Notes & Reviews:
"The music that Gareth Koch has selected for this recording is a reflection of the diverse origins of the guitar, and its evolution from vital folk instrument to the soundtrack of courtly life to virtuoso concert soloist. It's also a series of portraits of the composer-performers who created a repertoire of great depth and beauty. Gareth has chosen to play much of this music on an eight-string guitar, which blends the best aspects of the lute - extended range and access to the keys favoured by Baroque composers - with the guitar's vibrant projecting tone. Features the haunting 'Six Ribbons', from the 1970s television series Against the Wind, along with works by Dowland, Kapsberger, and Bach, and a selection of traditional English folk tunes."