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Competitors

Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts

Applications for the 2019 Parkening International Guitar Competition will be accepted beginning in November 2018, with an application deadline of February 6, 2019.

Future Competitors should prepare the following pieces:

ROUND 1

JOHN DOWLAND: A FANCY (3:10 minutes. Published in Christopher Parkening: Solo Pieces, arranged by David Brandon). 

MAURO GIULIANI: VARIATIONS ON A THEME BY HANDEL, Op. 107 (5:10 minutes with no repeated B sections; Public Domain). Available as a free download on: imslp.nl

JOHN WILLIAMS: ROUNDS (4:30 minutes; published by Hal Leonard Corporation, 2015)

SERGIO ASSAD: AQUARELLE (III. Prelude e Toccatina) (4:00 minutes; available as a download from SheetMusicPlus.com).

No free pieces. Total time: Approximately 17:30 minutes

ROUND 2

J.S. BACH: CHACONNE IN D MINOR (13:00 minutes; from Partita II in D Minor for Violin Solo) Schott Music: edited by Andrés Segovia. Available through Hal Leonard Corporation at halleonard.com.

TORROBA: FOUR SELECTIONS FROM CASTLES OF SPAIN (7:00 minutes)
1) Rumor de copla
2) Manzanares del real
3) Romance de los pinos
4) Turegano

BROWER: DANZA CHARACTERISTICA (2:15 minutes) Available through Hal Leonard Corporation at halleonard.com.

FREE PIECE(S) not to exceed 8 minutes

Total time: Not to exceed 30:00 minutes of music

 

FINAL ROUND

(choose ONE of the following)


JOAQUÍN RODRIGO: CONCIERTO DE ARANJUEZ Schott & Co. Ltd. Available through Hal Leonard Corporation at halleonard.com.

JOAQUÍN RODRIGO: FANTASÍA PARA UN GENTILHOMBRE Schott & Co. Ltd. Available through publisher at schott-music.com and halleonard.com.

CASTELNUOVO-TEDESCO: CONCERTO NO. 1 IN D MAJOR Schott & Co. Ltd. Available through Hal Leonard Corporation at halleonard.com.

MANUEL PONCE: CONCIERTO DEL SUR Peer International Corporation edition. Available through Hal Leonard Corporation at halleonard.com.

ELMER BERNSTEIN: CONCERTO FOR GUITAR AND ORCHESTRA Bernal Music, tnv.net.

In addition to the concerto, finalists will present an encore piece of their choice, not to exceed five minutes (the piece may be selected from a previous round).

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