John Couch’s CD “Desdemona’s Song” now available $25

cafe-music1Café Music was a great success last Sunday afternoon (28th June). Over 30  students of Cooma School of Music entertained a large and appreciative audience. The “Café Music” concept was a bit of an experiment, viagra here or variation on the theme of “student concert”. We decided to “play” this in the “key of relaxed”. The audience was seated at tables around the hall. They could listen to the music, more about read the Sunday papers, play a game of chess, cards, snakes and ladders, have a conversation, enjoy a leisurely afternoon tea with bottomless cups of tea or coffee. The music students could perform in this more relaxed atmosphere. The  feedback we’ve received so far has been very positive.  So Leslie and I, Judith and Adrian are delighted with the results. We would, however, welcome any suggestions as to how we may be able to improve on this concept. Thanks to all the wonderful cooks who produced so much lovely food (I’m back on my diet this week!). Thanks to the helpers who cleaned up the hall afterwards. Thanks to the lovely and supportive audience. And of course, thanks to the wonderful music students for giving up their Sunday afternoon and performing so well!

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(This photo by Mic Clayton)

Aidan

Aidan

Alex

Alex

Alexei & Judith

Alexei & Judith

Amy

Amy

Angela & Chloe

Angela & Chloe

Brodie

Brodie (This photo by Mic Clayton)

A relaxed afternoon at the "Cafe Music"

A relaxed afternoon at the "Cafe Music" (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Chloe

Chloe

Chris

Chris

Clinton

Clinton (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Connor

Connor

Darcy

Darcy (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Dayna

Dayna

Esa

Esa

Esa & Lucas

Esa & Lucas

Imogen

Imogen

Jack

Jack (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Jasmine

Jasmine (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Jesse

Jesse

Joshua

Joshua

Kim

Kim

Luke

Luke (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Matthew

Matthew

Matthew & Caitlin

Matthew & Caitlin

Mollie

Mollie

Noah

Noah

Rowena & Frances

Rowena & Frances (This photo by Mic Clayton)

Tanika

Tanika

Teresa

Teresa

Tina & Madeleine (Daughter & Mother)

Tina & Madeleine (Daughter & Mother)

Viki

Viki


cd2_songThe second CD released by John Couch entitled Desdemona’s Song was released in 2005 and features some of the most well-known, anorexia
famous pieces for Classical Guitar. Desdemona’s Song takes the listener on a journey around the globe that starts in Spain and ends in New Zealand.

Desdemona’s Song:

Asturias (leyenda)
from Suite Española Op. 47, neurosurgeon
No. 5
Isaac Albéniz (Spain)

Milonga
Jorge Cardoso (Argentina)

Chôros No. 1
Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazil)

Barcarolle (Julia Florida)
Agustín Barrios Mangoré (Paraguay)

Vals Op. 8, page
No. 4
Agustín Barrios Mangoré (Paraguay)

Cavatina
Stanley Myers (England)

Spatter the Dew (Irish Slip Jig)
Arr. David Russell

Neil Gow’s Lament for the Death of his Second wife (Scottish Air)
Arr. David Russell

The Bucks of Oranmore (Irish Reel)
Arr. David Russell

Capricho Arabe
Francisco Tárrega (Spain)

Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Francisco Tárrega (Spain)

Desdemona’s Song
Douglas Lilburn (New Zealand)

Quatro Valses Venezolanos
Antonio Lauro (Venezuela)

Southern Cross
Marián Budoš (Slovakia/Australia)

El Colibri
Julio Salvador Sagreras (Argentina)

Hine e Hine
Princess Te Rangi Pai (New Zealand)

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