In Review, Paul Reilly, Muncie, IN, March 20th


Paul Reilly was kind enough to provide his recital program which he has been performing on tour recently.  More on that and a quick Q&A with Paul to follow….

Paul has a method book available from Mel Bay!

Paul has a CD available from CD Baby

Three Pavanas from “el Maestro” – 1536 Luis Milan

Chacona – from Partita IV for Violin J.S. Bach


Three Pieces: Agustin Barrios Mangore

Julia Florida – Barcarola (1885-1944)

Oracion – Prayer

Vals op. 8, no. 4


Grand Sonata in A Major Niccolo Paganini (1782-1840)

Allegro risoluto

Romanze-Piu tosto largo, Amorosamente

Andantino variato-Scherzando

Sakura (b. 1925) – Theme and Variations Yuquijiro Yocoh

(on the Japanese folk song)

Three Pieces: Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959)

Prelude No. 2

Etude No. 8

Etude No. 11

Paul Reilly plays a guitar by Jeffrey Elliott 1993 –Portland, Oregon

Q & A with Paul

Congratulations on the program.  This recital was part of the larger guitar festival weekend at Ball State.  Tell me about the festival.

This is the 23rd year and every year we bring in a guest artist. Sometimes the GFA winner, an alumni, or current Artist.

Did the performance conclude your tour?

My tour is in April in Taiwan- 4 concerts,  2 Master Classes, 4 lectures and I will be an adjudicator at a competition.

Your program is ‘my kind’ of program with virtuosity in the selected pieces covering a wide variety of musical styles and era.  Were did you think of when
planning the program?

I am always looking for contrast of periods and styles.

For some who might not know; you have written a method / exercise book available from Mel Bay!  Is there any new media projects in the works?

No at the present-just some arranging for the Ball State Guitar Ensemble.

The Ball State year must be coming to an end.  Are you ready for the Summer?

I have two Festivals to perform for THEN GOLF!  (my hobby!!!)



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