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Guitar Ensembles (collection No.0)

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Sheet Music Presentation
Nocturne, ор.19, no.4 (P.Tchaikovsky) for 2 guitars

Guitar Ensembles (collection No.1)

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1 – Gallito Canto (J.A.Flores) for 4 guitars
2 – Libertango (A.Piazzolla) for 4 guitars
3 – Tico-Tico no Fuba (Z.Abreu) for 2 guitars
4 – Besame Mucho (C.Velasques) for 3 guitars
5 – Oblivion (A.Piazzolla) for 6 guitars
6 – Toccata (G.Rolland) for 4 guitars
7 – Music from "Le Passager de la Pluie" (F.Lai) for 4 guitars #Rider on the Rain
8 – Concerto Pour Une Voix (Saint-Preux) for 4 guitars
9 – "Windmills of Your Mind" from "The Thomas Crown Affair" (M.Legrand) for 4 guitars
10 – Music from "Le Jouet" (V.Cosma) for 4 guitars #The Toy

Guitar Ensembles (collection No.2)

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11 – Nocturne, ор.19, no.4 (P.Tchaikovsky) for 2 guitars
12 – The Seasons, October (P.Tchaikovsky) for 2 guitars
13 – The Seasons, June (P.Tchaikovsky) for 2 guitars
14 – Adagio (T.Albinoni) for 4 guitars
15 – "Flight of the Bumblebee" from "The Tale of Tsar Saltan" (N.Rimsky-Korsakov) for 4 guitars
16 – Nocturne No.20 in Cis-moll (F.Chopin) for 2 guitars
17 – Italian Polka (S.Rachmaninov) for 4 guitars
18 – The Second Waltz (D.Shostakovich) for 4 guitars
19 – Serenade (F.Schubert) for 4 guitars
20 – Polonaise "Farewell to My Homeland" (M.Oginski) for 4 guitars

Guitar Ensembles (collection No.3)

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21 – Crescendo (K.-P.Bruchmann) for 4 guitars
22 – "Chi Mai" from "The Professional" (E.Morricone) for 4 guitars
23 – Murka (Russian chanson) for 4 guitars
24 – "Two in a Cafe" from "17 Moments of Spring" (M.Tariverdiev) for 2 guitars
25 – Czardas (V.Monti) for 4 guitars
26 – Music from "Le Grand Blond Avec Une Chaussure Noire" (V.Cosma) for 4 guitars #The Tall Blond Man…
27 – "Cancion Del Mariachi" from "Desperado" (Los Lobos) for 4 guitars
28 – La Cucaracha (Mexican Folk Song) for 4 guitars
29 – Adios Muchachos (J.Sanders) for 4 guitars
30 – "Somewhere over the Rainbow" from "The Wizard Of Oz" (H.Arlen) for 4 guitars

Guitar Ensembles (collection No.4)

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31 – Cancion Carorena (R.Riera) for 4 guitars
32 – Melancolia (R.Riera) for 2 guitars
33 – Asturias_Leyenda (I.Albeniz) for 4 guitars
34 – Siciliano from Flute Sonata No 2 (J.S.Bach) for 4 guitars
35 – Hua Hao Yue Yuan (Yi Jun Huang) for 4 guitars #花好月圓
36 – Resonant Chamber (Animusic) for 6 guitars
37 – Lullaby, Op.49, No.4 (J.Brahms) for 4 guitars
38 – "Chattanooga Choo-Choo" from "Sun Valley Serenade" (H.Warren) for 6 guitars
39 – "In the Mood" from "Sun Valley Serenade" (J.Garland) for 6 guitars
40 – "Moonlight Serenade" from "Sun Valley Serenade" (G.Miller) for 6 guitars

Guitar Ensembles (collection No.5)

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41 – Bachianas Brasileiras No.5 (H.Villa-Lobos) for 6 guitars
42 – Romance de Amor (Spanish Folk) for 4 guitars
43 – Moonlight Sonata_I (L. van Beethoven) for 4 guitars
44 – Solveig's Song (E.Grieg) for 4 guitars
45 – Les Parapluies de Cherbourg (M.Legrand) for 4 guitars
46 – Music from "Emmanuelle-I" (P.Bachelet) for 2 guitars
47 – Music from "Emmanuelle-II" (F.Lai) for 2 guitars
48 – Music from "Love Story" (F.Lai) for 4 guitars
49 – "Fly away on the wings of the wind" from "Prince Igor" (A.Borodin) for 4 guitars
50 – Tarantella Napoletana (Traditional Italian) for 4 guitars

Guitar Ensembles (collection No.6)

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51 – Aria_Suite No.3_BWV 1068 (J.S.Bach) for 4 guitars
52 – Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy_Nutcracker (P.Tchaikovsky) for 6 guitars
53 – The Entertainer_Ragtime (S.Joplin) for 2 guitars
54 – Maple Leaf Rag (S.Joplin) for 2 guitars
55 – La Paloma (S.Iradier) for 2 guitars
56 – Blue Canary (V.Fiorino) for 2 guitars
57 – Chaconne_Suite No.23_HWV 448 (G.Handel) for 4 guitars
58 – Hungarian Dance No.5 (J.Brahms) for 4 guitars
59 – Le Cygne (C.Saint-Saëns) for 4 guitars
60 – Ave Maria (J.S.Bach-Ch.Gounod) for 4 guitars

Guitar Ensembles (collection No.7)

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61 – Petite Fleur (S.Bechet) for 4 guitars
62 – "Misirlou" from "Taxi", "Pulp Fiction" (author unknown) for 5 guitars
63 – Adios Nonino (А.Piazzolla) for 6 guitars
64 – Music from "Shindler's List" (J.Williams) for 6 guitars
65 – Waltz from "The Christmas Tree" (V.Rebikov) for 4 guitars
66 – Capricho Arabe (F.Tarrega) for 2 guitars
67 – Rosita (F.Tarrega) for 2 guitars
68 – Recuerdos de la Alhambra (F.Tarrega) for 2 guitars
69 – "Song about Bears" from "Kidnapping, Caucasian Style" (A.Zatsepin) for 6 guitars
70 – Melody_Orfeo ed Euridice (C.Gluck) for 6 guitars

Guitar Ensembles (collection No.8)

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71 – Gavotte (J-B. Lully) for 4 guitars
To be continued...

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My thoughts on...

This subsection contains compositions for several guitars.

Guitar ensembles… Until recently, I have tended to favour the solo guitar, an instrument that not only accompanies, but is also able to produce a full sound (melody, harmony, rhythm) without the involvement of other instruments or voice. This is evident in the several hundreds of my arrangements disposed in the rubrics «Vocals & Guitar», «Sheet Music + Tabs», and «Popular Music» from the section «Guitarist’s Library».

However, there are many compositions that were originally recorded specifically for ensembles and cannot be performed by one guitar to achieve the desired effect. This is because an arranger cannot express all features (polyphony and rhythm) of the original composition using only one single guitar. The result would only vaguely resemble the original composition. I cannot give endless examples, but take my word for it: if an arranger could do that, he would. Unfortunately, an arranger has only five fingers on each hand with which to play the guitar, as do the guitarists who play his arrangements. And even five fingers are sometimes not sufficient to express everything the author intends, especially if we are talking about symphonic compositions.

Here’s where collaborative creativity in the form of guitar ensembles goes to the aid, providing, on the one hand, the audience (and themselves) with the possibility to enjoy the excellent guitar sound, and, on the other hand, express melody and rhythm of the original composition without any distortion.

I have great plans for guitar ensembles. I hope I will be able to realize them.

Arrangements for guitar ensembles have a medium or higher level of difficulty. The most difficult part usually falls on first guitar (this happens, most often, due to the appearance of virtuosic monophonic passages). The parts of other guitars are less difficult and can be played by any qualified guitar player.

However, exceptions are possible, both in the form of complication (for example, in compositions where several guitars have the same high complication), and simplification (for example, in the classical guitar nominally related to the educational repertoire). But regardless of the complexity of the compositions, any episode in them is completely playable, and you’ll surely get the feel of it, maybe just not on the first try (of course, upon condition of sufficient capabilities). You can be absolutely sure of this, since, apart from the selection of sounds and other elements that make up the notion «Musical arrangement for guitar ensembles», I am scrupulous about the development of the most convenient performance version, reinforcing it with a very detailed fingering. Thus, you won’t feel despair, which is frequent in case of insurmountable difficulties (again, upon condition of sufficient capabilities). Perhaps, here my duties as a music sheet writer are over, and your area of responsibility, the responsibility of the performers begins: the choice of composition of the appropriate level of complexity, and, of course, successful reproduction of printed music. By the way, you can check your abilities by playing the 1st page of the composition of interest (the «Sheet music presentation» button), or simply by listening to it (the «Listen» button).

For those who want to play music in ensembles, it should be noted that there is a possibility to create duets for guitar and any solo instrument based on the sheet music available in the rubric «Songs and Romances». Detailed information can be found on the page «Songs and Romances» (see «My thoughts on…»).

Alternatively, I would advise to consider the possibility of replacing one of the guitars (say, the 1st guitar, most often reproducing the melody) with another musical instrument, which may be relevant for compositions of high technical difficulty. Yes, the key of the replacing musical instrument may differ from the key used to write down sheet music for guitar. And you’ll have a job to create a performance variant. But it’s worth it: you won’t have to search for the sheet music of this particular piece of music for this particular composition of instruments. If you manage to find it at all, of course. After all, the right sheet music, even for the most popular ensembles – guitar, is sometimes a big problem. Good luck!

What kind of repertoire can you expect from the rubric «Guitar Ensembles»? Everything what you can call «beautiful music» regardless of its form and genre. Here you will be able to find the best examples of classical music, popular music (including film soundtracks, songs and dances from around the world), jazz. I also plan to include some adaptions of the compositions which were initially written for guitar solo (including guitar ensembles for beginners). All of these will soon be available, just give me some time…

Please tell me what you would want to see on this web-page (the email address is specified in the section «Contacts»). And don’t forget to subscribe to my (Andrei Nosov’s) channel on YouTube, if you want to get news about my new arrangements firsthand (the link is at the bottom of the repertoire list).

Sheet music samples in the rubric «Guitar Ensembles» are paid, but the price for them is quite affordable as you can see in the section «Information» > «Payment.»

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