Guitar Suite by Laurence Glazier, Prelude - Air - Barcarolle




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Published on May 14, 2013

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The outer movements were designed with my structural method of a spiral of golden rectangles, and were more "grown" than based on a narrative.. This technique begins with a unit of music just one bar long, which is grown, like an unfolding flower, through the golden ratio, into successive longer pieces, each of which has integrity and can stand by itself.

The middle movement was partly written on a viewing platform at Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, and and the slow walking pace of the elephants lumbering to the waterhole, in a timeless procession, may have entered the music.

The musical score may be printed out at http://goo.gl/ay0oiJ

The artwork Pythagorean Comma http://goo.gl/U1b26v shows the original piano prelude from which the first movement comes, against a backdrop of its fractal structure.

The Guitar Suite was initially written for guitarist Georgina Whitehead's Inner Child concerts


which raise money and awareness for survivors of abuse and trauma.

Georgina gave generously of her technical knowledge during the writing of the solo version of this work, as did Dennis Cooke for the duet version, who performed it with Nick Hartley.


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