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Classical Banjo: The Perfect Southern Art

by John Bullard

Faithful performances of classical music on the banjo.
Genre: Classical: Chamber Music
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1. Three Romances, Op. 94: I. Nicht schnell (Arr. for Banjo)
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2. Three Romances, Op. 94: II. Einfach, innig (Arr. for Banjo)
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3. Three Romances, Op. 94: III. Nicht schnell (Arr. for Banjo)
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4. Concerto in D Minor, S. Z799: I. Andante e spiccato (Arr. for Banjo)
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5. Concerto in D Minor, S. Z799: II. Adagio (Arr. for Banjo)
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6. Concerto in D Minor, S. Z799: III. Presto (Arr. for Banjo)
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7. Partita No. 5 in E Minor, TWV 41:E1: I. Andante (Arr. for Banjo)
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8. Partita No. 5 in E Minor, TWV 41:E1: II. Vivace (Arr. for Banjo)
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9. Partita No. 5 in E Minor, TWV 41:E1: III. Presto (Arr. for Banjo)
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10. Partita No. 5 in E Minor, TWV 41:E1: IV. Vivace (Arr. for Banjo)
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11. Partita No. 5 in E Minor, TWV 41:E1: V. Siciliana (Arr. for Banjo)
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12. Partita No. 5 in E Minor, TWV 41:E1: VI. Vivace (Arr. for Banjo)
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13. Partita No. 5 in E Minor, TWV 41:E1: VII. Presto (Arr. for Banjo)
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14. Trio Sonata in G Minor, HWV 393: I. Andante (Arr. for Banjo)
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15. Trio Sonata in G Minor, HWV 393: II. Allegro (Arr. for Banjo)
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16. Trio Sonata in G Minor, HWV 393: III. Largo (Arr. for Banjo)
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17. Trio Sonata in G Minor, HWV 393: IV. Allegro (Arr. for Banjo)
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18. Violin Sonata No.1 in G minor, BWV 1001: II. Fugue (Arr. for Banjo)
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19. Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147: X. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Arr. for Banjo)
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20. Lyric Pieces, Book I, Op. 12: II. Waltz (Arr. for Banjo)
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21. Lyric Pieces, Book IX, Op. 68: II. Grandmother's Minuet (Arr. for Banjo)
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22. Lyric Pieces, Book IX, Op. 68: IV. Evening in the Mountains (Arr. for Banjo)
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23. Lyric Pieces, Book III, Op. 43: III. In My Native Country (Arr. for Banjo)
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24. Lyric Pieces, Book I, Op. 12: IV. Elves' Dance (Arr. for Banjo)
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25. Lyric Pieces, Book IV, Op. 47: IV. Halling (Arr. for Banjo)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
John Bullard plays five-string banjo, which you might expect from a southerner. But there’s a gothic twist: he plays classical music. If you think about it, it’s actually the perfect southern art—a gentleman playing classical music on a banjo. One minute he’s bush-hogging a field on his John Deere tractor, the next he’s on his porch playing a Bach partita. And to be clear: these aren’t bluegrass renditions, they’re exact classical transcriptions done by someone who’s been devotedly drawn to Baroque and Renaissance music for 30 years. Bullard’s new album, Classical Banjo: The Perfect Southern Art, is the summation of his life’s work. Over a dozen musicians and an eight-person choir helped make this unprecedented album of (mostly) complete works by Baroque and Romantic composers. Just as Cormac McCarthy is called “a writer’s writer,” you might call John Bullard “a banjo player’s banjo player.” Classical Banjo: The Perfect Southern Art presents a variety of tone color, beautifully executed ornamentation, and sensitive interpretations. The pieces are fragile and intimate in Bullard’s hands. Peaceful and austere. If you close your eyes you might think you’re listening to a harpsichord, but it’s not. It’s banjo as you’ve never heard it: as a perfect southern art.

Bullard has gained international attention for his work in developing and transcribing classical repertoire for the five-string banjo. He has reimagined the instrument altogether - as a new voice in the future of chamber music. Music from John’s recordings has been included in several feature films such as the DreamWorks animated film The Rise of the Guardians and the award winning The Edge of Heaven.

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