12 Divertimentos for Solo Mandolin (Book)
30537
James Oswald, a prominent Scottish composer, music publisher and teacher, composed and published 12 divertimentos in London around 1759 for the popular wire-strung cittern known then as the "guittar". The body of work was intended to help meet the demand for easy to intermediate solo guittar music. Arranged here for the modern mandolin in both standard notation and tablature, each piece includes three or four short movements full of pleasant melodies and interesting ideas. Whereas the original compositions ...more
Product Number:
30537
Format:
Book
Skill Level:
Beginning-Intermediate
Notation Type:
Standard Notation and Tab
Pages:
48
Binding:
Saddle Stitched
Size:
8.75 x 11.75
ISBN:
0-7866-9603-6
ISBN13:
978-07866-9603-1
Series:
None
Publisher:
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
Date Published:
3/18/2016
James Oswald, a prominent Scottish composer, music publisher and teacher, composed and published 12 divertimentos in London around 1759 for the popular wire-strung cittern known then as the "guittar". The body of work was intended to help meet the demand for easy to intermediate solo guittar music. Arranged here for the modern mandolin in both standard notation and tablature, each piece includes three or four short movements full of pleasant melodies and interesting ideas. Whereas the original compositions were published in the key native to the guittar tuning (an open C major chord), this book offers the music in a variety of mandolin-friendly keys. The transpositions adhere to Oswald's original intent that the music be easy to play and pleasant to hear. While suitable for teaching and performance these divertimentos are, above all, fun and satisfying to study and play.
12 Divertimentos for Solo Mandolin

Divertimento I ……………………………………........5
Divertimento II .…………………………………………9
Divertimento III ……………………………………….13
Divertimento IV ……………………………………….16
Divertimento V ………………………………………..20
Divertimento VI ……………………………………….24
Divertimento VII ……………………………………...28
Divertimento VIII ……………………………………..31
Divertimento IX ……………………………………….34
Divertimento X ………………………………………..37
Divertimento XI ……………………………………….41
Divertimento XII ………………………………………44
 
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