Guitar Ensemble Guitar - Level 3 - Digital Download
By Various. By John Bratton. Arranged by Derek Hasted. 20th Century,Standards. Score and parts. 22 pages. Derek Hasted #720000. Published by Derek Hasted (A0.1118478).
THE TEDDY BEARS' PICNIC - 4 GUITARS/LARGE ENSEMBLE
For Classical or Acoustic Guitar - sometimes it's erroneously listed here as Electric Guitar.
Derek Hasted writes "This is a fantastic and very accessible concert encore or a piece to close the first half of a concert...
My arrangement is based on a piano score published in 1907 and is faithful both to the key of the original and to the harmony and stylistic patterns that make the piece so distinctive and fun. The use of 4 guitars makes the music very comfortable under the fingers and fun to play; a large ensemble will make an impressive wall of sound!
Guitar 1 and Guitar 2 take it in turns to share the tune - the tune is always marked in the score as being slightly louder than the other guitar parts. Guitar 3 and Guitar 4 share the chord accompaniment and again swap roles at many of the phrase boundaries. (I also have a duet version on sale here which is more complex but ideal for an experienced duo - find it by visiting my website below).
The music comprises the opening Theme (which you can hear on the soundclip on the SMP website) and the Trio. Although the original music is not marked with a DC, such a repeat would make for an even more substantial concert item.
The dynamics match those in the piano original, but any energetic alternative will work!
There is no fingering. The vast majority is straightforward and obvious and much of the piece fits well in the first position. Where a choice of positions is possible, each player will probably have their own preference.
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.
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