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Set List / Repertoire

GASPAR SANZ

Canarios

 

ANTONIO LAURO

Tryptico

Suite Venezolano

El Marabino

Carora

 

J.S. BACH

Prelude for lute

Prelude from cello suite no. 1

Prelude courante bourees 1 & 2 from cello suite no.2

 

JOHN DOWLAND

Queen Elizabeth’s Galliard

Fantasia

 

FRANCISCO TARREGA

Capricho Arabe

Gran Vals

Sueno

Malaguena

 

ANON

Romanza

 

F. MORENO TORROBA

Madronos

 

CLAUDE DEBUSSEY

La Fille aux Chevaux de Lin (own arrangement)

 

STANLEY MYERS

Cavatina

 

LENNY BREAU

Little Blues

Five O’Clock Bells

 

BARNEY KESSEL

The Fourth Way

Lonely Moments

Blue Boy

 

TRAD. ARR. BERT JANSCH

Black Water Side

Video

Classical / Spanish Guitar

Alex is a professional guitarist teaching and performing in Staffordshire and beyond for the last ten years prior to which he was based in the North West. He has performed at many weddings functions and arts events: Preston Guildhall Theatre; Lichfield music festival; Shugborough Hall; Staffordshire County Show; Stafford Gatehouse Theatre; and supported John Otway.

 

Alex has been playing for 30 years; starting comparatively late for a classical player aged 13 he nevertheless took to the instrument very quickly. He then took Grade 5 as his first exam within two years and quickly went on to learning Grade 8 and recital pieces. He simultaneously built up experience in differing styles of music and has been in various bands playing styles such as rock pop indie and reggae. The first wedding he played at was that of a pupil who asked for an arrangement of Van Morrison’s romantic classic Have I Told You Lately? More unusual requests have included playing the Bridal March and Here Comes the Bride in the style of Jimi Hendrix! So provided enough notice is given arrangements by special request are no problem.

 

His classical repertoire generally includes the main styles of renaissance/baroque (eg. Dowland and Bach);  Latin-American (Lauro and Villa-Lobos); Classical Romantic Spanish (Tarrega and Llobet); and various other composers. He has also started to include jazz in his repertoire played either on the classical or on a traditional jazz guitar and one or two folk tunes such as Bert Jansch’s arrangement of Black Water Side. Alex is constantly working on broadening his repertoire across these styles.

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