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Williams, Imperfect

Williams, Imperfect

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Andrew Williams, Imperfect

for solo guitar

Imperfect is a longer piece for solo classical guitar. It is strikingly melodic, having three distinct melodic themes, followed by a short rhythmic interlude and ending with a recapitulation of the first theme. The overall effect is large-scale and somewhat orchestral. Total playing time is a little over five minutes. The piece is full of interesting technical challenges for the player. The composer says: "The title derives from the fact that the piece started out as something quite different - something that I just could not get to work properly. I made progress by scrapping the original introduction and writing a new theme. This worked beautifully, but to the detriment of the second theme, which now sounded weak. So I re-wrote that too; but I could not get the new version to work with the original third theme, so that also got a re-write. Once I was happy with those, my original ending seemed too hasty; so I wrote the rhythmic interlude to steer me back to the first theme. I despaired of it ever being perfect, but I am pretty happy with the outcome."

  • Product: Digital (PDF) or Print-on-demand
  • Pages: 12 pages
  • Level: Intermediate, with essential fingerings
  • Order Number: BE-220503
  • ISMN 979-0-706824-38-3

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