Ed. Note: Luke Stanislaus passed away shortly after sending us his last column in October. Our brief, but regular contact over the net was always enjoyable. His contribution will be missed here at CFH. We offer our condolences to his family and friends.
This is a powertab of a mixed etude of lines from piano works of samuel barber and sorabji, as well as a small piece of a quintet for mixed woodwinds of my own all arranged (in different lines and parts) for guitar.
I am too old to play this monster! :) so anyone who wants to tackle it feel free! This is probably the hardest line on the site, as it involves very difficult musical phrases from the 20th century: check out this works by these composers to hear the lines: sorabji (opus 1, sonata)/ samuel barber (sonata n1). If my hand gets better from the arthritis, I will record an example; I am too old for these! :) God bless! (ed. note: there is a midi file of the example below, just click on the speaker...)
Here is a little about myself...
I was born on may 14th 1950, in Boston, MA. My parents are of European blood, having been born in Austria and Poland respectively. I joined the lower orders of the church in the early 70's, before becoming a full time priest in 1976. I always had a love for contemporary classical music, which began with my first exposure to the music of Penderecki, and Ligeti, as well as the other more well known figures of the 20th century: Schoenberg, Berg, Bartok, and the like. I decided to pick up the guitar on the bequest of a few bible students who were musicians in the 80's, and have been playing ever since. I try to apply the ideas that I learned from the contemporary masters in my guitar lines, and use their influences in the electric guitar medium. Being that I cannot play guitar 'fulltime' I try to keep my skill level up by playing along to Berg violin pieces, as well as other contemporary string 'etudes' that keep my fingers in shape. Please feel free to email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you all,