2 Pepperberry Path
Brunswick, ME 04011
I have been playing and teaching the classical guitar for nearly 30 years. I am originally from South Africa and have perfomed extensively in South Africa , UK and the USA I. I am also a trained tenor and sing Folk, Broadway, Jazz and classical, if requested.
Here is an excerpt of a review from a wedding I played at last year."Brian is a professional of the utmost caliber, and a gentleman as well. I would recommend him most highly for any event, but his sensitivity to the needs of a wedding seems to be a special talent he possesses."
I play pre-ceremony, prelude music about 20min while the guests arrive and seat . Then processional music for parents, bridesmaids and finally the Bride.
I can play or sing interlude music Halleluia (Leonard Cohen), The Prayer, The Wedding Song(There is Love), Amazing Grace, Morning has broken, Ave Maria, Annies Song, Danny Boy. Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a wonderful world, Time to say Goodbye, Bridge over troubled water.
Recessional music - Wedding march or something modern or different.(Somewhere over the rainbow) Cocktail hour - Mixture of classical, contemporary, Brazilian, Flamenco and Spanish.
Here is some of my repertoire to play for your wedding. For the wedding processional - Mendelssohn's Wedding March - or Wagner's Bridal March. Pachebel's Canon in D major or anything else you would like. Please listen to my music samples.
For the guests as they arrive. Generally I play for 20 mins approx prior to the ceremony. Bach Jesu Joy of mans desiring. Rondo and Gavotte . Prelude from the 1st Cello suite and Little Prelude. Bouree in e minor, Air on a G string Vivaldi Autumn from Four seasons. Lute suite in Dmaj 3 movements. - Vivaldi
For meditative pieces during readings or while you sign the register Two beautifully romantic pieces Romance or Spanish Folk song or Recuerdos de la Alhambra(Memories of the Alhambra- a very old Moorish castle overlooking Granada in Spain. Two Pavanes (15th century stately dances ) by Luis Milan. Ave Maria (Schubert)Vocal or instrumental The Wedding song(There is love) vocal
For music afterwards. Cocktail hour/reception
Some standards including Beatles, flamenco and light jazz(Anji, Classical Gas standards),Latin American, Theme from the Deerhunter movie etc
Flamenco (Alegrias, Malaguena , Soleares, Rumba, Farruca, Fandango)
Villa- lobos Preludes and Studies (contemporary Brazilian classical guitar) Fernando Sor - Mozart Variations. albeniz - Asturias. Classical Gas, Anji and other Light Jazz. Swing, Ragtime and Blues pieces Cavatina - theme from the Deer Hunter Theme from Zorba the Greek Suite Espagnol - Gaspar Sanz Norwegian Wood - Beatles In My Life - Beatles Here comes the Sun - Beatles When I'm 64 - Beatles Somewhere over the Rainbow (vocal or instrumental)
Latin American music Samba, bossa nova, rumba ,tango. Celtic music(laments, Jigs and reels). Ave Maria (Schubert)Vocal or instrumental The Wedding song(There is love) vocal Danny boy Vocal or instrumental If I were a carpenter -vocal Somewhere over the rainbow/ What a wonderful world - vocal Bridge over troubled water - vocal Annie's song - Vocal When I need you - vocal The Lords prayer - vocal Time in a bottle,Taste of Honey, Halleluja - Vocal Please feel free to call me and talk more detail
Sample Song List:
Spanish folk song(Romance) - anonymous Jesu Joy of mans desiring - Bach Canon in D - Pachelbel Cavatina(Deerhunter Theme) - Myers Recuerdos de la Alhambra - Tarrega Classical Gas - Mason Williams Asturias (Leyenda) Granada - Albeniz Bouree in e minor - Bach Wedding March - Mendelssohn Preludes - Villa Lobos (Brazilian) choros - Villa Lobos Norwegian Wood - Beatles Alegrias, Malaguena , Soleares,Farruca,Fandango, Rumba - Flamenco Manha de Carnival(Bossa-Nova) Malaguena Theme from Zorba the Greek Ave Maria - Schubert Air on a G string - Bach Two Pavan's - Luis Milan Lute Concerto in D - Vivaldi Tango de Noche - Night tangos Rio by night (Bossa Nova) The Entertainer - Scott Joplin Variations on the Magic Flute(Mozart) - Fernando Sor (Spanish) Suite Espagnol (Spanish) - Sanz Sons de Carilhoes - Pernambuco (Brazilian) Danza Braziliera - Jorge Morel(Samba) In my life, Here comes the sun, Norwegian wood Yesterdays = Beatles Somewhere over the Rainbow(vocal IZ or instrumental) Ave Maria (Schubert)Vocal or instrumental The Wedding song(There is love) vocal Danny boy Vocal or instrumental Northern sky If I were a carpenter -vocal Somewhere over the rainbow/ What a wonderful world - vocal Bridge over troubled water - vocal Annie's song - Vocal When I need you - vocal Time in a bottle,Taste of Honey, Halleluija - Vocal The Lords prayer - vocal