Meryl & The Magnetics:  Meryl Lammers – vocal and guitar, Paul Boris – piano, Chris Braddock – bass

This was one of the first songs that Meryl showed to Paul and me, and it remains one of my favorites to perform with this group.  There’s nothing quite like the feeling of playing with a gifted and soulful vocalist.  

  • Well You Needn't1:11

  • As the Crow Flies1:14

  • Mosaic Blue Sky 1:20

  • Bourrée0:43

Solo Performance: Chris Braddock – guitars

I love how this one turned out, with the sustained electric guitar on top of a lush 12-string accompaniment.  It’s quite harmonically simple, but the melody took  a long time to finalize.  In addition to doing it as a looped guitar duet with myself, both Mosaic String Duo and Pegasus Trio do versions of the piece.

Audio Samples

Please enjoy these musical excerpts. Many are original compositions or arrangements featuring the groups mentioned on the Performing Ensembles page of this website.​

  • Seminary Tango 1:14

Guitar Concerto No. 1

second movement

(video excerpt)

by Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco

Chris Braddock with the Wilmington Community Orchestra.  Tiffany Lu, conductor.

Length  3:12

Please click here to view.

This excerpt is from a Mediterranean-themed concert put on by the Wilmington Community Orchestra.  Tedesco was one of the greatest guitar composers of the 20th century, and 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of his death. 

Pegasus Trio: Mindy Bowman – flute, Jeanmarie Braddock – violin, Chris Braddock – guitar

I include this excerpt piece here because it so perfectly shows the versatility and compatibility of the flute, violin and guitar.  We often do a whole set of Joplin rags in our recitals.  

Mélomanie: Tracy Richardson – harpsichord, Kimberly Reighley and Lynne Cooksey – flute, Douglas McNames – cello

This was the first time I was ever commissioned to write a piece for someone. Close Tolerances is included on Mélomanie’s CD, Fluorescence, and the group has performed it live numerous times.  It is every composer’s dream to have musicians of this caliber play his music.

  • Close Tolerances, first movement 1:15

Second Opinion Jazz Duo: Paul Boris – piano, Chris Braddock – guitar

Paul and I love doing Thelonious Monk’s songs, and this particular style of jazz ideally suits our instrumentation and playing style.  We nearly always include this song in our live sets.  

  • All The Days He Has Seen1:08

  • Wandflower 1:17

Chris Braddock – guitar

This excerpt comes from a delightful Baroque piece that’s typical of the solo classical guitar works I often play at weddings and other functions.   

Pegasus Trio: Mindy Bowman – flute, Jeanmarie Braddock – violin, Chris Braddock – guitar

This work was originally composed for the Winterthur Museum’s 2008 Playing in the Garden CD, a project that included contributions from several Wilmington-area composers.  I was pleased to hear recently that Winterthur still gives copies of the disc to donors and members, and Pegasus enjoys including this piece in live performances.  


Solo Performance: Chris Braddock – guitars

This piece was written and recorded in remembrance of my stepfather.  As with the later selection, Wandflower, this is a tune I often play in a looped guitar duet with myself.  The solo guitar CD I plan to commence work on next year will likely feature lots of music like this.

  • Water for Paco 1:14

  • The Easy Winners0:59

Mosaic String Duo: Chris Braddock – octave mandolin, Douglas Seth – flamenco guitar

This flamenco-inspired piece is from Mosaic’s Dead Reckoning CD, which can be purchased here.  We regularly kick off shows with this one.  

Mosaic String Duo: Chris Braddock – 12-string guitar and bass, Douglas Seth – classical guitar

This is another track from the Dead Reckoning CD, this one with less of a world music vibe.  We’re not really sure how to classify it. Nevertheless, it showcases the 12-string and classical guitar, which might be our favorite instrumental combination.  It also shows the increased orchestration possibilities afforded to us during the recording process, with multiple layered tracks of additional guitars, bass, and mandolin, especially toward the end of the excerpt.