As the title piece from our album Concert in the Garden, this piece features guitar, piano and accordion. The vocalese part is optional. The guitar solo on this particularly tricky as it's entirely open. Ben Monder has developed extraordinary ways of playing on this over the years, but it's very unique to his personal way of playing, so I've created an alternate solo insert that you may prefer for your guitar player. It's got a few more "changes" and offers a little more of a harmonic map, and is therefore a little less open and a little less of an intimidating 'blank slate.'
The interviews I've included should help players and directors understand how to approach the music by tapping the experience of the magnificent musicians who have shaped it to be their own over the years.
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