Stefan Grasse: Guitar Works of John Maxwell Geddes

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Xolo CD 1040

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Stefan Grasse: Guitar Works of John Maxwell Geddes

with Yvonne Zehner

Xolo CD 1040

  1. Ane Buke o’ Courtlie Ayres
  2. Elegy
  3. Callanish V
  4. Callanish VI
  5. Stars over Carnac
  6. Nocturne
  7. Dances of the Scottish Court

German guitarist Stefan Grasse and guest duettist Yvonne Zehner explore the divergent musical world of septuagenarian Glasgow composer John Maxwell Geddes through his guitar music. Some of it amounts to delicate archaeological reconstructions of Renaissance melodies from the ?17th century Skene Manuscript ? Ane Buke O?Courtlie Ayres and Dances of the Scottish Court ? further transformed from Geddes? original brass quintet realisations into guitar duets by Philip Thorne. Then there ?are the original works ? the luminescent modernity of Callanish V & VI and Stars over Carnac, and the gently lyrical Nocturne. The performances are both robust and charming, and true to the freshness of Geddes? creative mind. (Ken Walton, Scotsman 7 March 2015)