An arrangement of Janacek’s ‘Good Night’

Over 2016 I played 3 arrangements from Janacek’s ‘On an Overgrown Path’ which, though significantly inspired by Pavel Steidl’s magical ideas, I arranged myself.

The 15 pieces which make up the suite are stunning. Innocent yet mature, naive but still cynical, weightless, and dark.

I realised that my sketches might prove of some use to another guitarist if they were to need a place to start in making their own. The solutions I offer are not always the most practical or efficient, but I feel satisfied with them. The integrity of the phrase is usually maintained, provided the shifts are managed with necessary dexterity.

Good luck! And if not playing them, then a good new reworking!