New album and publication

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New album and publication

Post by RobMacKillop » Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:35 am

Mel Bay have just published "24 Pieces For Guitar" by Gilbert Isbin. Here are the soundfiles (with permission of composer and publisher)




Although conceived initially for plectrum use, Isbin also likes to hear them on classical guitar without a plectrum. This is not just to sell more copies - he really does like them played both ways. I asked Gilbert if he would write me one piece, and was astonished to eventually be sent 24!!

There are student pieces and advanced pieces. His influences run from contemporary classical to contemporary jazz and world musics, including folk influences. Names I would circle around the pieces would include, Satie, Brouwer (tonal period), Metheney, McLaughlin.

From the Mel Bay website:

"Rob MacKillop presents 24 superb solo guitar works by Belgian composer, Gilbert Isbin, one of the most interesting, dynamic and poetic composers writing for the guitar today. All 24 pieces have been recorded by Rob MacKillop–a magnificent solo recording in itself. The book contains standard notation and tablature, and an interview with the composer. The music ranges from student pieces to advanced concert solos. Although composed with a plectrum in mind, they can also be played fingerstyle. Includes access to online audio."

Any questions, fire away.

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Re: New album and publication

Post by simonm » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:35 am

Congratulations Rob.
Hope it sells like the proverbial hot cakes. … :-

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Re: New album and publication

Post by lagartija » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:37 am

:bravo:
Sounds great!
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Re: New album and publication

Post by RobMacKillop » Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:52 am

Thanks, guys.

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Re: New album and publication

Post by sxedio » Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:03 pm

Well done. I liked the first one, will come back to hear more.
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Re: New album and publication

Post by RobMacKillop » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:34 pm

Please do. There are quite a few styles on show.

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Re: New album and publication

Post by Alessandro Giovanni Frassi » Sat Sep 01, 2018 2:43 pm

:bravo:

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Re: New album and publication

Post by JRomano » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:28 pm

Will you put a sample on your YouTube channel? Always enjoy those.

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Re: New album and publication

Post by RobMacKillop » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:35 pm

There's a few there already. I've collected some on this page: https://archtopguitar.net/gilbert-isbin/ the first three are not in the book, but the others are.
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Re: New album and publication

Post by JRomano » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:37 pm

Thanks!

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Re: New album and publication

Post by sxedio » Sat Sep 01, 2018 7:59 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:35 pm
There's a few there already. I've collected some on this page: https://archtopguitar.net/gilbert-isbin/ the first three are not in the book, but the others are.
Thanks for the link, some gems there, like your Ivor Mairants arrangments videos!
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Re: New album and publication

Post by RobMacKillop » Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:08 pm

Ah, old Ivor could play. Not easy.

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Re: New album and publication

Post by sxedio » Sat Sep 01, 2018 9:22 pm

RobMacKillop wrote:
Sat Sep 01, 2018 8:08 pm
Ah, old Ivor could play. Not easy.
Very true. I got one of his books (the posthumous jazz one) and very quickly realised that this is a whole different style of playing to my classical experience.
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