Prelude and Bagatelle for guitar duo

Prelude and Bagatelle coverWritten for Kithara Duo and recorded on their critically-acclaimed debut album, “Beings.”

Published as part of the Frank Koonce new music series.

Prelude and Bagatelle is a short work meant to be, in accordance with its title, a musical whim, caprice, trifle.  It is capricious because of its many fleeting moods and ephemeral turns of harmony.  For this composition I experimented with placing capos on different frets for each guitar; guitar 1 has a capo on the first fret, and guitar 2 on the fourth. This allowed me to create sonorities and colors not normally available in standard open tuning.