Guitar Book Projects

Mark’s collection of solo guitar arrangements, Nineteen Gilbert and Sullivan Favorites for Classical Guitar was published by Mel Bay in 2004. The anthology contains nineteen of the most popular Gilbert and Sullivan classics arranged in easily sight-readable versions for beginning to intermediate classical guitarists. All the favorites are here, ranging from sentimental ballads such as ‘Little Buttercup’, ‘Willow, Tit-Willow’ and ‘There Grew a Little Flower’, to more up-tempo ‘patter’ type pieces such as ‘Oh! A Private Buffoon’, ‘Kind Sir You Cannot Have the Heart’ and ‘A Policeman’s Lot’. 


Mark has also been involved in two pedagogical guitar book projects for major publishers, beginning with Guitar from Scratch, which he co-authored with Microjazz’s Chris Norton (Boosey and Hawkes) in 1999. He contributed much of the text and also recorded all of Chris Norton’s specially composed pieces for the audio CD that accompanies the book.


Mark was the guitar adviser on the Usborne series, Very Easy Guitar Tunes, Easy Guitar Tunes and Guitar Tunes for Children (2004), on which he worked with author and composer Anthony Marks to arrange and edit the musical examples:


Mark also has a selection of solo and ensemble classical guitar arrangements available for sale at Score Exchange.