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, guitar Boston, Massachusetts

Aaron Larget-Caplan is an international guitarist who has commissioned and premiered over 60 new compositions. His solo albums include New Lullaby (2010) and Tracing a Wheel on Water (2006). He is the founder of ¡Con Fuego! and the New Lullaby Project.
Aaron teaches at Boston Conservatory and UMass Boston. Visit his website at www.AaronLC.com.
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