New Zealand Music
A few years ago we had a meeting where we only played guitar music from New Zealand. Quite a few members played their own compositions.
We would like to do the same thing for our July meeting this year . So that is the theme. Either play one or a few pieces you have composed yourself! Or played something by a New Zealand composer.
How adventurous is that! Be challenged. Give it a go. We are letting you know now so you have time to prepare. It is a big bold step to be able to say “I play other peoples music. And also I play some music I made up my self.”
Douglas Lilburn was a NZ composer who wrote music for the guitar. Here is a link to a youtube of a piece of his called “Flowers of the Sea”
Clyde will start us off with an introduction simpler piece for all in a group situation. Many thanks to Clyde for the contributions he makes to our group in this area.
Such a great opportunity to have musical fun and develop musical skills. For this month we will focus on the pieces as follows:
Galliarde,,Ghequest bin ick”
Meridian (Richard Charlton)
Baby Elephant Walk.
Note that the whole document with these and the rest of the pieces for 2018 is here: WCGS 2018 Music
Please practice your parts. Then you will enjoy things more and the playing will go better.
As usual we will have time for members playing. Either ensembles, duos or solos. And please, it does not have to be “classical” music that you perform. Jazz , pop , folk. And also “own compositions” are very welcome.