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Three Preludes on Occitan Songs for Solo Guitar
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By Dan Jones

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Composed by Dan Jones. Contemporary, World. Guitar Tab. 19 pages. DanJonesGuitarist #4802873. Published by DanJonesGuitarist (A0.851157).

Item Number: A0.851157

Three Preludes on Occitan Songs

The single download comprises of an Introduction with performers' notes, a score with TAB underneath (to aid with the DADGBD tuning) and a score with notes only.

In performance, the guitar is tuned DADGBD (with both strings 1 and 6 tuned to D).

I composed Three Preludes on Occitan Songs during the years I spent living and working in South West France.

I had the pleasure of seeing Occitan bands performing at village festivals. The style of music was coarse and rhythmic with lyrics telling timeless stories. I borrowed the most simple of melodic fragments and use them to create contemporary guitar works suitable for concert performance.

The Cancion de Hialara translates as ‘The Spinner’s Song’. In this, I have imitated the rustic drones of the hurdy-gurdies found in Occitan bands through the use of tremolo patterns.

Som Som is a lullaby. This melody is familiar to many cultures across Europe and beyond.

Lò Nostre Ase translates as ‘Our Donkey’. It is a comic song which tells of the antics of a stubborn rustic animal. Players should enjoy the hemiola rhythms where 3/4 is set again 6/8.

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This can cause some difficulty in reading. Also, to take advantage of the sonority of the instrument when tuned this way, the unusual playing positions and fingering are critical. It is for these reasons that I have provided the score in just notes but also with notes and tablature below.

Thank you and I hope you enjoy Three Preludes on Occitan Songs.

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