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Matilda Goes Walkabout! (Flute & Guitar)

Recently I reviewed a top flute and guitar duo featuring Australian-born flautist, Judith Hall and guitarist, Craig Ogden. They had heard my original Matilda Goes Walkabout! and suggested I write a version for them.
I enlisted the help of local classical guitarist, Alison Smith, to make sure what I had produced from the piano original would fit comfortably on the guitar, and when I’d done this, I set about sending it to Judy and Craig.
Because the guitar is somewhat limited, when compared to the piano, some of the tempi had to be slower and, combined with the need to make this a good ’encore’ piece, on Judy’s suggestion, I decided then to shorten the piece from the original. This seemed to work a treat, and especially transposed down a semitone into D, and with the guitar’s 6th string similarly de-tuned.

Hopefully it will soon feature in their future recitals!

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