Basque
by Elton John
Oboe - Digital Sheet Music

Item Number: 22294475
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Basque
by Elton John
Oboe - Digital Sheet Music

Item Number: 22294475
5 out of 5 Customer Rating
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Instrumental Duet Guitar,Instrumental Duet,Oboe - Level 2 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.1044812

Composed by Elton John. Arranged by Derek Hasted. Contemporary,Pop. Score and parts. 11 pages. Derek Hasted #649430. Published by Derek Hasted (A0.1044812).

ELTON JOHN's instrumental BASQUE for OBOE and GUITAR
For Classical or Acoustic Guitar - sometimes it's erroneously listed here as Electric Guitar.

Derek Hasted writes "Elton John's Basque is a really unusual piece - on the one hand it won a Grammy in 1991 for 'Best Instrumental', and on the other hand it has vanished from sight - it appears that there has only ever been one released version, featuring James Galway on flute. At the time of publishing this arrangement, there seems to be only a single piano version of the original piece for sale which comprises just a snippet of the original.
My oboe arrangement has been transposed to fit in the “sweet spot” of the oboe’s range, where the haunting melody can sing at its best. The guitar part uses a capo on fret 2 so that all the arpeggios shapes are familiar to guitarists of even quite limited experience.

I hope this arrangement will bring this gorgeous melody to the ears of even more people.

There are no dynamics on the music - you will find that the tune brings its own shape to the music. Guitar fingerings are restricted to the first occurrence of the larger chord-shapes, but all these chords will be familiar to players of even modest experience.

I hope you enjoy playing this piece!

This is one of a large and growing range of accessible ensembles from experienced arranger Derek Hasted, and is supplied as full score and parts. Derek's website at www.derek-hasted.co.uk/smp lists all his arrangements by title and by "number of instruments", with links to soundclips and sample score.

This product was created by a member of ArrangeMe, Hal Leonard’s global self-publishing community of independent composers, arrangers, and songwriters. ArrangeMe allows for the publication of unique arrangements of both popular titles and original compositions from a wide variety of voices and backgrounds.

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