Frederic Hand is a graduate of the and studied in with on a . Hand is currently chairman of the department at the , and he also serves on the faculties of the Mannes College of Music and .
Eleven original compositions for the classical guitar composed in the eclectic style for which Frederic Hand has become well known. Written in standard notation only, some of these pieces allow for optional improvisatory sections (About Time and Missing Her). The composer performs all of the compositions on an accompanying recording. Some pieces require retuning the sixth string to low D. The level of difficulty ranges from easy to difficult, with the majority of the material falling at the intermediate level. Program notes are included for each piece.
The audio download available online presents performances of all the pieces by the composer.
A graduate of the Mannes College of Music, Frederic Hand was a Fulbright Scholar to England and a student of Julian Bream. His solo performances, both in North and South America and Europe have received the highest critical acclaim. The wrote: “He played unerringly, with all the verve and spirit that one could ask.”
Composed and performed by Frederic Hand
Video and audio by Don Piano Productions™
Camera assistance: Lesley Hand and Ian Ratcliffe
Sound mixing and mastering: Dave Cook
Recorded August 13, 2012, at Greenville Church, Scarsdale, NY
Guitar by Gary Lee, 2012
Strings by D'Addario