EL NOY DE LA MARE for 4 guitars
(arr. by Marc Bataïni)
This is another piece in the "Easy Music for 4 Guitars" series, and it's a well-known one. So short is the arrangement that the bound full score is accompanied (pardon the pun) by three loose leaf full scores, which is rather neat because it allows players to swap parts on the repeats. The top line is entirely in fifth position, and the other three parts are all first position. Line two broadly shadows the tune three and six notes underneath, with occasional and effective sustained notes. Line three plays on beats one and three, whereas the bass plays on beats one and two, This interweaving of the accompaniment gives the music more of a feeling of continuity when played slowly. It's a short review because it's a short piece!
l'm not sure of the cover price, but if [the price] is a good one, the arrangement is certainly a good one to match.
Derek Hasted (Classical Guitar)