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.
The piece can be played as a quartet with one player per part or expanded into a larger ensemble, perfect for guitar societies or school concerts. Includes permission for up to 4 additional copies of each part to be made, enabling the work to be performed by up to 20 guitarists.