The Lonely Shepherd - James Last - 4 Guitars

The Lonely Shepherd - 4 guitars/large ensemble

This charming instrumental might be known to you from Quentin Tarantino’s “Kill Bill”, or from the moving version by André Rieu, featuring Pan Pipes.

Or maybe this is the first time you’ve come across this haunting melody, set above a bubbling accompaniment.

My arrangement will suit a mixed ability guitar quartet or a larger ensemble. Guitars 3 and 4 are early intermediate, and Guitars 1 and 2 are intermediate.

Guitar 4 is tuned to 6=D to add depth to the D minor chords. There’s also a Guitar 4 part set in bass clef for deeper guitars - here the tuning is normal, and towards the end the bass is taken up an octave for variation, without getting tangled in the accompaniment parts. Either or both Guitar 4 parts can be used in a large ensemble.

This is an ideal concert piece that many in the audience will recognise.

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