Written by Sting, it’s possibly the Eva Cassidy version that really made this piece famous.
My arrangement is styled on the Eva Cassidy version and includes the instrumental break in the middle. I've lowered the pitch by one whole tone so that the melody stays within the "sweet spot" of the oboe, where it is much more haunting.
The Guitar part plays with a Capo on fret 5, to give a light and airy accompaniment, using familiar shapes.
This is a very accessible version of a well-known and substantial piece.
I’ve left the choice of dynamics and fingering to you - the players - so that you can choose where on the neck you play, and the phrasing you add - just make it “yours” in performance.
I've also arranged this piece with different orchestrations...
- Fields of Gold for 3 guitars (including countermelodies)
- Fields of Gold for Flute and guitar (in a different key to suit the oboe)
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