Benjamin Britten in the ‘s. What better piece to start us off in this new category than Nocturnal after John Dowland, Op. 70 by Benjamin. Benjamin Britten. Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar, Op. Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Parts/Movements ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. It is my dream to be able to play Nocturnal, but I have thus far only tried to play the final movement, with very little success, so I have shelved it.

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Classical Guitar Skip to content. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use noxturnal site fully. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Jazz Latin New Age. That’s what I say. The Infinite Fabric of Dreams.

Drinking Hanging Out In Love. You can put “remote” on top — or whatever, but visually the piece looks remote.

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The theme, John Dowland’s Come, heavy sleep, emerges in complete form only at the close of the eight variations, with each variation having some distorted feature of the theme or its accompaniment.

Kevin Aram “Torres”, Stephan Schlemper “Transparence”, Whatever you can do to have a good time, let’s get on with it so long as it doesn’t cause a murder I write music, now, in Aldeburgh, for people living there, and further afield, indeed for anyone who cares to play it or listen to it.

Now a couple of disclaimers; 1 this piece is open to a variety of interpretations so there’s no suggestion that this is the “right” way to do it 2 looking at the score looking only — I’m a few lifetimes away from playing it some rallentandos in this section at the ends of phrases are encouraged so there’s plenty of scope for more “expressive” renditions of the finale.


Manage to get all the fingerings, position etc When I watch Bream’s video playing of this piece, I decided to quit playing this piece.

We leaveorand we’re back inand the playing should be very simple, almost as though the player is eavesdropping on another player. The two succeeding panels, titled “Very agitated” and “Restless,” respectively, are lively and tense, with the latter less energetic, less driven, but more ominous and threatening. Board index All times are UTC.

Nocturnal after John Dowland, for guitar, Op. 70

It’s difficult to put these feelings in directions. Introspection Late Night Partying. The ensuing Passacaglia, at nearly five minutes, is the longest movement. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Reflections on a song of John Dowland, a work for viola and piano, reset for viola and orchestra inBritten’s final year. The Henze, Martin and Britten music had more reach than I understood at the time.

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This mater piece can only be played by the true master. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Julian Bream Edition, Volume 1: Pity I don’t have this version anymore. It was such a challenge and took at least a year of constant work. I’m less familiar with his RCA version so I can’t compare. I also played it in a recital in 98 and now will again in March. It’s soundworld is magic and dreamy. Bream, did you not give us fingering for the last movement? It is also, not surprisingly, the most multifaceted, but again the sense of restiveness dominates.

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The first movement is dreamy and ethereal, having nofturnal typically Britten -esque fantasy-like character. Ichiro Suzuki Guitar Recital. Here the spirit of Dowland is most evident in the simpler writing and songful character of the music. I remember a recording by Carlos Bonell. Forum guitare classique – Forum chitarra classica – Foro guitarra clasica – Free sheet music for classical guitar – Delcamp.

Britten had previously used music by Genjamin, whom he greatly admired, in Lachrymae: Another Troy for Her. Dreaming ensues, for once seeming to offer a break from the agitated manner of the previous variants. English Music for Solo Guitar.

And if you’re going to embark on that piece you shouldn’t have difficulty fingering the Dowland. It was the original theme and the music changes suddenly. Fantasy on Themes from “Gloriana”; Britten: The middle panel, “March-like,” despite its title, also brims with tension, but Britten adds a touch of humor in the quirky pacing and oafish character of the melodic material.

Quite a lot of analysis of the piece from forum member Sanft. She knew that I was not going to bring it back, so she ordered two. The closing panel, “Slow and quiet,” continues without pause and at last presents a serene and tranquil mood. The Blue Guitar; Britten: