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O’Carolan for Classical Guitar is the fourth and final volume of Guido Böger’s classical guitar arrangements of the 214 compositions of the itinerant blind Irish harper, Turlough O'Carolan (1670–1738). This last collection includes 58 solo pieces, including O’Carolan’s variations on two Scottish airs.
These settings are generally intermediate in difficulty and reflect the beauty and lyricism of the original melodies, most of which are tribute tunes named for O’Carolan’s patrons: Colonel O’Hara, John O’Connor, Mrs. O’Connor, Lady Wrixon, General Wynne, Captain O’Neil, The Landlady, etc. The works are meticulously written in standard notation and are ideal for sight-reading practice, personal enjoyment, or concert performance. Moderate left-hand fingering and string numbering are provided in these well-crafted arrangements.
Along with his previous Mel Bay editions, Turlough O'Carolan Irish Harp Pieces for Classical Guitar, O'Carolan Favorites and O'Carolan Airs, this book completes Guido Böger's comprehensive O'Carolan series. The set of four books would make a great gift, particularly for an Irish guitarist.
Colonel Manus O’Donnell
Sir Edward Crofton
Mrs. O’Neill of Carlane
Lady St John
Captain Sudley, or Carolan’s Dowry
Carolan’s Quarrel with the Landlady
The Dark, Plaintive Youth
The Fairy Queen
The Seas Are Deep
The Two William Davises
Planxty by Carolan (173)
A Planxty (175)
Planxty by Carolan (172)
Variations on “Cock up Your Beaver”
Variations on the Scottish Air “When She Cam Ben”
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