Gloria! An Acoustic Guitar Christmas
by Peter Pupping
A unique Christmas collection for classic and steel string guitar including traditional favorites, unusual and beautiful carols and Renaissance and Baroque pieces. Includes: Carol of the Bells, What Child is This, Away in a Manger and many others. Flute, bass flute, and percussion make their appearance on several arrangements. Additionaly we added two vocal soprano selections on What Child is This and Pat a Pan wonderfully performed by Peter's wife Katie Pupping. Gloria! celebrates the beauty and mystery of Christmas.
“...Eminently soothing classical acoustics...these songs invite you to sit down and listen closely.”
-San Diego North County Times
Born in 1960 in the Netherlands Peter immigrated to the United States with his family in the early sixties. At nine years old he began his guitar studies. Beginning with classical guitar lessons and a steady diet of music from the sixties Peter's love for a variety of music began early on. Through the teen years Peter played in rock bands and continued to develop his love for the Spanish guitar. By the age of twenty he became a music major in college and got very serious about music.
Peter is a multifaceted musician wearing the hats of performer, educator and music producer. He directed the Mira Costa College guitar program from fall of 1987 through spring of 1999 and since has been teaching privately and directs “The Encinitas Guitar Orchestra”www.encinitasguitarorchestra.com in Encinitas, California.
As a performer Peter frequently performs as a soloist and with various ensembles and leads the Peter Pupping Quartet on the Guitar Sounds label. The quartet appears in concert regularly and performs classical & contemporary acoustic music including; world music (Spanish, Pop Flamenco, Brazilian Bossa Nova, Samba, Irish), light jazz and popular hits.
Besides regularly performing for almost every major corporation in the United States, notable appearances include performing for dignitaries and VIP’s such as Mikhail Gorbachev, Joan Embry, Beatles arranger George Martin, Pat Benatar, The Beachboys, Tim Conway, Jenny Craig, Ed McMahon, Irene Valenti, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Steve Forbes, Rodger Hedgecock, Rev. Robert Schuller, Dick Enberg, Frank Gifford, Secretary of State George Schultz and more.
Peter has been invited to perform and open for groups like Spyro Gyra, Joe Walsh, Michael Hedges, Ivan Lins and William Aura of Higher Octave Music. Collaborations include performances with notable musicians like Phil Keaggy, Peter Sprague, Art Johnson, Fred Benedetti, Harvey Reid, Marshall Hawkins, Jim Earp, Tripp Sprague, Jamie Valle, Bob Magnusson, Kristin Korb, Ron Freshman, Ron Wagner (Ottmar Liebert’s Luna Negra) Fattburger’s Tommy Aros, Kevin Koch and Evan Marks
With twelve recordings released, Peter has been actively recording since 1992. Peter’s recordings reflect a variety of styles including classical, jazz, world music, inspirational and much more. To learn more about his recordings visit www.guitarsounds.com to review the entire catalog.
Bachelor's and Master's of music degrees were earned from San Diego State University where he also studied with Robert Wetzel, Brian Kilmer and Celin Romero of the internationally known Los Romero's Guitar Quartet. Additionally, Peter has participated in master classes with Pepe Romero, Christopher Parkening and Scott Tennant. His traditional classical guitar focus was broadened through jazz studies with saxophonist Charles McPhearson, bassist Gunner Biggs and pianists Art Resnick, Ivar Antonsen, guitarists Charles Wheeler, Andy Riley, Mark Shapiro, Peter Sprague and Bill Coleman.