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Orchestral Works for Guitar Quartet (2011)

With its 3rd CD, the Canadian Guitar Quartet has brought together a collection of pieces for guitar quartet that are all adapted from orchestral sources. Three new transcriptions of well-known works from the standard symphonic repertoire are presented alongside two original compositions.

Hoe-Down and the Concerto Épisodique were both conceived orchestrally, though for an orchestra consisting of four guitars. They were first performed as quartets, then later re-tailored and performed as concertos for guitar quartet and orchestra.

Track list

01 – Polovtsian Dances – 12:18
Aleksnadr Borodin (1833-1887)

02 – La Danse Macabre – 7:00
Camille Saint-Säens (1835-1921)

03 – 06 – Concerto Épisodique – 21:36
Patrick Roux (1962)

03 – Éveil – 2:38
04 – Envol – 5:13
05 – Mémoire – 7:26
06 – Destin – 6:19

07 – 10 Ouverture from William Tell – 11:09
Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)

07 – Andante – 2:32
08 – Allegro – 2:37
09 – Andante – 2:27
10 – Allegro – 3:35

11 Hoe-Down – 8:54
Louis Trépanier (1971-)

Total: 60:56