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Sicilienne (Kleynjans)

Sicilienne is the first piece from Le Coin des Guitaristes Op. 119 by Kleynjans. Coin des Guitaristes translates as Guitarist’s Corner. You almost get the idea that Kleynjans borrowed the theme from Bach’s famous Siciliano. In the score you often see rests between brackets. That’s because you are allowed let the previous notes ring. Experiment

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Fado (Kleynjans)

Fado is the fifth piece from Le Coin des Guitaristes Op. 119 by Kleynjans. Coin des Guitaristes translates as Guitarist’s Corner. Fado (derived from the Latin word Fatum, fate) is the Portuguese life song that came to South America together with the colonists. The then Portuguese dictatorship promoted Fado as part of the popular soul,

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Le Joyeux Mandarin (Kleynjans)

Le Joyeux Mandarin is the fourth movement from Le Coin des Guitaristes Op. 119 by Kleynjans. Coin des Guitaristes translates as Guitarist’s Corner. Kleynjans wrote this piece as a memory of his 40th birthday. The title already suggests that the piece has a Chinese atmosphere. This becomes especially clear with the glissandi in bars 9-11

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