Yangguan Pass Song (阳关三叠
or "Three Variations of the Parting of the Friends at the
Yangguan Pass"). This is a
famous Chinese piece of music which I transcribed for solo guitar and plucked string
orchestra. Originally the music was written for guqin (zither). My version is modern,
but tries to maintain the Chinese pentatonic style. An electronic rendering of the sound is
provided below (unfortunately Musescore does not have a mandolin tremolo sound).
If you play this piece, I'd love to hear about it!
The works here should be in the public domain because their composers died
more than 70 years ago and the publication was more than 50 years ago. My reason for
posting these here is because it is basically impossible to find them anywhere
else. If any of these are actually still copyrighted, please
let me know and I will remove them.
Mandolinen Mazurka (parts). This piece
is dedicated to the Braunschweiger Mandolinenquartett which was not the same as the still
existing Braunschweiger Mandolinenverein but one player, Erich Franke, played