John W. Warren is a classical guitarist, composer, publisher, and professor, originally from Santa Cruz, California, now based in the Washington D.C. area. Warren performs his own compositions as well as the music of Baden Powell, Agustín Barrios Mangoré, Leo Brouwer, Luis Bonfá, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Eduardo Falú, and many others. He studied with classical guitarists Wilbur Cotton in Compton, California, and with Richard (Rico) Stover in Santa Cruz. Warren has performed in concert, in cafés, and on the radio in the United States and Latin America.
Credits and Acknowledgements All selections performed on solo classical guitar with no overdubs by John W. Warren. Produced by John W. Warren Engineered and mixed by Don Godwin at Airshow Mastering Recorded at Airshow Mastering, Takoma Park, MD, December 2015 Mastered by Randy LeRoy at Airshow Mastering Guitar: Geronimo Mateos, Madrid, Spain, except on “Saudade”: Mini O Guitar, Cordoba Guitars, Santa Monica, CA Microphones: Schoeps MK 4 capsules with CMC6 amplifiers; Neumann TLM 170R Photography: Caroline Strunk Graphic Design: John W. Warren and Caroline Strunk Map images: Carte de l’Océan Atlantique, by Pierre Devaux, 1613 (Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France; used with permission.) Para mi sirena, con amor, siempre. For Sandra, Luna, Katrina, and Dylan, with love. Thank you Mom and Dad—for the many years of lessons and even more years of support and encouragement. To my guitar teachers, Wilbur and Rico, who showed me the instrument’s cartography. Many thanks to all those who have supported and inspired my music over the years, including Almudena, Amanda, Colin, Cuca, Dani, Francine, Greg and Cindy, Gus, Karen, Kassie, Keith and Susan, Kristen, Jed, John and Brigid, Juan and Corrine, Lisa, Miguel, Mina, Pete, Sylvia, Tina and Uve, and many, many others.
Serenata de la Sirena • John W. Warren, guitar
John W. Warren, guitar
Serenata de la Sirena, by composer and classical guitarist John W. Warren