Parkening did an album with Kathleen Battle that introduced me to his playing
After an all nighter listening to classical music, his playing was relaxating....
J. S. Bach: Soli Deo Gloria - To the Glory of God Alone
‘The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.” – Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
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Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring-Christopher Parkening.
Guitar Video: Christopher Parkening Profile on CBS
Parkening's rendition of this classic work for guitar, composed by Stanley Myers, and set against scenes from the 1978 film "The Deer Hunter."
Cavatina is a musical term, originally meaning a short song of simple character, without a second strain or any repetition of the air. It is now frequently applied to any simple, melodious air, as distinguished from brilliant arias or recitatives, many of which are part of a larger movement or scena in oratorio or opera.