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Dream Of Olwen - Flute & Guitar Duet

By Charles Williams

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Flute, Guitar, Flute/Guitar duet - Advanced Intermediate - Digital Download
By Charles Williams. Arranged by Derek Hasted. Score, Set of Parts. 14 pages. Published by Derek Hasted (H0.806425-SC003443724).

Item Number: H0.806425-SC003443724

Derek Hasted writes "This fantastic piece was written as an integral part of the film “While I Live”, and such is the power and emotion in the music, it has achieved a recognition that has far outlasted the film.

The flute part has a compass from Middle C to the G two-and-a-half octaves up and suits an intermediate player.

The guitar part will suit an advanced intermediate player - much of the music is fingered for ease of playing.

My arrangement captures all of the original, fiendishly difficult, piano composition, but uses the sweet tone of the guitar and flute to add quality, rather than quantity, to the notes, creating a soundscape that works effectively and makes a piece lasting almost 4 minutes. The ability of the flute to hold a long note makes the music come alive and blossom even more.

The centre section has a simpler accompaniment than the original to avoid an overly fussy and unsatisfactory sound. Elsewhere the accompaniment retains much of the original harmony and rhythm, but tailored to the gentle sounds of the flute and guitar.

I hope you enjoy playing this piece!

Dedicated to the memory of my maternal grandmother Olwen"

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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