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Music de cérémonie, vol. 4
Ceremonial music, vol 4
arr. Jason Williams

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This set of 24 pieces arranged for solo guitar is intended to be a resource book for the gigging guitarist. For years I have had to edit many of the arrangements I own of these popular pieces to create a more practical and easy to read piece for my gig. Here in this edition I have tried to avoid awkward shifts and fingerings while taking out unnecessary harmony, leaving an attractive arrangement that requires minimal practice. For the professional guitarist my hope is that you will be able to quickly read through a piece without the typical hangups and get the job done smoothly and professionally. I have even taken the time to arrange a few such as Pachelbel's Canon in D (typically with drop D tuning) in two keys. While the D major key works great, you might find it useful to play the C major version so you can avoid a retuning if you are pressed for time. For the student and amateur guitarist, it is my wish that you will find these arrangements to be great additions to your library. These pieces are some of the most popular works for classical music and I hope you will find them worthwhile for study and enjoyment.

Johann Sebastian Bach - Air on the G String from Orchestral Suite No. 3, BWV 1068
Johann Sebatiian Bach - Arioso from Harpsichord Concerto, BWV 1056
Johann Sebastian Bach - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, BWV 147
Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude in C major from Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007
Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude in D major from Cello Suite No. 1, BWV 1007
Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude No. 1 in C major from Well Tempered Clavier, BWV 846
Johann Sebastian Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze, BWV 208
Johann Sebastian Bach - Sleepers Awake, BWV 140
Ludwig van Beethoven - Adagio cantabile from Grande Sonate Pathétique
Ludwig van Beethoven - Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9
Joseph Brackett - Simple Gifts
Marc-Antoine Charpentier - Te Deum
Jeremiah Clarke - Prince of Denmark’s March
César Frank - Panis Angelicus
George Frideric Handel - Air from Water Music, HWV 348
George Frideric Handel - Ombra mai fù from Xeres, HWV 40
Felix Mendelssohn - Wedding March from A Mid Summer Night’s Dream
Johann Pachelbel - Canon in C major, originally in D major
Johann Pachelbel - Canon in D major
Giacomo Puccini - Nessun Dorma from Opera Turandot
Erik Satie - Gymnopédie No. 1
Antonio Vivaldi - Largo from Concerto in D Major, RV 93
Antonio Vivaldi - La Primavera (Spring), Allegro from the Four Seasons
Richard Wagner - Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin