The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #124167   Message #2743421
Posted By: greg stephens
11-Oct-09 - 09:09 AM
Thread Name: Recordings of Shallow Brown?
Subject: RE: Recordings of Shallow Brown?
Here is an intriguing one. Bernie Holland's solo Spanish guitar transcription of Percy Grainger's arrangement of the song for voice and orchestra. A valiant attempt, and I'm sure Bernie can hear it all in his head, you can tell by the way he plays it. But in the end, I think six nylon strings can't say that much about the piece when we're missing the incredible words, the emotional power of a human voice, and the extraordinary nature of Grainger's orchestration. But definitely well worth a listen, if only for the pleasure of hearing the barebones versions of Grainger's chords.