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August 2018

I'm starting to arrange music for fusion's full-length concerts in October - more news soon!

July 2018

The Rose (Bette Midler) - arranged Derek Hasted for guitar quartet

 

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"The Rose"?

 

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"The Rose" (Bette Midler) for four guitars or a large ensemble

This is a very accessible arrangement of the wonderfully haunting song "The Rose" by Amanda McBroom (made famous by Bette Midler).

 

Laid out in the same key as the original, this is an easy arrangement that players with limited experience can enjoy and perform. But in the hands of more experienced players who are confident up the neck, the music has a sweetness of tone that is quite compelling. Click on the picture and follow the link - you'll end up able to hear a 30 second recording, and the last few seconds of that will explain what I mean about a sweet tone.

 

 

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Music downloads - July 12th

As well as July 12th being a great day for fund-raising (see next story), it is also the day that I've sold the most music as instant downloads. There's music for 1,2,3,4 and 5 guitars and for flute & guitar

Workshop rehearsing for their concert

Guitar Workshop concert - July 12th

My Guitar Workshop gave a concert on July 12th in aid of the Southampton Festival of Music and Drama. I'm delighted to share the good news that we raised £517 towards their fund-raising appeal.

Thank you to all my players, and you, the audience, for making it such a success.

Where Is Love - Oliver - for Classical Guitar

 

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"Where Is Love?" from "Oliver" for flute and guitar

This is a very accessible arrangement of the wonderfully haunting song from the Stage Show "Oliver".

 

Using familiar shapes, this slow, gentle, piece slowly builds before it fades away. It's a lovely piece and the sustain of the flute mingle with the sweet tones of the classical guitar to make a magical rendition.

 

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Derek Hasted's Student Concert 2018 - the players

Student Summer Concert and Social - 7th July

It was the hottest day of the year so far, and by all accounts the hottest Student concert we've ever had!

 

The Small Hall at Lovedean Village Hall was pretty much packed with players and audience for the 8th Student Summer concert and social.

 

The short concert was followed by something MUCH more important - wine & nibbles and a chance to chat with fellow students.

 

See the programme and a larger photo here...

 

 

Where Is Love - Oliver - for Classical Guitar

 

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"Where Is Love"?

 

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"Where Is Love?" from "Oliver" by Lionel Bart for solo guitar

This is a very accessible arrangement of the wonderfully haunting song from the Stage Show "Oliver".

 

Using familiar shapes, this slow, gentle, piece slowly builds before it fades away. It's a lovely piece and the sweet tones of the classical guitar make a magical solo rendition.

 

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Sunrise Sunset for 4 guitars

 

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"Sunrise, Sunset"?

 

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Sunrise, Sunset from "Fiddler on the Roof"

This is a very accessible arrangement of the wonderfully haunting song from the Stage Show "Fiddler on the Roof".

 

This piece has featured in quite a few of the Hampshire Guitar Orchestra concerts and it's always delighted the audience. Read more about Sunrise, Sunset here..

 

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