Betty Botter, guitar quartet
A whimsical fancy based on an old nonsense rhyme, original version for four voices, this arrangement is for four guitars. Includes parts.
Commissioned by: Nancy Knowles for the women’s choir Halcyon
Duration: 4:30 minutes; 10 pages
Instrumentation: four guitars
Difficulty level: moderate, some complex rhythms, mostly single notes, few chords
World premiere: fall 2007, Keene State College Guitar Ensemble
Betty Botter – four voices begin with a round that slowly morphs into new textures. Originally written for the female vocal ensemble Halcyon under the direction of Nancy Knowles, this version adds some chords and thicker textures for the guitars.