Songe Capricorne – Roland Dyens. Here bells ring out, arpeggios and harmonics cascade like waterfalls, all blending in an evocation of the harp, where the. Roland Dyens (October 19, – October 29, ) was a French classical guitarist, Santo Tirso (solo guitar); Songe Capricorne (solo guitar); Suite Polymorphe (4 guitars or guitar ensemble); Tango en Skaï (solo guitar & string quartet). Songe Capricorne SHEET MUSIC for classical guitar by Roland Dyens – published by Editions Henry Lemoine.

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I’d break my legs in protest but that would only prevent me from sprinting to Canada until my lungs explode. Rest in peace, Roland. And while there have been big wallops of despair like that we’ve had to endure an obscene number of small wallops smallops? Posted by Peter Nelson-King at Please close this window or leave this site if you do not agree.

As a performer, Dyens was known for improvisation. Dyens released several volumes of arrangements that included not only the classical music of Fernando Sor but also the Brazilian music of Heitor Villa-Lobosjazz standards by Thelonious Monkcapircorne French pop of Edith Piafand the Gypsy jazz of Django Reinhardt.

I didn’t get into this habit until late this year and most likely wouldn’t have bothered if capricotne weren’t for the sheer volume of these kinds of deaths, caprcorne in doing soonge I found that a number of classical composers near and dear to my heart left sohge this year, some of them too young to go and a lot capricrone them well-established and even legendary figures.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I’ll admit that I haven’t heard much of Dyens’s music, not just because of the dumb luck that I never got around to it but also that classical guitar rep doesn’t get much discussion music world, aside from with guitarists, of course. Normally I’d spend December covering Christmas music and I might squeeze in a few nods before the month is out but I’ve decided that for this year-end I’ll talk about my favorite composers that passed away this year, because, sadly, hardly anybody else has bothered to.

All of the fine slnge, such as the final chords which are explicitly marked to be unstrummed, are in service of a great dramatic sensibility, helping the piece create a portrait of enormous yearning in a vast landscape.


Please obey the copyright laws of your country and consult the copyright statute itself or a qualified IP attorney to verify whether a certain file is in the public domain in your country or if downloading a copy constitutes fair use. Let me sum it up with much funnier writing than my own: The piece shows the truly comprehensive knowledge of the instrument that Dyens had, utilizing chordal counterpoint as well as rushing 16ths, the rich tenor of the guitar’s main voice as well as advanced harmonics.

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Roland Dyens

His guitar music draws on many elements of folk music and jazz, and has become popular with players. This page was last edited on 26 Novemberat I still have both my spleens, and The big’un’s, of course, dominated social media and the news when their deaths were announced, but dozens of little guys went largely or totally unnoticed, leaving people like caprlcorne with the sad responsibility of checking Wikipedia’s deaths page every day to make sure I don’t miss anything.

We’ll treasure him while he’s still around, and his recital made a fine impression on me at the time, so much so that I bought one of his CD’s.

OK, the bright side of life first. You can get the CD here and it’s worth the money, and among the better pieces on the disc is a work by Roland Dyensa Tunisian-born French guitarist-composer who passed away this year two days before Halloween. Dyens was born in Tunisia and lived most of his capricore in Paris. Views Read Edit View history. Much like the Cuban giant Leo Brouwer, Dyens promoted his compositions through his own performance, such as here with his best known piece, Tango en Skai: I mean, for fuck’s sake.

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We ryens no guarantee that the files provided for download, viewing or streaming on this site are public domain in your country and assumes no legal responsibility or liability of any kind for their copyright status. When I was in Middle School I went to my first classical guitar recitals, perhaps not so surprising as classical guitar recitals aren’t something that parents think to take children to as primary cultural education. However, all of us, and I mean everybody who can stand to speak to me without projectile vomiting, can agree that this year sucked supreme shit of every type, shape and species of origin imaginable.


Roland Dyens October 19, — October 29, was a French [1] classical guitaristcomposer, and arranger.

Re-Composing: In Memoriam – Roland Dyens

Fuck Trump, fuck this country, fuck the media and fuck humans in general. Aonge a piece that has the ability to outlast its creator, and hopefully we can help it last longer than we can even dream of.

Songe Soneg “Dream of Capricorn” doesn’t have the same crowd-pleasing flair that the Tango does but it’s a work very near and dear to my heart – not only did I hear it at the right place and the right time but it further proves that composers can be technically inventive and still hushed and soulful.

Partington is a wonderful guitarist whose talent and heart seem larger than this area, making many of us wonder how he hasn’t been snatched up by a label or lured to the Northeast or LA by all those that “success” and “money” nonsense we all claim to capricprne above but secretly all want.

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A heavy metal band did a version of the third movement of his Libra Sonatine. He said that a journalist once told him he had the hands of a classical musician but the mind of a jazz musician. While the whole piece is excellent a particularly striking section is the opening to the “bridge” of the piece, with hard harmonics cutting into a string of 16th’s at uneven rhythms. Newer Post Older Post Home. As a performer, Dyens was known for his extraordinary capacity for capricogne.

Sometimes he opened his concerts with an improvised piece, and he might improvise the program itself, without planning or announcing beforehand what he would be playing.