Our next meeting will be held on Sunday 2nd July.
At Thistle Hall
293 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington
The meeting will start at 4.15 and finish at 6.30 pm.
Access to the meeting room is through an open door on the side of the building in Arthur Street. Then go upstairs to the first floor.
At this meeting we will not be having a feature artist as such. We will have our normal guitar ensemble, and some additional pieces if people are willing to do a bit of sight reading.
It would be great if you could bring a favourite track of guitar music on CD which we will play in the later part of the meeting. If you had something to say about why you choose the piece that would be good as well. I will bring a CD player. We did this a couple of years ago and it was very interesting.
Of course we will start with our Guitar Ensemble.
These can be accessed at
Please just go to this link and then click on each title to get a copy on your computer which you can then print.
The pieces we will work with today will be in the following order:
Note we have a new piece no. 22 from 48 preludes and fugues by JS Bach
Here is a link to a youtube of it and the associated fugue – which we are not playing
1.All in a garden
2. Drink to Me Only
3. German Dance
4. The water is wide
5. Hong Dou Ci http://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/Assets/scores/quartets/Q0064HongDouCi.pdf
6. Le Phenix http://www.forrestguitarensembles.co.uk/Assets/scores/quartets/Q0015LePhenix.pdf
7. Set of quartet pieces #2 by Forrest. These can be found at the following link.
I will also have some extra copies at the meeting.
Only print what you need for your part which is 2 pages.
These all have reasonably simple parts. . But also some parts are more difficult than others for the same piece. Generally the 3rd part is the easiest. Choose a part that is reasonably easy to play for you. Please if possible download and print for yourself. However, If you forget to do this before the meeting – fear not – we will have paper copies at the meeting. But it is a big help if you can do this for yourself.
Also – for some, this will be too much music to practice. So just choose the first 2 or three and work on those. Then you can step out of the group if you wish for the harder pieces. It is a great experience to play as part of this bigger group and it will be fantastic to have as many as possible to take part.
As usual we will have time for members playing. Either ensembles, duos or solos. There was a nice variety of attractive and interesting playing at the last meeting. Great if we can keep this up. Well done to all the players. And please, it does not have to be “classical” music that you perform. And also “own compositions” are very welcome.