Malcolm wrote:I'm looking for a classical guitar arrangement of this gorgeous, haunting piece from the Ken Burns documentary "The Civil War".
I realize there would be a copyright issue so I am happy to pay for it.
Can anyone help?
You can get the GLH version at many places (including Amazon), as has already been stated. Another very nice arrangement, which I prefer to the one by GLH, can be purchased directly from the performer:
In his response to Jim Lambert, the performer (Shaun Murray) provides a link to his site where the music can be purchased.
Yet another nice version can be found in The Complete Idiot's Guide to Classical Guitar Favorites, by Thomas Kikta. This version is interesting, because Kikta starts by playing the melody on the bass strings, and then re-states it with the melody notes pretty much the same as JLH's version, but he attains the upper register via harmonics. For those who prefer to play that section without the harmonics, Kikta provides an alternative section so that you can duplicate the melody in the upper register but sans harmonics.
All of these versions are very nice, but I'd personally blend Kikta's and JLH's into a single piece that looks something like this:
1. Kikta's full version, but with the last couple measures omitted to allow a transition into JLH's version.
2. JLH's original statement of the theme (page 1 in full of his two page arrangement), but I'd fix what I personally consider an unnecessary liberty he took with octaves in measures 7 and 8.
3. The measures from Kikta's version that were omitted in step 1.