Composition Book Volume II

This book serves as a follow-up to Ben Monder Compositions, with an emphasis on the compositions found on the 2013 recording, Hydra, as well as some older pieces that didn’t make it into the first book. They are scored for solo guitar, guitar trio, guitar and voice duo, and quartet with one or multiple voices. The majority of the works are through-composed and reflect the exploration of various harmonic, technical, and textural elements of the guitar. These pieces will present an array of challenges to the performer, including unusual techniques and alternate tunings.