John Gordon Armstrong

Canadian Composer


Three Pieces for Guitar and Strings

Notes from the composer

Three Pieces for Guitar and Strings was commissioned by the Woodstock Strings—Patrick Burroughs (conductor)—and Ray Sealey, with funds from the Ontario Arts Council. It is a conventional three-movement work (fast-slow-fast) written for a professional guitarist and a community orchestra. It is challenging but not unusually difficult. It was premiered March 7, 1982 at the Woodstock Secondary School Auditorium in Woodstock Ontario and received a warm response from a large mixed audience.

Composed in 1986 for guitar and strings
Duration: 10 minutes
Advanced Student/Accessible