Sacred Music for Guitar, Volume 2


Composer: Various Editor: Christopher Parkening
Category: Classical Publisher: Hal Leonard


ITEM: 01401
Price: $10.95


Contains: Young - Hymn of Christian Joy; Traditional - Simple Gifts; Three Hymns; Ravenscroft - Glorious Things of Thee Are Spoken; Mozart - Praise Ye the Lord.

Mr. Parkening comments: "Sacred Music for the Guitar is a series of new arrangements, transcriptions, and compositions covering music of several centuries. The accomplished arrangers, composers, and guitarists who have taken part in this project have made every effort to achieve the highest standard of quality in these works.

It is my hope that these adaptations of traditional Christian melodies will make a fresh and welcome contribution to the modern repertoire for the classic guitar. Each transcription retains the spirit of its source and remains as faithful as possible to the original composition.

I have edited and fingered each piece in this collection, and wish to extend a special note of thanks to Patrick Russ for final editing and proofing, and to Russell Bartmus for copying the entire manuscript in his exquisite hand. All these selections appear on the album Sacred Music for the Guitar. (Angel DS 37335).

This is a great privilege to offer these sacred works to you and to share in music the joy and hope of the Christian life. I hope that in some small way Sacred Music for the Guitar will honor and glorify my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ."

Christopher Parkening ranks as one of the world`s preeminent virtuosos of the classical guitar. For more than a quarter century, his concerts and recordings have received the highest worldwide acclaim. The Washington Post has recognized "his stature as the leading guitar virtuoso of our day, combining profound musical insight with complete technical mastery of his instrument." His former teacher, the legendary Andres Segovia, proclaimed that "Christopher Parkening is a great artist - he is one of the most brilliant guitarists in the world."

Today, Christopher Parkening is the recognized heir to the Segovia tradition. His rare combination of dramatic virtuosity and eloquent musicianship has captivated audiences the world over, from New York to Tokyo. Parkening has received commendations honoring his dedication and artistry: an honorary Doctorate of Music from Montana State University and the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Southern California "in recognition of his outstanding international achievement and in tribute to his stature throughout the world as America`s preeminent virtuoso of the classical guitar."