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Tanz & Hupfauf (Dance of the Washerwoman+Hupfauf) - 2 guitars

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By Hans Neusiedler

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Guitar, (2 guitars) - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Hans Neusiedler. Arranged by Derek Hasted. Renaissance, Early Music, European. Score, Set of Parts. 14 pages. Published by Derek Hasted (S0.938515).

Item Number: S0.938515

Derek Hasted writes "This edition contains Tanz der Wäsherin and Hupfauf. Both will be familiar to many guitarists as they have featured over the years in a number of Graded Examinations.

The countermelody is a new addition, which I originally wrote for flute, so that the piece slotted seamlessly into the background music I played with my flute partner at a friend’s wedding.

The Tanz is often mistakenly translated as “Dance of the Washerwoman”, and it’s also known as Wascha Mesa. The Hupfauf is a companion piece, set in a different rhythm but with ostensibly the same harmonic structure (apart from the Tanz’s Coda which is absent from the Hupfauf).

Each dance has two beats in the bar, and the two dances can flow into each other or can be played with a short break. When they run into each other, it makes sense to maintain the two-beat pulse, but if this makes the Hupfauf stressful to play, one can maintain instead the value of the half note (minim), so that the Hupfauf proceeds at a more modest pace.
You can play the whole piece (each player plays tune and countermelody in turn), or you can shorten the piece by omitting the sections starting at A and B, which also makes the piece ideal for a mixed ability duo, as one player keeps the tune and one keeps the countermelody.

Feel free to add dynamics, a little more articulation and possibly some tone color changes.

I hope you enjoy playing this piece!"

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