Brett Vachon

Contemporary New Age Guitar

I had wanted to write this concerto for the longest time because I felt that even though there are a large number of high quality, beautifully written works for classical guitar in the Romantic style, the vast majority are for solo guitar without accompaniment. This is probably due to the fact that the guitar in the 19th century was a small instrument without much carrying power. The guitar was more suited to an intimate setting rather than in front of a large crowd in a big concert hall.

The modern instrument has a slightly louder sound that can also be further increased by amplification. Although in this work I've tried not to overdo the orchestration when the solo instrument is playing with the orchestra, so theoretically it should be possible to play without amplification and still be heard. 

If you are interested in seeing the full score you can follow along with the score and recording on Soundslice.

The three Movements are:
I. Allegro 
II. Andante
III. Allegro con brio

Orchestration:
2 flutes
2 oboes
2 Clarinets in A
2 Bassoons
2 Horns in E
2 Trumpets in C
Timpani E,B
Solo Guitar
Strings

Tarot Cards by Brett Vachon

 

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