The Sleep of a King
This is the first album made up entirely of Richard’s own solo guitar compositions. The music is inspired by the landscape and shared history of The British Isles.
Inspired by the Knepp Wilding project in Sussex, the new Rewilding recording is a topical musical fantasy full of magical tracks. This uplifting and optimistic album is led by Durrant’s guitars, ukuleles and cello complimented by four other musicians.
‘Richard’s new album is beyond beautiful’ Isabella Tree (author of Wilding)
Blending British Folk with Bach and original tunes, Stringhenge double album is a personal journey to the heart of the British Isles with guest musicians, Morris Dancers and Durrant’s guitars, double bass, cello, harmonium and more.
‘A quirky tour de force blending … Genesis with Fairport Conventions bucolic take on the rural idyl ’ R&R
The Girl at the Airport
This third album in the Paraguayan Trilogy includes Paraguayan music alongside Richard’s own compositions. The title track, The Girl at the Airport is recorded with the City of Prague Philharmonic Strings.
‘Durrant’s guitar playing skill is amply demonstrated across the album’s dozen tracks *****’ Trevor Raggat R2 magazine
Richard Durrant’s six movement, minimalist work for guitar, sequencers and bicycles, Cycling Music was featured in the BBC coverage of Le Tour 2014. The album also includes Steve Reich’s Electric Counterpoint.
‘…a rather warm and loveable record that dusts the cobwebs from your mind’ Guitar & Bass Magazine
Hijo de Hombre
The second album in the Paraguayan Trilogy, Hijo de Hombre was launched in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Asuncion, Paraguay and London. Featuring guitar solos by Agustin Barrios, Felipe Sosa, Quirino Baez Allende and Richard Durrant plus arrangements of Kike Pedersen’s harp music.
‘…one of the great performers of the music of Barrios in the world today.’ The Telegraph
The No 26 Bus to Paraguay
A collection of music by the greatest guitarist composer of all time: Agustin Barrios. Launched in Asuncion Paraguay in 2011, The No 26 bus to Paraguay marked the start of Richard’s Paraguayan adventures.
‘Durrant never lets his stunning technique overshadow this wonderful, timeless music. ****’ The Sun
Music from the Colourdome
Classical, jazz and electro-acoustic music combine with ambient, virtuoso playing and a set of guitar foot pedals. Music from the Colourdome features Richard Durrant originals alongside musical quotes from Pink Floyd, George Harrison & Simon Limbrick plus references to Richard’s time with the band SKY .
The Midwinter Christmas Collection
A seasonal collection of 27 of Richard’s best wintry, acoustic tracks. The Midwinter Christmas Collection is beautifully produced with the help of Christmas tour buddies Amy Kakoura and Nick Pynn.
‘Brimful of technically impressive guitar playing on the folk/ classical cusp.’ The Independent
Durrant y Ledesma
Durrant y Ledesma is a joyous collection of Paraguayan styled harp and guitar duets featuring Richard Durrant & Ismael Ledesma, one of the world’s finest Paraguayan harpists.
‘…a dynamic and heart exposing album, a collaboration of beautiful souls.’ Liverpool Sound and Vision
Guitar and Harpsichord
Richard Durrant joins virtuoso keyboard player Howard Beach in Guitar and Harpsichord with their own, very personal interpretations of Vivaldi, Bach and Boccherini.
‘Bizarre yet mesmerising.’ Guitar and Bass Magazine
The Highwayman was Don Partridge’s first (and last) studio album since his 1968 hit single Rosie. This unusual collaborative project gives us a glimpse into the life and times of one of England’s most fascinating artistic mavericks. Produced by Richard Durrant
Nick & Dick
This classic folk album mixes studio tracks with live sessions recorded in and around Shoreham, Sussex. Pynn and Durrant originals along with traditional British & North American folk tunes in Richard Durrant’s last “tape” recorded album. The album resulted in the founding of the trio Nick, Dick & Tom.
The Sleep of a King – art prints & music
If you would like to play the music from The Sleep of a King now’s your chance with this beautifully produced book of guitar music, including a written introduction to each piece by the composer and artwork by Jon Everitt.
Plus you can also buy a high quality print of the cover art for Richard Durrant’s The Sleep of a King album. Each image is printed with state-of-the-art pigment inks.
The No 26 Bus to Paraguay (book)
2011 saw the beginning of a Paraguayan musical adventure which inspired some of Richard Durrant’s finest work, amazing tales, three albums, awards and accolades. In this beautifully produced book he tells his story in music, pictures and words.
‘…something of a love letter to Paraguay, the country’s guitar music and Agustin Barrios ‘Mangoré’ in particular.’ Norman Darwen RNR
Tan y Bwlch (score)
The complete score for Richard Durrant’s first Ukulele Quartet. Tan y Bwlch is scored for solo ukulele and three groups of ukulele players in standard re-entrant tuning.
Tutorial videos are also available on richarddurrantacademy.com where PDFs of the individual parts can be downloaded.