Sheet Music: Score
The Secrets of Butterfly Gorge : a guitar solo / by Richard Charlton.
by Richard Charlton (2016)
Butterfly Gorge is located about 200 km south of Darwin, along
the old Stuart Highway. Cool crevices in the rock face of this
beautiful gorge provide shelter for the Common Crow Butterflies
that often aggregate there in the winter months. The rock pools
are shaded by paperbarks up to 50 metres tall. This quiet gorge
is tucked away at the base of a low sandstone plateau. The sheer
rock faces edged by dense riverine vegetation and rocky spinifex.
Sometimes, in June or July, the gorge plays host to a secret
world where many thousands of butterflies hang on the leaves in
its sheltered vegetation. This is one of the most spectacular
seasonal sights in the Bush.
R. Charlton © July 2016
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (4p. -- A4 (portrait))
Difficulty: Medium — approx 6 to 7 Grade AMEB level
Duration: 5 min.
First performance by Bob Harrison — 3 Dec 16. Sydney Classical Guitar Society - Christmas meeting
Includes program note, and performance notes.
The composer notes:
All Harmonics in the piece are natural and are notated at pitch. Let everything ring over, and take a very free approach to the interpretation. On the last page there is a preliminary exercise (in 1st position) that will help the player learn the notes for the very high position of the main theme.
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