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#2098691 - 06/08/13 05:12 PM George Shearing - Long Ago and Far Away
IsabelLopez Offline
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Registered: 06/05/13
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Does anyone know of either a piano arrangement of George Shearing's Long Ago and Far Away or an actual transcription. It is on his "Ballad Essential's" album and it is breathtaking. Thanks

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#2099837 - 06/09/13 08:47 PM Re: George Shearing - Long Ago and Far Away [Re: IsabelLopez]
rada Offline
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I have several of George Shearings books. I don't have them with me now but I don't recall that particular song.

I love his arrangements. He manages to get such great sounds from basically a 4-part voicing.

I do like that song and might consider making an arrangement similar to his style.

Many of his arrangements are 2 pages. While there is a lot to learn from those pages time would run out very quickly if those ideas could not be extended.

rada

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