Classical Guitar Magazine Article, December 2006

An article featuring MÚzicas Editions and composer Paul Coles was published in the December issue of the Classical Guitar Magazine which is published by the Ashley Mark Publishing Company in the U.K.

Features Editor, Oliver McGhie wrote an enthusiastic piece about Paul Coles and his compositions for the Classical Guitar. The music of this composer is being noticed by several major exponents of the instrument.

Craig Ogden, the celebrated Australian born guitarist, is about to release a recording on the Nimbus label of Paul’s solo works and is regularly performing several of them within his extensive repertoire. Paul’s Nocturne is to be included into Craig’s programme during his participation at the famous Three Choirs Festival in 2007.

Having recently returned from their successful tour of North America the celebrated cello & guitar duo Kevin Jones and Agustin Maruri premiered a work by Paul Coles entitled ‘Evocaciones de Espana’. So successful has this initial alliance between composer and performers been the duo have recently commission a concerto from Paul Coles.

“Paul knows the guitar very well so he is comfortable writing for six strings, and I have really nothing to say about the combination of the guitar and the cello - you just need to listen to both instruments together. Paul writes in a very direct way, his ideas are strong and clear and they have a powerful, evocative atmosphere.
We will première his "Evocaciones de España" on 9th March 2006 in Salamanca, then we will have it in our duo programme for the rest of our season, that means it will played in other Spanish cities like Palencia and Madrid. Later on we will première it in Gibraltar, Oman, New York, Vancouver, Toronto, etc and by December 2006 we will record our 6th album and that will be the title of the CD "Evocaciones de España" along with classical transcriptions of Spanish music by de Falla, Albeniz and Granados”.
“Congratulations and thanks for a new great piece for our repertoire”

Agustin Maruri.

In addition to recording ‘Evocaciones de Espana’ on the Madrid based EMEC DISCOS label Agustin Maruri has commissioned several new solo pieces from Paul for a new solo guitar recording, again on the Emec Discos label, which is due out next summer.

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Recently United Music Publishers have undertaken the orchestral hire of Paul’s orchestral music

MÚzicas Editions features the music of composer Paul Coles, who, best known for his guitar music, has also written several excellent works for orchestra, including the recent commission for narrator and orchestra The Amazing Animal Band, which was premiered earlier this year by Martin Clunes together with the Dorset Chamber Orchestra. – Extract from news items at the United Music Publishers web site.

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