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Four Guitars : Faure arranged by Gary Spolding

Pavane by Fauré arranged for four guitars by Gary Spolding

Pavane Op. 50 by Gabriel Fauré is a graceful miniature masterpiece. This arrangement for four guitars or guitar orchestra by Gary Spolding demonstrates how well shimmering orchestral textures can translate onto plucked nylon strings.

Lasting approximately 5 minutes, the arrangement will suit an ambitious and enthusiastic group of guitarists who have reached grade 2 to 4 standard. The melody is shared between all the parts and Guitar 3 has been intentionally made accessible to grade 2 players whilst remaining melodically relevant rather than simply becoming filler.

If you work in education, this arrangement has these useful features…
- a repeat with a long first time bar
- a D.S. al Coda.
- optional pizzicato broken chords in Guitar 4.
- accidentals for all guitars that create chromatic harmony.


This piece is one in a series of arrangements by Gary Spolding for beginner guitar ensembles. Each arrangement has at least one guitar part that is accessible to a player of ABRSM grade 2 standard and the other parts are never more difficult than grade 4. They can be performed as guitar quartets with one player to a part or by guitar orchestra with multiple players per part making them ideal for guitar societies or school concerts.

If you like the look of this arrangement then Gounod’s Funeral March of a Marionette may also be of interest.

3 page score and separate parts each 2 pages.
Grade 2-4
£7 book
£5 pdf
LMP176