Here is the extremely familiar and perennial favourite first movement of Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart arranged for four guitars or guitar orchestra by Gary Spolding.
Lasting approximately 5½ minutes without the repeats this piece will suit an ambitious and enthusiastic group of guitarists who have reached grade 2 to 4 standard, and is guaranteed to delight performers and audience alike.
Guitar 1 carries the melody throughout, Guitar 2 has been made as simple as the music will allow in order to get less experienced players involved, and Guitar 4 requires a player used to reading ledger lines. (Guitar 3 is enjoyable to play but very much in the ripieno role!)
If you work in education, this arrangement has these useful features… - a variety of basic and often encountered rhythmic patterns. - requires careful observation of same-bar-rule for accidentals. - sudden and extreme dynamic changes that are lots of fun in an ensemble situation. - great for walking fingers!
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.