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We play an eclectic range of music - our repertoire includes early music, an arrangement of an organ piece by Boellmann, pieces by Debussy, Ravel, Granados, contemporary piece by the American composer (and former member of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet) Andrew York and the Welsh composer Daniel Jones, a Latin American piece and a jazz piece in 7/8, this being played primarily using harmonics.

More recently we have introduced subtle vocal accompaniment and some pieces using electric guitar

As there are very few original compositions for large guitar ensembles or orchestras, Peter Rueffer's arrangements make up the bulk of our performance repertoire. Peter is an excellent arranger, and his skills have been recognised by the Kirklees Guitar Competition judges who have awarded him the arrangers' prize in two consecutive competitions (1998 & 2000).

Samples of our music can be heard on the Our CD page and these CDs are available for purchase. You can also access and use our music via the podcast logo on the home page.

Please contact us if you are interested in our repertoire and would like more information.

The following is a list of much of the music we have played in concert in recent years.

Cambridge Guitar Orchestra Repertoire

ARRANGEMENTS

All works arranged by Peter Rueffer unless otherwise indicated

LEON BOELLMAN
Suite Gothique

  • Menuet Gothique
  • Prierea Notre Dame
  • Toccata

BENJAMIN BRITTEN
Three Dances from Gloriana

  • March
  • Pavane
  • Coranto

CLAUDE DEBUSSY
Four Pieces

  • La Soiree dans Grenade
  • Reverie
  • Passepied
  • Marche Ecossaise

ISAAC ALBENIZ
Six Pieces from Suite Espanola

  • Granada
  • Cataluna
  • Asturias
  • Cordoba
  • Sevilla
  • Cadiz

MAURICE RAVEL
Bolero

Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte

MAURICE RAVEL
Three Pieces from Ma Mere l’Oye

  • Pavane de la Belle au bois dormant
  • Laideronette, Imperatrice des Pagodes
  • La jardin feerique

MANUEL FALLA
The Miller's Dance


JOAQUIN TURINA
La Oracion del Torero

ALEXANDER BORODIN
Three Polovtsian Dances

FRANCIS CHAGRIN
Renaissance Suite

  • Intrada Marziale
  • Pavana e Gagliarda
  • Canzona Lamentevole
  • Rondo Giocoso

LUDOVICO GROSSI DA VIADANA
Two Canzonas

  • La Padovana
  • La Bergamasca

ARCANGELO CORELLI
Concerto Grosso No. 3

  • Largo
  • Allegro
  • Grave
  • Vivace
  • Allegro

PIERRE ATTAGNANT
Suite of Renaissance Dances

  • Branle
  • Pavane
  • Tourdion
  • Basse Danse

ERASMUS WIDMAN
Six Dances from Musicalischen Tugendspigel

EDUARDO LOPEZ-CHAVARRI
Leyenda del Castillo Moro

BELA BARTOK
Rumanian Folk Dances

PAT METHENY
Five Pieces

  • Passagio per il Paradiso
  • Letter from Home
  • Every Summer Night
  • Last Train Home
  • As A Flower Blossoms (I’m running to you)

CHARLES MINGUS
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

BRANCO STOYSIN
So Lovely

ASTOR PIAZZOLLA
Adios Nonino (arr J. Eriksson)

EDVARD GRIEG
Peer Gynt Suite (arr. C.Keane/ P.Rueffer)

  • Morning Mood
  • Death of Ase
  • Anitra’s Dance
  • In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Solveig’s Song (arr. Rueffer)

Sigurd Jorsalfar

  • Prelude (In the Kings Hall)

Holberg Suite

  • Praeludium
  • Sarabande
  • Gavotte
  • Air
  • Rigaudon

ALBINONI
Adagio

GABRIEL FAURE
Pavane

MICHEL LEGRAND
Three pieces

  • Windmills of your Mind
  • The Summer Knows
  • How do you keep the Music Playing

HENRY PURCELL
Dances from the Fairy Queen

IGOR STRAVINSKY
Petrouchka

  • Russian Dance

The Firebird

  • Ronde des Princesses

JIMMY PAGE
Beck’s Bolero

ORIGINAL WORKS

CHRIS DUMIGAN
An English Idyll

Dance Rondo

MARK HOUGHTON
Bransle

Grand Jig

Ouverture

ANDREW YORK
Attic

DANIEL JONES
Icebreak Dance

ALFONSO MONTES
Tepyues

RAUL MALDONADO
Popular Andean Theme

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