Waltz for Alira
A jazz-waltz lullaby for solo ukulele, written and performed by Choan Gálvez
Sitting by the Fountain
Add my fondness for waltzes, my passion for the guitar music from the 19th century, my tendency to use unexpected dissonances, sit by a fountain, and you'll get just this.
A piece in which I take the classical tremolo guitar technique to the ukulele. Performed here by Donald Bousted.
A look back at 2020
What did I do, musically, along 2020? No live presentations, but I've written a lot of original music for ukulele, I've made some good friends and recorded many videos.
A Kurt Weill's tune that has reached the status of jazz standard.
Stompin' at the Savoy
Edgar Sampson's jazz standard, arranged for solo ukulele
A popular standard from 1925, played on solo ukulele by Choan Gálvez.
Ernest Ka'ai's El recuerdo
Arrangement by Choan Gálvez of one of the pieces included in the 1916 edition of The Ukulele and How It's played. Thought for low G, also apt for reentrant tuning.
Ernest Ka'ai's Hone A Ka Wai
Choan's arrangement, apt for both low G and reentrant tuned ukuleles.
Habanera de Bienvenido
An original dance tune for solo ukulele, with a dedication to my grandparents.