Journals Higher Education

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Sheet Music

Published: 25 November 2004

Duration: 20 minutes

Difficulty: Moderately Difficult - Difficult

ISBN: 9780193616745

Bookseller Code (32)

Michael Berkeley

Double Guitar Concerto

Conductor's score and parts on hire

Forces or Category: 2 solo guitars & chamber orchestra

Orchestration: 2 grt soli, fl (+picc&afl), ob (+ca), cl (+bcl), bn, hn, tpt, tbn, perc (SD, roto-tom, mark tree, glock, vib, w blk, guiro, BD), hp, cel, str

The work is in three contrasting but related movements with the guitars having a role rather akin to a harpsichord in a concerto grosso, but informed by a contemporary sensibility. Inspired by the intuitive playing of the Katona twins, the soloists are used not so much as contrasting or antiphonal voices but rather as one double instrument.