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The Album

The Spirit of Christmas

The Spirit of Christmas

The Artist

Alfredo Muro

Classical Guitar
The Spirit of Christmas by Alfredo Muro perfectly captures the feeling of nostalgia that a snowy Christmas night should have. With classics like Silent Night, White Christmas and Villancico de Navidad performed on classical guitar, you'll want to put this one on repeat for the month of December. Recorded in DSD256 on the Pyramix system by Paul McGowan, this album is available on SACD and download.
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Alfredo Muro

Alfredo Muro, Peruvian interpreter, composer, arranger and improviser began his guitar studies teaching himself to play his beloved instrument and he progressed rapidly. He was soon awarded a scholarship to train with Maestro Pepe Torres.

In 1971, he along with his sister Connie Bieberach won the year-long TV program, Trampoline to Fame. At age thirteen, Alfredo took the top prize in a nationally televised competition, featuring musicians from more than one hundred schools. 

He continued his studies with two of the greatest Peruvian guitar masters know, Octavio Ticona and Carlos Hayre, gaining mastery of harmony and the rich variety of Peruvian folklore. These experiences were complement by four years of intense studies with great masters Manuel Lopez Ramos, Frank Costa, John Doan and Alfredo Escande. Also, studies Harmony and Counterpoint with the distinguish Mexican Maestro Jose Suarez. 

Alfredo Muro had the honor of representing Peru and the USA in several International Guitar Festivals in Chile, Argentina, Peru, Brazil, Dominican Republic as well as Mexico, Canada, France, Italy, Germany, Austria, Norway, Japan, Mauritius Island and four tours to Taiwan.

While on tour in Europe, Alfredo Muro played with his group Oro Del Peru for the late Pope John Paul the Second at a “Special Audience” at the Vatican.

Alfredo Muro has presented concerts in many venues throughout the United States. He had the privilege to be the featured artist at the Kennedy Center for the Millennium Concert Series in Washington D.C, at Benaroya Hall in Seattle and at The Smithsonian Museum. Also, he has had the privilege of performing in the Hall of the Americas for the Organization of American States. His arrangements, transcriptions, and articles have been published by the Peruvian music magazine Cuadernos de Musica Peruana, in its Edition #13.

In March of 2005, Alfredo Muro was selected for the Jack Rosenberg Memorial, Musician of the Month Award, by the Jazz Society of Oregon in their Jazzscene magazine. The Centinela Newspaper in Portland, Oregon, featured Mr. Muro as the “Hispanic of the Month”. The Hispanic Yellow Pages Directory introduced him as the “Pride of the Hispanic Community”.

In July 2017 he was nominated for the Añomi Advertising Agency and the Latin American Association of Writers and Artists, receiving the  Eureka trophy for Quality and Artistic Excellence, for his artistic career as well as receiving a Diploma of Honour in Humanistic Ethics.

In May 2018, he participated in the  renowned Encuentro Internacional de Guitarras de Salamanca-Mexico as well as playing for the very first time in Japan.

In November of 2018 he was invited to play the Suite Indiana concert with the Orquesta Sinfonica de la Universidad de Guanajuato OSUG.

The year 2022, was a very exciting year with many projects, including several tours in the United States of America: Washington, Colorado and Oregon, participating in the renowned Caroso Guitar Festival in Rome-Italy.

Today, Alfredo Muro shares the joy of his musical talent while performing, composing, teaching at international guitar festivals, concerts, lectures or coaching/teaching at his Guitar Studio. These three passions provide the basis for the phenomenal success of this musician and his ongoing and constant evolution.

01 - Silent Night
02 - Preludio de Adios
03 - White Christmas
04 - Farewell
05 - Ava Maria
06 - Jesus Bleibet Meine Feude
07 - O Come All Ye Faithful
08 - El Noi de la Mare
09 - The Christmas Song
10 - Villancico de Navidad


Alfredo Muro – classical guitar, On Villancico de Navidad - Alfredo Muro classical guitar 1, Robert Chirico classical guitar 2, Adam Buer classical guitar 3, Felicity Muench classical guitar 4, Allen Bossard acoustic bass, Paul McGowan – Recording and mix engineer, producer, Jessica Carson – executive producer, producer, Alfredo Muro – producer, Terri McGowan – assisting, Gus Skinas – mastering engineer, Emilie Druss – cover art and digipak design

Album Features

  • One pressing Austrian gold-pressed dual-layer SACD
  • Pure DSD + PROMastered CD layers
  • Pure DSD recorded on the Pyramix system
  • DSD64, DSD128, DSD256, DSD Direct-Mastered 176.4kHz 24 bit, 88.2kHz 24 bit, 44.1kHz 24-bit PCM download
  • CD layer of SACD playable on any CD player
  • Mastering monitored through the PS Audio DirectStream DAC
  • All tracks mixed on the PS Audio FR 30 reference loudspeaker in Octave Studios' Mixroom by Paul McGowan
  • Limited edition one-pressing physical media