Recordings

Experience Wallace’s “elegant virtuosity” captured in “Gyre’s gorgeous sonics”. His artistry moves effortlessly from guitar to microphone, to speakers…with nothing lost in translation.

“His sound is simply wonderful… the tone of the guitar is luxurious…”
— Stephen Waechter, Soundboard

“… he employs a huge range of timbre and dynamics… all on an epic scale… He uses a 1931 Hauser guitar, a magnificent instrument…”
— American Record Guide, Keaton

 

New CDs


Omaggio
Omaggio coverFrank Wallace plays Villa-Lobos, Turina, Tárrega, de Falla, Mompou and Wallace on a 1931 Hermann Hauser guitar

Four Extraordinary Spanish Guitars
Four Spansih Guitars CoverFrank Wallace plays Aguado, Giuliani, Mertz, Tárrega, de Falla and Wallace on: Manuel Gutierrez, 1854; Manuel Soto y Solares, c. 1860; Manuel Ramirez, c. 1910; Ignacio Fleta, 1964


Discography


All Frank Wallace recordings available on www.gyremusic.com
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On Gyre

2016    Omaggio, music of Villa-Lobos, de Falla, Turina, Tárrega, Mompou and Wallace on 1931 Hauser I guitar

2015    Four Extraordinary Spanish Guitars, music of Aguado, Giuliani, Mertz, Tárrega, de Falla and Wallace on Gutierrez, 1854; Soto y Solares, c. 1860; Manuel Ramirez, c. 1910; Fleta, 1964

2014    Elemental CD Frank Wallace, his own new works, vol. III, guitar by Hermann Hauser, 1931

2014    Gargoyles Mandolin music of Frank Wallace with Mare Duo – Annika Hinsche, mandolin; Fabian Hinsche, guitar; with Anne Wolf, mandolin; Kristina Lisner, mandola; Melanie Hunger, mandolin II; Thomas Kolarczyk, contra bass

2013    The Romantic Guitar EP romantic guitar music of the 19th century played on original instruments, three magnificent guitars: 1822 Panormo, 1854 Gutiérrez and 1860 Soto y Solares; music by Mertz, Aguado, Diabelli, Giuliani and Bateman.

2013    The Song of Albin EP by Frank A. Wallace suite in G minor for solo guitar, six movements honoring Wallace’s Scottish ancestors, guitar by Ignacio Fleta, 1964

2012    Father Said sixteen songs for medium voice and guitar, op. 28; Set to wise and humorous poems about early American life on the prairie by the composer’s grandfather

2011    Gyre Spotlight One: Spanish Songs–Frank Wallace, composer Nancy Knowles, mezzo-soprano, Nury Ulate, flute, David Mozqueda, guitar, Frank Wallace, guitar

2010    The Great Deep songs of transition (Volume II of The Songs of Frank Wallace) features three song cycles and other new works by Frank Wallace; Nancy Knowles, mezzo soprano, Frank Wallace, 10-string guitar by Stephpen Connor, 2007

2007    JOY: carols and songs for a season of light new arrangements of traditional and ancient carols for guitar solo; Frank Wallace, guitar by Ignacio Fleta, 1964

2004    Woman of the Water New Songs by Frank Wallace; Duo LiveOak, Nancy Knowles, mezzo soprano, Frank Wallace, guitar, lute, baritone.

2004    Delphin Music for Solo vihuela de mano; Frank Wallace, vihuela de mano by Joel van Lennep, 1990

2004    Sketches a collection of miniatures by Frank Wallace, guitarist/composer, guitar by Ignacio Fleta, 1964

2003    Piva Renaissance Songs of Spain and Italy; Duo LiveOak, Nancy Knowles, mezzo soprano, Frank Wallace, lutes, vihuela, baritone

2002    Schubert and Mertz Duo LiveOak, Nancy Knowles, mezzo soprano, Frank Wallace, romantic guitar, baritone.

2001    Frank Wallace: his own new works; Frank Wallace, guitar by Ignacio Fleta, 1964


Listen: Frank Wallace CD Sampler
Listen: Frank Wallace Compositions
Listen: Frank Wallace Sings

For the Childbloom Guitar Program

2003    Frank Wallace,  guitar; Tunes You Can Play for the Childbloom curriculum; works of Bogdanovich, Wallace, Taylor Carcassi, Sor, and much more.

On PDI

2000    Madison’s Crystal Flute music of Drouet, Carulli and Molino; Rob Turner, crystal flute (from the Smithsonian collection), Frank Wallace, 19th century guitar. PDI CD 12022

On Centaur

1997    Lanterns of Fire: Love and the Mystic in Renaissance Spain; LiveOak and Company, Nancy Knowles, mezzo soprano, Frank Wallace, lutes, vihuela, baritone, Grant Herreid, lutes, baritone, Jane Hershey, viola da gamba.

1992    !Ay de Mi! Music for Vihuela and Voice; Frank Wallace, vihuela de mano, baritone

1991    The Art of Flemish Song Renaissance music by Josquin, LaRue, Willaert and others; Duo LiveOak, Nancy Knowles, mezzo soprano, Frank Wallace, lutes, vihuela, baritone.

On Mnemosyne

(Titanic)
1989    The Lost Spindle theatrical music of Renaissance Spain; LiveOak and Company, Nancy Knowles, mezzo soprano, Frank Wallace, vihuela, baritone, Steve Yakutis, baritone; reissued on Musical Heritage Society

1982    Don Alfonso the Wise Medieval songs of Spain; Trio LiveOak: Nancy Knowles, mezzo soprano; Frank Wallace, vihuela, baritone; John Fleagle, tenor, rebec, percussion

1980    Star Shining on the Mountain Traditional and Ancient music of Spain; Trio LiveOak: Nancy Knowles, mezzo soprano; Frank Wallace, vihuela, baritone; John Fleagle, tenor, rebec, percussion

1978    LiveOak Live Live performances of medieval and traditional music of Spain; LiveOak Consort: Nancy Knowles, mezzo soprano; Frank Wallace, vihuela, baritone; John Fleagle, tenor, rebec, percussion; Margot Chamberlain, alto, harp; Michael Blackwell, lute, bass.


 

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