Hilary Field Recordings

AirosoPremieres, Hilary Field's brand new solo recording, features new music by contemporary composers that celebrates the natural lyrical, rhythmic, and harmonic beauty of the classical guitar, offering the poetry of music for future generations. 

This recording, due to be released September 2015, features new or unrecorded compositions for the classical guitar, many written for Hilary, from ten contemporary composers. Advance copies are currently available at the Yellow Tail Records Store.

AirosoAiroso, the latest release from Hilary Field and Gwen Franz, captures the expressive sonority of viola and classical guitar. From the grace and elegance of the Baroque masters, to the fiery rhythms of Latin American tangos, sambas and choros, Airoso features new arrangements and lyrical contemporary compositions.

his new CD, which was released April 2013, includes music by Piazzolla, Machado, Cumplido, Telemann, Bach, and Marchelie, as well as the world premiere recording of Jorge Morel's "Homage to a Dance" for solo guitar. Advance copies are currently available at the Yellow Tail Records Store.

Music of Spain & Latin America, the debut recording from classical guitarist Hilary Field, was an award winner for Classical Album of the Year by the National Association of Independent Record Distributors. This CD features music by Morel, Villa Lobos, Ponce, and Albeniz, and concludes with the tranquil Afro Cuban Lullaby. Guitar Player Magazine heralded the "strong dance inspired rhythms and immaculate tones" and Maurice Summerfield, founder of Classical Guitar Magazine, described the CD as "a delightful recording by this young guitarist from the West Coast of the USA. Field's performance of Morel's beautiful 'Sonatina' is probably the best recorded version available."

Ballad Stories, Hilary Field's second solo recording, features lyrical contemporary music from around the globe, with works by Argentine composers Piazzolla and Morel, Tesar from the Czech Republic, Yocoh from Japan, and Ruiz-Pipo from Spain. This CD includes the world premiere recording of Jorge Morel's Berceuse for Guitar and String Quartet. "Like the debut recording, Ballad Stories is a technically seamless recording of an instrumental virtuoso playing beautiful music. That combination has resulted in a collection of exquisite instrumental music. It is beyond my ability to find fault in any aspect of this production, which is certain to make Field again a contender for national music awards." - South Sound Sounds

Siente Siente: Night Songs from Around the World is a collection of lullabies from around the world by award winning classical guitarist Hilary Field and vocalist Patrice O'Neill. Also featuring master mandolinist, Mike Marshall, Grammy award winning English hornist, Nancy Rumbel, as well as principal musicians from the Pacific Northwest Ballet orchestra, the warm vocals and lush instrumentals bring these songs to life while soothing the world to sleep. Beautiful melodies from the Basque, Irish, Russian, Spanish, Indonesian, Italian, French, Sephardic, and other traditions are sung in their native tongues as well as English. A perfect gift for new parents, this album will bring a sense of peace and calm to listeners of all ages.

Music to grow up with . . . not grow out of! Cantilena, the new release by classical guitarist Hilary Field and vocalist Patrice O'Neill, offers an evocative palette of night songs and lullabies from around the world. Spanning the globe from Romania to Sweden, Japan, Ireland, Argentina and beyond, the soothing multilingual vocals and rich musical arrangements highlight the lyrical and dynamic beauty of this music. Cantilena, the follow up to the multi award winning Siente, also features the virtuoso acoustic duo Mike Marshall and Darol Anger, Grammy award winning English hornist Nancy Rumbel, as well as principal musicians from the Pacific NW Ballet and Seattle Symphony orchestras. Cantilena is an Italian musical term for a smooth, flowing melodic line. These lyrical night songs and lullabies from world traditions and classical masters transcend generations, lending a blanket of calm in an often busy world.

 

concerts and recordings

Hilary Field performs internationally as a soloist, as a duo with violist Gwen Franz, and with vocalist Patrice O'Neill. For information about current schedule and availability, pleae visit the concerts page.

Hilary Field is currently working on her upcoming solo release, "Premieres," which features the first recordings of a number of classical compositions, many written specifically for Hilary. Her recording with violist Gwen Frans, "Airoso," is due to be released on April 16, 2013. More…

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