The Princess of Lykia

  • Year of composition: 2009
  • Series: Guitar Archive
  • Publisher: Schott Music


As in his ballet music Patara, Fazil Say awakens only vague memories of the Lycian princesses mentioned in the Iliad. He intends a generally timeless romantic idea: dreams of love and love dramas under the sun of the Mediterranean Sea…

Both players are on an absolutely equal footing, alternating dialogically with oriental melody and rhythmically varied accompanying patterns. to achieve the particular harmonic effect, the E string is tuned down to E flat throughout the course of the piece.


Commissioned work: Auftragswerk der Hakuju Hall Tokyo
Premiere: August 9, 2009 Tokyo, Hakuju Hall (J) Hakuju Guitar Festival 2009 · Kiyoshi Shomura, Gitarre; Shin-ichi Fukuda, Gitarre
Publisher: Schott Music
Duration: 10′ 0”
Year of composition: 2009
Difficulty: advanced
Series: Guitar Archive
40 Pages – Saddle stitching


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