Three Guitar Preludes
for solo guitar

Prelude #1 Between Earth & Air

Date: 1991

Duration: 10m:33s

 

Guitar Prelude #1 (Between earth and air) was commissioned for the 1992 Australian Guitar Competition. The work belongs to a set of three preludes exploring various rhythmic techniques such as polyrhythms, additive and subtractive rhythms and modal harmonies. The work consists of 8 sections some of which can be played separately. The work has been recorded by many guitarists. The work was published by Currency Press (Sydney).  An orchestration of Prelude #1 for 8 cellos is also available.

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#1

Score can be borrowed from the Australian Music Centre

While the score is out of print,  a copy of the score is available from the composer.

Prelude #2 River

 

Dare 1996

Duration: 4:19 minutes

Guitar Prelude #2  (River) The work belongs to a set of three preludes exploring various rhythmic techniques such as polyrhythms, additive and subtractive rhythms and modal harmonies. This work has also been arranged for Cello octet and piano (See Piano Prelude #7).  Guitar Prelude #2  (River) was published by Currency Press (Sydney). The recording here is a MIDI recording and should be treated as a reference only.

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#2

Score can be borrowed from the Australian Music Centre

While the score is out of print,  a copy of the score is available from the composer.

Prelude #3 Mirrors of Fire

 

Dare 1996

Duration: 4:19 minutes

Prelude # 3 (Mirrors of Fire) was commissioned by Tim Kain and recorded on his album of the same name for Tall Poppies (TP169). The work focuses on left hand polyrhythmic technique combined with asymmetrical bar organisation. Harmonically the work is based on the octatonic scale. It has also been rearranged for piano (See Mise-en-Scène #5, Book 1). Prelude #3 (Mirrors of Fire) work was published by Currency Press (Sydney). 

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#3

Score can be borrowed from the Australian Music Centre

While the score is out of print,  a copy of the score is available from the composer.