The Fantasy for Guitar part 1 - MP3 loaded above
This is the first movement of a four movement work. The work is written but I'm just working on the performance and recording.
The opening is played only on the B string of the guitar ensuring that all the other strings can vibrate in sympathy. The theme is deeply hidden and only comes to the surface in the final movement which is a playing of a Sarabande by Bach. Guitarists will note my debt to Ben Britten by my use of this structure - particularly by the use of an established piece of the lute repertoire as its goal.