Hope, Peter - Sonatina for Solo Guitar - Video

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Hope, Peter - Sonatina for Solo Guitar - Video

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:22 pm

Hello everybody. I am very proud to present to you my video of a work written for me in 2010, and of which I gave the first performance in 2011. Peter Hope (whose biography I will paste below the video for your reference) lives about 20 minutes drive away from me here in Dorset, UK.
It is a substantial concert work in three movements, with, as the title implies, both a fairly light atmosphere and a relaxed way with sonata form. I did my best, obviously, with the recording however I do feel that the fast sections in the outer movements should ideally be faster still.
The Sonatina is now published by myself and available in printed form.
The video thumbnail seems to have generated itself right on a cross fade. I do not have four hands. :roll:


Recording information;
This recording was made using two Hebden Sound microphones spaced and at a distance of about 4 feet (1 meter 40cm), in my normal teaching room, for recording carpeted and hung with duvets. The microphones were plugged into a Focusrite 428 Pre Pack and the audio recorded in Logic 7. The reverb plugin used is the Altiverb unit and the reverb setting for this recording was;
Schubert Hall, Vienna, stereo to 9m, set at 10% wet.
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Peter Hope has spent much of his professional life arranging other people’s music, though in the 1950s and 60s he wrote a considerable number of light orchestral works which were regularly broadcast, and in 1969 his "Ring of Kerry" suite won an Ivor Novello award. He wrote the BBC TV News theme tune used from 1968 between 1980, and much incidental music for TV and radio. Peter has arranged music for recordings by Jose Carreras, Jessye Norman, Dennis O’Neill, Stuart Burrows and Tiri Te Kanawa and many others, and orchestrated film scores for James Horner, John Williams and Larry Rosenthal
Since 2000 Peter has been concentrating more on original composition, including the 2001 Divertimento for guitar and string trio written for and premiered by Stephen Kenyon. The Divertimento has been recorded by Craig Ogden.
The Sonatina for solo guitar was written in 2009/10 and was first performed by Stephen Kenyon on 25th June 2011, in Puddletown, Dorset.

For more information please consult;
peterhopemusic.co.uk
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Re: Hope, Peter - Sonatina for Solo Guitar

Post by Kent » Fri Feb 14, 2014 8:34 pm

Stephen,
You don't need four hands! Very nicely done.
You really make use of what the guitar can deliver. Great use of colors and exquisite tone.
Thanks for sharing.

SusanGRas

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Post by SusanGRas » Sat Feb 15, 2014 1:30 am

Yes, thank you for sharing. Often times when discussing a performance, what was my favorite part is asked (usually by people that I know who are performing). With this in mind if I had to choose I couldn't because there were too many favorite parts.

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Re: Hope, Peter - Sonatina for Solo Guitar - Video

Post by KeMe » Tue Feb 18, 2014 2:07 am

:bravo:
Fantastic!
Thank you for sharing your music with us.
:merci:

Kay :sorride:
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Post by nazos » Tue Feb 18, 2014 6:38 am

This is a wonderful composition and perfomance. Thank you.

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Re: Hope, Peter - Sonatina for Solo Guitar - Video

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:27 pm

Thanks folks!

I went to visit Peter, this morning, he's a sprightly 85 year old, still composing, currently for bassoon.
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Re: Hope, Peter - Sonatina for Solo Guitar - Video

Post by Paul Janssen » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:52 am

Very nice tune and performance. I am in awe of your skills on the guitar especially the ease with which you seem to play.

Thanks,
Paul

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Re: Hope, Peter - Sonatina for Solo Guitar - Video

Post by PatD » Thu Mar 27, 2014 12:55 pm

Superb playing in every respect. I also appreciate the visual quality of your video. Thank you!

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Post by Duang Turongratanachai » Thu Mar 27, 2014 10:29 pm

:bravo: :bravo: :bravo:
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Post by ConcertClassicalOne » Sat Mar 29, 2014 4:22 pm

A grand piece to say the least!! The Sonatina is light and beautifully composed! Wow... great/light finger movement!
Bravo! Bravo!
Jeff

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Re: Hope, Peter - Sonatina for Solo Guitar - Video

Post by Ayreonaut » Fri May 02, 2014 12:49 pm

Nice composition. Well played. Great recording too!

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Re: Hope, Peter - Sonatina for Solo Guitar - Video

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Sat Jun 14, 2014 10:52 am

Thanks to everybody for the encouraging views - its all spurred me to get back into performing it again. The fingers are complaining a bit but I keep telling them its good for them...
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Post by rm214 » Tue Aug 26, 2014 5:10 am

great hands Stephen. thanks for sharing this piece and also the recording tip. awesome sound coming from your guitar!

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Re: Hope, Peter - Sonatina for Solo Guitar - Video

Post by Pepotte » Thu Sep 11, 2014 7:07 am

Excellent piece for the guitar and well played too. Did you say it has two more movements?
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Re: Hope, Peter - Sonatina for Solo Guitar - Video

Post by Stephen Kenyon » Fri Sep 12, 2014 3:21 pm

Pepotte wrote:Excellent piece for the guitar and well played too. Did you say it has two more movements?
No - the 3 movements are all in the video.
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