Recordings

Guitar Magic
Tracks

Vivaldi  Spring Concerto theme from The Four Seasons
Sanz  Canarios
Anon.  Spanish Romance
Bach  Minuet
Tárrega  Recuerdos de la Alhambra
Villa-Lobos  Choros No. 1
Rodrigo  Adagio theme from Concierto de Aranjuez
Trad.  Morillas de Jaén
Trad.  Los Cuatro Muleros
Myers  Cavatina
Lennon/McCartney  Eleanor Rigby
Trad.  Malagueña
Mercury  Love Of My Life
Williams  Classical Gas
Trad.  Bugle Call

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Magical Mystery Guitar Tour
“inspired new arrangements of iconic Beatles melodies brought to the crossover appeal of classical guitar”
Tracks

Here Comes The Sun
Michelle
Strawberry Fields
Penny Lane
Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Yesterday
Blackbird
Something
Eleanor Rigby
Because
Maxwell’s Silver Hammer
The Fool On The Hill
The Long And Winding Road
Here There And Everywhere
With A Little Help From My Friends

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Queen Guitar Rhapsodies

Music by the group Queen with the Lara Symphony Orchestra, Venezuela, conducted by Tarcisio Barreto

Tracks
Barcelona
You take my breath away
Play the game
Lily of the valley (solo guitar)
Bohemian Rhapsody
Sail away sweet sister
Nevermore (solo guitar)
It’s a hard life
Who needs you
Procession
Who wants to live forever (solo guitar)
Good old fashioned lover-boy
Jealousy
Love of my life (solo guitar)
Save me
Teo Torriate
Dear friends
Reviews
Brian May (of Queen)
“OK … anyone for an acoustic treat? I have been in communication with Carlos Bonell for some time … he is a masterful classical-style guitarist … classical-style, yet modern in the sense that he will approach modern music, and especially Queen music, in his own way, his transcriptions being entirely of his own creation.
Well, he’s made a very nice album … I think you’ll find reference to it somewhere on this website … but sometimes that old thing of actually SEEING someone perform with no added frills is the special ticket. Well, he recently recorded himself playing just in a friend’s house in Ireland, and the friend put in on Youtube (with his permission, I hope!) … and … well, I think it’s well worth 4 minutes of anybody’s time. The sound quality is amazing, apart from anything else … but check out his tone, his phrasing, his lyrical and passionate delivery … and … well, to my mind it’s a triumph! Then you’ve probably got to go buy the album!”
Brian May (of Queen)
Chitarre, Italy
“ Real quality in an affectionate tribute of instrumental bravura, poetry and nostalgia”
Brian May (of Queen)
“ Absolutely exquisite”
Saints & Fireworks

Carlos Bonell plays the music of Gordon Mizzi

Tracks
Bransles De Malthe (1559) By Jean D’estree
Three Love Poems : Hula
Three Love Poems : Lahaina
Three Love Poems : Hana
Il Maltija
Child Don’t Cry
Branles of Malte (1567) By Adrian Le Roy
Ninna Nanna
Night Crossing
Saints and Fireworks
Island Scenes : Valletta – Barrakka Gardens
Island Scenes : San Giljan – After the Feast
Island Scenes : Mdina – Citta Notabile
Island Scenes : Comino – The Blue Lagoon
Island Scenes : Sliema – The Tower
Island Scenes : Paceville – Sin City
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Song of the Sea

Carlos Bonell Plays Gordon Mizzi

Tracks
Song of the Sea
Madliena Sonata : Morning Prayer
Madliena Sonata : Sun Dance
Madliena Sonata : Evening Song
Madliena Sonata : Serenade
Habanera
Anthem Study No.1
Anthem Study No. 2
Variations On a Maltese Theme
Tango
Mazurka
Sonata for Six Mute Swans : Flying South
Sonata for Six Mute Swans : In the Bay
Sonata for Six Mute Swans : Lament of the Swans
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Classical Guitar Performance DVD
Tracks
Españoleta
Canarios

Serenata: Granada

Capricho Arabe

Lute Suite in E minor BWV 996 –
I. Prelude
II. Allemande
III. Courante
IV. Sarabande
V. Bourrée
VI. Gigue

Lágrima (prelude)
Adelita (mazurka)
Maria (gavotte)

Introduction and variations on a theme from Mozart’s The Magic Flute Op 9

Recuerdos de la Alhambra

Spanish romance

Asturias

Kinkachoo, I love you

Millennium Guitar, the first 1000 years

Tracks

Houghton
The black rose prelude
The stream
The red goldfish
Trumpets
Kinkachoo, I love you
Sainz de la Maza
Petenera
Smith-Brindle
El Polifemo de Oro –
I. Ben adagio
II. Allegretto
III. Largo
IV. Ritmico e vivo
Falla
Homenaje – Le tombeau de Claude Debussy
Lorca
Las morillas de Jaen
Los cuatro muleros
Nana and reprise of Granada
Paganini
Romance in A minor
Weiss
Suite in A major –
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Chaconne
Sanz
Matachín
Pisador
Pavana muy llana para tañer
Bono
Basse Dance – La Roque and Tourdion
de la Halle
Prelude and treske
von Bingen
In Evangelium
Anonymous
Mozarabic plainchant

The Private Collection

Millennium Guitar, the first 1000 years

Tracks

Torroba  Madroños
Granados  La Maja Da Goya
Tarrega  Recuerdos De La Alhambra
Villas-Lobos  Chôros No 1
Torroba  Torija
Albeniz  Serenata: Granada
Granados  Spanish Dance No 5
Barrios  Julia Florida
Anon  Spanish Romance
Sor  Minuet In B flat Op 11 No 12
Albeniz  Torre Bermeja Op 92 No 12
Tarrega  Capricho Arabe
Sor  Introduction And Variations On Theme From Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” Op 9
Leo Brouwer  Cuban Landscape With Bells
Villa-Lobos  Prelude No 1
Ponce  Scherzino Mexicano

The Passion of Morse
Featuring Carlos Bonell in the theme music from ‘Inspector Morse’ and ‘The Politician’s Wife’ with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Barrington Pheloung
The Sea in Spring
with Carlos Bonell Ensemble
Tracks

Pernambuco  Sons De Carillon
Machado  Zaranga De Uovo
Copland  Hoe-Down
Brouwer  Cuban Landscape With Bells
Nash  Evocation (first recording)
Miyagi  The Sea In Spring
Granados  Spanish Dance No. 5 Andaluza
Albeniz  Serenata: Granada
Anon  Kempe’s Gigue
Anon  Piva
Anon  Lamento Di Tristano
Anon  Prelude And Shelia
Vivaldi  Larghetto (Larghetto)
Sanz  Canarios
Traditional  from Peru Tristeza
Traditional  from Argentina Quiquenita
Brouwer arr Bonell  Danza Del Altiplano
Bonell  Charango Dance

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Benjamin Britten
Folk Songs with Felicity Lott, Philip Langridge, Thomas Allen, Carlos Bonell, Osian Ellis, Graham Johnson, Northern Sinfonia, BBC Singers, The Wenhaston Boys’ Choir and Steuart Bedford
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez & Fantasía para un Gentilhombre
With the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Jacek Kaspszyk andsolo pieces
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William Walton
5 Bagatelles for solo guitar and Anon in Love with John Mark Ainsley (tenor)
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Once upon a Time in the West
With Xer-Wai (violin). All arrangements by Carlos Bonell
Fandango
CD issued 1990 compiled from previous LP releases
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Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez & Fantasía para un Gentilhombre
With the English Chamber Orchestra conducted by Steuart Bedford
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Twentieth Century Music for Guitar

Paganini Trios and Quartets

with Salvatore Accardo (violin and viola), Sylvie Gazeau (violin), Alfonso Ghedin (viola), Rocco Filippini (cello)

Paganini
Serenade in C major Quartet no. 14 Quartet no. 15

Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez & Fantasía para un Gentilhombre
With the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit
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Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez & Fantasía para un Gentilhombre
With the Montreal Symphony Orchestra conducted by Charles Dutoit
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Showpieces
LP issued 1981, Decca SXL6950
Tracks

Chapi  Serenata Morisca
Albéniz  Asturias
Paganini  Romanze e Andantino variato
Villa-Lobos  Study no 11
Valverde / Llobet. Scherzo Vals
Villa-Lobos  Prelude no 1 in E minor,  Prelude no 2 in E major
Verdi / Tárrega  Introduction and Fantasia on themes from La Traviata
Chopin  Prelude Op 28 no 7
Weiss  Chaconne in A major

Guitar Music of the Baroque

LP issued 1977, Enigma Classics
Tracks

Purcell: Music from the Fairy Queen 
I. Rondeau
II. Dance of the Fairies
III. Chaconne

Weiss: Tombeau sur la mort de Monsieur Comte de Logy
de Visée: Suite in G major 
I. Allemande
II. Courante
III. Sarabande
IV. Gigue

Bach: Suite no 2 in A minor, BWV 997 
I. Prelude
II. Fugue
III. Sarabande
IV. Gigue and Double

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Guitar Music of Spain

LP issued 1976, Enigma Classics
Tracks

Rodrigo
Pequeña Sevillana
Ya se van los pastores
Fandango

Torroba
Burgalesa

Sanz
Españoleta
Canarios

Sor
Fantasia Elegiaca

Pujol
Guajira
Tango

Tárrega
Sueño (mazurka)
Maria (gavotte)
Capricho Arabe
Gran Jota

Bonell
Brincan y bailan
Don Gato
La Serrana
Ya se va la paloma

John Williams and Friends

LP issued 1976, CBS 73487
Re-issued as CD in 1990, MK 35108
Tracks

Telemann
Bourrée alla Polacca

Purcell
Trio Sonata no 11 in F minor

Bach
Gigue (from Trio sonata in C major, BWV 1037)

Mozart
Turkish Rondo, K. 331

Vivaldi
Concerto for two guitars in G major:
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Allegro

Daquin
Le coucou

Bach
Jesu, Joy of man’s desiring

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