13 strings for Christmas
This is by way of a footnote to the post about John Doan and the harp guitar. There are other guitars made with more than the conventional six strings. Today I had a newsletter from the Swedish record company BIS advertising new releases. One is a disc (SACD hybrid that will play on standard players) of Christmas instrumentals played on 13-string guitar by Anders Miolin. I haven’t heard this but it seems like it would make an unusual and attractive present if you’re thinking about music gifts for friends to play at Christmas. Here are some links:
The CD info from BIS is:
Christmas Dreams on 13 Strings BIS-2026 | SACD EAN 7318599920269 TT: 72’22 Fantasies on Christmas songs, composed and performed by Anders Miolin on 13-string guitar
Stille Nacht (Fr. X. Gruber); Good King Wenceslas (trad.); Lulajže, Jezuniu (trad.); Noël nouvelet (trad.) / Un flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle (trad.); V lesu rodilas elochka (L. K. Beckmann) / Nu tändas tusen juleljus (E. Köhler); Es wird schon gleich dunkel (trad.) / Adeste fideles (J. Fr. Wade); Convidando está la noche (J. García de Zéspedes); Les Anges dans nos campagnes (trad.); Maria durch ein Dornwald ging (trad.) / Canzone d’l zampognari (trad.); It came upon the midnight clear (Arthur Sullivan); In dulci jubilo (trad.) / I Saw Three Ships (trad.); Baloo Lammy (trad.) / Balulalow (Peter Warlock); Azure Christmas (Anders Miolin); Stellæ nocte hibernali somniantes (Anders Miolin).