Exceptional Classics for Flute & Guitar contains many well-known pieces that are requested at weddings and other celebrations, while others are just personal favorites of the authors, Robert Tarchara and Steve Tapper.
“We originally created these arrangements for our own personal use…that we wanted to perform as a flute and guitar duo. In deciding which arrangements to include in this book, we have focused primarily on works which are not easily available in other flute and guitar collections.”
Some of the works are easy-to-immediate level and can be easily sight read, while others are quite difficult and require rehearsal. Many of the arrangements have been faithful to the key, form and harmonic voicings of the original compositions, while others are flexible with regards to those elements.
“Our intent was to create arrangements which maintain the spirit of the original composition, but feel and sound natural when played on flute and guitar”.
Whether you like a Chopin Nocturne, Beethoven Sonata, Sousa March or a good old fashioned Joplin Rag, have some fun at your next big event and play some of these fabulous arrangements published by Santorella Publications for flute & guitar.
Wiegenlied Op. 98, No. 2, Franz Schubert • Fur Elise, Ludwig van Beethoven • Hallelujah from "The Messiah", George F. Handel • Hungarian Dance No. 5, Johannes Brahms • Kyrie from "Missa Pange Lingua", Josquin de Pres • Once I Loved A Maiden Fair, Traditional • Maple Leaf Rag, Scott Joplin • Trois Gymnopedies, Erik Satie • Air (from "Water Music"), George F. Handel • Arioso (from Cantata No. 156), Johann Sebastian Bach • Chanson De Matin Op. 15, Edward Elgar • Divisions on an Italian Ground, Anonymous (17th Century) • Allegro from "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Wolfgang A. Mozart • Spring Song from Songs Without Words, Op.62 No.6, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy • The Entertainer, Scott Joplin • The King of Denmark’s Galliard, John Dowland • The Thunderer, John Phillip Sousa • March from "The Nutcracker", Peter I. Tchaikovsky • Ode To Joy from Symphony No. 9, Ludwig van Beethoven • Passacaglia from Suite No. 7, HMV 432, George F. Handel • Russian Dance from "The Nutcracker", Peter I. Tchaikovsky • Salut d’amour Op. 12, Edward Elgar • Solvejg’s Song from "Peer Gynt" Suite 2, Op.55, No. 4, Edward Grieg • "Spring" from "The Four Seasons", Op.8, No. 1, Antonio Vivaldi • Two Menuets from Suite in A minor, Georg Philipp Telemann • Washington Post March, John Philip Sousa • Minuet in G, Johann Sebastian Bach • Moonlight Sonata Adagio sostenuto Op. 27, Ludwig van Beethoven • Morgenstimmung from "Peer Gynt" Suite 1., Op.46, No. 1, Edward Grieg • Nocturne in F Minor Op.55, No. 1, Frederic Chopin