Amanda’s Dance

Amanda’s Dance
by Frank A. Wallace

for guitar solo
inspired by Amanda by Justin Morgan – download guitar/voice transcription

Preview: sample Amanda’s Dance

Duration: 6 minutes; 4 pages

Difficulty level: Difficult

Written: February, 2017

Dedicated to: Detlev Bork

World premiere:


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Copyright ©2017 Frank A. Wallace
Cover photography and design by Nancy Knowles
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Ensemble Inversus singing in an April 2, 2011 concert at the Church of St. John the Evangelist in Montreal, Quebec.

Thomas Canning: Fantasy on a Hymn Tune by Justin Morgan

Amanda’s Dance is based on an American hymn called Amanda by Justin Morgan. It’s long been a favorite of mine, its haunting harmonies and stark words. Justin Morgan (February 28, 1747 – March 22, 1798) was a U.S. horse breeder and composer. READ MORE at WIKIPEDIA. He was born in West Springfield, Massachusetts, and by 1788 had settled in Vermont. In addition to being a horse breeder and farmer, he was a teacher of singing; in that capacity he traveled considerably throughout the northeastern states. He died in Randolph, Vermont, where he also served as town clerk.