Dialogue (1971) for Guitar and Strings, C 51
(Diálogo (1971) para Violão e Cordas, C 51)
This is is a composition from earlier in Ernst Mahle's career. A work for guitar and strings, it is crafted as a series of musical dialogues between the guitar and the strings. The music is available for free download in two parts: a full score and a piano reduction which includes the guitar part. Unfortunately, there are no string parts available at this time. Hopefully they can be created and posted later. (If you are interested in performing the Dialogue with a string orchestra, please let me know and I can obtain or create a set of parts for you.)
An added bonus with this music is that Mahle created a piano reduction so that this piece can be performed as a guitar/piano duet. To my knowledge, there are very few works composed for this combination. The only ones that come to mind are the Fantasia by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, a guitar/harpsichord duet by Ponce, and a couple of classical era works. It is nice to know that this piece by Mahle, in the piano reduction form, is a nice addition to the repertory. Mahle has also provided a piano reduction for his Concertino for Guitar on a Spanish Melody, also available on this website.