Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 1 by Antonín DvoÅ™ák arranged for two guitars by Duo MiriÄ‡.
One of DvoÅ™ák’s more varied of the 16 Slavonic Dances in the Op. 46 set - you can see why he would have chosen this as number 1. The piece is in a quick 3 time that deceives the ear by beginning in with a theme that syncopates across the bar line before exploding into a selection of joyous folk-like melodies that swirl through a myriad of different keys. As with all Duo MiriÄ‡’s arrangements, each guitar part has an equal share of both the melody and accompaniment roles providing much excitement for both players. Combine it with one or more of Duo MiriÄ‡’s other DvoÅ™ák arrangements (links below) to create a substantial feature in a concert programme.
Lasts approx. 4 minutes.
Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 7
Slavonic Dance Op. 46 No. 8
Slavonic Dance Op. 72 No. 2
Duo MiriÄ‡ are twin sisters Darka Kooienga (née MiriÄ‡) and Tanja MiriÄ‡. They have been playing together for over two decades. Each holds a D.M.A. from the University of Minnesota, an M.M. from Southern Methodist University and a B.M. from Mississippi College. Notable concert appearances include the St. Louis Classical Guitar Great Artist Series, the Schubert Club Courtroom Concert Series, the Fort Worth Guitar Guild, and the Ensemble Showcase at the Guitar Foundation of America Convention.
6 page score with separate parts each 4 pages