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May 2019

Basque - 3 versions - 2 guitars, 3 guitars, flute & guitar

Basque (Elton John) arr Derek Hasted

 

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This Grammy Award-winning instrumental is a curious piece - just one recording has been released, and at the time of this news item, just one other piece of sheet music (which only contains part of the original).

 

I've arranged versions for 2 guitars, for 3 guitars and for flute (or oboe) & guitar.

 

A fantastic piece to add to a concert!

 

 

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See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

Guitar Lessons

At the moment I have no vacancies at all for the Summer Term from Easter to July.

Check out my teaching website for vacancies as they arise.

I Giorni - Guitar duet

I Giorni (Einaudi) arr Derek Hasted (2 guitars)

 

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This is a beautiful, reflective piece and it fits two guitars beautifully - it's in the same key as the original and the two players take it in turns to switch between tune and accompaniment.

A fantastic piece to add to the middle of a concert!

 

 

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See & hear a sample on the SMP website

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain"

I've arranged two different versions of this classic piece (in different keys) one version is for two guitars and the other is for flute and guitar.

Read more about the guitar duet version here - it's set in Am and uses well-known shapes while staying faithful to the original.

The flute and guitar version uses a Capo on fret 5 to bring the music close to the original key and to move it into the sweet spot of the flute range. Read more here.

Feedback from my music in Classical Guitar Magazine

Classical Guitar Magazine - Spring 2019 - featuring Derek Hasted's Captivation

Tom writes

Thank you for sharing the sheet music for your composition "Captivation" in Classical Guitar News "Music to Play"!

"Captivation" is an upbeat piece easily accessible for both the guitarist and the audience.

Congratulations on 50 years of musical success!

The Darktown Strutters' Ball - Guitar quartet or large ensemble

The Darktown Strutters' Ball arr Derek Hasted (4 guitars)

 

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The Darktown Strutters' Ball

 

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Over the years, I've been asked to arrange this for an intermediate quartet on more than one occasion - and here it is - a version of Shelton Brooks's "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" with a Dixieland-jazz-style final chorus.

 

 

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See & hear a sample on the SMP website

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

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April 2019

Mamma Mia - 4 Guitars / Large Ensemble

Mamma Mia (Abba) arr Derek Hasted (4 guitars)

 

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Mamma Mia?

 

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Set in the same key as the original, this is a full-length arrangement of the famous Abba piece, and contains most of the original motifs, in an easy-to-play ensemble. Four guitars will create a big sound, but a large ensemble will add even more energy and bounce to the music!

 

A fantastic piece to add to a concert!

 

 

Click or tap the image for more information...

 

See & hear a sample on the SMP website

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

Guitar Lessons

At the moment I have no vacancies at all for the Summer Term from Easter to July.

Check out my teaching website for vacancies as they arise.

I Giorni - Guitar duet

I Giorni (Einaudi) arr Derek Hasted (2 guitars)

 

Want to find out more about
I Giorni

 

Read more here

This is a beautiful, reflective piece and it fits two guitars beautifully - it's in the same key as the original and the two players take it in turns to switch between tune and accompaniment.

A fantastic piece to add to the middle of a concert!

 

 

Click or tap the image for more information...

 

See & hear a sample on the SMP website

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

Adele's "Set Fire To The Rain"

I've arranged two different versions of this classic piece (in different keys) one version is for two guitars and the other is for flute and guitar.

Read more about the guitar duet version here - it's set in Am and uses well-known shapes while staying faithful to the original.

The flute and guitar version uses a Capo on fret 5 to bring the music close to the original key and to move it into the sweet spot of the flute range. Read more here.

Feedback from my music in Classical Guitar Magazine

Classical Guitar Magazine - Spring 2019 - featuring Derek Hasted's Captivation

Tom writes

Thank you for sharing the sheet music for your composition "Captivation" in Classical Guitar News "Music to Play"!

"Captivation" is an upbeat piece easily accessible for both the guitarist and the audience.

Congratulations on 50 years of musical success!

The Darktown Strutters' Ball - Guitar quartet or large ensemble

The Darktown Strutters' Ball arr Derek Hasted (4 guitars)

 

Want to find out more about
The Darktown Strutters' Ball

 

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Over the years, I've been asked to arrange this for an intermediate quartet on more than one occasion - and here it is - a version of Shelton Brooks's "The Darktown Strutters' Ball" with a Dixieland-jazz-style final chorus.

 

 

Click or tap the image for more information...

 

See & hear a sample on the SMP website

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

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March 2019

The Danube Waves - Guitar Trio or large ensemble.

The Danube Waves (Ivanovici) arr Derek Hasted (3 guitars)

 

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Danube Waves

 

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This isn't just one Waltz, it isn't even just 2 Waltzes - this edition contains FOUR lovely little Waltzes - you probably know (but can't place) the first one - it's appeared in quite a few films in the background!

The 4 Waltzes can be played individually or as a complete suite that runs for 5 minutes as a single item.

It comes with an introduction too - five pieces for the price of one!

 

 

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See & hear a sample on the SMP website

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

Southampton Music Festival

Southampton Music Festival

My quartet "fusion" won the "Guitar and other instruments" category with two arrangements I made for flute, two guitars and double bass, played by Gilly Slot, Lisa Wheadon, myself and Claire Whiteside. The first was "Ballett" by Praetorius (brought into mainstream awareness by John Williams in his 1974 album), the second was "Time In A Bottle"

 

Time In A Bottle is on sale in my Downloads Shop for Flute and 4 Guitars and for Flute, 2 Guitars and Bass.

 

Read more about fusion here...

Waltz No 2 (Shostakovich and "Eyes Wide Shut") - Guitar Trio

Carillon (John Williams and Sky) arr Derek Hasted (3 guitars)

 

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Waltz No 2?

 

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This is a very straightforward and very effective trio arrangement of the ubiquitous "Waltz No 2" by Shostakovich, which, despite the reputation of the composer for heavy classical work, is light and pleasing and part of his "Suite for Variety Orchestra".

 

 

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See & hear a sample on the SMP website

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

Portsm
						outh Music Festival

Portsmouth Music Festival

My quartet "fusion" won the "Guitar and other instruments" category and the Carlos Bonell cup with three arrangements I made for flute, two guitars and double bass, played by Gilly Slot, Lisa Wheadon, myself and Claire Whiteside. The first was "Padoana Veneziana" by Vincenzo Capirola, the second was "Fields of Gold", the final one was "The Lonely Shepherd" by James Last.

 

Fields of Gold is on sale in my Downloads Shop for Flute and 4 Guitars and for Flute, 2 Guitars and Bass.

 

Read more about fusion here...

New pages to browse and purchase music

Derek Hasted - new music shop

The steady growth of arrangements I've published (almost 130 now) has meant that the shop has been in need of a facelift. All the titles are now grouped by "number of instruments" and then listed in alphabetical order.

There's a little bit left to do, but come and see...

 

 

 

Carillon (Sky and John Williams) - Guitar Trio

Carillon (John Williams and Sky) arr Derek Hasted (3 guitars)

 

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Carillon?

 

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This is a very straightforward and very effective trio arrangement of the gentle "Carillon" that Sky performed so effortlessly. It's been played by my Guitar Workshop and always goes down well in concerts.

 

 

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See & hear a sample on the SMP website

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

Le Onde (Einaudi) - Guitar Quartet

Le Onde (Ludovico Einaudi) arr Derek Hasted (4 guitars)

 

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Le Onde?

 

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Einaudi has a reputation for gentle music that flows in a timeless fashion. You might know this piece from the version Craig Ogden plays - multi-tracked of course - on a recent CD. This version simply needs three more guitarists and it's ready to play live in concert!

 

 

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See & hear a sample on the SMP website

 

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

The Heart Asks Pleasure First (from the film The Piano) - Guitar Duet

The Heart Asks Pleasure First (from the film The Piano) arr Derek Hasted (2 guitars)

 

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The Piano?

 

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It's been a long time coming, but finally, I've got copyright clearance to publish "The Heart Asks Pleasure First" from the film "The Piano", arranged as a thrilling Guitar Duet.

 

 

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See & hear a sample on the SMP website

 

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Below is a live recording from a concert with my good friend Bruce Paine, live at Alberton House, New Zealand

 

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