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MWDbook1

A nice collection:  Five Classical Guitar compositions by Marco William Duranti.

Time in the Past
This is one of my early works that was originally written back in 1987. It is a well-balanced piece with a very strong melody that pleases the ear. It gives the listener a pleasant feeling, something that could have been composed in the Classical period and this explains the title.

L’Alba
I wrote this music in 1993 during a difficult period when my Focal Dystonia problem was at its peak.I would use it as an exercise to try and get my deteriorating arpeggios going again. It eventually developed into a very soft and dreamy piece that had for me a message of hope. This is why I called it Alba (Sunrise) as it represented for me a new beginning.

Vals 1
Is a very typical South American composition in some way since I was inspired by great composers like Antonio Lauro, H. Villa-Lobos just to mention two of the many many wonderful composers of that period.

Sabrina
Is a particular composition that really needs much interpretation somewhat similar to the H. VillaLobos preludes or other compositions of that period. It is the first piece in this style that eventually inspired me to later compose the Preludes of Rome. Dedicated with love to Sabrina B.

La Voce del Tempo
“The Voice of Time” in English, a very nice melody that is charming and simple, I wrote this in 2009.Again like most of my music I rely much on melodies that are pleasing for all listeners and does not require them to be classical guitar experts.

Difficulty: MEDIUM

MWDbook2A nice collection: Four Classical Guitar compositions by Marco William Duranti.

Dancer
This is also one of my early works that was originally written back in 1987. A lovely waltz in a traditional way with a touch of Spanish taste to it in the central part, an almost flamenco feel to it.

La Neve
I composed this music one night in London as the snow kept falling and everything turned quiet and white...I kept playing “La Neve” the snow! It has an interesting rhythm to it, almost a Tango. It is very pleasant and very dreamy music at the same time.

Perche’ Domani Sara’
This composition was written in the mid 90’s in Italy and has two distinct melodies, a very fast arpeggio as introduction and then a very strong melodic theme.

Tango
This music was composed between travels from Rome and London, it started just as a nice little phrase and then developed to a full piece.

Difficulty: HARD

Preludes of Rome
The Preludes of Rome are not just dedicated to the Eternal City with all of its beauty, art and history that needs no special presentation from me.

They are also dedicated to a particular period of modern Rome starting from the 50s after WWII.

The Preludes are a view of that Rome to which in part I had the joy to experience and feel.

It was the city of the Italian cinema (Cinecitta’), we will never forget great directors like F. Fellini with his visionary dreamlike films or S. Leone with his spaghetti westerns just to mention two of them.

So many great actors both Italian and from other countries came to Rome.

Many made it their permanent home, while others reached glory in their own countries (like Clint Eastwood) thanks to Cinecitta’.

Rome also represented writers, poets, painters, the Italian way of living with its fashion, food and exquisite taste for the “good life”.

It was also the Rome of political unrest and social problems, the capital of Italy that still today takes upon itself all the responsibility of its past, present and future.

The Preludes of Rome are my way of saying “Grazie Roma” thank you Rome, a small token of gratitude just like giving roses to the woman of your life! 

 

Difficulty: HARD