I think it's because it works really nice on guitar because of the Celtic folk style & sound, the simple yet lovely melody and the sonority of the chords, especially in Timothy Walker's solo arrangement published by Boosey & Hawkes. The low D tuning gives the piece heft and the middle section in B minor sounds particularly resonant. So it's sort of like Albeniz's Asturias which you hear much more on guitar as well.dory wrote: ↑Sun Aug 06, 2017 4:49 amThis morning someone called into the classics on request program and asked for Farewell to Stromness. She said she had trouble finding it in anything but guitar and wanted to hear it on piano. I checked youtube and sure enough-- although there was one nice version played on the piano by the composer, most versions are for guitar. It was written on the piano for the piano. I wonder why it has caught on among guitarists and not pianists? I have probably asked an impossible to answer question. Sorry. I was just wondering.
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