Shades of Light a composition by Leo Welch is a four-movement work of about 8 minutes for advanced three-part guitar ensemble or trio. The work was written to provide guitar ensembles the opportunity to perform a sophisticated multi-movement work where the four movements are integrally related to the whole. The work explores the many coloristic resources of the guitar which makes the work challenging and rewarding to play. Tone color changes rest and free strokes and percussive techniques are utilized throughout the piece.If practice time is an issue several different movement configurations may be used. However the piece is best understood when all four movements are performed consecutively with the transition sections.The signature series is a collection of single new compositions of intermediate to advanced difficulty. Each tune has parts that require notation reading in upper positions such as 5th 7th 8th 9th and 10th positions. These selections are recommended for a more advanced high school guitar ensemble. Completion of the H.O.T. Hands-On Training Second Year will prepare a student to perform these selections.The purchase price includes permission to reproduce the individual parts as needed to supply your ensemble. This permission is for the parts only and does not apply to the score.

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