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      The Electric Guitar

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      Electric Guitar

      The electric guitar and classical music may seem like strange bedfellows, but almost as soon as the instrument was invented, composers devised ways to take advantage of its sonic possibilities.

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      Bob Dylan: Maggie’s Farm
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      Charlie Christian: Solo Flight (excerpt)
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      Leonard Bernstein: Simple Song from Mass
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      Donald Erb: Trio for Violin, Electric Guitar and Cello (excerpt)

      Morton Feldman: Straits of Magellan
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      George Crumb: “La Guitarra” from Songs, Dances and Refrains of Death
      Philadelphia Composers’ Forum/George Crumb
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      Elliott Sharp: Vicious Cycle for electric guitar, electric bass & percussion
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      Steve Reich: Electric Counterpoint, III
      Pat Metheny, gtr.
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      Steve Mackey: San Francisco
      Fred Sherry vc.; Steven Mackey, gtr.
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      Mark Anthony Turnage: Shout from. Blood on the Floor
      Ensemble Modern; John Scofield, gtr. Peter Rundel, conductor
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      Daniel Lippel: Scaffold

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