John William Duarte — English Suite, Op. 31 — Prelude: my ukulele transcription
My ukulele transcription of Prelude from English Suite, Op. 31 by John William Duarte.
Due a request from Christopher Duarte, I've removed the transcription:
I've just come across your ukulele transcription of part of my father's English Suite op.31. This work is copyright, my father died in 2004 and the music is copyright for 70 years from that date, and it is not yours to arrange or transcribe. I would ask you to take down your arrangement and any associated recording(s).
As usual, some informations about the author and the piece extracted from (Wikipedia):
Duarte was the composer of nearly 150 works for the guitar and lute (many commissioned with funds provided by the Arts Council of Great Britain and other sources). Most have been published and many have been commercially recorded, some several times. He also made many arrangements (several also recorded), and wrote a number of didactic works, including an introduction to harmony for guitarists. His music shows an exceptionally wide range of styles.
Duarte’s English Suite op. 31, a three-movement work for guitar, reflects the Renaissance style of court lutenists such as John Dowland and John Johnson.
Here a great performance by Andrés Segovia:
The original was in E major, but for a better usage of the ukulele tuning I preferred transpose in A major.
And here my disrespectful ukulele version: