JONATHAN GODFREY
guitarist  |  composer

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Guitarist . Composer
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Guitar solo


Sonatina - 3 movements, 15' - Grand prize winner, 2010 Boston GuitarFest Composition Competition; Dedicated to Nemanja Ostojic


never odd or even - 5' Premiered by the composer, Indiana University


dusk. can. wait. - 3 attaca movements - 15' - for hyper-stretched solo guitar, commissioned by the Nightlight Art Collective (Atlanta)


blue. night. pools. - 5' - Written for Ivan Maceda Vela


Prelude - 4' - Written for and premiered by Erol Ozsever


Gulf Stream - 4' - Written for and premiered  at Guitar Sarasota





Guitar Ensemble/Chamber/Orchestra



Tunguska - 5' (Guitar quartet)- Honorable mention, Austin Classical Guitar Society Composition Competition


Moon Migration - 6' (Guitar orchestra and flute) - Performed by the Glendale Community College Guitar Orchestra (Chuck Hulihan, conductor)


Music at 80MPH - 6' (Guitar and cello; arranged also for viola, violin. or flute)


Saudade - 2 Movements, 10' (Guitar, violin, viola, flute)


Polyphemus Concerto - 3 movements, 20' (Guitar and string quartet) - Premiered by members of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra


Tenebrae - 6 movements - 20' (Guitar, piano, violin, cello, clarinet, prepared piano) - Premiered by the Goliard Ensemble (NYC)


Suite in Mu Major (Homage to Steely Dan) - 5 movements - 20' (Guitar, viola, flute)  -
Commissioned and premiered by Trio Voila


Black Solstice - 3 movements, 20' (Guitar and chamber orchestra) - Commissioned and premiered by the LaGrange Symphony Orchestra



Choral


Three Songs of Wakefulness - 3 movements - 7' - Six unaccompanied female voices - Premiered by Tuumben Paax, Foro Manuel Enriquez, Mexico City


Psalm 121 - 5' - SATB with piano


Holy Week - 8 Movements - SATB, String quartet, percussion, Narrator - 


Night Prayer - 5' - unaccompanied SATB




ARRANGEMENTS


"I am deeply passionate for re-conceptualizing existing works in a classically-based medium, or taking existing classical works and showing how they can be heard in a new light on the guitar. Since I'm an avid improviser this list doesn't begin to cover the works I've toyed with in some capacity, but these are all the works that have been committed to notation and performed, either by myself or the wonderful musicians I've been fortunate to collaborate with over the years. If you'd like information on any of the below, feel free to contact me - I have scores for most all of them, but note that I do not sell, distribute, or otherwise profit from arrangements of unlicensed non-Public Domain works."


Guitar and high voice:

Theme and Variations on A vous dirais je maman - Adolphe Adam 

Stars and the Moon - Jason Robert Brown

Taylor the Latte Boy - Marcy Heisler/Zina Goldrich 

The Girl in 14G - Jeanine Tesori 

I Can't Make You Love Me - Bonnie Raitt 

My Stupid Mouth - John Mayer

Ave Maria - Franz Schubert

Arirang - Korean Folk Song

Dongshimcho - Korean Folk Song

Les filles de cadix - Leo Delibes

Blue Hair - Joe Iconis

Fantasia on Tico-Tico no Fuba -  Zequinha de Abreu

Carnival Town - Norah Jones

I Will Survive (Alla cubana) - Gloria Gaynor

My Ship - Kurt Weill

A Word on my Ear - Michael Flanders and Donald Swann

My Favorite Things - Rodgers & Hammerstein
Sound of Music Medley - Rodgers & Hammerstein

Till there was You - Meredith Wilson


Guitar solo:

Lux Aurumque - Eric Whitacre

Torre bermeja - Isaac Albeniz

Cordoba - Isaac Albeniz

James - Pat Metheney


Guitar duo:

aisatsana [102] - Aphex Twin

Greensleeves - Anonymous

Tango - Igor Stravinsky


Guitar quartet:

Famicom (Based on music of the Nintendo Entertainment System)

Greensleeves - Anonymous

The Force Theme (from Star Wars)  - John Williams

Arirang - Korean Folk Song 

Christmas Eve / Sarajevo - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Morning Bell - Radiohead

Primavera Portena - Astor Piazzolla 


Choir:

El noi de la Mare - Catalan Folk Song -  SSAA with guitar

City of Stars - Justin Hurwitz - SATB, Piano, Vibraphone


Other:

The Girl from Ipanema (Pops Orchestra + Baritone)