Lament and Chant for Guitar Trio by Glenn Caluda ($22.00)
In memory of the victims and heroes of our war torn world Lament and Chant is based on the Gregorian chant “Lux Eterna” from the Requiem Mass (for the dead) combined with a non related Lament. All motives are derived from these two themes.
An overall feeling of reverence is pervasive until the music approaches the section depicting the chaos of war, temporarily interrupted by the Chant, then resuming the chaos. Distant bells usher in the return of the pure chant which slows and then fades.
Serenata No. 5 by James Oswald, arranged for Guitar Trio by Manley Mallard ($17.00)
Tidal Light by Wesley Hixson ($14.00)
Tidal Light for 3 guitars, was written by Avanti Guitar Trio guitarist/composer Wesley Hixson. Inspired by the popular Youtube video Flaring Up, Surfing with Flare, featuring world renowned surfer Bruce Irons, Tidal Light, is an aural impression of ocean sounds, from the shushing rhythm of tidal waters overlaying the shoreline to the effervescence of whitecaps crashing. A delicate main theme is shared between two guitars as one echoes the other while the third guitar supports with a rolling ostinato. In Flaring Up, surfer Bruce Irons experiments with road flares strapped to the back of his surfboard as he catches a wave at twilight creating an ethereal light show.
London Trio No. 1 by Joseph Haydn and arranged for Guitar Trio by Manley Mallard ($15.00)
This is the first of a set of four trios, now known as the London trios, originally for the unusual combination of two flutes and cello. Haydn presented one of the trios to Earl of Abingdon and another to his host for the day, Baron Aston. The trios were befitting of these leisured English gentlemen of the time, both of whom were flute players of some ability. Intermediate difficulty.
Wachet auf, ruft uns die stimme (Sleepers awake, the voice is calling us) by J. S. Bach and arranged for Guitar Trio by Glenn Caluda. ($12.00)
This arrangement of Bach’s famous organ solo is taken from the original “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme”. It endeavors to remain faithful to the original while using occasional octave doubling to make it more suitable for guitar trio. Slurs and dynamics should be added at the discretion of the performers. The key has been changed from Eb to D to make it more compatible with the guitar. Intermediate difficulty.