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Homenaje by Manuel de Falla – Jerry Willard – Guitar

Homenaje by Manuel de Falla – Jerry Willard – Guitar

FEDERICO MOMPOU.- Suite compostelana

FEDERICO MOMPOU.- Suite compostelana

historic musical bits: Andrés Segovia: Guitar Concerto N°1, Op.99 – Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Andrés Segovia: Guitar Concerto N°1, Op.99 – Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Fernando Sor – Variation sur un theme de Mozart – Andrés Segovia: unique music al moments

Fernando Sor – Variation sur un theme de MozartAndrés Segovia

Make Music Part of Your Life Series: Andrés Segovia: Guitar Concerto N°1, Op.99 – Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Andrés Segovia: Guitar Concerto N°1, Op.99 – Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

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Bachianas Brasileiras No 5 – Aria (Heitor Villa-Lobos) – Salli Terri & Laurindo Almeida

Bachianas Brasileiras No 5 (Aria)
music – Heitor Villa Lobos
lyrics – Ruth V Correa

Salli Terri (vocal)
Laurindo Almeida (guitar)

producer: Robert E Myers
recording engineer: Sherwood Hall, III

“Duets with the Spanish Guitar”
US Capitol 8406 (recorded 1958)

The sheet music (with fingering by Andres Segovia) is published by Associated Music Publishers (G Schirmer Inc).

1959 grammy nominations –
Best Engineered Record, Classical (winner)
Best Classical Performance, Vocal Soloist

Villa Lobos considered this version of the Aria, by Salli Terri and Laurindo Almeida, to be the best recorded performance. He originally scored it for voice and eight cellos, and later arranged it for voice and guitar.

“Tarde, uma nuvem rosea lenta e transparente,
sobre o espaco sonhadora e bela!
Surge no infinito a lua docemente,
Enfeitando a darde, qual meiga donzela
Que se a presta e alinda sonhadoramente,
Em anseios d’alma para ficar bela,
Grita ao ceo e a terra toda a Natureza!!!
Ca la a passarada aos seus tristes queixumes,
E reflete o mar to da a sua riqueza…
Suave a luz da lua desperta agora,
A cruel saudade que ri e chora!
Tarde uma nuvem rosea lenta e transparente,
Sobre o espaco sonhadora e bela!”

“Lo, at midnight clouds are slowly passing, rosy and lustrous,
o’er the spacious heav’n with loveliness laden.
From the boundless deep the moon arises
wondrous, glorifying the evening like a beauteous maiden.
Now she adorns herself in half unconscious duty,
eager, anxious that we recognize her beauty,
while sky and earth, yea all nature with applause salute her.
All the birds have ceased their sad and mournful com-plaining;
now appears on the sea in a silver reflection
moonlight softly waking the soul and constraining hearts
to cruel tears and bitter dejection.
Lo, at midnight clouds are slowly passing rosy and lustrous
o’er the spacious heavens dreamily wondrous.”

(English translation – Harvey Officer)


John Williams, Chaconne – complete

Guitarist John Williams performing Bach’s Chaconne. Recorded live at the MacMillan Theatre, University of Toronto, 1987

John Williams live concert in Cordoba, 1986
Background information
Born 24 April 1941 (age 71)
Melbourne, Australia
Genres Classical musicRock Music
Occupations Guitaristarranger and composer.
Instruments Guitar
Years active fl. ca. 1958 – present
Labels Sony Records
Website www.JohnWilliamsGuitarNotes.com
Notable instruments
Smallman guitarPaulino Bernabe II, Ignacio Fleta, Hernandez y Aguado, Gibson Les Paul, Didgeridoo




John Williams was born on 24 April 1941 in Melbourne, Australia to an English father, Len Williams, who was later the founder of the London Guitar School, and Malaan (née Ah Ket), an Australian-Chinese mother (a daughter of Melbourne barrister William Ah Ket). In 1952, the family relocated to England. Williams was taught initially by his father and educated at the Friern Barnet Grammar School, London.[1] From the age of eleven he attended summer courses with Andrés Segovia at the Academia Musicale Chigiana in Siena, Italy. Later, he attended the Royal College of Music in London from 1956 to 1959, studying piano because the school did not have a guitar department at the time. Upon graduation, he was offered the opportunity to create such a department. He took the opportunity and ran the department for its first two years. Williams has maintained links with the college (and with the Royal Northern College of Music[2] in Manchester) ever since.


Classical guitarist


Williams’s first professional performance was at the Wigmore Hall in London on 6 November 1958. Since then, he has been performing throughout the world and has made regular appearances on radio and TV. He has recorded almost the entire repertoire for the guitar and has extended it by commissioning guitar concertos from composers such as Stephen DodgsonAndré PrevinPatrick GowersRichard Harvey and Steve Gray. He has recorded albums of duets with fellow guitarists Julian Bream and Paco Peña.


Williams is a visiting professor and honorary member of the Royal Academy of Music[3] in London.


Williams mostly uses Greg Smallman guitars after using Spanish Fleta during the 1970s [4] He also plays a guitar by Paulino Bernabe II.[5]

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