The Transcriber's Art

 

A collection of articles and music transcribed for solo classical guitar gathered from ten years of the popular series in the journal Soundboard. Each of the music scores is accompanied by an article describing the process of transcription for the guitar, the history of the music and composer, and performance suggestions. All pieces are fully fingered and suitable for intermediate to advanced players. 152 pages.

“It is just what you would expect it to be from Richard Yates; high quality transcriptions/arrangements of a wide range of classical repertoire. Includes one of the Brahms Op. 39 Waltzes, glad to see that; other interesting pieces are Edward MacDowell's "To A Wild Rose", Liszt's "Wiegenlied," Satie's, "Je te veux," and Handel's well- known "Sarabande con Variazioni" - in A minor now. A thoughtful analysis of each piece is included. Not surprising as it is all taken from his 1996-2006 series in Soundboard magazine.” Andrew M. Schulman