bar scene in Berg's "Wozzeck".

Please enjoy!

Musically,

SL
Upload date 12 Mar 2014

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