Pete Fine

Pete Fine & the Tucson Virtual Philharmonic
07/07/2014
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Pete's 2nd concerto for electric guitar is a four-movement work that will take you through many moods and musical landscapes. Using the many tone colors of the symphony orchestra, it features a virtuoso electric guitar performance but never sacrifices expressive melodies and emotionally moving music. This is an excerpt from the final movement.

Pete Fine & Tucson Virtual Philharmonic Orchestra
2013
Pete Fine & Tucson Virtual Philharmonic Orchestra
Pete Fine
Pete Fine

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The 2nd String Quartet, composed in 2011, is harmonically more "modern" than my 1st String Quartet but still rooted in late romantic period and early 20th century musical tonality. I enjoy dissonance only as a means to an end, a resolution.

The four movements are all quite different, although the thematic material of the final movement is taken from the opening of the first. This ties the work together as a whole.

Once again, I was fortunate to have outstanding musicians to learn and record this piece- Michael Fan and Rose Todaro on violins, Joseph Pagan on viola, and Anne Gratz playing cello.

Pete Fine
Pete Fine

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The Electric Guitar Concerto, a true Concerto for Electric Guitar in the style of a violin or cello concerto, was written, orchestrated, and performed by Pete Fine in 1999. Enrique Lasansky conducted the Catalina Chamber Orchestra in this performance in Tucson.

Pete Fine
Pete Fine

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I have always loved the grandeur, power, and unique sound of pipe organ.  This Trilogy for Pipe Organ was composed in memory of a great organist, Calvin Hampton, whom I used to go hear in NYC in the 1970's, as he would perform his own progressive works after the regular Sunday church services. This movement is subtitled "March". It is performed by playing back the written score using a sampled pipe organ.

Tucson Virtual Philharmonic
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The second movement of my 2nd Symphony is a short piece with a lot of rhythmic momentum, which is finally broken and melts into a passionate short release before returning to the march-like main theme. The melodic idea possessed me for a whole day before I could figure out what to do with it. Once I started writing, it just took over! This energetic, almost sardonic movement makes a good contrast to the surrounding, more passionate and introspective movements.

It is scored for normal, modern symphony orchestra.

Pete Fine
Pete Fine

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The Tucson Folk Festival is an annual event that features countless styles of acoustic music, mostly in the folk tradition. To begin my set of mostly symphonic works on 12-string guitar, I decided to do my most "folksy". "bluegrassy" piece. Yeeee-hah! It's a foot stomping, fun, and challenging little number that I hope you'll enjoy listening to.