“We Three Kings” for Guitar
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“We Three Kings” for Guitar

I usually do a piece for classical guitar for Christmas time. On this occasion, I have written variations on “We Three Kings of the Orient are. The original was written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. for a Christmas pageant in Williamsport, Pennsylvania in 1857. Click the link to hear the music: Variations on “We Three Kings of the Orient Are” – HBosler by Howard Bosler Continue reading

String Serenade
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String Serenade

I’m writing what is essentially a string quartet in three movements and have made a good start on the first movement which includes an Introduction (Largo) and a following Andante con Expressione. The second movement will be an Allegro, or maybe even a Presto and the third will be a sweeping Andante Cantabile or even … Continue reading

Samuel Barber’s Adagio
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Samuel Barber’s Adagio

Among the greatest works of sophisticated music, Samuel Barber’s Adagio for Strings ranks among the prized gems of human creation. Intensely moving, surprisingly ordered and logical, this work of art reaches beyond ordinary entertainment or intellectual satisfaction to a deep emotional level. Rather than simply relate the history and facts about the Adagio, I will … Continue reading