Valerie Hartzell's CD Ex Tenebris...Lux was released early August, 2011.  The CD was recorded by Todd Hulslander at the Houston's classical station 91.7FM the NPR studios, published on the label Soundset Recordings, and the art work was created by Jennifer Grassman.

Fanfare Magazine's Review of Ex Tenerbis Lux: PAGE 1 and PAGE 2

"Hartzell is adept at capturing the changing feelings of the piece [Ex Tenebris] as well as the technical challenges."
Fanfare Magazine, March/April 2012

"Beautiful playing!! The well-known pieces are all given a thoughtful and insightful interpretation (I especially liked the Ponce) and the lesser known works are a very welcome addition - especially Olga [Amelkina-Vera]'s piece."
Award Winning Composer & Guitarist Michael Nicolella says of “Ex Tenebris Lux”
Framed CD cover and label located in the NPR studios in Houston, TX.

Framed CD cover and label located in the NPR studios in Houston, TX.

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Ex Tenebris...Lux
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Price includes shipping in England only. If over seas, please add £3. Valerie Hartzell's debut recording premieres new works for solo guitar by Olga Amelkina-Vera and Andy Mitchell. The disc also offers established guitar favourites by Tarrega, Ponce, Barrios, and John Anthony Lennon.

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Ex Tenebris Lux

Ex Tenebris Lux

Valerie Hartzell

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Music by Tarrega, Ponce, Barrios, Lennon, Mitchell, and Amelkina-Vera. A mix of old favorites and new music.

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  1. 1 Maria by Francisco Tarrega 01:32
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  2. 2 Marieta by Francisco Tarrega 02:21
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  3. 3 Adelita by Francisco Tarrega 01:25
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  4. 4 Rosita by Francisco Tarrega 01:43
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  5. 5 Recuedos de la Alhambra by Francisco Tarrega 05:05
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  6. 6 Sonata III, mvt 1 by Mauel Ponce 08:10
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  7. 7 Sonata III, mvt 2 by Manuel Ponce 03:26
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  8. 8 Sonata III, mvt 3 by Manuel Ponce 08:10
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  9. 9 Julia Florida by Barrios Mangore 05:05
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  10. 10 Another's Fandango by John Anthony Lennon 08:12
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  11. 11 Drift by Andy Mitchell 04:52
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  12. 12 Ex Tenebris by Olga Amelkina-Vera 08:00
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Presti Debut Album



To purchase Presti's recent CD, Presti, you can purchase your copy on CD Baby. You can either buy the entire CD which can be shipped to you OR you can download all the tracks or some of the tracks. Here is the link: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/presti

Purchasing Scores

To purchase a copy of the score, Ex Tenebris by Olga Ameklina-Vera, go to Production d'Oz

"I am honored to have been commissioned to write a piece for Valerie Hartzell's new album. Her recording of Ex Tenebris is true to the concept and intent of the piece, yet she also brings her own unique perspective and meaning to the interpretation. Her refined technique and nuanced execution make the composition come to life."
- Olga Amelkina-Vera, Composer of Ex Tenebris

To purchase a copy of the score, Drift by Andy Mitchell, go to http://www.andymitchellguitar.com/

"Valerie plays Drift with a gentle, sensitive dynamic contour and achieves great separation when defining the different voices. Her color variation and expressive phrasing really help to emphasize the pensive character I intended when writing Drift."
- Andy Mitchell, Composer of Drift

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