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This is the first book to present a detailed account of the musical achievements of Julian Bream. In a wide-ranging celebration of his artistry the book offers essential perspectives on vital elements of twentieth century guitar history and reveals how Julian Bream succeeded in establishing the instrument as a uniquely expressive force on the contemporary scene. As well as his phenomenal success in inspiring composers such as Britten, Tippett, Walton, Arnold, Berkeley, Henze, Brouwer, Takemitsu, etc., to write for the guitar, Bream is also renowned as the twentieth century's greatest lutenist and a passionate advocate of Elizabethan music.
Julian Bream's influence is apparent in every area of the classical guitar repertoire. He transcribed Baroque works by Scarlatti, Buxtehude, Cimarosa, etc., and is acknowledged as one of the great interpreters of the music of J.S. Bach. He revitalised awareness of the early nineteenth century works of Sor, Giuliani, and Aguado, while bringing to the public the music of Spain from the sixteenth century to the present day and breathing new fire into Latin American music by composers such as Villa-Lobos, Ponce and Brouwer.
Bream, over the years, revolutionised the guitar concerto, inspiring new works in this genre at the same time as performing the perennial favourites. Through concerts with Peter Pears, George Malcolm, Peggy Ashcroft, John Williams, and the Julian Bream Consort, he demonstrated his unique versatility, offering new interpretations of both early and contemporary music.
This broad canvas is represented here in terms of Bream's concerts, recordings, and editions. The book also includes many photos, a comprehensive list of his musical publications, a discography, and a bibliography.
Andrei Sychra's Four Concert Etudes. Adapted for modern performance on the six-string classical guitar by Matanya Orphee. A biography and portrait of the composer are included. In C# minor, D major, A major and E major. Includes a full facsimile of the original 19th century Russian edition for the seven-string guitar.
In the music of Joe Pass we see the culmination and perfection of all that preceded him. This gentle giant of jazz guitar defined the spirit of the music, and he did it with grace and style. In this book, Joe explains his musical and guitaristic approach to the easily over-complicated process of jazz improvisation. The book includes 50 musical e...
Volume II continues the exploration of the blues begun in Volume I, but covers 'non-dominant seventh and derivative forms. Contains two straight ahead super clean accompaniment studies with walking Bass lines; first a minor blues in the darker, aeolian style, then a Charlie Parker style II-V blues. Also, a gospel work, and a Wes Montgomery doria...
the purpose of this book is to provide a course of study for any Bassist choosing to develop improvisational skills with the bow. This book, the first of its kind, is designed as a methodical approach to learning the techniques that are used for bowing improvised music on the double Bass.
Classical Fake Book 2nd Edition includes over 850 Classical themes and melodies indexed by composer, title and category, from ballet, chamber music, choral music, concertos, hymns and chorales, instrumental solos, operas, operettas, oratorios, organ music, piano music, symphonies, vocal music, waltzes. Also includes a time line of major classic...
This book of twenty compositions spans an approximately 20-year period of writing. They can all be found on one or another of Ben's four solo releases: Flux, Dust, Excavation, and Oceana. It reflects a broad sample of work involving the exploration of various harmonic, technical, and textural elements of the guitar. There are 6 solo pieces, as w...