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Video: New Zealand Suite for Guitar - 1. Mountain Cascade

Music video. Mountain Cascade - NZ Suite for Guitar by Bruce Paine

This is the first movement of Bruce Paine's New Zealand Suite for Guitar.  Mountain Cascade echoes the movement of mountain streams in particular near Mount Cook, where the water tumbles and bounces over rocks then suddenly calms as it reaches a lake.

The intention was for the suite to be an easily playable, concert opener that would not be too physically demanding but with enough substance to be musically satisfying. Despite this it is fair to say that a reasonably high level of proficiency is required to achieve a convincing performance, particularly with the third movement that requires great dexterity and stamina.

Electronic downloads of the New Zealand Suite and other sheet music are available via Bruce Paine's web site for a small fee. Hard copies can be purchased from the SOUNZ online music store for New Zealand composers.