Roland Chadwick – Composer
It starts in my stomach. Moves to my head. Shifts to your ears.
Roland Chadwick’s output as a composer has been prodigious and has ranged from works for Solo Classical Guitar, Ballet (Bangarra Dance Theatre and the San Francisco Ballet), Experimental Jazz, Guitar Concerti to Blues and even Prog Blues with a few country songs thrown in for good measure.
His first and last love has always been the Classical Guitar in either solo form or ensemble form (with The Modern Guitar Trio).
The following catalogues represent only his ‘classical’ output. For blues and the more popular forms please refer to the Discographies.
The 24 Preludes for Solo Spanish guitar is a project begun in 2005 and completed in May 2013. The parameters for the compositions were that they be exclusively monophonic being driven only by melody and rhythm and that they be in the guitars range.read more
Song and Dance No. 5 for Guitar Sextet by Roland Chadwickread more
The Wendy House by Roland Chadwick (recorded by the Modern Guitar Trio). Choreograhed by Parrish Maynard. Performed by the San Francisco Ballet School. May 26, 27 & 28, 2010. Novellus Theater at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco, CAread more
The Memory of Water is another relatively new work by Roland Chadwick originally for Classical Guitar Duet but now transcribed for Piano 4 Hands.read more
The Maid of Kent is a relatively new work by Roland Chadwick originally for Classical Guitar Duet but now transcribed for Piano 4 Hands. It was written in Haslemere in 2009 and the work marks the beginning of his affair with Valentina.read more
Concerto Canarias - Guitar Concerto No. 1 - Here you can hear the full Concerto and download the Scoreread more
Concerto Brasileiras - Guitar Concerto No. 2 in D - Here you can hear the full Concerto and download the Scoreread more
Here is an up-to-date catalogue of Roland Chadwick's compositions.read more
Here is the complete catalogue of Roland Chadwick's compositions for Solo Classical Guitar Ensemble.read more
Here is the complete catalogue of Roland Chadwick’s compositions for Classical Guitar Ensemble.read more