Joaquín Rodrigo - Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez

Michael Christian Durrant performs his arrangement of the Adagio from Concierto de Aranjuez by Joaquín Rodrigo. Performed on a Sam McClaren classical guitar (www.mcclarenguitars.co.uk)

 

Johann Pachelbel - Canon in  D

Michael Christian Durrant performs Bridget Mermikides' solo guitar arrangement of the beautiful Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel

Ennio Morricone - The Ecstasy of Gold (L'estasi dell'oro) 

Queen Mary 2 - TV Interview and Performance

Michael Christian Durrant is interviewed on the Morning Show aboard the Queen Mary 2 ahead of his 2017 New Year's Day concert performance in the Royal Court Theatre. Michael talks about when he started playing the guitar, his influences and what the forthcoming year has in store musically and artistically!

 

Claude Debussy - Clair de lune and Le fille aux cheveux de Lin

Michael Christian Durrant performs two pieces by Claude Debussy arranged for classical guitar by Bridget Mermikides; beginning with the timeless Clair de Lune (Moonlight) and then the beautiful Le fille aux cheveux de lin (The Girl with the Flaxen Hair).  Recorded live at Manchester Cathedral during Michael Christian Durrant's 2016 UK Tour.

 

Jefferson Airplane - Embryonic Journey (At the Golden Gate)

Here is my musical homage to my time in San Francisco; a musical diary entry that reflects upon a moment that will always remain special to me.  This is an extended arrangement of the wonderful solo guitar piece Embryonic Journey, as performed by Jorma Kaukonen on the seminal 1967 Jefferson Airplane album Surrealistic Pillow.  Recorded, directed and edited by Andrew Wong of AWSoy Productions.

 

Manuel de Falla - Danza del Molinero (The Miller's Dance)

Michael Christian Durrant and Samuel Moore perform the evocative Danza del Molinero (The Miller's Dance) from Manuel de Falla's ballet El Sombrero de Tres Picos (The Three-Cornered Hat)

 

Claude Debussy - Clair de Lune

Michael Christian Durrant performs Clair de lune by Claude Debussy. Originally written for the piano, this timeless piece has been beautifully arranged for the classical guitar here by Bridget Mermikides. Performed on a Sam McClaren Classical Guitar (www.mcclarenguitars.co.uk)

 

Stanley Myers - Cavatina, theme from The Deer Hunter

Michael Christian Durrant performs his own arrangement of Cavatina, theme from The Deer Hunter by Stanley Myers. Performed on a Sam McClaren Classical Guitar (www.mcclarenguitars.co.uk)

 

Isaac Albéniz - Asturias (Leyenda)

Michael Christian Durrant performs Asturias (Leyenda) by Isaac Albéniz. Performed on a Sam McClaren classical guitar (www.mcclarenguitars.co.uk)

 

Isaac Albéniz - Granada (Serenata)

Michael Christian Durrant performs Carlos Bonell's arrangement of Granada (Seranata) from Suite Española, Op.47 by Isaac Albéniz. Performed on a Sam McClaren Classical Guitar (www.mcclarenguitars.co.uk)

 

Erik Satie - Gymnopédie no. 1

Michael Christian Durrant performs Gymnopédie no. 1 by Erik Satie. Originally written for the piano, this hypnotic piece has been beautifully arranged for the classical guitar here by Bridget Mermikides. Performed on a Sam McClaren classical guitar (www.mcclarenguitars.co.uk)

 

Howard Blake - Walking in the Air from The Snowman

Classical guitarist Michael Christian Durrant performs Walking in the Air inspired by the arrangement by Simon Wynberg.  This timeless piece was composed by Howard Blake for the 1982 animated film The Snowman, now one of the most successful films of all time.  Recorded live at Sam McClaren's workshop in the North of England. 

 

Heitor Villa-Lobos - Prelude no. 1 in e minor

Michael Christian Durrant performs Prelude no. 1 in E minor by Heitor Villa-Lobos. Performed on a Sam McClaren classical guitar (www.mcclarenguitars.co.uk)

 

Johann Sebastian Bach - Prelude in d minor, BWV 999

Michael Christian Durrant performs a Lute Prelude in d minor by Johann Sebastian Bach. Performed on a Sam McClaren classical guitar (http://www.mcclarenguitars.co.uk

 

Mauro Giulani - Grande Ouveture, Op. 61

Michael Christian Durrant gives an inspired performance of the magnificent Grande Ouveture, Op. 61 by the great Italian guitar virtuoso Mauro Giuliani. Recorded live within the majestic Gothic splendour of Gloucester Cathedral, England.

© Michael Christian Durrant 2018