I’m happy to announce that I am now exclusively playing with D’Orazio Strings. D’Orazio make fantastic strings which I use with my Chapman Stick and bass guitars which they have customized exactly to my needs. I’m looking forward to working with them in the future and to an upcoming clinic tour of Italy sponsored by D’Orazio.
The transcription for my version of Beethoven’s Für Elise is now available in the Tabs section of the website.
You can now view the full seven bass guitar transcription of the first track from my new album “The Planets Suite”.
For those of you who’ve enjoyed the tabs that are available on my website and feel they’d like to make a donation I’ve created a button below. All contributions great and small will be warmly received!
Simon Fitzpatrick – “The Planets Suite”
“Voyage through the solar system from Mercury to Neptune with the bass guitar as your guide!
“Simon Fitzpatrick has reinterpreted Gustav Holst’s classical masterwork through the medium of his own instrument, the bass guitar. Multi-layered basses are supported by Chapman Stick and Minitaur Synthesizer to create a brand new vision of the British composer’s much loved celestial suite. The many timbres available on the bass guitar are used to emulate the various orchestral departments which are so well exploited in the composer’s original arrangement. In “The Planets Suite” Fitzpatrick deploys the full range of his technique to create all the colours and moods evocative of our planetary neighbours, veering between layered grooves, soulful melodies, virtuosic flourishes and atmospheric soundscapes.”
Download “The Planets Suite” Album from these sites and more:
CDs available here.
1. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: III. Mercury, the Winged Messenger
2. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: II. Venus, the Bringer of Peace
3. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: I. Mars, the Bringer of War
4. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: IV. Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity
5. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: V. Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age
6. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: VI. Uranus, the Magician
7. The Planets Suite, Op. 32: VII. Neptune, the Mystic