Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - 4 intermediate guitars
by Pietro Mascagni
Guitar Ensemble - Digital Sheet Music

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Guitar Ensemble Guitar - Level 3 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.797827

Composed by Pietro Mascagni. Arranged by Derek Hasted. Classical,Opera,Romantic Period. Score and parts. 13 pages. Derek Hasted #6428743. Published by Derek Hasted (A0.797827).

For Classical or Acoustic Guitar - sometimes it's erroneously listed here as Electric Guitar.

Derek Hasted writes "The opera Cavalleria Rusticana opened on 17 May 1890 in Rome to a half empty house. However, the audience included not only the most authoritative music critics in the country but also Queen Margherita, a great music lover. It was a success from its opening notes. Following Stagno's rendition of the Siciliana behind the curtain the audience leaped to their feet with a thunderous applause not heard for many years. Mascagni took 40 curtain calls.

The intermezzo is an orchestra interlude that most people recognise, that far fewer can name, and virtually no-one can identify the composer.

My arrangement was inspired by hearing the original orchestral version at the funeral of Bill, a fellow guitarist, and this is my tribute to him - an arrangement for 4 guitars.

In order to make the very best of the compass of the guitar, I’ve had to change to pitch a little, but it makes it all the more playable.

The tempo is slow - really slow and relaxed. I’ve not added fingering, because although much can be played in low positions, you may well find that there is plenty of time to take much of the piece up the neck, where the guitar really comes alive.

I hope you enjoy performing this!"

This is one of a large and growing range of accessible ensembles from experienced arranger Derek Hasted, and is supplied as full score and parts. Derek's website at lists all his arrangements by title and by "number of instruments", with links to soundclips and sample score.

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