Rondoletto II

Composer
Adam Darr
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Difficult (Grades 7+)
Duration
1 minute
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Instrumental parts
Not available

Rondoletto II is a rare example of Darr�s virtuosic writing. Most of Darr�s compositions do not emphasize the virtuosic style, but instead convey an intimate and introverted approach. The piece was probably first published in 1903 in Der Guitarrefreund, Heft 4. Philip Bone, in his book The Guitar and Mandolin, wrote that Darr composed a study in e-minor and two Rondolettos for solo guitar. This piece could be either or, or one and the same. At first glance, the piece seems to be a straightforward, very symmetrical arpeggio study, similar to something Ferdinand Carulli would have written. Upon closer examination, however, several nice surprises await the auditor. From the start of the piece, a drone-like downbeat accent is established. The end of the first period disturbs this pattern by emphasizing three beats per measure (mm.15-16). Also, the e-minor add flat 9 chord (last inversion) in measure 25 is an unusual, yet sonorous, chord for this time period. Technically, the piece is pretty straightforward; the difficulty comes in managing the extreme dynamic markings between ff and pp. The fingerings in mm. 69-75 displays Darr�s through understanding of the guitar�s complexities. For more information on Darr see my DMA research paper "ADAM DARR (1811-1866) THE CAREER AND WORKS OF A GERMAN ROMANTIC GUITARIST AND ZITHERIST."

Which method of viewing music should I use?

Score Exchange has two methods to display previews of music: seView which uses regular html and javascipt and the Scorch plug-in from Avid which needs to be downloaded and installed onto your computer. Both have advantages and disadvantages:

seView

seView, is the most compatible option. You should be able to view music on all modern web browsers including most mobile devices. Even if your device does not support javascript you should still be able to preview at least page one of the music.

You do not need to install any additional software to use seView.

Scorch

Scorch is a free plug-in from Avid for displaying and printing music. It can also play the music that you're seeing. As modern web browsers are updated, Scorch is no longer compatible with many browsers. Scorch has never been compatible with mobile devices and some web browsers on Mac computers.

If your web browser does not install Scorch automatically, you can click here to download and install scorch manually.

cloud scorch goes here

Licensing for this music

This score was published on Score Exchange by Joseph R. Costello. When you buy it, you are granted a license that includes the following:

Sharing the file you download
When you buy the score - make multiple copies
When you buy parts - make multiple copies

For anything not permitted by the above licence then you should contact the publisher first to obtain permission.

In order to submit this score to ScoreExchange.com Joseph R. Costello has declared that they own the copyright to this work in its entirety or that they have been granted permission from the copyright holder to use their work. If you believe that this score should be not available here because it infringes your or someone elses copyright, please report this score using the copyright abuse form.