J.S. Bach Cello Suit I, Prelude (Transcribed for Solo Guitar)
This past year I put my other musical interests on a back
burner in order to refine my ability as a serious classical
guitarist. Primarily a crooner and jazz musician up to this
point, I played classical guitar mostly to accompany Melissa
on the Cello with a relatively limited solo repertoire. The new
approach is to pour everything I've learned in the past fifteen
years into my skill as a solo performer on the Classical Guitar.
I have been studying with Todd Woodbury in Salt Lake City.
This recording is from about a year and a half ago.
Stay tuned for more up-to-date samples.
My repertoire consists of great works from
the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, and
Romantic periods, as well as drawing on
Spanish and Brazilian traditions. And of
course I play most extensively from the
great American songbook, i.e. Gershwin,
Berlin, Porter, Kern, etc.
For purely "classical" music, I play:
Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusic--Romanza,
Mozart, medley (themes from symphony 40, magic flute, etc.)
Beethoven, Fur Elise
Beethoven, Sonata Pathetique, Adagio
Bach, Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach, Cello Suite I, Prelude (recording on my web page)
Bach, Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
Bach, Scottish Pipe
Gluck, Dance of the Goodly Spirits (from the Ballet "Orpheus and Euridice")
Schumann, Romanza (not sure what it's from, but it's beautiful)
Tarrega, Requerdos de la Alhambre
Albinoni, Adagio (in G minor)
(Anonymous), Spanish Romance
Debussy, Clair de Lune
Powell, Valsa Sem Nome
Pachelbel, Canon in D
Fernando Sor, La Folia & Minuet
Wagner, Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
Plus there are some easier pieces that I can read through if I end up needing more strictly "classical"
material. Though not definitely "classical" per se, a couple of my very favorites are some tangos from Astor
Milonga del Angel.
Much of the music I play on classical guitar is an array of my own classical-style arrangements of jazz
tunes; American standards as well as (my dearest passion) Brazilian jazz (bossa nova in particular)
Maña de Carnival
Garota de Ipanema (Girl From Ipanema)
Chega de Saudade
Besame Mucho (not actually Brazilian at all, but I play it like it might as well be)
American standards, a number of which I sometimes play in latin style:
All the Things You Are
What A Wonderful World
Where Is Love
What Are You Doing the Rest Of Your Life?
Fly Me to the Moon
The Way You Look Tonight
Here's That Rainy Day
For Once In My Life
Nancy with the Laughing Face
The Nearness of You
I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face
Some Day My Prince Will Come (from Disney's Snow White)
As Time Goes By
Georgia On My Mind
I've Got A Crush On You
Night And Day
Till There Was You
And then there are a hand full of pop tunes like "To Make You Feel My Love"(Bob Dylan), "Every Little Thing
She Does Is Magic"(Sting), and a handful of others.