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9th April 2015: Celestial Vivaldi by Robert Luse (1982 premier performance)

A double concerto for alto guitars plus guitar ensemble, this work parodies the well known concerto in D by Vivaldi. It is a good-natured and humorous work full of unexpected twists and collisions between the two main themes (or characters), … Continue reading

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19th March 2015: Anerca by E. Lutyens (1983 performance)

The Robert Luse Guitar Ensemble performs Anerca, for Speaker, ten guitars and percussion by E. Lutyens, with Guest Speaker Kate James. The work features translations of Eskimo poetry with the instruments portraying the bleakness of the Arctic landscape. Elisabeth Lutyens … Continue reading

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12th March 2015: Music for everyone 1977 and 1979 performances now available!

We have been working hard on archival material from the late 70s and early 80s featuring the Robert Luse Guitar Ensemble, and can now present selected material from the 1977 and 1979 performances. A gem we uncovered is the following … Continue reading

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22nd January 2015: Guitar On the Move!

Guitar On the Move! by J. Hawksworth (1924-2009) was written for the Robert Luse Guitar Ensemble in 1983. The suite expands popular idioms to encompass a wide variety of moods that are further enhanced by Patrick Chan’s sensitive arrangements.

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13th Nov 2014: Separate Streams

Audio: 1985 Guitar recital by Robert Luse at the Singapore Shell Theatrette. Video: Image Trek – A complimentary yet distinct recital companion based on Luse’s photographs.

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13th Nov 2014: New advanced method revisions available

New advanced method 1 pages 46-49 available here.

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11th September 2014: New revisions available

New intermediate rest stroke page 63 available here. New advanced method method 1 page 47 available here.

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21st August 2014: “Of Colors Most Fleeting” Volume Two (selected)

See full album description here. Listen to selected tracks:

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28th July 2014 – The Singapore Guitar Quartet performs Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 by J.S. Bach

Recorded on the 27th of May 1989 in the DBS Auditorium as part of the Music For Everyone series.

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10th July 2014 – Passages by John Sharpley

Remarks by Robert Luse: In the fullness of time, two factors have coalesced to enable this incredible work to re-emerge into the light of day. Firstly, in the process of exhuming my cassette achieves, I came across an anonymous looking … Continue reading

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