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Mattachins - Guitar Duet (with optional Oboe)

Sword Dance

Composer
Traditional/Peter Warlock
Arranger
Lisa Marie Gabriel
Year of arrangement
2011
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Duet
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Mattachins is a traditional tune from the mediaeval period, best known for Peter Warlock’s lovely arrangement in the Capriol Suite. This arrangement has a sort of mediaeval rhythm to it, which is quite deliberate.

I used an oboe to get more of a "sackbut" feel here, but the oboe part could just as easily be played on a flute or violin or even a third guitar. The intention in the guitar parts was to produce two equal classical guitar parts, at about grade 2 level, thus making it eligible as a simple GCSE ensemble piece.

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