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Alfred Music Classical Guitar Masterworks Series

by Mike Lawson • in
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• Created: November 6, 2014

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These titles begin the new Classical Guitar Masterworks series. Each book in the series that features a celebrated composer also includes information on the composer in context of music history, useful for interpreting the music and perfect for program notes. 
Beethoven: Selected Works Transcribed for Guitar is a collection of 18 famous Beethoven pieces. Included are arrangements such as the theme to the second movement of Symphony No. 7, “Ode to Joy” and “Rage Over a Lost Penny.” Mozart: Selected Works Transcribed for Guitar includes 14 arrangements of the most famous Mozart pieces.

Included in these arrangements are “Eine kleine Nachtmusik,” the “Minuet” from Don Giovanni, and the fourth movement from A Musical Joke. Wedding Music: Selected Favorites Transcribed for Guitar includes Mendelssohn’s “Wedding March,” Wagner’s “Bridal Chorus,” and Pachelbel’s famous “Canon in D.” The book includes a section dedicated to music in a wedding service, with a chart showing pieces that work best for specific parts of the ceremony, making it a useful tool for the professional guitarist. 

Beethoven: Selected Works Transcribed for Guitar and Mozart: Selected Works Transcribed for Guitar (Retail: $7.99, each) and Wedding Music: Selected Favorites Transcribed for Guitar (Retail: $12.99) are now available.

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