Monday, December 22, 2014

Score of Thought of Japan

I am thrilled to post the score of my 1977 (!) composition Thought of Japan.

You are most welcome to download the score for your personal use. If you record and post on the web your interpretation of my music, please let me know so that I could have the pleasure of enjoying your performance!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Outremer is complete

My ninth album entitled Outremer is now complete. From the album page, you can easily download with a single click all mp3 audio files.

A Time for Us

Here is my last recording for 2014. I play a gorgeous piece written by Italian composer Nino Rota and arranged for guitar by Darko Nikcevic (Montenegro). This is the Love Theme from the Romeo and Juliet 1968 movie directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Darko kindly sent me the score of his arrangement. My wife took the backdrop picture somewhere in Provence.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Mazurka Triste

I have now recorded "live" this sad but gorgeous composition by Sicilian guitarist Giuseppe Torrisi. It is my pleasure to thank Giuseppe very warmly for giving me the score of this piece.

Friday, December 19, 2014

Ruud and I play Over the Rainbow

Ruud van den Berg and I have now recorded this classic 1938 song composed by Harold Arlen and arranged for two guitars by Debbie Cracknell. I play the Guitar 2 line, while Ruud plays the melodic Guitar 1 part. As usual, I did the final mix and produced the video.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

The AROMA trio plays Faz Hoje Um Ano

Our AROMA trio with Antonio Stangherlin and Homayoon Saleh has now recorded this delightful anonymous Brazilian folk song arranged for three guitars by Eythor Thorlaksson. The distribution of guitar parts is as follows: Antonio G3, Roland G2 and Homayoon G1. Antonio produced the video, and I did the audio mix of the three guitars.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

My first attempt at playing the Renaissance lute

Here is my first attempt at playing the Renaissance lute, with my nails and classical guitar technique for the right hand. In this very preliminary recording, I play John Dowland's Mr Dowland's Midnight. The good news is that there is great potential for improvement :-)