Summertime by Gershwin, Arr. Takemitsu

by Aaron Larget-Caplan

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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.
It is also the composition that inspired me to start the New Lullaby Project. www.NewLullabyProject.com

It is 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

Noted for his “astounding technical proficiency and artistic delicacy” by the Boston Musical Intelligencer, Aaron Larget- Caplan is an international recording and touring guitarist. He’s premiered 77 compositions and his arrangements of the music of John Cage are published by Edition Peters. His recordings are available on Albany, Navona and Stone Records. Faculty at Univ. Massachusetts Boston ... more

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