by Anthony Ritchie, for guitar, Opus 139b

This short piece is evocative and playful, showing off different sides of the guitar. It is aimed at around grade 8 to LTCL level.

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Programme Note

This short piece for solo guitar evokes one of those unusual, hot summery evenings in the deep south of New Zealand, where the sun never seems to set and the sky has strange colours. The slow sultry opening gives way to a sensual dance-like section, ending with a more up-beat and slightly bluesy coda.

Sultry was commissioned by Matthew Marshall and first performed by him.