From the Windy Place
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From the Windy Place

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From the Windy Place
by Frank A. Wallace

four movements of moderate difficulty for solo guitar

Preview: sample of From the Windy Place

Written: fall, 1997

Duration: 8 minutes; 9 pages

Instrumentation: guitar solo

Difficulty level: moderate ; some fast scales and polyphony

Recording: Frank Wallace: his own new works by Frank Wallace on Gyre, 2000

Samples and MP3 downloads available at iTunes or Amazon.

The following video was made for Aaron Green’s Vintage Classical Guitars with a 1911 Vicente Arias guitar from his shop. Recording date was 11-2-2015 at a secret and special location in southern VT.

From the Windy Place was written for my first son Gus whose life began in the northwestern province of Galicia, Spain. The Pilgrim’s Road is one of life, Sand and Sky are the beach on which life is discovered and In the Shadow of the Church is a pensión next to the Cathedral at Santiago de Compostela, a spiritual home for my soul. Finally, The Gift is the birth of Gus. The Windy Place is the rough and steep coast of Spain north of Santiago de Compostela where I traveled with my wife after Trio LiveOak gave a concert for the festival Musica en Compostela in the summer of 1982. It was magical and our first son’s name, Nathan [“gift” in Hebrew] Guthrie [“from the windy place” in Gaelic], is a remembrance of that time.

Pilgrim’s Road
Sand and Sky
In the Shadow of the Church
The Gift

Gyre Publications
Copyright ©1997 Frank A. Wallace
Cover photography and design by Nancy Knowles
All rights reserved.

“…a brilliant collection of new repertoire performed by its composer, who happens to play with equal amounts of grace, sensitivity, and virtuosity.”
Stephen Griesgraber, Guitar Review, 2001

“I love all your pieces and have been inspired to dig out my copy of From the Windy Place and start looking at it myself.”
Mark Davis, guitarist