Partita (2004)

I. Burlesque
II. Largo
III. Fugue

Duration: 12 minutes

Guitar trio: requinto guitar, guitar, 8-string guitar

First performed by Pro Arte Guitar Trio, 14 July 2004, Purcell Room, SBC, London
First broadcast: Pro Arte Guitar Trio, 12 July 2004, 'In Tune', BBC R3

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Programme Note

Commissioned by the Pro Arte Guitar Trio, this three-movement work explores many different textural and timbral possibilities from this versatile and colourful instrumental ensemble. The first movement contrasts dance-like material with more contemplative, lyrical ideas, while the second is a slow movement with a more impassioned central section. The fugal finale culminates in a short reprise of the opening of the first movement.

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Last revised 9 October 2009