Music CD's

Guitarist, Brian Morris and the GRGQ


Albums

 Suite Music for the Classical Guitar

Delightful classical guitar compositions influenced by folk, jazz and popular music from Argentina, 

Great Britain and the United States. Morris has been described as an "...inspirational performer."

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  1. English Suite/Prelude
  2. English Suite/Folk Song
  3. English Suite/Round Dance
  4. Suite del Plata/Preludio
  5. Suite del Plata/Tango
  6. Suite del Plata/Milonga
  7. Suite del Plata/Murga
  8. Suite del Plata/Candombe
  9. Suite in Popular Style/Prelude
  10. Suite in Popular Style/Bittersweet
  11. Suite in Popular Style/May Dance
  12. Suite in Popular Style/Canzona
  13. Suite in Popular Style/Vals Latino
  14. Requiem for a Goldfish/Allegro Moderato
  15. Requiem for a Goldfish/Adagio
  16. Requiem for a Goldfish/March
  17. Suite del Recuerdo/Evocacion
  18. Suite del Recuerdo/Zamba
  19. Suite del Recuerdo/Chacarera
  20. Suite del Recuerdo/Carnivalito
  21. Suite del Recuerdo/Evocacion and Joropo


 Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet

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  1. Eine kleine Nachtmusik, K 525: W.A. Mozart
  2. Miriors: V La Vallée des Cloches, M. Ravel
  3. Dances from Terpsichore, M. Praetorius
  4. Ma mère L’oye: Laideronnette Impératrice des Pagodes, M. Ravel
  5. Drottningholm Music, J.H. Roman
  6. Pavane pour une infante défunte, M. Ravel

The Grand Rapids Guitar Quartet is comprised of four award-winning guitarists who currently make their homes in the West Michigan area, Andrew Bergeron, Brian Morris, Michael Stockdale, and Jason Werkema. For the past several years, they have received an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences at their sold out performances at colleges, universities, art centers, chamber music series, and community concert series. This season the Quartet will present a program of a variety of transcriptions of Masterworks and music originally written for guitar quartet, along with entertaining, informative, and often humorous explanations about the music. The CD contains exquisite classical masterpieces beautifully performed on four guitars.



Are We All the Same Age?

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Guitarist / vocalist Brian Morris's programs of classical guitar, jazz, blues, original and folk songs have received enthusiastic approval from music scholars and elementary school children alike. His past performances include performances with the West Shore Symphony, at Notre Dame University, The Biltmore International Art Expo in Asheville, NC, the College Music Society's Regional Conference in Madison, WI and the Kennedy Center.  

  1. Do You Talk to Me in Stereo?
  2. Are We All the Same Age
  3. Rock 'n' Roll Still Callin' Me
  4. I Don't Need to Hear That You Love Me
  5. Never Wanted to Be An Elvis Impersonator
  6. Waterman
  7. Bottle of Zen
  8. Precious Lies
  9. Livin' in a Woody Allen Flick
  10. One Night Stand

This album contains an eclectic mix of popular folk-jazz-rock style ballads, featuring wonderful jazz and classical muscians. Several of the musicians perform with the Grand Rapids Symphony.




lesdeuxamis

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From 1985-89 Brian was an Artist-in- Residence for the State of North Carolina where he maintained a very active performing schedule. He was also a member of the Les Deux Amis Guitar Duo with his good friend Joseph Hoey. In 1985 they won third prize in the Guitar Foundation of America's International Guitar Duo Competition, and released a CD of music for two guitars in 1989. After hearing the CD, Francis Kleynjans, the noted Belgian composer whose composition is included on the recording, promptly wrote and dedicated a new work to the duo.

  1.  Andante Et Rondeau de Mozart, Op. 167 - arr. F Carulli

  2.  Quatre Mouvements, Op. 53/ I. Propos rapportés par le vent d’e - F. Kleynjans

  3.  Quatre Mouvements, Op. 53/ II. Adagio

  4.  Quatre Mouvements, Op. 53/ III. Si l\'on revait

  5.  Quatre Mouvements, Op. 53/ IV. Ballet burlesque        

  6.  Eugenia (1906) - Scott Joplin 

© Brian Morris 2013