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GOSS Stephen

GOSS Stephen

Works as composer: 98

Works as arranger: 2

Description

The compositions of Stephen Goss are utterly captivatingThe Independent

Flair, quick thinking, and a feel for colour are everywhereBBC Music Magazine

 

Stephen Goss’s music receives hundreds of performances worldwide each year. It has been recorded on over 90 albums by more than a dozen record labels, including EMI, Decca, Virgin Classics, Naxos, and Deutsche Grammophon, and is regularly performed at the world’s leading concert venues, such as Carnegie Hall, Wigmore Hall, the Tchaikovsky Hall, and the Royal Albert Hall. Steve’s output embraces multiple genres: orchestral and choral works, chamber music, and solo pieces. He is considered ‘one of the guitar’s finest living composers’ (International Record Review).

Recent work includes several projects with the legendary guitarist John Williams, who has recorded and toured Steve’s Guitar Concerto (2012) with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Describing the concerto in an interview for Soundboard, Williams said ‘I don’t know of any guitar concerto which is as consistently successful on all fronts’.

Goss’s work is marked by a fascination with time and place – both immediate and remote – and the musical styles that evoke them. In many of his compositions, contrasting styles are juxtaposed through abrupt changes of gear. As BBC Music Magazine noted ‘Goss weaves together an eclectic range of influences – at once retrospective and forward-looking’. His compositional voice is shaped by his parallel career as a guitarist – that is to say, as a performer, transcriber, arranger, improviser and collaborator with other composers and performers. Not surprisingly, his music often tests the boundaries between all these activities and original composition.

Steve’s music has been performed and recorded by many of the world’s leading orchestras including: the Russian National Orchestra, the Oregon Symphony Orchestra, the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Colombia, the China National Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, BBC NOW, and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra. In his role as composer-in-residence for the Orpheus Sinfonia, Steve wrote the Piano Concerto (released by Signum Classics in 2013), and the Concerto for Five (for the unique combination of violin, saxophone, cello, bass, piano and orchestra). Steve’s Albéniz Concerto for guitar and orchestra was released to great critical acclaim on EMI Classics in 2010 and has since been performed in Europe, Asia, Russia, and the US. Steve’s other concertos include: A Concerto of Colours, for guitar and wind ensemble, the Koblenz Concerto for two guitars and orchestra (for SoloDuo) and the Theorbo Concerto for Matthew Wadsworth: the first concerto ever written for the theorbo. In 2021 Steve was nominated for an Ivor Novello Award.

Other commissions have come from: percussionist Dame Evelyn Glennie, cellist Natalie Clein, flutist William Bennett, and tenor Ian Bostridge, as well as guitarists David Russell, Xuefei Yang, Zoran Dukić, Miloš Karadaglić, Aniello Desiderio, and Lukasz Kuropaczewski. Steve’s eclectic approach has led to collaborations with artists as diverse as Andrew Lloyd Webber, Alt-J, and Avi Avital.

As a guitarist, Steve has worked with many leading composers (such as Toru Takemitsu, Hans Werner Henze, Peter Maxwell Davies, and Elliott Carter) and toured and recorded extensively with the Tetra Guitar Quartet and other ensembles.

Born in Wales in 1964, Stephen Goss studied at the Royal Academy of Music (where he won the Julian Bream Prize) and the Universities of Bristol and London (where he completed his doctorate in composition). His composition teachers included Edward Gregson, Robert Saxton, Peter Dickinson, and Anthony Payne, and he studied guitar with Michael Lewin. Steve is currently Professor of Composition and Director of the International Guitar Research Centre at the University of Surrey, UK, and Professor of Guitar at the Royal Academy of Music in London. In 2018 he was made a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music, an honour limited to 300 living people. He is an Arsenal season ticket holder.

© Jonathan Leathwood 2023

www.stephengoss.net

 

Works by this artist

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    Wynwood Walls
    Wynwood WallsGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and string quartet50.00$ | DO 1526
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    Paganini Variations
    Paganini VariationsGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and violin17.12$ | DO 1532
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    Landscape and Memory - PDF complet
    Landscape and Memory - PDF completGOSS StephenAdvanced - 2 guitars and orchestra160.50$ | DO 1483M
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    Miami Beach
    Miami BeachGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar8.56$ | DO 1519
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    The Albéniz Concerto - separate parts 4th movement
    The Albéniz Concerto - separate parts 4th movementGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and orchestra125.00$ | DO 887M1
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    Landscape and Memory
    Landscape and Memory GOSS StephenAdvanced - Chamber music with guitar40.66$ | DO 1484
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    Landscape and Memory - réduction de piano
    Landscape and Memory - réduction de pianoGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and piano22.47$ | DO 1485
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    La Serenissima
    La SerenissimaGOSS StephenAdvanced - Chamber music8.56$ | DO 1503
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    Crunch Time
    Crunch TimeGOSS StephenAdvanced - Chamber music18.19$ | DO 1495
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    Landscape and Memory, Concerto for 2 guitars and string orchestra
    Landscape and Memory, Concerto for 2 guitars and string orchestraGOSS StephenAdvanced - Concerto for guitar19.26$ | DO 1483
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    River Fragments
    River FragmentsGOSS StephenAdvanced - 2 guitars17.12$ | DO 1471
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    Invisible Cities (Double concerto pour violon et guitare)
    Invisible Cities (Double concerto pour violon et guitare)GOSS StephenAdvanced - Concerto for guitar23.54$ | DO 1470
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    Winterbourne Preludes
    Winterbourne PreludesGOSS StephenIntermediate - Solo Guitar18.19$ | DO 1473
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    Intermezzi
    IntermezziGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and piano21.40$ | DO 1462
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    The Lake of Time
    The Lake of TimeGOSS StephenAdvanced - Theorbo and marimba19.26$ | DO 1455
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    Dialogues from Invisible Cities
    Dialogues from Invisible CitiesGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and violin13.91$ | DO 1456
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    Exhalation
    ExhalationGOSS StephenAdvanced - Organ5.35$ | DO 1454
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    Verismo
    VerismoGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar14.98$ | DO 1442
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    Cocktail List
    Cocktail ListGOSS StephenAdvanced - 2 guitars35.31$ | DO 1451
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    Perpetual Motion Machine
    Perpetual Motion MachineGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar8.56$ | DO 1395
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    Tarot
    TarotGOSS StephenAdvanced - 4 guitars39.59$ | DO 1393
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    Hiraeth
    HiraethGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar11.77$ | DO 1374
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    Minimal Effort
    Minimal EffortGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar ensemble36.38$ | DO 1308
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    Songs of the Solar System (12-pack)
    Songs of the Solar System (12-pack)GOSS StephenAdvanced - Choir128.40$ | DO 1302C
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    Songs of the Solar System
    Songs of the Solar SystemGOSS StephenIntermediate - Chamber music36.38$ | DO 1302
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    Bagatelles with Fantasies
    Bagatelles with FantasiesGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar11.77$ | DO 1362
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    Koblenz Concerto (score)
    Koblenz Concerto (score)GOSS StephenAdvanced - 2 guitars and orchestra36.38$ | DO 1343
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    Koblenz Concerto (piano reduction)
    Koblenz Concerto (piano reduction)GOSS StephenAdvanced - 2 guitars and orchestra36.38$ | DO 1342
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    The Paganini Concerto - score
    The Paganini Concerto - scoreGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and orchestra42.80$ | DO 1324
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    The Paganini Concerto (piano reduction)
    The Paganini Concerto (piano reduction)GOSS StephenAdvanced - Concerto for guitar34.24$ | DO 1323
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    Still Life
    Still LifeGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and cello25.68$ | DO 1299
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    Theorbo Concerto (for theorbo and string orchestra)
    Theorbo Concerto (for theorbo and string orchestra)GOSS StephenAdvanced - Theorbo25.68$ | DO 1311
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    Theorbo Concerto (for theorbo and string quartet)
    Theorbo Concerto (for theorbo and string quartet)GOSS StephenAdvanced - Theorbo53.50$ | DO 1312
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    Theorbo Concerto (solo theorbo part)
    Theorbo Concerto (solo theorbo part)GOSS StephenAdvanced - Theorbo21.40$ | DO 1310
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    Concerto of Colours, piano reduction
    Concerto of Colours, piano reductionGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and piano21.40$ | DO 1298
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    Motherlands
    MotherlandsGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and saxophone23.54$ | DO 1280
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    The Vine-fruit Carol
    The Vine-fruit CarolGOSS StephenAdvanced - Choir14.98$ | DO 1277
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    The Vine-fruit Carol (12-pack)
    The Vine-fruit Carol (12-pack)GOSS StephenAdvanced - Choir51.36$ | DO 1277C
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    Time
    TimeGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar5.35$ | DO 1238
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    Cantigas de Santiago
    Cantigas de SantiagoGOSS StephenAdvanced - 3 guitars40.66$ | DO 1217
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    A Concerto of Colours
    A Concerto of ColoursGOSS StephenAdvanced - Concerto for guitar38.52$ | DO 1156
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    Talking Drums
    Talking DrumsGOSS StephenAdvanced - 2 guitars16.05$ | DO 1155
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    Cinema Paradiso
    Cinema ParadisoGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar13.91$ | DO 1154
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    La Cumparsita
    La CumparsitaRODRIGUEZ G.H.M.Advanced - Solo Guitar8.56$ | DO 1117
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    Songs of Ophelia
    Songs of OpheliaGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and voice10.70$ | DO 1116
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    The Albéniz Concerto - separate parts
    The Albéniz Concerto - separate partsGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and orchestra706.20$ | DO 887M
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    The Miller’s Tale
    The Miller’s TaleGOSS StephenAdvanced - Luth13.91$ | DO 1079
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    The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
    The Garden of Cosmic SpeculationGOSS StephenAdvanced - Chamber music39.59$ | DO 1055
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    Uneasy Dreams
    Uneasy DreamsGOSS StephenAdvanced - Chamber music21.40$ | DO 1054
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    The Garden of Cosmic Speculation
    The Garden of Cosmic SpeculationGOSS StephenAdvanced - Chamber music39.59$ | DO 1048
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    Alborada del gracioso
    Alborada del graciosoRAVEL MauriceAdvanced - 2 guitars16.05$ | DZ 2712
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    Rough Music
    Rough MusicGOSS StephenAdvanced - Piano13.91$ | DO 1046
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    Labyrinth
    LabyrinthGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar10.70$ | DO 1036
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    Sound of Iona
    Sound of IonaGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar5.35$ | DO 1030
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    Guitar Concerto - complete pdf
    Guitar Concerto - complete pdfGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and orchestra642.00$ | DO 910M
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    Piano Cycle
    Piano CycleGOSS StephenAdvanced - Piano13.91$ | DO 1012
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    Watts Chapel
    Watts ChapelGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar5.35$ | DO 1013
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    Looking Glass Ties
    Looking Glass TiesGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar13.91$ | DO 1011
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    Sonata Capriccioso
    Sonata CapricciosoGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar13.91$ | DO 1003
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    From Honey to Ashes
    From Honey to AshesGOSS StephenIntermediate - Guitar and flute23.54$ | DO 1000
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    an ideal insomnia
    an ideal insomniaGOSS StephenAdvanced - Piano13.91$ | DO 996
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    Sonatina
    SonatinaGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar14.98$ | DO 992
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    River Winds
    River WindsGOSS StephenAdvanced - Violin17.12$ | DO 983
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    Welsh Folksongs
    Welsh FolksongsGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and voice13.91$ | DO 989
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    The Book of Songs
    The Book of SongsGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and voice14.98$ | DO 986
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    Welsh Folksongs
    Welsh FolksongsGOSS StephenIntermediate - Guitar and violin19.26$ | DO 981
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    Northern Lights
    Northern LightsGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar, flute and clarinet23.54$ | DO 969
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    Caught Between
    Caught Between GOSS StephenAdvanced - Cello25.68$ | DO 968
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    Dark Knights and Holy Fools
    Dark Knights and Holy FoolsGOSS StephenAdvanced - Ensemble mixte25.68$ | DO 953
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    American Pastoral
    American PastoralGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and violin25.68$ | DO 952
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    Gnossiennes
    GnossiennesGOSS StephenAdvanced - 4 guitars25.68$ | DO 947
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    Carmen Fantasy
    Carmen FantasyGOSS StephenAdvanced - 4 guitars64.20$ | DO 945
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    Guitar Concerto (piano reduction)
    Guitar Concerto (piano reduction)GOSS StephenAdvanced - Concerto for guitar26.75$ | DO 920
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    Illustrations to The Book of Songs
    Illustrations to The Book of SongsGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar13.91$ | DO 951
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    Wan Dance
    Wan DanceGOSS StephenEasy7.70$ | DO 951C
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    Cantigas de Santiago
    Cantigas de SantiagoGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar19.26$ | DO 926
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    Guitar Concerto - score
    Guitar Concerto - scoreGOSS StephenAdvanced - Concerto for guitar85.60$ | DO 910
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    The Raw and the Cooked
    The Raw and the CookedGOSS StephenAdvanced - 2 guitars25.68$ | DO 874
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    Lachrymae
    LachrymaeGOSS StephenAdvanced - 4 guitars14.98$ | DO 892
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    The Shard
    The ShardGOSS StephenAdvanced - Orchestra32.10$ | DO 895
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    Interludes
    InterludesGOSS StephenAdvanced - Piano21.40$ | DO 889
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    Portraits and Landscapes
    Portraits and LandscapesGOSS StephenAdvanced - Piano13.91$ | DO 893
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    The Albéniz Concerto (piano reduction)
    The Albéniz Concerto (piano reduction)GOSS StephenAdvanced - Concerto for guitar26.75$ | DO 888
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    The Albéniz Concerto (score)
    The Albéniz Concerto (score)GOSS StephenAdvanced - Concerto for guitar44.94$ | DO 887
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    The Autumn Song
    The Autumn SongGOSS StephenAdvanced - Cello16.05$ | DO 891
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    The Sea of the Edge
    The Sea of the EdgeGOSS StephenAdvanced - Flute5.35$ | DO 890
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    Under Milk Wood Songs
    Under Milk Wood SongsGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and voice13.91$ | DO 894
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    Still the Sea
    Still the SeaGOSS StephenAdvanced - 2 guitars16.05$ | DZ 2260
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    First Milonga, Last Tango
    First Milonga, Last TangoGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and flute14.98$ | DO 875
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    The Autumn Song
    The Autumn SongGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and cello16.05$ | DO 873
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    Frozen Music
    Frozen MusicGOSS StephenAdvanced - Ensemble mixte64.20$ | DO 872
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    Park of Idols
    Park of IdolsGOSS StephenAdvanced - Guitar and cello22.47$ | DO 871
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    Oxen of the Sun
    Oxen of the SunGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar14.98$ | DO 870
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    El Llanto de los Sueños
    El Llanto de los SueñosGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar12.84$ | DO 865
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    Marylebone Elegy
    Marylebone ElegyGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar8.56$ | DO 866
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    Raise the Red Lantern
    Raise the Red LanternGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar12.84$ | DO 867
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    Sonata
    SonataGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar13.91$ | DO 868
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    The Chinese Garden
    The Chinese GardenGOSS StephenAdvanced - Solo Guitar13.91$ | DO 864
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    The Flower of Cities
    The Flower of CitiesGOSS StephenAdvanced - Chamber music47.08$ | DO 852
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    Mahler Lieder
    Mahler LiederGOSS StephenIntermediate - 4 guitars37.45$ | DO 845