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Summertime by Gershwin, Arr. Takemitsu

by Aaron Larget-Caplan

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The composition that inspired the New Lullaby Project. www.NewLullabyProject.com

Takemitsu's transcription of Summertime is a work of genius. Not just for its musical sensibilities and unique voice but for the physical product created for the guitarist. Harmonies, chord shapes and use of timbres that are more aptly used in "serious concert" music are employed here in a song of such famous proportions that it can be called an American folk song.

Published by Schott under the title "12 Songs for Guitar" transcribed by Toru Takemitsu.

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released December 5, 2011
Aaron Larget-Caplan, guitar
Recorded at Futura Production in Roslindale, MA
Engineered and Mastered by John Weston

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Aaron Larget-Caplan Boston, Massachusetts

Aaron Larget-Caplan – has premiered over 85 compositions, and directs and curates the New Lullaby Project and ¡Con Fuego!
His arrangements and recording of the music of JOHN CAGE are issued by Edition Peters and Stone Records are the first to be sanctioned by the estate.
He has 8 solo albums, and the first of his own compositions ‘honey cadence’ was released in April 2022.
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