Whittle, Three Tremolo Pieces
Three Tremolo Pieces
Three tremolo pieces arranged for solo guitar by Rod Whittle.
ALEXANDER SCRIABIN (1872—1915)
The prelude (Op.9 No.1) is an early piece exhibiting Scriabin's melodic flair. Its form is a kind of condensed sonata – ABA with a coda. The 'B' section of roving, moderately distant harmonies, and the 'coda' with its binding bass line compliment the theme. The tremolo style highlights the fine counter melodies.
GIULIO REGONDI (1823—72)
The tremolo section of the Nocturne (op.19) - subtitled 'Reverie' – must be some of the most wonderful music written for tremolo guitar. In the Nocturne it is split between sections of different style and content, but its effectiveness as a piece is fully satisfied without these interspersed parts, nice as they are, and its persuasive theme quite naturally repeats to end with a superb coda (which also finishes the actual Nocturne).
NAPOLÉON COSTE (1805—1883)
Among his many guitar compositions are 25 etudes. This one, with its Chopin-like scalar meditation in the middle section, I found particularly pleasing. The etude was written in the normal way in a binary rhythm (2/4), but some melodies, as here, seem made to be combined with the irresistible lilt of three-time, and tremolo always brings an especially enhancing effect.
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