Original Guitar Arrangements

The End - Guitars

4 parts2 pages02:063 years ago997 views
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The Beatles' The End arranged for guitar quartet, with guitar four playing on-the-body percussion (yes, I'm too lazy to make it sound)

... You know the drill.

Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor - Guitars

4 parts13 pages12:465 years ago1,940 views
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J.S. Bach's Passacaglia and Fugue in C minor arranged for four guitars. Optionally, guitar 4 can be doubled by a similarly-tuned contrabass guitar, with the exception of measures 112-128.

EDIT: I decided to add the range upper-bound extension technique I used in the St. Anne arrangement for this piece; guitars one and two will place a capo on the first fret and play high C's as an artificial harmonic.

Fugue No. 17 in Ab Major - Guitars

4 parts8 pages02:54a year ago118 views
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Bach's Fugue No. 17 in Ab major from The Well Tempered Clavier Book II, arranged for four guitars

If this sounds familiar, it's because Bach published the first twenty-three bars in a different key for BWV 901 - which I arranged over three years ago. That score has since been taken down in favor of this beauty.

Wedge Fugue - Guitars

4 parts13 pages07:493 years ago473 views
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BWV 548-2, known colloquially as the "wedge" fugue for the distinctive shape of its subject, arranged for guitar quartet

Toccata and Fugue in D minor - Guitars

4 parts12 pages08:223 years ago3,417 views
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J.S. Bach's Toccata and Fugue in D minor - yes, that one - arranged for guitar quartet. This piece is perhaps better suited for electric guitars, but I will nonetheless keep things here in the realm of the classical; first fret capo on guitar 1 as before.