Angie Payton and yours truly with "Lesson for Two Lutes," recorded by Harley Nelson during practice at Unitarian Universalist Church in Cheyenne.
Russ Williams and I presenting the first four movements from Paganini's "Duetto Amoroso" during a Cheyenne Guitar Society (CGS) meeting at the Laramie County Library in Cheyenne. Unrecorded, sorry! CGS attracts guitarists with a wide range of playing and singing modes.
Above: Presenting "Cool Water" during Offertory on March 31, 2019, at Unitarian Universalist Church in Cheyenne (UUCC).
Above: My cousin Edith and I sang the German folksong "Die Schwarzwaldmühle," at CGS and at UUCC when Edith visited Wyoming in October 2016. My son recorded it as "Cousin Song."
This picture is from the September 2018 Cheyenne Guitar Society meting. That day attendance was small, and some of us were glum because we didn't place in the recent guitar competition sponsored by Laramie County Library in Cheyenne. One of us did, however, namely Bill Bailey in the Electric Guitars division. Guitarists from Greeley and Denver captured the places in Acoustic and alsoin Classical. That day we got to hear a lot of exceptional guitar playing,
"La Rossignol" ("The Nightingale") To the rightRuss Williams helps out with my score while Angie Payton plays the second voice.
"Sakura" means "Cherry Blossoms" in Japanese. I played this folksong at a Guitar Society meeting in celebration of memories of a visit to friends in Japan--which, it happened, coincided with the Cherry Blossom Festival.
An aria from Orpheus and Euridice, an opera by Christoph van Gluck, (1714-1787), "Ach ich habe sie verloren": "She is lost to me forever." So Orpheus laments as his beloved Euridice fades back into the underworld. Offered at Unitarian Universalist Church of Cheyenne.
This Carcassi "Rondo in A Major" seems an unevenly successful performance. The Rondo contains a middle section played in A Minor.
Here's another take on "Greensleeves," this time with Angie Payton, guitar, accompanies vocals by your truly. Recorded by Harley Nelson on date as above.
The picture on the left shows Russ Williams, Bill Bailey, and yours truly presenting Teleman's "Passepied" during a meeting of the Cheyenne Guitar Society at Laramie County Library in Cheyenne.
Singing "CousinSong" with the cousin who was named after me.
Kudos in Cheyenne Guitar Society's newsletter, May 2017
Below: Russ Williams and I performing at the Cheyenne Guitar Society sometime in 2016.
Russ Williams and I have played the piece above. This is the professional production of Alfonso Montes's "Summer" from The Little Four Seasons.
In the summer of 2016 we performed Teleman's "Passepied for Three Lutes" at CGS. Guitarists are William Bailey, Russ Williams, and yours truly.
Russ and I are working on “Autumn” and “Winter” from Montes’s Little Four Seasons.
To the left, accompanying myself in a version of "Greensleeves," not well recorded on iPhone at a UUCC practice session, Spring 2017.
The above is an unsuccessful effort to enlarge the legend from the CGS newsletter to the left.
Someday I'll post how Russ and I played this, Duo Montes performing "Spring" from The Little Four Seasons.
Above: Practicing either at Russ Williams's homeor at the library.
The photo above is from a music group in Germany, "Naturfreunde"--"Friends of Nature," circa 1960, in which I played mandolin. The banner in back reads "Heimatnachmittag"--"An Afternoon in the Home Country."
Below are early practice pieces, committed to memory. My instruction book emphasizesthe importance of memorization.