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.
performed on solo classical guitar with no overdubs by John W. Warren.
John W. Warren
mixed by Don Godwin at Airshow Mastering
Airshow Mastering, Takoma Park, MD, December 2015
Randy LeRoy at Airshow Mastering
Geronimo Mateos, Madrid, Spain, except on “Saudade”: Mini O Guitar,
Cordoba Guitars, Santa Monica, CA
Schoeps MK 4 capsules with CMC6 amplifiers; Neumann TLM 170R
Design: John W. Warren and Caroline Strunk
Carte de l’Océan Atlantique, by Pierre Devaux, 1613
(Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France; used with permission.)
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