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Luc Levesque  : Tempus Fugit for 4 guitars : DOz

Luc Levesque

Les Productions D’Oz: Score and separate parts (8, 2, 2, 2, and 2 pages respectively)


Here is a short and quite easy piece written for 4 guitar parts dedicated to the young guitarists from the Montreal Guitar Society. Written in one sharp , it starts and ends in D major with every single bar being a single line throughout its 77 bars of length, and so is an ideal little piece for the less – talented players in any group who nevertheless would benefit from something that doesn’t challenge them too much .

Beginning with some single harmonics guitar three then plays a two note sequence while guitar 4 plays a pleasant melody. Meanwhile every four bars guitars 1 and 2 play a little harmonising 5 note sequence that differs a little each time it appears. At bar 24, the melody now appears harmonised in guitars 1 and 2 while guitar 4 takes over the two note sequence, and guitar 3 ,a kind of canon to the melody on guitars 1and 2 .

Things continue in this way with parts being shared across the 4 lines, but nothing getting too complex, and the entire piece closing on the two note sequence now harmonised on guitars 3 and 4 with the opening harmonics spread across the other two staves. Everything ends on bare fifths in D.

This is a pleasant, uncomplicated but melodic piece of writing that many small groups will enjoy, and I can heartily recommend it as such.


Chris Dumigan



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