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Ballad Of Casey Jones - 6 guitars or large ensemble

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By Derek Hasted

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Guitar, (6+ guitars / large ensemble) - Early Intermediate - Digital Download
Arranged by Derek Hasted. Score, Set of Parts. 14 pages. Published by Derek Hasted (H0.709915-SC001302907).

Item Number: H0.709915-SC001302907

The Ballad of Casey Jones - most famously used as the Theme Music to the TV series "Casey Jones".

Derek Hasted writes "This is a great piece for six or more guitars, especially for those with limited experience of playing in ensemble.

Schoolteachers - this is ideal for a school ensemble of mixed ability players, as there are parts from "very much a novice" up to "intermediate" (which the teacher can help support).

Used as the Theme Music to the Casey Jones TV series, this arrangement sets out to make classical guitars sound like a steam locomotive. But I hope you find that it works better than you imagined!

The slow introduction and the gathering speed doesn’t require a collective accelerando, it’s all done in the writing - the metronome mark stays the same.

Be sure to accent the beats where shown, and keep that pulsing accent rippling through the entire piece.

Guitar 6 requires the bottom string tuned down to D - if you are unfamiliar with this, you might want to mark up the fret numbers for the bass notes below the open A - they are all two frets higher than they normally are.

This piece has featured in concerts played by The Hampshire Guitar Orchestra, and it’s always gone down well.

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. Check out Derek's other arrangements - search SheetMusicPlus for Derek Hasted and you'll see the full list, all with soundclips and sample score. Derek's website at has all the arrangements grouped by "number of instruments".

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