The Gallant Weaver

for solo guitar (2010)

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Description

Duration
3 min.

Premiere
September 18, 2010
Santa Fe, NM
Wedding of Danny Stone & Kaity Volpe

Instrumentation

Commissioner
Danny Stone & Kaity Volpe

Dedication
to Danny Stone & Kaity Volpe on their wedding day

Catalog
T82-E2010-6

Notes
This solo guitar version of "The Gallant Weaver" from my song cycle And He’ll Be Mine was written for the wedding of my two close friends Danny Stone and Kaity Volpe. My plan for this arrangement was to reduce the original song to a single staff, then thin out the texture. However, after I had condensed the piano accompaniment, I realied how appropriate it was for the occasion without the added complexity of the vocal material. In the end, the only material I used from the vocal line was in the final section, where the accompaniment is block chords, which would have been rather anticlimactic for the entrance of the bride! I have also revoiced some of the "accompaniment", and thinned out certain of the vertical sonorities.