This piece arranged by Stephen Cornelius is appropriate for an intermediate guitar ensemble and is an excellent example of Vivaldi’s concerto style. Parts one and two are more advanced and frequently move from first position; parts three and four are simpler rhythmically and stay in the lower tessitura of the guitar. The first movement is lively and accented. The tempo should only go as fast as students can perform the notes with accuracy. The A, C, and E sections require close attention to the indicated articulations. The tempo does not slow at the end. The tempo of the second movement is slow and free. The third movement is in the same style as the first. The tempo is constant and should feel dance-like.

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Concerto in C Major

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