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Penny Lane - Guitar Quartet + Optional 5th part

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By The Beatles

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Guitar, (4 guitars + optional 5th) - Intermediate - Digital Download
By The Beatles. Arranged by Derek Hasted. Score, Set of Parts. 22 pages. Published by Derek Hasted (H0.716987-SC000014300).

Item Number: H0.716987-SC000014300

Derek Hasted writes "This piece requires no introduction, except to say that this quartet arrangement is mixed ability from early intermediate to intermediate.

There's an optional 5th (descant) line that captures the spirit of the piccolo trumpet of the original, but which is tailored to the strengths and restrictions of the guitar. This optional descant requires a strong player with nimble fingers and a good sense of rhythm. In a school ensemble, it will be fun for everyone to see the teacher sweat a bit on the fastest sections. But the piece works well without the descant as well...

My arrangement captures the constant key changes of the original version, and it's played with a shuffle or swing rhythm (except for the semiquavers - the 16th notes - in the optional descant which are played in straight rhythm as per the original).

This arrangement was a firm favourite with the Hampshire Guitar Orchestra (HAGO) and their audiences and the soundclip alongside the score on the SMP website is from a recording made live in concert.

I hope you enjoy this piece as much as HAGO did!"

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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