Here’s 17-year-old Jonathan Pryde playing Soirée, a lovely new piece by Jonathan’s teacher, Jonathan Roth (who recorded some great arrangements of Christmas music for us just recently), on a fantastic new 2015 Stephen Hill cedar and ziricote classical guitar.

About the piece, Dr. Roth had this to say:

After attending a guitar recital which included two pieces by Roland Dyens, I was intrigued by the quirky sense of humor and dance-like rhythms which characterized these works. My composition was dually inspired by some friends of mine and our wonderful dinner parties where there was always amazing food and live music. Most classical guitarists will recognize the opening of Soirée as strikingly similar to Dyens’ Vals en Skai. I eventually had the privilege of performing this work for Mr. Dyens at a masterclass after which he said, “Thanks for the wink.” –Jonathan Roth

You can buy the digital score of Soirée with TAB here.

Huge thanks to the folks at Apogee (ApogeeDigital.com) for the use of their fantastic Ensemble interface.

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7 Responses to “Jonathan Pryde – Roth ‘Soiree’ (2015 Stephen Hill)”

  1. Jose Ademir says:

    Very good,I like.

  2. Susan Pew says:


  3. Mark Campbell says:

    Virtuosic! Thanks Jonathan and good luck to you!

  4. kevin nguyen says:

    nice & warm

  5. CJ Russell says:

    That is totally awesome God Bless you & keep up the beautiful work

  6. Eric Wilden-Constantin says:

    Very nice piece and exquisitely executed! Chapeau!

    Congratulations Jonathan!

  7. Norby Linares says:

    barbaro… so clean in execution and so melodic keep it up!….you will be one of the greatest. NL


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