by Stanley Myers
Guitar - Digital Sheet Music

Item Number: 22160117
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Instrumental Duet Guitar,Instrumental Duet - Level 2 - Digital Download

SKU: A0.797844

Composed by Stanley Myers. Arranged by Derek Hasted. Contemporary. Score and parts. 16 pages. Derek Hasted #6672531. Published by Derek Hasted (A0.797844).

For Classical or Acoustic Guitar - sometimes it's erroneously listed here as Electric Guitar.

Derek Hasted writes "You’ll be tempted to say "Oh, not another Cavatina arrangement", but read on...

The beautifully melodic "Cavatina" was made famous by John Williams, who arranged the piece for solo guitar and produced some effortless recordings of it. Audiences equate effortless with easy, but it can be a bit of a beast to play well.

Why this arrangement?

I’ve lowered the key by one tone which makes many of the chords sound more mellow.

I’ve fixed the ungainly jumps in the bass line which came as a constraint of playing up the neck on solo guitar.

I’ve improved the connectivity of the middle voices from chord to chord so the chord changes sound more effortless and natural.

A side effect is that everything is easier and the sustain seems more effortless.

My duet arrangement comes in 2 formats...

This one (for student and teacher) comprises a melody line and an arpeggio accompaniment, set in both score and score+tab. The student line is early intermediate and the teacher's part is intermediate.

A separate "performance version" (in which the workload is shared equally and there’s a truly effortless switching of parts in the middle), set in score-only for two intermediate players.

To find the other version easily, visit my website (below) and look for my list of guitar duets.

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 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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