Guitar Quintet No.2 “Echoes”

Written in 1998 for the German guitarist, Michael Tröster, who had recorded Duarte's Guitar Quintet No.1 Op.85. It was intended to be the third piece on a new recording, which, in the end, never happened. The music makes use of Medieval and Renaissance tunes and the second movement is an almost exact reworking of the second movement of Petite Suite française Op.60 for solo guitar.

Instrumentation: Guitar and String Quartet (Violin I & II, Viola, Cello).


I - The King's Morisco; II - Le trouvère et la douce dame jolie; III - Schiarazula Marazula; IV - The Fairy Round; V - John come kiss me now.