SONGS FROM THE FOREST
(duration ~ 7:00)
Duo for 2 guitars

Also available in arrangements for –
Trio for guitar duo with double bass 

Duo for guitar & percussion

To purchase the score and parts for this work, please see the print music catalogues
Program note –
Songs from the forest was commissioned by guitarist Timothy Kain for the Kain/Williams guitar duo in 1994.
The commission followed from a collaboration involving Nigel Westlake & Tim Kain in John William’s “Attacca” band, which toured the U.K & Australia in 1992.
In a single movement, the work begins & ends with an energetic interplay between the two guitars as they engage in a playful dialogue, swapping melody & flamboyant rhythmic gestures.
By contrast, the central section, marked “free & expressive” is a lyrical interlude, somewhat wistful in nature.
The popularity of “Songs from the Forest” amongst performers has resulted in a number of extended adaptations of the piece including a duo for guitar & percussion, & a trio for 2 guitars & double bass.