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Concerto for Electric Guitar and Orchestra

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By Robert E. Proctor

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Piano Accompaniment, Organ, Guitar, Full Orchestra - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Robert E. Proctor. Contemporary Classical, Modern, Blues. Score, Set of Parts. 270 pages. Published by R. E. Proctor (S0.629265).

Item Number: S0.629265

This concerto is in the traditional three movement formatwith the first and third movements being fast and the middle movementslow.  The second and third movements aremost like a blues work.  The firstmovement is a rondo format, is not particularly “bluesy”.  A Les Paul™ guitar would play particularlywell in this movement.  The secondmovement switches between the “soloist” as the distorted guitar sound to the“vocalist” as the clean guitar sound. The final movement is happy, upbeat, and lively good time blues.  In the second and third movements inparticular, the basses (cello, double bass) should be easily heard. At the endof the third movement, the precisionist on the drum set should improvise aloud, untimed measure, solo utilizing all the drums and cymbals in the setending with four moderately paced and slowing beats on the snare drum.  A momentary pause, then the final chord.

The guitarist will need at least one foot pedal for distortionenabling him/her to switch between a “clean” sound and a distorted sound.  The guitar should be the equivalent of aFender™ Stratocaster or Telecaster guitar; a Gibson™ Les Paul would do nicelyalso.  The music is partially fingeredleaving the player the opportunity to interpret the part.  The work is after the fashion of “Chicago”style blues of the 1960’s.  The conductorand guitarist may wish to listen to recordings by the Paul Butterfield BluesBand, John Lee Hooker, John Mayall and the Blues Breakers, B.B. King, etc. toget a feel for the music of the 1960’s blues bands.  It would be highly desirable to use an organ,for the 3rd movement, that can produce a Hammond B3™ with Lesliesound, as that instrument was widely used in blues of that period.  Although some of the notes notated asharmonics (h) in the score can be played as fretted notes, playing them asnatural and artificial harmonics provides an interesting change of tonality.  The orchestral part is not particularlychallenging.  The concerto is approx. 17minutes in length.

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