April 19th, 2014

guitar

guitar things

Getting a guitar programme together for this year. May keep a few pieces from last year, probably 'Julia Florida' by Barrios and 'Drume Negrita' by Brouwer; also perhaps a couple of the Lauro valses. Was thinking of playing Britten's 'Nocturnal' but maybe not at this time; instead, as 'the' more substantial piece in the programme I may play Bach's lute suite BWV 997. Also Brouwer's 'Landscape with Bells'.

Now, playing is not a problem... but getting gigs is...

Apart from this, one of my pupils just did his Grade 8 exam, at which he should have done well; have two other pupils preparing their Grade 8, which is quite stimulating..