A tonal work for four guitars in three movements
- 13 minutes
- for Oscar Zamora, Roberto Terry and the Aranjuez Guitar Quartet, Lima, Peru
This work draws from earlier material in the composer’s oeuvre. The first movement, the least tonal of the three, is wistful and nostalgic, and the emotion is restrained with controlled climaxes. The central movement is elegiac and traditionally melodic. It progresses from the opening D minor key to a celebratory D major ending. The finale revisits the composer’s favoured ‘Irish jig’ style; the entire movement derives from a rising five-note scalic motif.
I was really very pleased to receive your mail with the attached music for four guitars… I’m very enthusiastic and will love to play it. You made an excellent job!!! I’m delighted with your music, I consider it a wonderful gift and you can be absolutely sure that we will work on it with passion and respect…
Oscar Zamora, Aranjuez Guitar Quartet, Lima (8 January 2013)