Lawrence Cresswell

Lawrence Cresswell

 Kitchener, Ontario, CAN
SoloClassicalNew Age

Compose and play acoustic guitar music in the style of Contemporary Classical, New Age and Instrumental Easy Listening. Also play Blues and Latin Jazz, while performing on both the nylon-string classical and steel-string acoustic guitars.

Biography

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.

Katie Wreford

***WINNER OF THE 2009 BEST INSTRUMENTAL SONG***

- see Press Release

Discography

. GREAT HORIZONS 2007 (LP)
Available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/lcress;
www.indiepool.com.

. NORTHERN DANCE 1996/2008 (LP)
Available at http://cdbaby.com/cd/lcresswell2

Contact: lawcress@sympatico.ca

Set List

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