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Alec Coburn died on 9th July 2008 after a short illness.  This page is left as a tribute to a wonderful friend and a fantastic musician.
Alec Coburn

Con Alma is ideal for small functions. We are very portable although Alec will bring two or three different guitars and will need access to a power source.

Con Alma has recently been heard in the Concert Pitch series at the Royal National Theatre.

In addition to the standard, readily available repertoire (baroque and classical sonatas and pieces) we have created our own repertoire which includes:

  • Machada - Brazilian pieces Pacoca (choro)music note
  • Bernstein - West Side Story Suite
  • Joplin - The Entertainer and other rags
  • Dvorak - Slovonic dances
  • Villa-Lobos: Bacchianas Brasileira
  • Faure - Pavane
  • Hummel - Andante con variazione
  • Ravel - Habanera
  • Elgar - Chanson de matin
  • Rachmaninov - Vocalise
  • Leonhard von Call - Serenade Mazurka music note






Alec Coburn is a well-known jazz guitarist and arranger and arranges most of our music. He is in demand for bands and shows and has worked with many leading names in the music world.

More of our own repertoire:

  • The look of love
  • Sophisticated lady
  • Just the way you are
  • El farol
  • Here's that rainy day
  • Moonglow
  • Cry me a rivermusic note
  • Charade
  • I say a little prayer
  • Wave
  • Blackbird
  • Carnival
  • Laura
  • I feel prettymusic note
  • Desafinado
  • Early autumn
  • Little girl blue
  • California dreaming
  • Do you know the way to San Jose?
  • What the world needs now
  • This guy's in love

The Pepys Ensemble

A flexible ensemble of 2 to 8 players for concerts and other functions.

The Pepys Ensemble
The Mallard Oboe Trio

Two Oboes and Cor Anglais will add pizzazz to your special event!

The Mallard Oboe Trio
Violin and
Piano Duo

A stylish and versatile duo with David Lyon on violin.

Violin and Piano Duo