Discover the concerto for guitar and orchestra by Brett Vachon, a rare composition featuring classical guitar and full orchestra.
I was inspired to create this concerto because I found there was a huge lack of guitar concerti in the classical style featuring the guitar set against a philharmonic orchestra.
The reasons of this are quite clear: the classical guitar is a soft instrument and simply does not have the carrying power or sustain of, say, a bowed string instrument like the violin.
Nevertheless, with proper acoustics and precise orchestration, I think this concerto would sound wonderful in the right setting, even without any amplification.
Concerto For Guitar and Orchestra In 3 Movements
The three Movements are:
III. Allegro con brio
2 Clarinets in A
2 Horns in E
2 Trumpets in C