The Complete Laurindo Almeida Anthology of Original Guitar Duets (Book)
99755
Laurindo Almeida (1917-1995) belongs to an elite group of Brazilian/American guitarists, who by composing important works for the guitar reinstated the instrument in his native country as worthy of serious musical study. This comprehensive collection presents Almeida's duets preserving original left and right hand fingerings. Written in standard notation only.
Product Number:
99755
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation
Pages:
104
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
11.75 x 8.75
ISBN:
0-7866-6156-9
UPC:
796279078528
ISBN13:
978-07866-6156-5
Series:
None
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
4/17/2003
Laurindo Almeida (1917-1995) belongs to an elite group of Brazilian/American guitarists, who by composing important works for the guitar reinstated the instrument in his native country as worthy of serious musical study. This comprehensive collection presents Almeida's duets preserving original left and right hand fingerings. Written in standard notation only.
Acknowledgements
Editor's Comments
The Legacy Continues
About the Artist
Laurindo Almeida: A Distinguished Career in Music

Vistas de Los Angeles
Note: This work was later arranged for guitar quartet and quintet and is called "Los Angeles Aquarelle Suite." In the quartet an dquintet version, the fourth movement, "San Juan Capistrano Mission," is entitled "San Fernando Mission". Movements 1, 2, 5, and 6 should be played in a jazz swing rhythm. In the second movement, "Sunset Boulevard," at rehearsal letters D and E, Guitar I has the indication ad lib solo. This solo is written out by Laurindo and is found in the quartet version.

  1. North Hollywood
  2. Sunset Boulevard
  3. Latin Quarters
  4. San Juan Capistrano Mission
  5. Beverly Hills
  6. Harbor Freeway
Entreáto (Intermezzo)


Soleares (Spanish Gypsy Style of the Great Song and Dance)

Serenata Española (Spanish Serenade)

Malagueña Pomposa
Note: This work was later rearranged for five guitars. The 5th guitar part is scored for a requinto or alto guitar.

A la Vianna (In Memory of Pixinguinha)

Tango Alegra (A Happy Tango)
Note: This was recorded by Laurindo Almeida and Charlie Byrd for Concord Records in an album called Tango.
 
Series: None
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