John W. Warren

Serenata de la Sirena

Serenata de la Sirena by John W. Warren
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ClassicalLatin American
For fans of:Jason Vieaux, Sharon Isbin, Roland Dyens, Andrew York
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  1. Serenata de la Sirena (Mermaid's Serenade)
  2. Drume Negrita • Eliseo Grenet (arr. Leo Brouwer/Interlude John Warren)
  3. Nisene (Dream in a Forest)
  4. La Noche Triste
  5. La Catira • Antonio Lauro
  6. Mapa de tu Corazón
  7. Saudade
  8. Berceuse à Jussara • Baden Powell
  9. Midnight Prelude
  10. Scarborough Fair • Trad. (arr. Howard Heitmeyer)
  11. The Frog Prince
  12. Barcarola • Anhelo
  13. Afro Sambas (Consolação • Berimbau • Canto de Ossanha) • Baden Powell
  14. Nana da Lua
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Serenata de la Sirena (The Mermaid’s Serenade), by composer and classical guitarist John W. Warren, introduces a new voice in classical guitar with nine original works as well as gems from the Latin American guitar repertoire. Serenata de la Sirena’s contemporary guitar compositions are rooted in the romantic tradition of Latin American guitar with pieces such as the title track, “Nisene (Dream in a Forest),” “La Noche Triste,” “Mapa de tu Corazón,” “Saudade,” “Nana da Lua” and others. The album also features “Berceuse a Jussara” and “Afro Sambas (Consolação/Berimbau/Canto de Ossanha) by Brazilian guitarist/composer Baden Powell, Venezuelan Antonio Lauro’s “La Catira,” as well as the Cuban lullaby “Drume Negrita” and an arrangement of the traditional English folk song “Scarborough Fair.” All songs composed by John W. Warren except as noted.


All selections performed on solo classical guitar with no overdubs by John W. Warren.

Produced by John W. Warren

Engineered and mixed by Don Godwin at Airshow Mastering

Recorded at Airshow Mastering, Takoma Park, MD, December 2015

Mastered by Randy LeRoy at Airshow Mastering

Guitar: Geronimo Mateos, Madrid, Spain, except on “Saudade”: Mini O Guitar,

Cordoba Guitars, Santa Monica, CA

Microphones: Schoeps MK 4 capsules with CMC6 amplifiers; Neumann TLM 170R

Photography: Caroline Strunk

Graphic Design: John W. Warren and Caroline Strunk

Map images: Carte de l’Océan Atlantique, by Pierre Devaux, 1613

(Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France; used with permission.)

ClassicalLatin American
For fans of:Jason Vieaux, Sharon Isbin, Roland Dyens, Andrew York
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