El Noi de la Mare (Son of the Virgin) is a Catalonian folk song made popular by Andrés Segovia (1893-1987) and was one of his common encore pieces. Some of Segovia’s students such as Christopher Parkening and John Williams have used this piece as a concert solo and encore as well.
It was harmonized first by Miguel Llobet (1878 – 1938) and adapted by Segovia for his own performance. I’ve chosen to play this liltingly beautiful piece as part of the prelude music for Christmas Eve at Church of the Holy Comforter in Vienna this year. Recording this video has been helpful as I prepare to perform it in just a few days. Hope you enjoy it.