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The Best Of Lagq / Los Angeles Guitar Quartet


Release Date: 09/22/1998 
Label:  Delos   Catalog #: 1607   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Aaron CoplandCount BasiePeter Ilyich TchaikovskyManuel de Falla,   ... 
Performer:  Scott TennantJohn DearmanAndrew YorkWilliam Kanengiser
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 1 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet has long been hailed by music lovers as a great idea successfully realized: combine four guitarists, each an outstanding soloist and composer/arranger - Bill Kanengiser, Scott Tennant, Andrew York and John Dearman - and you have a critically-acclaimed quartet. Delos has chosen just a few of LAGQ's 'best' for this release. The CD exhibits the fantastic breadth and versatility of the foursome: from classical to jazz, world music to original compositions, the LAGQ has mastered them all. Mid-line pricing makes the Quartet's music accessible, and the inside booklet provides information on other LAGQ recordings so that the new fan can further explore the artistry of the LAGQ. The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet has long been hailed by music lovers as a great idea successfully realized: combine four guitarists, each an outstanding soloist and composer/arranger - Bill Kanengiser, Scott Tennant, Andrew York and John Dearman - and you have a critically-acclaimed quartet. Delos has chosen just a few of LAGQ's 'best' for this release. The CD exhibits the fantastic breadth and versatility of the foursome: from classical to jazz, world music to original compositions, the LAGQ has mastered them all. Mid-line pricing makes the Quartet's music accessible, and the inside booklet provides information on other LAGQ recordings so that the new fan can further explore the artistry of the LAGQ. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes - no 4, Hoe-down by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Scott Tennant (Guitar), John Dearman (Guitar), Andrew York (Guitar),
William Kanengiser (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 28 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: William Kanengiser 
2. Jumpin' at the woodside by Count Basie
Performer:  William Kanengiser (Guitar), Scott Tennant (Guitar), Andrew York (Guitar),
John Dearman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1939; USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 0 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew York 
3. Nutcracker, Op. 71: no 13, Act 2 - Waltz of the Flowers by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performer:  William Kanengiser (Guitar), Scott Tennant (Guitar), Andrew York (Guitar),
John Dearman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1892; Russia 
Length: 5 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew York 
4. El amor brujo: Danza del juego del amor by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  William Kanengiser (Guitar), Scott Tennant (Guitar), Andrew York (Guitar),
John Dearman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Length: 2 Minutes 18 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: William Kanengiser 
5. El amor brujo: Danza rituel del fuego "Ritual Fire Dance" by Manuel de Falla
Performer:  John Dearman (Guitar), Andrew York (Guitar), Scott Tennant (Guitar),
William Kanengiser (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1914-1915; Spain 
Length: 3 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jan Krouse 
6. Black Horse Troop by John Philip Sousa
Performer:  Andrew York (Guitar), Scott Tennant (Guitar), William Kanengiser (Guitar),
John Dearman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1924; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 11 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew York 
7. Capriol Suite: 5th movement, Pieds-en-l'air by Peter Warlock
Performer:  John Dearman (Guitar), Andrew York (Guitar), Scott Tennant (Guitar),
William Kanengiser (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: William Kanengiser 
8. Capriol Suite: 6th movement, Mattachins by Peter Warlock
Performer:  John Dearman (Guitar), Andrew York (Guitar), Scott Tennant (Guitar),
William Kanengiser (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1926; England 
Length: 0 Minutes 57 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: William Kanengiser 
9. Shenandoah by Traditional
Performer:  Scott Tennant (Guitar), William Kanengiser (Guitar), John Dearman (Guitar),
Andrew York (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Written: USA 
Length: 2 Minutes 51 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Andrew York 
10. Appalachian Spring: Simple Gifts by Aaron Copland
Performer:  John Dearman (Guitar), Andrew York (Guitar), Scott Tennant (Guitar),
William Kanengiser (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1944-1945; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 4 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: William Kanengiser 
11. Rodeo: Four Dance Episodes - no 2, Corral Nocturne by Aaron Copland
Performer:  Andrew York (Guitar), John Dearman (Guitar), William Kanengiser (Guitar),
Scott Tennant (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1942; USA 
Length: 3 Minutes 19 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: William Kanengiser 
12. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 4 in D major, G 448 "Fandango": Introduction by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  William Kanengiser (Guitar), John Dearman (Guitar), Andrew York (Guitar),
Scott Tennant (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
Length: 1 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Sparks 
13. Quintet for Guitar and Strings no 4 in D major, G 448 "Fandango": Fandango by Luigi Boccherini
Performer:  William Kanengiser (Guitar), Scott Tennant (Guitar), Andrew York (Guitar),
John Dearman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: Classical 
Written: 1798; Spain 
Length: 4 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Jeremy Sparks 
14. My Lord of Oxenfordes Maske by Thomas Morley
Performer:  Andrew York (Guitar), John Dearman (Guitar), William Kanengiser (Guitar),
Scott Tennant (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1599; England 
Length: 1 Minutes 2 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Scott Tennant 
15. Canzoni et sonate (21): Canzon VI a 7 by Giovanni Gabrieli
Performer:  Scott Tennant (Guitar), William Kanengiser (Guitar), John Dearman (Guitar),
Andrew York (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Venice, Italy 
Length: 3 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: William Kanengiser 
16. Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051: Allegro by Johann Sebastian Bach
Performer:  John Dearman (Guitar), Andrew York (Guitar), Scott Tennant (Guitar),
William Kanengiser (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
Length: 5 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James F. Smith 
17. Estampes (3) for Piano: no 2, La soirée dans Grenade by Claude Debussy
Performer:  Scott Tennant (Guitar), William Kanengiser (Guitar), John Dearman (Guitar),
Andrew York (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; France 
Length: 4 Minutes 53 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: James F. Smith 
18. Main Street Electrical Parade "Baroque Hoedown" by Jean Jacques Perrey
Performer:  Andrew York (Guitar), William Kanengiser (Guitar), Scott Tennant (Guitar),
John Dearman (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1967 
Length: 5 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Notes: This work was composed in collaboration with Gershon Kingsley.
Arranged: Donald Fraser 
19. Terpsichore: Suite of Gavottes by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  John Dearman (Guitar), Scott Tennant (Guitar), Andrew York (Guitar),
William Kanengiser (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1612; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Dearman 
20. Terpsichore: Volte by Michael Praetorius
Performer:  John Dearman (Guitar), Andrew York (Guitar), Scott Tennant (Guitar),
William Kanengiser (Guitar)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Los Angeles Guitar Quartet
Period: Renaissance 
Written: by 1612; Germany 
Length: 2 Minutes 35 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: John Dearman 

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