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A Guitarist's Miscellany Book 2

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Richard Storry writes:"Originally written as a complete set of melodic, evocative and progressive pieces for students, I am delighted that this selection has been chosen for inclusion in the MTB guitar exam syllabus. As progress is made through them I hope that students will feel that the musical rewards from the pieces will be worth the effort of meeting the gradually increasing technical demands; and I hope they will enjoy learning and performing them just as much as I enjoyed composing them!"

1. Chillin’ Out
During my time as a teacher, one of the things I learned was the importance of pairing students with suitable repertoire. For instance, it would always be tricky to persuade a 15-year-old boy to spend time learning a piece with a title such as, “Fragrant flowers,” or “The Child’s Nursery”. This piece, with its title, was an attempt to fill that gap.

2. The Grand Ball
This piece emerged when I was commissioned to write some incidental music for Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” which ran for six months at the Playhouse Theatre in London’s West End. During the time the play was running, at one point I was contacted by John Williams who had been to see the play, and who told me the music was “really lovely.” I hope you agree!

3. Three English Country Scenes
This is a set of pieces which I wrote for my talented student, Justin Hyer, who was looking for something new to add to his repertoire. The first two movements were inspired by memories of my childhood, growing up in the Lake District. After these, I felt that a ‘big finish’ was needed so I the final, flamboyant third movement was added.

Since leaving the Royal Academy of Music (London) with high honours and a recital diploma, in 1989, Richard Storry has pursued a busy and successful career. Recent notable credits include the music for Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters, starring Kristin Scott Thomas, which was performed in London's West End and subsequently broadcast by the BBC. Richard's music for Rumplestiltskin received over 300 performances in its first year alone and the musical, Kennedy, was nominated three times for the RUTAC Drama Awards. In addition to being in demand as a teacher and adjudicator, Richard Storry's work as a composer is recognised both nationally and internationally, including two commissions for the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra. His musical play The Brothers Lionheart was voted best children's show in the 2009 Edinburgh Festival, and his first novel The Cryptic Lines has been adapted for the stage. Richard Storry travels worldwide as an examiner for the ABRSM (Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music) and was recently elected Associate of the Royal Academy of Music (ARAM).

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Cat No. RM1057
Supplier Code RM1057
ComposerRichard Storry
CategoryGuitar Solo
PublisherRecital Music
Difficulty level6 - 8
Weight 132 grams
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See also...
RM689  A Guitarist's Miscellany Book 1
RM1058  A Guitarist's Miscellany Book 3