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PRELUDE,SARABANDE AND GIGUE FOR SOLO GUITAR, Paul Gregory, guitar will give a complete lunchtime recital which will include this work, Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield, Sussex, 1,00 pm

18th June 2021

Press review of  a recent performance in Chapel Royal, Brighton: 'We then heard a masterwork, played by Paul Gregory on guitar. This is the Prelude Sarabande and Gigue Op 477, a typical guitar triptych. It’s a work from January 1995, again not only memorable but with its teeming invention in the quiet gentle Prelude, the Sarabande slipping quietly into an earworm and then a Gigue as memorable and fine as one of the Five Preludes of Villa-Lobos with its anticipated wrong-footing chords (like Beethoven’s Violin Sonata Op 12/3 with the violin and piano playing catch-up) this characterful works concluded. It really should be standard repertoire It’s the most distinct piece for guitar since Walton’s Five Pieces and Richard Rodney Bennett’s. Gregory is known as a sovereign interpreter, and here he gathered in the work’s expressive range, easy to bloom in this acoustic.'

Simon Jenner  4.12.2019


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