Liturgical Guitarist: The Strife Is O’er

Giovanni de Palestrina
Year of composition
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
2 minutes
Classical music
Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Instrumental parts
Not available
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  • I revised this on 3-9-13 and posted a Youtube video lesson on the new arrangement. This is easier and better than the 2004 arrangement. In order to please purists and those with small hands, I have fingered out most of the left hand thumb usage. The F# bass can easily be ommitted on those thumb indications that remain with no harmonic damage sustained. I was blessed with large hands and always go for the thumb because it is so handy. :) The first verse utilizes mostly traditional harmonies. The second verse uses my usual stylistic interpretations (a former student, to whom I owe the inspiration for this hymnal project, refered to this as ’Nailonizing’).

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