Lawrence Cresswell, who hails from Kitchener-Cambridge, Ontario, has played fingerstyle guitar on the acoustic and classical guitar for over 25 years. He considers himself basically self-taught, despite formal training in theory and performance with the Royal Conservatory of Music and with several private tutors. His personal style of guitar playing draws upon various performance techniques such as rhythm methods and accompaniment styles, although he has come to favour finger-style and methods common to early and contemporary music.
It is from both the acoustic and classical guitar that Lawrence obtains sincere satisfaction, for he feels they allow him to more fully explore the expressive potential of the instruments, both as a performer and as a composer. While the majority of his own compositions have been written for solo guitar, he has developed arrangements for guitar and flute, synth string accompaniments and various sizes of vocal ensembles and choirs.
***WINNER OF THE 2009 BEST INSTRUMENTAL SONG***
- see Press Release
Lead performer in classical & acoustic guitar (/lc)
. GREAT HORIZONS 2007 (LP)
Available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/lcress;
. NORTHERN DANCE 1996/2008 (LP)
Available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/lcresswell2
Best Instrumental Song for 2009
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"Constellations" receives the award for 2009 Best Instrumental Song. Lawrence Cresswell has been ..."Constellations" receives the award for 2009 Best Instrumental Song.
Lawrence Cresswell has been awarded the winner of the 2009 Best Provincial Instrumental Song by the Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards for the New Age style song "Constellations". The provincial contest category judges entries from all of Canada outside the Greater Toronto area, the Toronto area having its own separate category. The song “Constellations” has been selected for the award from entries all across Canada. There is also an international category with winners from the US, France and Australia.
The announcement was published January 10, 2010. on the TEM website at http://www.torontoexclusive.com.
Lawrence Cresswell wishes to expresses a sincere thank you to the Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards organization for this wonderful honour and recognition.
• 2008 Ontario Independent Music Awards
Nominee for Best Instrumental
• 2008 Toronto Exclusive Magazine Awards
Provincial Nominee for Best Instrumental CD Album
From GREAT HORIZONS
Guitar Music for Landscape, Sea & Sky
All pieces are composed by the artist
1. Daybreak 3.16
2. The Woodland Ladyslipper Waltz 4.56
3. Wave Soaring 5.02
4. Sedimentary Landscapes 4.48
5. Trade Winds 4.40
6. The Water Bug Dance 5.56
7. Trails 5.24
8. Inspiration 5.10
9. Huronia 5.50
10. Constellations 9.40
11. Great Horizons 4.27
From NORTHERN DANCE
Classcial & Contempoary Guitar Solos
1. Mrs. Winter’s Jump, John Dowland, 1.46
2. Majestic Bounty, L. Cresswell 1996, 3.13
3. Almain/Lady Laiton’s Almain, John Dowland, 3.33
4. Squirrel Flirting, L. Cresswell 1996, 3.45
5. Lagrima(Tear)/Adelita, Francisco Tarrega, 3.59
6. Winds of Marigolds, L. Cresswell 1996, 6.39
7. Pavane in Dm, Gaspar Sanz, 1.30
8. Devisee Menuets, Robert Devisee, 2.06
9. Romance, Anon, 2.51
10. Rhythmic Circles, L. Cresswell 1996, 3.38
11. Reflections, L. Cresswell 1996, 6.01