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Hand: Odyssey


Release Date: 07/08/2016 
Label:  Panoramic   Catalog #: 5   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Frederic HandTraditionalChristoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Frederic HandDavid LeisnerJayna Nelson
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Frederic Hand has been influencing generations of guitarists throughout his impressive career. A longtime Metropolitan Opera guitarist and lutenist, he also enjoys a flourishing and award winning composing career. This album of Hand’s compositions hearkens to the tradition of the performer/composer- a role in which Hand has been thriving throughout his career. His compositions draw from a variety of inspirations, including Irish music, jazz, early music, and new age. Especially notable is the track For Julian. The work was composed in 2007 in honor of Julian Bream, who was Hand’s teacher while on a Fulbright Scholarship in England. The original composition is for eight course lute, but is performed for this recording on guitar for its Read more greater timbral variety. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Cantiga de Santa Maria by Frederic Hand
Performer:  Frederic Hand (Guitar)
2.
Prayer by Frederic Hand
Performer:  Frederic Hand (Guitar)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: Cuba 
3.
Sephardic Songs (4) by Frederic Hand
Performer:  Frederic Hand (Guitar)
4.
The water is wide by Traditional
Performer:  Frederic Hand (Guitar)
5.
Odyssey by Frederic Hand
Performer:  Frederic Hand (Guitar)
6.
Sophia's Journey by Frederic Hand
Performer:  Frederic Hand (Guitar)
7.
For Julian by Frederic Hand
Performer:  Frederic Hand (Guitar), David Leisner (Guitar)
8.
A Psalm of Thanksgiving, for flute & guitar by Frederic Hand
Performer:  Frederic Hand (Guitar), Jayna Nelson (Flute)
Written: 1995 
9.
Orfeo ed Euridice: Dance of the Blessed Spirits by Christoph W. Gluck
Performer:  Frederic Hand (Guitar)
Period: Classical 
Written: 1762/1774; Vienna, Austria 

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