News from 2019...

February 2019

Classical Guitar Magazine

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

Want a piece of free music?

This Spring's Classical Guitar Magazine features "Captivation", one movement from my 4-movement suite "Celebration", written for intermediate players who want an accessible "big piece" with first-time appeal for an audience. Written with the bottom string tuned down to D, there is a big sound based on simple and familiar shapes.

 

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Order the complete suite "Celebration" from Corda Music Publications Send an email with your name and address - Celebration is GBP3 (£3) and they will quote you a price including post and packing.

 

Portsmouth Music Festival Guitar Day

Just a heads-up that the PMF Guitar Day has moved from the Half-Term Weekend round to Saturday March 9th 2019, at Park Community School, Middle Park Way, Havant, PO9 4BU.

The day starts at 10:30 - do come along and support the day itself (and optionally, some of my students!).

I'll also be there with fusion.

Romantic music for Valentine's Day

The Rose

Available on instant download, a selection of romantic music which can be yours in time for Valentine's Day...

Titles include

"You Raise Me Up (2 guitars or flute and guitar)

"Besame Mucho" (3 guitars)

"Romance" (3 guitars)

"All I Have To Do Is Dream" (4 guitars)

"Eternal Flame" (4 guitars)

"I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song" (4 guitars)

"The Rose" (4 guitars)

"Woman" (4 guitars)

And many more besides!

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I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song - Jim Croce

I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song arr Derek Hasted (4 guitars/large ensemble)

 

Want to find out more about
this beautiful piece?

 

Read more here

I have just published "I'll Have To Say I Love You In A Song" for intermediate guitar quartet or large ensemble. 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

A Winter's Tale - David Essex (composed Mike Batt)

A Winter's Tale arr Derek Hasted (4 guitars/large ensemble)

 

Want to find out more about
"A Winter's Tale"?

 

Read more here

I have just published "A Winter's Tale" for easy to intermediate guitar quartet or large ensemble - it's based on an arrangement that's been proven in concert, and it works equally well with 4 guitars or with a large ensemble.

 

See & hear a sample on the SMP website

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

The Closest Thing To Crazy - Katie Melua (composed Mike Batt)

The Closest Thing To Crazy arr Derek Hasted (4 guitars/large ensemble)

 

Want to find out more about
"The Closest Thing to Crazy"?

 

Read more here

I have just published "The Closest Thing To Crazy" for intermediate guitar quartet or large ensemble - it's based on the arrangement that Hampshire Guitar Orchestra have played in concert, and it works equally well with 4 guitars or with a large ensemble.

 

See & hear a sample on the SMP website

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

When I'm Sixty Four - Lennon and McCartney

Lennon and McCartney's When I'm 64 (3 guitars/large ensemble)

 

Want to find out more about
"When I'm 64"?

 

Read more here

I have just published "When I'm 64" for easy to intermediate guitar trio - it's based on the arrangement my Guitar Workshop have played in concert, and it works equally well with 3 guitars or with a large ensemble.

 

See & hear a sample on the SMP website

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

42nd Street

Harry Warren's 42nd Street (4 guitars/large ensemble)

 

Want to find out more about
"42nd Street"?

 

Read more here

I have just published "Forty Second Street" for intermediate guitar quartet - it's based on the arrangement Hampshire Guitar Orchestra played, and it works equally well with 4 guitars or with a large ensemble.

 

See and hear a sample on the SMP website

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

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January 2019

Is This The Way To Amarillo

Tony Christie's Is This The Way To Amarillo (5 guitars/large ensemble)

 

Want to find out more about
"Amarillo"?

 

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I have just published "Is This The Way To Amarillo" for intermediate guitar quintet - it's based on the arrangement Hampshire Guitar Orchestra played, and it works equally well with 5 guitars or with a large ensemble. This accessible arrangement captures the drive of the original with a straightforward melody line that's bright and powerful

 

See and hear a sample on the SMP website

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

Blue Tango

Blue Tango (4 guitars/large ensemble)

 

Want to find out more about
"Blue Tango"?

 

Read more here

I have just published "Blue Tango" for intermediate guitar quartet - it's based on the arrangement Hampshire Guitar Orchestra played, and it works equally well with 4 guitars or with a large ensemble. This accessible arrangement captures the punchy rhythm of the original and the lilting melody and countermelody.

 

See and hear a sample on the SMP website

See a list of all my downloadable contemporary arrangements

Ensemble music - instant downloads

The flurry of activity that I mentioned at the tale end of 2018, when I published 23 more accessible and fun ensembles, well, it's turned into a flurry of downloads from the UK, America, Europe and Australasia. Exciting times!

Happy New Year!

Welcome back to my website - check this page for updates - it will point you to any new pages...

Looking back over 2018, it was an amazing year for music sales - my "instantly available downloads" proved especially popular...

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