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Video: Finchdean "The Little Church in the Field"

The classical guitar music featured in this video is entitled "Finchdean" composed by Bruce Paine.  Bruce was inspired to write the piece following a walk through farmland near the village Finchdean in Hampshire England.  The focal point of the walk was the historic church St Huberts, known also as "The little church in the field", which is believed to date as far back as the 11th century. A magnificent feature of the chapel is the 14th century mural that was uncovered in 1864.

"Finchdean" is Bruce Paine's most loved solo guitar composition which has been performed in countries around the world including New Zealand, Australia, England, France, the Czech Republic and Mexico.  It is a popular choice for guitar students sitting advanced University level performance exams and has been accepted by the Trinity College of London as valid FTCL level exam repertoire.  It has also been released on Bruce Paine's 2008 album "Lateral Lines".

For classical guitarists who may be interested in performing "Finchdean", the sheet music is available as an electronic download via Bruce Paine's web site in return for a small fee and hard copies can be purchased via the Centre for New Zealand Music/SOUNZ.

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