Tag Archives: world music

Grigoreas: Aegean Sketches (video & sheet music)

Composed for the Arion Guitar Festival, summer 2013, at Molyvos, Lesbos. Meant to be performed by the festival seminar student ensemble, taught and conducted by Eleni Skarkou.

The first part attempts to sketch the magical picture of Molyvos castle bathed in moonlight.

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The second part attempts to sketch the narrow alleys of the island of Syros, In the Footsteps of Markos (Vamvakaris).

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In the videos that follow, the music is performed by the Hesperia youth guitar orchestra, taught and conducted by Frangoulis Karayannopoulos.

Those interested may also download the score for free from:

1. Free-scores
or:
2. Musicaneo

Alfonsina and the Sea (song-video)

One of the most beautiful songs of the 20th c., inspired by the tragic death of the Argentine poet Alfonsina Storni, who threw herself into the sea at Mar de Plata.

(If video cannot be played on your device alternately try: https://vimeo.com/154036487 )

“Alfonsina and the Sea”, Ariel Ramírez (music), Félix Luna (lyrics).
Aliki Kayaloglou (song) & Kostas Grigoreas (clas. guitar).
Guitar transcription by K. Grigoreas. Arranged by Nikos Kypourgos.
Lyrics’ translation in Greek by Agathi Dimitrouka.
Album “Songs from Spain and Latin America”.
Producer: Manos Hadjidakis (Sirius).
2015 digital remastering by K. Grigoreas.

Grigoreas: PREVEZA for guitar ensemble

Work composed by Kostas Grigoreas for the students’ guitar ensemble of the PREVEZA MUSIC DAYS 2013 summer school
Ensemble teacher & conductor: Nikos Drelas
The Guitarists (left to right): Yorgos Androulakis, Yorgos Athanassiou, Stavros Koudounas, Sara Heider, Dimitris Tsaparas, Katerina Fatourou, Marietta Martaki, Irene Kampouraki, Dinos Giannakos, Odysseas Patounas
Festival organized by Polyrythmia Concervatory of Preveza-Greece.