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Christopher Parkening:
The Great Recordings

A 2-CD collection of favorite recordings (“greatest hits”) by America’s preeminent guitar virtuoso in celebration of 25 years on the EMI Classics label.  Includes a 28-page commemorative CD booklet containing more than two dozen photos.


Disc One:

  • Fugue from Violin Sonata No. 1, BWV 1001 (J.S. Bach, trans. Andrés Segovia)
  • Estudio brillante (Francisco Tárrega)
  • Etude No. 1 in E minor (Heitor Villa-Lobos)
  • Recuerdos de la Alhambra (Tárrega)
  • Leyenda (Isaac Albéniz, trans. Andrés Segovia)
  • Romance (Anonymous, arr. Jack Marshall)
  • Rumores de la Caleta (Albéniz, arr. Christopher Parkening)
  • Capricho Árabe (Francisco Tárrega)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantana 147 (J.S. Bach, trans. Rick Foster)
  • Prelude No. 1 from Well-tempered Clavier (J.S. Bach, trans. Parkening)
  • Prelude No. 6 from Well-tempered Clavier (Bach, trans. Parkening)
  • Sleepers Awake from Cantata 140 (Back, trans. Parkening)
  • Allegro from Prelude, Fugue & Allegro (Bach, trans. John Williams)
  • Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata 208 (Bach, trans. Foster)
  • Les Barricades mystérieuses (François Couperin, arr. Parkening)
  • Preámbulo and Allegro vivo (Manuel Ponce)
  • Passacaglia (Sylvius Leopold Weiss, arr. Parkening)
  • The Girl with the Flaxen Hair (Claude Debussy, arr. Marshall)
  • Gymnopédie No. 1 (Erik Satie, arr. Parkening)
  • Empress of the Pagodas (Maurice Ravel, arr. Jerrold Hyman)
  • Afro-Cuban Lullaby (Traditional, arr. Marshall)

Disc Two:

  • Präludium from Fourth Lute Suite (Bach, trans. Parkening)
  • Fairest Lord Jesus (Trad., arr. Ronald Ravenscroft)
  • Praise Ye the Lord, K. 339 (W.A. Mozart, trans. Ravenscroft)
  • Simple Gifts (Trad., arr. Ravenscroft and John Sutherland)
  • Hymn of Christian Joy (Gordon Young, trans. Ravenscroft)
  • We Thank Thee, Lord from Cantata 29 (Bach, trans. Ravenscroft and Parkening)
  • Arioso from Cantata 156 (Bach, ad. Patrick Russ)
  • What God Hath Done from Cantata 99 (Bach, orch. William Walton, ad. Ravenscroft)
  • Canon (Georg Philipp Teleman, trans. Parkening)
  • Berceuse from Dolly Suite (Gabriel Fauré, trans. Russ)
  • Spanish Dance No. 1 from La Vida Brève (Manuel de Falla, arr. Russ)
  • Terezinha de Jesús (Villa-Lobos, trans. Emilio Pujol)
  • Prelude (in the Baroque style) (Ponce, trans. Ravenscroft)
  • Intermezzo from Goyescas (Enrique Granados, trans. Pujol)
  • Fugue from Prelude & Fugue No. 4 in E (Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco)
  • Evening Dance (Andrew York)
  • Variations on a Theme of Mozart (Fernando Sor, ed. Parkening)
  • Canarios (Gaspar Sanz, trans. Parkening)
  • La Maja de Goya (Enrique Granados, arr. Segovia/Miguel Llobet)
  • El Noi de la Mare (Trad., arr. Segovia/Llobet)
  • Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez (Joaquin Rodrigo)