The Distant Shepherd

Suite for Guitar

Santiago Kodela composer & guitar

Release Date: August 11, 2023
Catalog #: NV6548
Format: Digital
21st Century
Solo Instrumental

THE DISTANT SHEPHERD from award-winning classical guitarist & composer Santiago Kodela explores the full timbral and emotive range of the instrument in a solo setting. His performance deftly employs iso-rhythms, metric modulation, and chord harmonization to breathtaking effect. Also known for his work in chamber and choral music, Kodela showcases the virtuosic prowess that won him the 1st Prize Gold Medal in the category of Senior Classical Guitar at the 125th edition of the Feis Ceoil, Ireland’s largest classical music competition. Through notes and chords, Kodela’s THE DISTANT SHEPHERD offers an evocative portrait of a lone shepherd tending to his flock.


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Track Listing & Credits

# Title Composer Performer
01 Procession Through The Rain Santiago Kodela Santiago Kodela, guitar 2:36
02 The Herd's Communion Santiago Kodela Santiago Kodela, guitar 1:30
03 The Cane Santiago Kodela Santiago Kodela, guitar 3:08
04 Of Distant Rolling Clouds Santiago Kodela Santiago Kodela, guitar 3:10
05 The Shepherd's Smile Santiago Kodela Santiago Kodela, guitar 3:42
06 Towards The Closing Gates Santiago Kodela Santiago Kodela, guitar 3:41

To Justina Gomez Kodela

Recorded October 2022 at Fet Studio in Dublin, Ireland
Producer & Engineer Santiago Kodela
Mixing & Mastering Bob Katz

Executive Producer Bob Lord

A&R Director Brandon MacNeil
A&R Danielle Sullivan

VP of Production Jan Košulič
Audio Director Lucas Paquette

VP, Design & Marketing Brett Picknell
Art Director Ryan Harrison
Design Edward A. Fleming
Publicity Patrick Niland

Artist Information

Santiago Kodela

Composer, Guitarist

Santiago Kodela is an award-winning Classical Guitarist & Composer working in the areas of concert, solo instrument, chamber, and choral music. His works explore various aspects of sound and harmony, adventuring intensely into the areas of iso-rhythms, metric modulation, and chord harmonization. In 2022 the album PINNACLE VOL. 2 was awarded the 2nd Prize Silver Medal by North-American Global Music Awards in the classical category. Furthermore, his piece Delicate Soliloquies was shortlisted as a finalist in the 2nd Composition Competition by the Dutch Guitar Foundation by a jury integrated by Steve Goss, JacobTV, and Nikita Koshkin.