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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.
This book takes the time to discuss each of the chord types and patterns a guitarist is likely to come across, why they sound the way they do, how to use them in songwriting, and how to play them easily. Chord Master includes: Over 1000 chords and their variations. Chords arranged by key, by type, or by musical style. Chord secrets of famous son...
A useful study resource for all musicians interested in the processes of composition and arranging. The 1957 to 1962 Evans-Davis Collaborations in Historical Context. Compositions vs. Recomposition vs. Arrangement. The Importance of the Evans-Davis Collaborations to Jazz Ensemble Literature. Detailed Analysis and Transcribed Full Scores of Blues...
A beautiful music album of original guitar solos and arrangements of traditional South American themes by the brilliant Argentinian guitar virtuoso, Jorge Morel. Titles are: 'Peruvian Folksong', 'Misionera', 'Carnavalito', 'Danza Brasilera', 'Romance Criollo', 'Danza in E Minor', 'Introduction and Dance', 'Danza Prima', 'Malambo', 'Jugueteando',...
World Guitar includes lessons on existing guitar traditions, plus new guitar arrangements of non-guitar music from Asia and the Middle East. Learn guitar techniques and tunes from the traditions of: Afropop and African acoustic styles, Middle Eastern oud and saz, Indian veena and sitar, Chinese pipa, Japanese Koto, Spanish guitar, Celtic folk,...
Gibson Guitars- Ted McCarty's Golden Era is a long overdue book that covers the world's greatest period of guitar manufacturing. As CEO of Gibson Guitars from 1948 to 1966, Ted McCarty presided over the production of nearly one million instruments and amplifiers. 1950s Gibson Les Paul Standards, Flying Vs, Explorers, and ES-335s are considered t...
Popular Guitar Styles: Samba and Bossa Nova reflects recent popular Brazilian styles as played with classical or fingerstyle technique. This collection of original pieces will delight both listeners and guitarists who want to add samba and bossa nova music to their repertoire. The playing level is intermediate to advance. Left-hand difficulties ...