In the three volumes of Guitarcosmos I have set out to cover a wide range of musical styles and playing techniques, so that the young player is offered an ample panorama of music spanning from medieval plainsong to the most modern aleatory techniques. There is tonal music, and atonal music, pieces using whole-tone and pentatonic scales, modal music, bitonality, serial techniques and music in the style of free dissonance. As the guitar repertory is however so overflowing already with music of the classical-romantic epoch, I have virtually omitted this, as to add more would indeed be superfluous, and beyond my possibilities.
There are a fair number of duets, sometimes grouped together for concert performance. Indeed much of the music in Volumes 2 and 3 is designed for concert use, especially the Solos, Suites and Duos of greater potential. Guitarcosmos is therefore designed with two objectives in mind, the one didactic, the other for the pleasure (and profit) of performance.
REGINALD SMITH BRINDLE
〖Reginald Smith Brindle Guitarcosmos for Guitar 2〗
Fifth and Sixth Strings Only
Arpeggios in Parallel
Suite No. 1 Organum
Suite No. 2 Glissando and Barre
De Angelis (from a plainsong)
Duo - Counter-parallelisms in Fourths and Fifths
Duo - Canzona
Suite No. 1 for Two Guitars Cantilena（二重奏）
〖Reginald Smith Brindle Guitarcosmos for Guitar 3〗
〖Reginald Smith Brindle Guitarcosmos for Guitar 1〗