CD: Spirit of the Guitar: From Latin America to Europe
A unique album of Latin American solo guitar pieces, plus Baroque pieces with the Prairie Virtuosi Orchestra.
17 guitar solos from Latin America, Spain, Greece, United States and Canada. Includes the famous La Catedral by Barrios as well as Julia Florida, and gems by Lauro, Villa-Lobos, Andrew York, and others.
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Farewell - B. Schenstead
This solo guitar piece written has been described as "having true spirit and form" and lays very naturally on the guitar. (pdf format) This version includes right hand fingering. A tabbed version is also available upon request with this purchase.
Solfeggio - C.P.E. Bach
Transcribed for Solo Guitar by Ben Schenstead. This challenging piece exploresthe entire fingerboard. For upper intermediateto advanced players. (pdf format)
Fanfarinette - F. Couperin (arr. for Guitar Trio)
This piece written by Francois Couperin for clavecin, is a charming example ofthe Baroque rococo style. Popularized by Bob Jame's famous synthesizedversion, it has been used for CBC radio show themes. The arrangement for threeguitars by Ben Schenstead includes fingering and suggested ornamentation. (pdf format)
Concerto in Dm - A. Marcello (arr. for Guitar & StringQuartet)
Originally written for oboe, strings and continuo, this 3-movement piece alsosounds wonderful on guitar with string quartet. The second movement (Adagio)has beentaken downanoctave which allows the expressive lower range of the guitarto beheard.Fingeringsandslurshavebeen added, but these can be adapted to suit the performer's taste. Individualpartsincluded as wellas score.(pdf format)
Uma Prece (A Prayer) - Luiz Bonfa Arr. Ben Schenstead
This bright sounding, yet expressive Latin guitar solo makes a great addition to any guitarist's repertoire and works well in a variety of performance situations. (pdf format) The piece can be heard here: Uma Prece