Ben Verdery: From Bach to Hendrix

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Special Guest:
Ben Gillard on acoustic guitar

Ben Verdery:

Joaquin is Dreaming – Joaquin Soñando Martin Bresnick (b. 1946)

 Joaquin Imagines a Part of His History-Joaquin imaginarse una Parte de su Historia

 Joaquin Foresees a Future-Joaquin Preve un Futuro
 Joaquin is Sleeping, Joaquin is Dreaming-Joaquin durmiente, Joaquin Soñando

 (written for Benjamin Verdery)

Cello Suite No. 6, BWV 1012  Johann Sebastian Bach (1685–1750)
Prélude Arr. Benjamin Verdery 

Gottes Zeit ist die allerbeste Zeit, BWV 106

Prelude, Fugue and Allegro, BWV 998

Soepa Ingram Marshall (b. 1945)

 In Three movements: For electric classical guitar, digital delay, and loops

 (written for Benjamin Verdery)

I was talking to Palestrina when my mother told me Takemitsu was on the phone…An Homage to Leo Brouwer Benjamin Verdery (b. 1955)

For solo guitar and pre-recorded voice of Leo Brouwer (written in 2019-2020)

the rain falls equally on all things, a fantasy Benjamin Verdery (b. 1955)

(revised 2019)

rain clouds approach
in rain
separate drops fall together
heavy water
as the wind sings to the rain
after a rain (the smell, the mist)
the wind’s forgotten melody
partial recall of a storm
gentle rain underwater
liquid sunshine
rain returns
a downpour’s secret
the calming of the water
a child’s first rainbow
discovering the rain falls equally on all things

Three North American Songs Arr. Benjamin Verdery                                     

1- Kiss: Prince (1958-2016)
2- In Germany Before the War: Randy Newman (b. 1943)
3- Purple Haze: Jimi Hendrix (1942-1970)

Benjamin Verdery uses D’Addario strings and plays a guitar built by Greg Smallman

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