The first films below are recordings of my solo compositions, arrangements and of the guitar repertoire. Further down you will find films of my ensemble works. Some of these are original compositions and others are arrangements suitable for groups ranging from professional performers to beginner school groups.
The Three Preludes on Occitan Songs are works I created from fragments of traditional melodies. The first tells of the garments a spinner makes through the journey of life: a christening gown to a confirmation dress; a wedding dress to a shroud. The second is a lullaby and the third, a comic song telling of the antics of a particularly stubborn and spoiled donkey! In performance of these works, the guitar is tuned (from low to high) DADGBD.
The sheet music in both notes and TAB can be downloaded here.
In creating solo guitar arrangements of traditional music, I’ve been concerned with making works suitable for concert performance. I have added elements of ‘classical’ culture and tradition such as counterpoint, reharmonisation and modulation. To download sheet music for Scarborough Fair in notes and TAB click here.
Carrickfergus has also been arranged for concert performance. To download the sheet music and TAB please click here.
To download sheet music in notes and TAB for The Wild Mountain Thyme click here.
To download sheet music in notes and TAB for Heno Heno Hen Blant Bach click here.
Ensemble arrangements and compositions
The score and parts to A Scottish Medley will be available before the end of September 2019.
The score and parts for the ensemble version of Carrickfergus (as opposed to the solo version above) can be downloaded here.
The score and parts for Canon on Tongo can be downloaded here.
The score and parts for El Noi de la Mare can be downloaded here.
The score and parts to the Hyon Do Fantasia will be published soon. In the meantime, please contact Dan via the contact page.
The score and parts to Campana Sobre Campana can be downloaded here.