Greg Dinger Guitar Repertoire

overview of classical guitar repertoire

Five hundred-plus years of solo guitar music...  

Spanish Renaissance music by Milan, Mudarra & Narvaez 

Anonymous Italian 16th century lute music  

Elizabethan English music by Dowland, Johnson & Cutting 

John Williams' guitar arrangements of Renaissance dances from "Terpsichore" by Praetorius  

17th c. Baroque 5-string guitar music:  Sanz, de Murcia, Roncalli & de Visee 

18th c. baroque music:  Handel, Reusner, Weiss, Couperin & Scarlatti, arranged for guitar 

music of J. S. Bach:  the lute suites, cello suites & sonata/partitas for violin, and assorted 

other music from cantatas, concertos, etc., arranged for guitar  

The 19th century:  the "classical" style of guitarist-composers Sor, Giuliani, Carcassi, et al. 

the "romantic" style of Mertz, Regondi, Alard, Tarrega, Foden & others  

arrangements of 18th/19th c. music by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Chopin & Tchaikovsky 

the distinctive late 19th c. Spanish piano music of Granados & Albeniz:  

famous pieces like "Sevilla" & "Andaluza" arranged for guitar  

Modern 20th c. Spanish music by de Falla & Rodrigo 

music by early 20th c. Spanish guitarists/composers:  Miguel Llobet, Emilio Pujol,
Regino & Eduardo Sainz de la Maza and Andres Segovia 

music inspired by "the guitar of  Segovia" by Torroba, Turina, Ponce, Tansman, Castelnuovo-Tedesco French "Impressionist" music by Satie, Debussy, Ravel & Roussel, arranged/composed for the guitar South American guitar music by Barrios Mangore, Villa-Lobos, Sagreras, Lauro, Diaz, Almeida, Piazzolla, Morel, Bellinati, Cardoso, Diego Maximo Pujol & others  

Modern 20th century music (some arranged for guitar) by Stravinsky, Bartok, Martin & Krenek
Guitar music from our time by Brouwer, Haufrecht, Bogdanovic, Koshkin 

unique arrangements of early piano music of Gyorgy Ligeti  

"Crossover" music from Tin Pan Alley, jazz, rock, folk and other "popular" sources: 

ragtime by Joplin; songs by Gershwin, Porter, Arlen, etc.; choro & maxixe by Pernambuco & Abreu;
bossa-nova by Jobim & Bonfa; rock songs by The Beatles, Queen & others. 

Sacred music:  hymns, holiday songs, concert versions of "The Christmas Song" & "White Christmas" 

Classical guitar with other instruments...

Renaissance & medieval dances and songs played by the Catskill Mountain Renaissance Consort (recorder, guitar, viola da gamba, percussion) plus surprising non-renaissance music:  baroque, classical & romantic pieces by Sanz, Rameau, Schumann, Tarrega, Barrios, Bartok's Roumanian Dances, and popular songs by Simon & Garfunkel and The Beatles


The extensive repertoire of The Arabesque Trio (flute or violin, guitar, and bassoon or cello):
baroque music by Pachelbel, Albinoni, Purcell, Mouret, J. S. Bach, Handel, Scarlatti & Vivaldi
classical & romantic music by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, Borodin & Faure  

Guitar classical period chamber music by Molino, Kreutzer, de Fossa, and Matiegka/Beethoven 

Impressionist music by Satie, Debussy & Ravel 

nationalistic music by Granados, de Falla, Bartok, Rachmaninoff & Vaughn Williams 

American music by MacDowell, Gershwin & Copland
The complete "Musica Ricercata" of Gyorgy Ligeti 

"Crossover" music by Joplin, Gershwin, Arlen, Brubeck, Mancini, and songs made famous by 

Elvis Presley, The Beatles, Marvin Gaye, Weather Report, Yes, Tom Petty, The Romantics & others


Music for violin & guitar:  by Bach, Paganini, Sarasate, Bartok & Ligeti.   

Music for viola & guitar:  by Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Torroba and more


Music for flute & guitar (from the repertoire of Cantilena):
Elizabethan dances; Baroque music by Handel, J. S. Bach, C. P E. Bach, Scarlatti & Teleman;
classical period music by Gluck, Mozart, Beethoven, Carulli & Giuliani; romantic period music by Chopin, Massenet, Godard, Saint-Saens, Bizet/Borne & Granados; French music by Faure, Debussy, Ravel & Poulenc; South American music by Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, Caliendo, Merlin & Machado; international 20th century music by Miyagi, Shostakovich, Duarte & Desportes; American music
by Zaninelli, Haufrecht, Beaser, Kennan, Schocker, Tower, Baksa, Hoover, Shatin, Leisner
Music for viola, guitar & cello (from the repertoire of the SAGAD Trio):
Paganini's Terzetto Concertante, Schubert's "Standchen," Gershwin's "Summertime," settings of "Shenandoah," "Istanbul (Not Constantinople)," "Fever," several Beatles songs & more

Guitar Ensembles

(duo, trio, quartet)  Renaissance & Elizabethan pavanes by Milan, Praetorius, Dowland & Gibbons,  baroque dances by Bach & Handel, classical/romantic pieces by Sor,  Regondi & Schumann; Spanish pieces by Albeniz, Rodrigo & Torroba; 20th century pieces by Debussy, Villa-Lobos, Bartok & Ligeti.  Folk music like "Shenandoah" and "Where Have All The Flowers Gone" and popular songs like "Someone To Watch Over Me," "Ticket To Ride," "I Can't Go For that (No Can Do),"
"Talking In Your Sleep," "Everybody Wants To Rule The World" & others

Classical Guitar & voice

Elizabethan lute-songs by Dowland & others, baroque songs by Purcell & Bach, classical/romantic songs by Bellini, Schubert & Liszt, 20th century songs by de Falla, Seiber & Gershwin.  Irish, Scottish & American folk songs & spirituals

Pop & Rock music

Electric &  Steel-string acoustic . . .  


CONTEMPORARY POP-ROCK 

Songs from a wide array of stylistic sources: '50s rock 'n' roll, '60-thru-'80s "classic" rock, Motown pop, Tin Pan Alley standards, etc.  Performed in a variety of ensemble formats: instrumentally or with a singer, with keyboard, with small combo, or full rock band

The West Saugerties Boys play classic rock 'n' roll from the '50s to the '80s.  Repertoire includes:  Rock & Roll Music (Chuck Berry) Not Fade Away (Buddy Holly) All I Have to Do (Everly Bros.) Little Sister (Elvis Presley) Things We Said Today (The Beatles) Gimme Some Loving (The Rascals) Jumping Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones) Up Around The Bend (Creedence Clearwater Revival) Long Train Running (The Doobie Brothers) Sweet Home Alabama (Lynyrd Skynyrd) Sharp Dressed Man (ZZ Top) Don't Do Me Like That (Tom Petty) Just What I Needed (The Cars), Pump It Up (Elvis Costello) etc.


Fishbowl is a wedding band featuring lead female vocalist Yameil and the repertoire emphasizes dance & party songs: Chain of Fools (Aretha Franklin) We Are Family (Sister Sledge) At Last (Etta James) I Will Survive (Gloria Gaynor) Rock With You (Michael Jackson) Proud Mary (Tina Turner) Rolling In The Deep (Adele) Walking On Sunshine (Katrina & the Waves) etc.  

FAQs

How do you find music?

I hear pieces I want to play on recordings I own or on the radio or in concerts I've gone to.  I have a huge collection of CDs of all kinds of music (rock, jazz, classical, folk & country, & world music); 

and a particularly large collections of classical guitar recordings (CDs & LPs).  And then I hunt the 

piece or song down - either buying a published work or finding the original and transcribing it 

myself (skip the "middleman" and end up with a better version anyway).

How do you know which ensemble to arrange a piece for?

It depends on the complexity of the music, and the range.  Also sometimes the character of a piece: 

does the melody call for a cello or a flute?  And often the nature of a program for one ensemble suggests a new arrangement for that group.  And I respond to requests!

Do you every find that one piece works for several ensembles?

Yes - in fact I like getting lots of "mileage" out of my arranging efforts.  For example, I've re-worked 

my version of "Shenandoah"  several times:  originally for flute & guitar (to replace a less interesting published version), then recorder, viola da gamba & guitar, then flute, bassoon & guitar, then viola, cello & guitar, then solo guitar.  Bach's Arioso (from the Concerto BWV 1056), a perfect "processional" for weddings, also works well in several formats.  And for a recent concert I adapted my Renaissance ensemble arrangement of "Here Comes The Sun" (already revised for 2 other groups) to work for 

flute, viola & guitar. 

concert posters

"Eight Cellos and a Guitar" with Ars Choralis & Danielle Woerner

guess who the "guitar" was?

the encore was my 8-celli (pizzicato) & chorus version of "The Girl from Ipanema" (2005)

an old fashioned voice & guitar recital with Anita Shamanksy

this painting evoked the

19th century parlor ambience

of much of our program

flute & guitar recital from the 1980s with Sue Pilla

a concert I did with musician Sue Pilla

in 1983 at the Kleinert Gallery that also included some dance from Savia Berger

"Love, Jealousy and Despair" was the theme for the semester!

my Faculty Recital for Spring 2014

contrasted works by Verdi & Tchaikovsky

with milongas & tangos 

"Anatomy of a Classical Guitar Arrangement" (2014)

a 20 page booklet that went with the program

(& program notes) to my award-winning  recital: "Love, Jealousy and Despair & the Guitar" 

playing "Concierto de Aranjuez" with the WCO (2004)

the Mount Everest of the guitar concerto repertoire, and I had the good fortune to have my teacher, Luis Garcia-Renart, as conductor

more Concert Posters

Faculty Recital in 2011: "Six Centuries of Variations for Guitar"

program booklet for "Six Centuries of Variations"

Ars Choralis' "Music in Desperate Times" in NYC (2008)

benefit for a wounded vet in 2007

a Faculty Recital in the '90s

Fall 1980 solo guitar concert

More visuals (posters, etc.)

"Fishbowl" cartoon

Hey, hey...it's The Beagles!

"Decoy" gig poster

one concert at two colleges

Arabesque Trio shares my recital

Bard Latin-American show (1999)

Programs: solo & ensembles

solo guitar

Guitar programs are usually organized 

in two main ways:
historical . . . older ("early") to more recent ("modern") music
or
thematic . . .  focused on period(s), style(s) or composer(s)
Sometimes programs work well with a title, sometimes not

Programs are usually presented in two parts with an intermission, but they can also be in three sections 

(with two breaks), or one larger set

Here are some Gregory Dinger programs from over the years using these various designs:


Graduating Guitar Recital

Williams Hall, New England Conservatory (1980)

"Conde Claros Diferencias, Tientos Nos. 1 & 4, Fantasia No. 10 by Alonso Mudarra

Suite (1957) by Ernst Krenek

Bagatelles Nos. 1 & 2 from Op. 126 by Ludwig van Beethoven*

Sonata by Joaquin Turina

intermission

Prelude BWV 999 and Prelude, Fugue & Allegro BWV 998 by J. S. Bach*

La Espiral Eterna (1971) by Leo Brouwer

Preludio Op. 5 No. 1, "Julia Florida" Barcarola, Estudio in B minor, "Confesion" Romanza, & Choro de Saudade by Agustin Barrios


Holy Cross Church, Kingston (1980)

"La Catedral" by Agustin Barrios

Twelve Preludes by Manuel Ponce

Lute Suite No. 3 BWV 995 by J. S. Bach*

intermission

"Granada" & "Asturias" by Isaac Albeniz*

"Elogio de la Danza" "Canticum"& "La Espiral Eterna" by Leo Brouwer

Variations on a Theme By Handel by Mauro Giuliani


RCMS members concert

Rhinebeck (1981)

"Asturias" by Isaac Albeniz*

Pavane pour une Infante Defunte (arr. Bream) by Maurice Ravel

Chaconne from Partita No. 2 (arr. Williams) by J. S. Bach

intermission

Fantasia, Tombeau & Passacaglia by Sylvius Leopold Weiss*

"La Catedral" by Agustin Barrios

"Campanas del Alba" by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza


Byrdcliffe Theater, Woodstock (1981)

Nos. 8, 10 & 6 from "Bardenklange" Op. 13 by Johann Kaspar Mertz

Quatre Pieces Breve by Frank Martin

Fantasie Elegiaque Op. 59 by Fernando Sor

intermission

Sonata Op. 15 by Mauro Giuliani

Fandanguillo by Joaquin Turina

Valses Op. 8 Nos. 3 & 4 by Agustin Barrios


A Faculty Guitar Recital

Chapel, Bard College (1981)

Variations on "Folies d'Espagne" Op. 45 by Mauro Giuliani

"Aires de la Mancha" by Federico Moreno Torroba

Sonatas Kk. 402 & 403 by Domenico Scarlatti*

intermission

Chaconne from Partita No. 2 (arr. Williams) by J. S. Bach

"Mallorca" & "Torre Bermeja" by Isaac Albeniz

Introduction & Variations on a Theme by Mozart Op. 9 by Fernando Sor


Music of Bach and Spain

Lunch 'n' Listen series, Poughkeepsie (1984)

Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1 by Bach

Caprichio Arabe by Francisco Tarrega

"Torre Bermeja" by Isaac Albeniz

Prelude No. 1 from "TheWell-Tempered Clavier" (arr. Parkening) by Bach

"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" (arr. Foster) by Bach

Spanish Dance No. 5 "Andaluza" by Enrique Granados

Fandanguillo by Joaquin Turina

"The Miller's Dance" by Manuel de Falla

Prelude BWV 999 by Bach

Arioso from Concerto BWV 1056 by Bach

"En Los Trigales" by Joaquin Rodrigo

"Campanas del Alba" by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza

Prelude from Lute Suite No. 4 by Bach

(without intermission)


Haufrecht/Meet The Composer concert

Woodstock Artist Association (1984)

Cadenza to Guitar Concerto (1951) 

by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Sonatina (1951) by Albert Harris

Suite (1957) by Ernst Krenek

Hora (1957) Waltz (1956)

and Theme, Variations & Fugue (1955)

by Herbert Haufrecht

intermission

"From Washington's Time"* (1966)

Air on a Ground Bass (1964) by H. Haufrecht

with Pauline Mancuso, flute

Rhapsody (1958) by Marilyn Ziffrin

"Elogio de la Danza" (1964) by Leo Brouwer


Kleinert Arts Center (1985)

Six Etudes by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Lute Suite No. 4 by J. S. Bach*

intermission

Study No. 19, Largo Op. 7 & Minuet from Op. 25 by Fernando Sor

"Aires de la Mancha" by Federico Moreno Torroba

"Contemplacion" Estudio de Concierto & Maxixe by Agustin Barrios


Faculty Recital

Recital Hall, SUNY New Paltz (1989)

Variations on "Folies d'Espagne" Op. 45 by Mauro Giuliani

Fandanguillo by Joaquin Turina

Quatre Pieces Breve by Frank Martin

4 Sonatas: Kk. 322, 208, 11 & 380 by Domenico Scarlatti*

intermission

"Canticum" (1968) by Leo Brouwer

"Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios" by Agustin Barrios

Etudes Nos. 8 & 1 and

Preludes Nos. 4 & 2 by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Quatro Valses Venezolano by Antonio Lauro


Faculty Recital

Recital Hall, SUNY New Paltz (1992)

Preludio Op. 5 No. 1 by Agustin Barrios

Grande Overture Op. 61 by Mauro Giuliani

Five Pieces (1969) by Hans Eklund

Lute Suite No. 4 by J. S. Bach*

intermission

"The Banjo" Op. 15 by Louis Moreau Gottschalk*

"Cindy" "Barbara Allen" & "Quicksilver" from "Mountain Songs" by Robert Beaser

with Melissa Sweet, flute

"Bethena" & "The Entertainer" by Scott Joplin*

Three Preludes by George Gershwin*


Five Centuries of Music Inspired by the "Spanish Guitar"
Shepard Recital Hall, SUNY New Paltz (1998)
Two Fantasias by Alonso Mudarra
Suite No. 7 by Lodovico Roncalli*
Three Sonatas:  Kk. 322, 208 & 380 by Domenico Scarlatti*
intermission
Etude in A Op. 6 No. 2 & "Meditacion" in E minor by Fernando Sor
Prelude No. 5 & "Recuerdos de la Alhambra"  by Francisco Tarrega
Danza Espanola No. 5 "Andaluza" by Enrique Granados*
"Homenaje a Tarrega" by Joaquin Turina
"Two Pieces for the Spanish Guitar" by Baikida Carroll


600 Years of Variations for Guitar
Shepard Recital Hall, SUNY New Paltz (2012)
"Conde Claros" Diferencias by Alonso Mudarra
"Greensleeves" & Galliard by Francis Cutting
Espanoletas by Gaspar Sanz
Sarabande/Double & Tempo di Bouree/Double by J. S. Bach
Ciacona by Sylvius Leopold Weiss*
Variations on a Theme by Handel by Mauro Giuliani
intermission
"True Love" Variations (on a Song by Cole Porter) by Gregory Dinger
Theme And Variations by Lennox Berkeley
Variations on "I Got Rhythm" by Jorge Morel


Three Centuries of Music for Guitar 

Shepard Recital Hall, SUNY New Paltz (2015) 

Praeludium, Capriccio, Tombeau, Menuet & Musette by Sylvius Leopold Weiss* 

Minuet Op. 11 No. 4, Andante Largo Op. 5 No. 4,  Etude Op. 35 No. 9 by Fernando Sor 

Three Etudes: Op. 18 No. 4  Op. 19 Nos. 2 & 3 by Jean-Delphin Alard* 

intermission 

Preludio in the style of Weiss, "Por Ti Mi Corazon," Three Preludes by Manuel Ponce

Choros No. 1, Etude No. 5, Prelude No. 2 by Heitor Villa-Lobos 

"Bossa en Re,"  Choro,  Danza Brasilera by Jorge Morel


Four Centuries of Classical Guitar 

Ellenville Public Library (2015) 

"Capricho Harpeado por la Cruz" by Gaspar Sanz 

Capriccio by Sylvius Leopold Weiss* 

Etude Op. 19 No. 2 by Jean-Delphin Alard* 

Preludio in the style of Weiss  &  Prelude in D by Manuel Ponce 

Choro & "Bossa en Re" by Jorge Morel 

Five pieces from "Musica Ricercata" by Gyorgy Ligeti* 

with violinist Akiko Kamigawara 

(without intermission) 


Fiesta de Musica para Guitarra Latino-Americano (Homenaje a Barrios) 

Blum Hall, Bard College (1999) 

Four pieces by Agustin Barrios "Mangore": 

Preludio in C minor, Cueca, "Oracion Por Todos" & Maxixe 

Three pieces by Jorge Morel: 

Peruvian Folk Song ("El Condor Pasa"), Danza in E minor & Romance Criolla 

first intermission 

"Cancion de Cuna" by Grenet/arr. Brouwer 

"Dengoso" Choro by Pernambuco/ arr. Santos 

Merengue Venezolano - anon./arr. by Diaz 

"Brazilliance" Choro by Laurindo Almeida "Xango" by Luiz Bonfa 

Choros No. 1 by Heitor Villa-Lobos 

"Estrellita" by Manuel Ponce 

"Choro Sereno" by Paulo Bellinati 

second intermission 

Three Venezuelan Waltzes by Antonio Lauro

"Choro de Saudade" & Two Danzas Paraguayas by Agustin Barrios "Mangore"  

Renaissance Program
Woodstock Renaissance Faire (1998)
Pavane by Luis Milan
Two Fantasias by Alonso Mudarra
Seven Anonymous Lute Dance - transcr. Scheit
Three pieces by John Dowland: "Queen Elisabeth, Her Galliard" "Lachrimae Antiquae Pavan" 

& "Robert, Earle of Essex, His Galliard"
"Conde Claros" Diferencias by Alonso Mudarra
"Conde Claros" Diferencias by Luis Narvaez
Six Variations on a Pavane by Luis Milan (1955) by Joaquin Nin-Culmell
(without intermission)

A Trio of Musical Pairs 

Studley Theatre, SUNY New Paltz; 

Bard Hall, Bard College (2002) 

Prelude from Cello Suite No. 4 by J. S. Bach*

Five Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti* 

first intermission 

8 pieces from "Musica Ricercata" by Gyorgy Ligeti* 

"Usher" Waltz by Nikita Koshkin 

second intermission 

Four pieces by Manuel Ponce: 

Preludio in the style of Weiss, Mazurka, "Por Ti Mi Corazon"  & Scherzino Mexicano 

Four pieces by Agustin Barrios "Mangore":

Preludio in E minor, Mazurka Apasionata,  "Cancion de la Hilandera" & Danza Paraguaya  


New Transcriptions for Guitar 

McKenna Theatre, SUNY New Paltz (2007) 

Two Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti* 

"Asturias" "Granada" "Cadiz" "Mallorca" "Sevilla" by Isaac Albeniz* 

intermission 

Sonata K. 332 by W. A. Mozart* 

"Elite Syncopations" by Scott Joplin*

"Golliwog's Cakewalk" by Claude Debussy* 

"Rialto Ripples" by George Gershwin & Will Donaldson*

"Dizzy Fingers" by Zez Confrey*  


Musical Pairs

Live at the Library music series,

Woodstock, NY (2011)

Fantasia No. 12 by Alonso Mudarra

Pavana in A by Luis Milan

Bouree from Suite BWV 996 by J. S. Bach*

Sonata Kk. 322 by Domenico Scarlatti*

Etude in C Op. 6 No. 8 by Fernando Sor

Estudio in A minor Op. 60 No. 17 by Mateo Carcassi

Prelude in A by Manuel Ponce

Fandanguillo from Suite Castellana by Federico Moren Torroba

"Greensleeves" - Anon./arr. Francis Cutting

"She's Leaving Home" by Lennon & McCartney/arr. Dinger*


A Celebration of Agustin Barrios "Mangore" 

Shepard Recital Hall, SUNY New Paltz (2011) 

"Oracion Por Todos" & "Las Abejas" by Barrios

"Capricho Arabe" by Francisco Tarrega

"Mazurka Apassionata" & "La Catedral" by Barrios 

first intermission 

Loure by J. S. Bach 

Prelude Op. 28 No. 20 by Frederic Chopin

Minuet by Ludwig van Beethoven 

Minuet, Preludio & Gavota al Estilo Antiguo by Barrios 

Tarantella by Levino Albano Conceicao/Barrios 

second intermission 

Fandanguillo by Joaquin Turina 

"Un Sueno en la Floresta" by Barrios 

Pericon by Pablo Podesta/Barrios  


A Tribute to Andres Segovia on the 120th Anniversary of his Birth Old Dutch Church, Kingston, N.Y. (2013) 

Pavana No. 2 by Luis Milan 

Passacaille by Robert de Visee (rev. Segovia) 

Gavottes 1 & 2 from Cello Suite No. 6 by J. S. Bach (arr. Segovia) 

Etude "Segovia No. 15" by Fernando Sor 

"Melodie" by Edvard Grieg (arr. Segovia)

"Adelita" by Francisco Tarrega

Fandanguillo by Federico Moreno Torroba

Prelude No. 7 by Manuel Ponce 

"Remembranza" Estudio by Andres Segovia

"Segovia" Op. 29 by Albert Roussel 

(without intermission) 


"Love, Jealousy & Despair" and the Guitar

Shepard Recital Hall, SUNY New Paltz; 

Bard Hall, Bard College (2014) 

Fantasy on Themes from Verdi's "La Traviata" by Francisco Tarrega 

"Romeo & Juliet" Fantasy-Overture by Pyotr Ilytch Tchaikovsky* 

intermission 

Milonga from "24 South American Pieces" by Jorge Cardoso 

Tango from "Three Spanish Pieces" by Emilio Pujol 

Milonga from "Suite del Plata" No. 1 by Maximo Diego Pujol 

"Verano Porteno" Tango & "Milonga del Angel" by Astor Piazzolla 

"Tango en Skai" by Roland Dyens  

An Afternoon with the Classics 

Christ Episcopal Church, Greenville, N.Y. (2015) 

Two Fantasias by Alonso Mudarra* 

"Greensleeves" arranged by Francis Cutting

"Capricho Harpeado por la Cruz" by Gaspar Sanz* 

"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" by J. S. Bach (arr. Foster) 

"The Wizard of Oz" Fantasy by Gregory Dinger, based on music by Harold Arlen & Herbert Stothart 

intermission 

5 pieces from "Castles of Spain" by Federico Moreno Torroba 

"White Christmas" Fantasia by Gregory Dinger, based on the song by Irving Berlin  


Popular Goes Classical 

Shepard Recital Hall, SUNY New Paltz, N.Y. (2016) 

16th Century Suite: 

"Dove Son Quei Fieri Occhi" - Anon. Italian*

"Cancion del Emperador" (Josquin's "Mille Regretz") arranged by Luis Narvaez

"Greensleeves" arranged by Francis Cutting "Se Io m'Accorgo" - Anon. Italian* 

"Guardame Las Vacas" Diferencias by Luis Narvaez 

Fantasy & Variations on a Scottish Air by Fernando Sor 

"Grand Fantasie of American Songs" compiled & arranged by William Foden 

intermission 

"The Wizard of Oz" Fantasy by Gregory Dinger, based on music by Harold Arlen & Herbert Stothart 

"Bohemian Rhapsody" by Freddie Mercury* 

2 Beatles Songs:  

"She's Leaving Home" (Lennon & McCartney) 

& "Here Comes The Sun" (Harrison)*  


Greg Dinger & Friends 

Mid-Hudson Classical Guitar Society, 

Morton Library, Rhinecliff, N.Y . (2017) 

Two Fantasias by Alonso Mudarra* 

Capricho "Harpeado por la Cruz" & Canarios by Gaspar Sanz* 

Prelude BWV 999 by J. S. Bach*
Sonata Kk. 531 by Domenico Scarlatti* 

3 Etudes: 

Op. 35 No. 9 by Fernando Sor,* 

Op. 18 No. 4 & Op. 19 No. 2 by Jean-Delphin Alard* 

Spanish Dance No. 5 "Andaluza" by Enrique Granados* 

"Por Maria" - Pericon by Pablo Podesta/arr. Agustin Barrios* 

"Besame Mucho" by Consuelo Velazquez* 

intermission 

with violist Anastasia Solberg: 

"Suite Castellana" by Federico Moreno Torroba*

Four Pieces from "Kinderscenen" by Robert Schumann* 

with flutist Marisa Trees: 

"Shenandoah" - traditional American tune* 

Variations, Passacaglia & Fugue on "House of the Rising Sun" by Gregory Dinger 

flute, viola & guitar: 

"Here Comes the Sun" Fantasy* (based on the song by George Harrison)  


* original transcription or arrangement by Gregory Dinger

several duos & a trio

two guitars...


The Parnassus Guitar Duo

Dwight Hall at Perkins School for the Blind, Worcester, MA (1980)

4 Sonatas:  Kk. 158 & 159 and  380 & 381

by Domenico Scarlatti*

Fantasias Nos. 6, 9 & 18 (Niels Waller, solo guitar)

by Francesco Milano

Le Sixieme Ordre (suite) by Francois Couperin*

"Campanas del Alba" (Greg Dinger, solo guitar)

by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza

Sonata No. 50 Hob. XVI/37 by Franz Joseph Haydn*

(without intermission)


Pucker Safrai Gallery, Boston MA

4 Sonatas:  Kk. 162, 466, 380 & 381 by Domenico Scarlatti*

Sevilla (Greg Dinger, solo guitar) by Isaac Albeniz*

Prelude from Lute Suite No. 3 (Niels Waller, solo guitar) by J. S. Bach

4 Rondeaux from Le Sixieme Ordre by Francois Couperin*

Sonata No. 50 Hob. XVI/37 by Franz Joseph Haydn*

(without intermission)


voice & guitar...


with Mary Dietrich:

Shawangunk Chamber Music Series,

Pine Bush (1981)

"Ave Maria" by Franz Schubert*

"Nun Wandre, Maria" by Hugo Wolff*

Preludio & Balleto in the style of Weiss by Manuel Ponce (solo guitar)

Sarabande, Bourree & Double 

from Partita No. 1 (solo guitar) by J. S. Bach

Aria from Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos

intermission

"Campanas del Alba" (solo guitar)

by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza

Fandanguillo (solo guitar) by Joaquin Turina

Notturno & Madronos (solo guitar)

by Federico Moreno Torroba

Four Songs from "Seguidillas Boleras" by Fernando Sor


with Anita Shamansky:

Art- and Popular-Source Songs 

from the 16th through 20th Centuries
The Sheeley House, High Falls, N.Y.; 

"Manor Lake" in Kingston, N.Y. (2013)
"Dove Son Quei Fieri Occhi" (solo guitar) - Anon. Italian 16th c.
Three songs by John Dowland:  

"Come Again, Sweet Love Doth Now Invite" "Come Heavy Sleep"

& "What If I Never Speed"
"Lascia Che Pianga" by G. F. Handel*
"Music For a While" by Henry Purcell*
"Bist Du Bei Mir" by J. S. Bach*
Variations on a Theme by Mozart (solo guitar) by Fernando Sor
"Vaga Luna Che Inargenti" by Vincenzo Bellini*
"Leise Flehen Meine Lieder (Standchen)"
& "Heidenroslein" by Franz Schubert*
"Es Muss Ein Wunderbares Sein" by Franz Liszt*
intermission
Two Mexican pieces for solo guitar:
"Estrellita" by Manuel Ponce & "Besame Mucho" by Consuelo Velasquez*
"Nana" & "Cancion" from "Seven Popular Spanish Songs" 

by Manuel De Falla*
"Le Rossignol" & "J'ai Descendu" from "Four French Folk Songs" 

by Matyas Seiber
"The Sally Gardens" - traditional English
"Ye Banks and Braes" - traditional Scottish*
"Shenandoah" (solo guitar) - anon. American tune/setting by G. Dinger*
"Deep River" - traditional American spiritual/setting by H. T. Burleigh*
"He Loves And She Loves" & "Porgy, I's Your Woman Now"
by George Gershwin*


flute & guitar...


with Pauline Mancuso:

Roosevelt & Vanderbilt Historic Site (1982)

2 Sonatas:  L. 438 & Kk. 9 by Domenico Scarlatti*

Prelude No. 8 "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair"*

Arabesque No. 2*

"Syrinx" (solo flute)

by Claude Debussy

Mazurka Apasionata & Estudio de Concierto

(solo guitar)

by Agustin Barrios

Duo Concertante Op. 85 by Mauro Giuliani

intermission

Fantasia in A by G. P. Telemann

Sonata Op. 1 No. 1 by J. B. Loeillet

Canon by Johann Pachelbel

Gigue (solo flute) by J. S. Bach

Prelude from Cello Suite No. 1

(solo guitar) by J. S. Bach*

Four Catalonian Songs - arr. Charles Duncan

Entr'Acte by Jacques Ibert


with Melissa Sweet:

Art Gallery, SUNY Ulster (1990)

Serenade Op. 109 by Ferdinand Carulli

Andante from Sonata K. 545 by W. A. Mozart*

Caprichio Arabe (solo guitar) by Francisco Tarrega

Berceuse Op. 16 by Gabriel Faure

Prelude No. 8 "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair"

by Claude Debussy*

"The Exstatic Shepherd" (solo flute)

by Cyril Scott

Prelude No. 4 (solo guitar) by H. Villa-Lobos

"Six Dances Pour Syrinx" by Yvonne Desportes

2 Sonatas:  Kk. 208 & 322 by Domenico Scarlatti*

Fantasie by G. P. Telemann

(without intermission)


as Interlude:


Mohonk Mountain House (1993)

Entrance of the Queen of Sheba from "Solomon" by G. F. Handel

Prelude No. 8 "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair"

by Claude Debussy*

Entr'Acte by Jacques Ibert

Granada (solo guitar) by Isaac Albeniz*

"Carmen" Fantasy by Georges Bizet/arr. F. Borne*

3 songs from "Phantom of the Opera" by Andrew Lloyd Webber*

"The Cascades" by Scott Joplin*
(without intermission)


Philipstown Concerts, Cold Spring, NY (1995)

Sinfonia from "Solomon" by G. F. Handel*

Sonata in A minor by G. F. Handel*

Passacaglia (solo guitar) by S. L. Weiss

Arioso from Concerto BWV 1056 by J. S. Bach*

"Hamburg" Sonata by C. P. E. Bach*

intermission

four songs:

"Plaisir d'Amour" by G. Martini/arr. Noad

"Standchen" by Franz Schubert*

"Beautiful Dreamer" by Stephen Foster

"Annie's Song" by John Denver*

Variations on "Dixie" (solo guitar) by Justin Holland

"Hush You Bye" & "The House Carpenter"

from "Mountain Songs" by Robert Beaser

"A Gershwin Medley" arr. Gregory Dinger


The Elegance of Flute & Guitar
Holy Cross Church, Kingston, N.Y. (2000)
"Hamburg" Sonata in G major by C. P. E. Bach
Grand Sonata in A major by Mauro Giuliani
intermission
"The Memory of a Dance" by John Duarte
Vals Op. 8 No. 4 (solo guitar) by Agustin Barrios
"Piece en forme de Habanera" by Maurice Ravel*
"La Milonga" from "Tango Americano" by Christopher Caliendo
Valse from "Trois Morceaux" Op. 116 by Benjamin Godard*


as Cantilena:

Music from Around The World
The Senate House Summer Concert Series Kingston, N.Y.  (2002)
Serenade by Ferdinand Carulli
Two Sonatas by Domenico Scarlatti*
Caprice No. 23 (solo flute) by Niccolo Paganini
"Cantilena" from Sonata by Francis Poulenc*
Entr'Acte by Jacques Ibert
first intermission
"Haru No Umi" by Michio Miyagi*
"African Sketch" No. 3 (solo guitar) by Dusan Bogdanovic
Greek Dance "Sousta" (solo guitar) by Dimitris Fampas
Andante from Sonata for Flute & Guitar by Nikita Koshkin
"Celtic Suite" - traditional British Isles; setting by Greg Dinger*
second intermission
Menuet & "Dance of the Blessed Spirits" by C. W. Gluck*
Siciliana from Flute Sonata No. 2 by J. S. Bach*
Aria from "Bachianas Brasilieras" No. 5 by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Two pieces from "Musiques Populaire Bresiliennes" by Celso Machado
"Progresiones para Pauline" by Jose Luis Merlin

Music of the Night
Kleinert-James Gallery, Woodstock, N.Y. (2003)
"Un Sueno en la Floresta" by Agustin Barrios*
"Merlin's Dream" (solo guitar) by Nikita Koshkin
"Dream Travels" by Gary Shocker
"Apres Un Reve" by Gabriel Faure*
intermission
"Night Soliloquy" by Kent Kennan
"Clair de Lune" from "Suite Bergamesque" 

by Claude Debussy*
"Night Flight" (solo flute) by Geoffrey Kidde
"Hush-You-Bye" Fantasia from "Mountain Songs" by Robert Beaser
"Nightclub 1960" from "Histoire du Tango" by Astor Piazzolla

Inspired By Nature
Kleinert-James Arts Center 

Woodstock, N.Y. (2005)
"Shenandoah" - anon. American tune; setting by Richard Patterson
"Distribucao de Flores" by Heitor Villa-Lobos
Three pieces from "Celestials" by Robert Baksa
"Rafaga" (solo guitar) by Joaquin Turina
"Haro No Umi" by Michio Miyagi
intermission
"The Swan" from "Carnival of the Animals" by Camille Saint-Saens*
"Le Papillon" Op. 77 by Gabriel Faure*
Three pieces from "For the Instruction of Singing Birds" (solo flute) 

by Richard Rodney Bennett
3 solo guitar pieces:
"El Abejorro" by Emilio Pujol  

"Las Abejas" by Agustin Barrios  & "El Colibri" by Julio Sagreras
"Azulao" by Jaime Ovalle
"O Cacador" by Laurindo Almeida
"O Canto do Cysne Negro" by Heitor Villa-Lobos*


violin & guitar... 


with Akiko Kamigawara:   


Music of Two Eras 

"Highpoint" in Shokan, N.Y. (2015) 

Sonata Concertante in A major by Niccolo Paganini 

Etude Op. 19 No. 2 (solo guitar) by Jean-Delphin Alard* 

"Romanza Andaluz" & "Zapateado" by Pablo de Sarasate* 

intermission 

Sonata No. 3 (solo violin) by Eugene Ysaye 

Two pieces from "Knickknacks" (2000) by George Tsontakis* 

Five pieces from "Musica Ricercata" by Gyorgy Ligeti* 

Cantabile by Niccolo Paganini 


with flute & cello...


with Marisa Trees & Ling Kwan:


Benefit for Woodstock Chamber Orchestra

The Sheeley House, High Falls (2012)

"Conde Claros" Diferencias (solo guitar) by Alonso Mudarra

"Espanoletas" (solo guitar) by Gaspar Sanz

Sonata Kk. 322 (trio) by Domenico Scarlatti*

"Suite Castellana" (cello & guitar) by Federico Moreno Torroba*

Aria from Bachianas Brasilieras No. 5

(cello & guitar) by Heitor Villa-Lobos

intermission

"Cafe 1930" from "Histoire du Tango"

(flute & guitar) by Astor Piazzolla

3 pieces from "Musiques Populaires Bresilienne"

(flute & guitar) by Celso Machado

Variations on a Gershwin Theme (solo guitar) by Jorge Morel

Four Catalonian Songs (trio) - Anon. arr. Llobet/Duncan*

"Farruca" from "the Three-Cornered Hat"

(trio) by Manuel de Falla*

  
* original arrangement by Gregory Dinger

Arabesque & SAGAD trios & CMR consort

flute, bassoon & guitar...


The Arabesque Trio    

at "Clifton" in Saugerties, N.Y. (1989) 

Concerto in D major by Antonio Vivaldi*

"Nortena" (solo guitar) by Jorge Gomez Crespo

Choros No. 1 (solo guitar) by Heitor Villa-Lobos

Trio in E major by Joseph Kreutzer 

Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 by J. S. Bach*

Two "Mountain Songs" (flute & guitar) by Robert Beaser

Suite from "The Nutcracker" by P. I. Tchaikovsky* 

(no intermission) 


Men's Club of Hebrew Tabernacle, 

Washington Heights, N.Y. (1994) 

Concerto in D major by Antonio Vivaldi* 

Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 by J. S. Bach*

Hornpipe from "Water Music" by G. F. Handel*

Pavanas & Canarios (solo guitar) by Gaspar Sanz

Spanish Dance No. 5 "Andaluza" by Enrique Granados*

Four Catalonian Songs (bassoon & guitar); setting by Charles Duncan* 

Arabesque No. 2 by Claude Debussy* 

Prelude No. 8 "The Girl With The Flaxen Hair"

(flute & guitar) by Claude Debussy* 

Suite from "The Nutcracker" by Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky* 

(no intermission) 


Holy Cross Church, 

Kingston, N.Y. (1999) 

Allegro from "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by W. A. Mozart* 

"Italian Concerto"  by J. S. Bach* 

"El Condor Pasa" (solo guitar) arr. Jorge Morel

"Cafe 1930" from "Histoire du Tango" 

(flute & guitar) by Astor Piazzolla 

"Granada" (bassoon & guitar) by Isaac Albeniz*

"Ritual Fire Dance" from "El Amor Brujo" by Manuel de Falla* 

intermission 

Arabesque No. 1,  Reverie & Arabesque No. 2 by Claude Debussy* 

Six Roumanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok*

Two pieces from "Musica Ricercata" by Gyorgy Ligeti*

Polovetsian Dance from "Prince Igor" by Alexandre Borodin*

"Trepak" Dance from "The Nutcracker" by Pyotr Ilyitch Tchaikovsky*   


S. F. B. Morse Historic Site Summer Concerts 

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (2001) 

Hornpipe from "Water Music" by G. F. Handel*

Arioso from Concerto BWV 1056 by J. S. Bach*

Three Two-Part Inventions by J. S. Bach* 

Adagio by Tomaso Albinoni* 

Concerto in D major by Antonio Vivaldi* 

first intermission 

Pavane by Gabriel Faure* 

Spanish Dance No. 12 "Arabesca" by Enrique Granados* 

Gymnopedie No. 1 (bassoon & guitar) by Erik Satie*

Entr'Acte (flute & guitar) by Jacques Ibert 

Reverie by Claude Debussy* 

"Ritual Fire Dance" from "El Amor Brujo" by Manuel de Falla* 

second intermission 

"Peer Gynt" Suite No. 1 by Edvard Grieg*

"Usher" Waltz (solo guitar) by Nikita Koshkin

Three pieces from "Musica Ricercata" by Gyorgy Ligeti* 

Three Preludes by George Gershwin*   


Andes Musical Moments presents

home of Leigh Infield, Andes, NY (2002)

Allegro from "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" by W. A. Mozart*

Air from Suite No. 3 by J. S. Bach*

"Alla Hornpipe" from "Water Music" by G. F. Handel*

2 Spanish Dances:  No. 5 "Andaluza"

& No. 12 "Arabesca" by Enrique Granados*

6 Rumanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok*

intermission

"La Catedral" (solo guitar) by Agustin Barrios

3 Pieces from "Musica Ricercata" by Gyorgy Ligeti*

"Eleanor Rigby" from "Revolver"

by John Lennon & Paul McCartney*

"Ritual Fire Dance" from "El Amor Brujo" by Manuel de Falla*


Hudson Valley Classical Guitar Society 

at Unison, New Paltz, N.Y. (2004) 

All-Spanish Program 

Spanish Dance No. 5 "Andaluza" by Enrique Granados* 

"Farruca" from "The Three-Cornered Hat" by Manuel de Falla* 

Four solo guitar pieces: 

Fandanguillo by Joaquin Turina 

Zapateado by Regino Sainz de la Maza 

Bolero by Eduardo Sainz de la Maza 

Zapateado from "Three Spanish Pieces" by Joaquin Rodrigo

Adagio from "Concierto de Aranjuez" by Joaquin Rodrigo* 

"Ritual Fire Dance" from "El Amor Brujo" by Manuel de Falla* 

(no intermission) 


The Fountains at Millbrook, NY (2005)

"Alla Hornpipe" from "Water Music" by G. F. Handel*

Air from Suite No. 3 by J. S. Bach*

The Prince of Denmark's March by Jeremiah Clarke*

Guitar Concerto by Antonio Vivaldi*

intermission

four dances:

"Natalia" - Vals Venezolano (solo guitar) by Antonio Lauro

Spanish Dance No. 5 "Andaluza" by Enrique Granados*

Polovetsian Dance from "Prince Igor" by Alexandre Borodin*

"Maruntel" from Rumanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok*

Three Prelude by George Gershwin*

Two Beatles songs by Lennon & McCartney:

"Because" & "When I'm 64"

"Elite Syncopations" by Scott Joplin*


Music of France and Spain

presented by Millbrook Arts Group

at the Millbrook Library (2012)

Pavan Op. 50 by Gabriel Faure*

Reverie & Arabesque No. 2 by Claude Debussy*

Gymnopedie No. 1 (bassoon & guitar) by Erik Satie*

Entr'Acte (flute & guitar) by Jacques Ibert

"Segovia" Op. 29 (solo guitar) by Albert Roussel

"Farruca" from "The Three-Cornered Hat"by Manuel de Falla*

Spanish Dance No. 12 "Arabesca"by Enrique Granados*

Four Catalonian Songs - Anon./arr. Llobet/Duncan*

"Ritual Fire Dance" from "El Amor Brujo"by Manuel de Falla*

(without intermission)


Lunch 'N' Listen music series

Poughkeepsie, NY 2012)

Baroque & Spanish Music

Alla Hornpipe from Water Music by G. F. Handel*

Arioso from Concerto BWV 1056 by J. S. Bach*

three pieces by Bach:

Corrente from Flute Partita (solo flute)

Sarabande from Cello Suite No. 6 (solo bassoon)

Gavotte en Rondeau* from Lute Suite No. 4 (solo guitar)

Sonata Kk. 96 by Domenico Scarlatti*

Spanish Dance No. 5 "Andaluza" by Enrique Granados*

Four Catalonian Songs - anon./arr. Llobet/revised Duncan*

Farruca from "The Three-Cornered Hat") by Manuel de Falla

(no intermission)


Newburgh Free Library (2008) 

Spanish Dance No. 5 "Andaluza" by Enrique Granados* 

Sonata Kk. 380 by Domenico Scarlatti* 

"Fur Elise" Bagatelle by Ludwig van Beethoven*

"Traumerie" from "Kinderscenen" by Robert Schumann* 

Rondo "alla turca" from Piano Sonata K. 332 by W. A. Mozart* 

intermission 

"Farruca" from "The Three-Cornered Hat" by Manuel de Falla* 

"The Gift To Be Simple" - anon. American tune setting by G. Dinger* 

Three Preludes by George Gershwin* 

Three Beatles Songs by Lennon & McCartney* 

Arabesque No. 2 by Claude Debussy*   

check out video of the trio playing this piece 

in 2011 as a download below


Lunch 'N' Listen Noontime Concerts 

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. (2013)

& The Fountains at Millbrook (2013) 

Hornpipe from "Water Music" by G. F. Handel*

Air from Orchestral Suite No. 3 by J. S. Bach*

Sonata Kk. 322 by Domenico Scarlatti* 

"Cafe 1930" from "Histoire du Tango" (flute & guitar) by Astor Piazzolla 

"Besame Mucho" (solo guitar) by Consuelo Velasquez* 

Tango Op. 165 No. 2 (bassoon & guitar) by Isaac Albeniz* 

"The Water Is Wide" - anon. American tune setting by Luigi Zanninelli* 

"Simple Gifts" - anon. American tune; setting by G. Dinger 

"Shenandoah" - anon. American tune; setting by G. Dinger* 

"Ashokan Farewell" by Jay Ungar* 

(no intermission) 


other ensembles...


The SAGAD Trio (viola, cello & guitar)   

International Center for a Culture of Compassion Ellenville N.Y. (2013) 

"Play, Fiddle, Play" by E. Deutsch & A. Altman*

Passacaglia on Gershwin's "The Man I Love" by Gregory Dinger* 

"Le Basque" by Marin Marais* 

Four Catalonian Songs (cello & guitar); setting by Charles Duncan* 

"Someone To Watch Over Me" by George Gershwin*

Valse Sentimentale Op. 51 No. 6 (cello & guitar) by P. I Tchaikovsky* 

Prelude No. 1 (solo guitar) by Heitor Villa-Lobos 

"Swanee" by George Gershwin* 

"Suite Castellana" (viola & guitar) by Federico Moreno Torroba*

"Shenandoah" - anon. American tune; setting by G. Dinger* 

"Here Comes The Sun" Fantasia by by Gregory Dinger

(based on the song by George Harrison)* 

"Ave Maria" on a Prelude by Bach (viola & guitar) by Charles Gounod*

Christmas Song Suite - traditional* 

(without intermission)   


"Pops" Program

Thompson House, Rhinebeck (2014)

"Ain't Misbehanin'" by Waller & Razaf*

"Someone to Watch Over Me" & "Swanee" by George Gershwin*

"And I Love Her" by Lennon & McCartney*

"Shenandoah" - anon. American; setting by Gregory Dinger*

"Besame Mucho" (solo guitar) by Consuelo Velazquez*

"A Time For Us" from "Romeo & Juliet" by Nino Rota*

"Istanbul, Not Constantinople" by Simon & Kennedy*

"If I Fell" by Lennon & McCartney*

"Ave Maria on a Bach Prelude" (viola & guitar) by Charles Gounod*

Four Catalonian Songs (cello & guitar) - anon. arr. Llobet/Duncan*

"Play, Fiddle, Play" by Deutsch & Altman (arr. C. Solberg)

"Summertime* & "'S Wonderful" by George Gershwin*

(without intermission)


International Center for a Culture of Compassion / MISU

Concerts at the Barn #3, Ellenville (2014)

"Voices of the Baroque and Beyond"


with Stephanie Backofen, soprano

Passacaglia from Suite in G minor by G. F. Handel*

Passacaglia on Gershwin's "The Man I Love" by G. Dinger

"Sebben Crudele" by Antonio Caldara*

"Il Mio Bel Fuoco" by Benedetto Marcello*

Guitar Concerto in D by Anontio Vivaldi*

"Ach, dass nicht die letzte Studnde" BWV 439 by J. S. Bach

Cantata "Pur al fin gentil Viola" by A. Ariosti

arr. Solberg/Dinger

 "When I Am Laid In Earth" by Henry Purcell

Sonata in E minor (viola & cello) by Alessandro Scarlatti

"Lascia ch'io pianga" (voice & guitar) by G. F. Handel*

"Fammi Volare Fino all Luna" by Burt Howard/arr. "Quincipio" Jones*


The Catskill Mountain Renaissance Ensemble 

(recorders, viola da gamba, guitar, percussion)

Music From Around The Olde World 

The Sheeley House, High Falls, N.Y. (2010) 

"If Ye Love Me" by Thomas Tallis 

"Greensleeves" - arranged by Thomas Cutting 

"Flow My Tears" by John Dowland 

"What Then Is Love But Mourning" by Philip Rosseter 

"Come, Heavy Sleep" by John Dowland

"Watkin's Ale" & "Gray's Inn" - Anon. English 

"O Doulce Amour" & "Tant Que Vivray" by Claude de Semirsy* 

Pavanne, Galliard & Two Bransles de Champagne - Anon. French 

Largo from Sonata in F major by G. P. Telemann

Gavottes from Cello Suite No. 6 by J. S. Bach*

"Tu Pauperum Refugium" by Josquin Despres

"Een Vrolic Wessen" by H. Isaac & "Ein Frolich Wesenn" by J. Obrecht

intermission 

Five Dance Tunes - Anon. Irish 17th & 18th c. 

Suite of Italian 16th c. Lute Pieces (solo guitar): Anon./transcr. Chilesotti

Three Italian Renaissance Dances - Anon. 

Six Roumanian Folk Dances by Bela Bartok*

"Morenica Da Me Un Beso" by Juan Vasquez

"Recuerdos de la Alhambra" by Francisco Tarrega* 

"Canarios" by Gaspar Sanz*   


Benvenuto Primavera:

Music of the Season of Spring and the Rebirth of Nature 

The Sheeley House, High Falls, NY;  

United Reservoir Methodist Church, Shokan, NY (2011) 

"Ma Fin Est Mon Commencement" by Guillaume de Machaut 

"De Lusteliucke Mey" by Loyset Compere 

"Primavera" Vals by Agustin Barrios*  

"Der Nussbaum" by Robert Schumann* 

Two Elizabethan songs: 

"So Beautie On the Waters Stood" by Alfonso Ferrabosco  

"The Lowest Trees Have Tops" by John Dowland 

"The Water Is Wide":  anon. American tune setting by Luigi Zaninelli* 

Two 17th c. English Dance Tunes: 

"The Nymphs Dance" by W. Brade & "The Satyrs Masque" by R. Johnson 

intermission 

"Le Coucou" by Louis-Claude Daquin*  

"Le Rossignol":  Anon. French 17th c. 

"El Abejorro" (solo guitar) by Emilio Pujol  

"El Grillo" by Josquin Despres 

three anon. Irish tunes:  

"The Strawberry Blossom,"  

"The Flowers in the Valley" & "The Garden of Daisies" 

"Shenandoah":  anon. American tune setting by Greg Dinger* 

reprise:  "Ma Fin Est Mon Commencement" 

by Guillaume de Machaut 

Two Beatles songs:  

"Mother Nature's Son" by Lennon & McCartney*

& "Here Comes The Sun" by G. Harrison*   


* original arrangement by Gregory Dinger 

video of the arabesque trio

The Arabesque Trio

Barbara Rizek, flute

Chris Eberle, bassoon

& Greg Dinger, guitar

playing "Reverie" by Claude Debussy

in concert at The Fountains, Millbrook, NY (2011)