Guitar Ensemble Guitar - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Shelton Brooks. Arranged by Derek Hasted. Contemporary,Jazz,Standards. Score and parts. 22 pages. Derek Hasted #4369036. Published by Derek Hasted (A0.797742).
DARKTOWN STRUTTERS' BALL - 4 GUITARS/LARGE ENSEMBLE
For Classical or Acoustic Guitar - sometimes it's erroneously listed here as Electric Guitar.
Shelton Brooks wrote this bouncy little song in a different age - where "Darktown" was an area of a city much like Chinatown is today. It tells the story of the Ball where women would wear their finest dresses and men would "strut" - a sort of swaggering dance.
Derek Hasted writes "I first arranged this piece for the Hampshire Guitar Orchestra, in a Dixieland-jazz setting, which I have retained in this version for 4 guitars or a large ensemble. The bass part would also suit an octave (or contra) guitar reading from treble clef. This line is a little easier than the other lines, so it's ideal for a mixed ability ensemble as well as making a real contrast in a conventional guitar concert. In the final chorus, one can almost hear a tenor banjo above the bass, and a clarinet swirling above the tune. Audiences love 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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