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Pastoral, No.9, Op.15 by François de Fossa

Pastoral, No.9 from Douze Divertissemens, Op.15 by François de Fossa (1775-1849). PDF sheet music and video for classical guitar. Comes with both a notation edition with left hand fingering and a separate tab edition. The level is late-intermediate to early-advanced (Grade 8-9), although short,…

Delta Guitar Quartet plays Patterns by Freya Arde

Delta Guitar Quartet performs Patterns by Freya Arde (b.1988). The Delta Guitar Quartet includes Judith Beschow, Juliane Byrenheid, Simon Riedlecker, and Albrecht Bunk. This comes via Siccas Guitars and their great YouTube channel. Beautiful performance by the Delta Guitar Quartet with excellent pacing and a…

Gabrielli & Bernardi Play Overture from Tancredi by Rossini

Saverio Gabrielli (violin) and Lorenzo Bernardi (guitar) perform the Overture from Tancredi by Gioacchino Rossini (1792-1868), arranged by Ferdinando Carulli (1770-1841) from his Choix de 12 Ouvertures de la Composition de Rossini arrangées pour Guitare et Violon. This comes via Bernardi’s…

Mobley and Acker Perform Purcell

Reginald L. Mobley (countertenor) and Brandon Acker (theorbo) perform Here The Deities Approve from Welcome to all the pleasures, Z.339 by Henry Purcell (c. 1659–1695). This comes via Acker’s great YouTube channel. Mobley is one of my favourite early music vocalists and I’ve been lucky to hear him…

Cochran & McAllister perform Metamorphosis No.2 by Glass

Matthew Cochran and Matthew McAllister perform Metamorphosis No.2 by Philip Glass (b.1937), originally for piano and arranged for guitars by Cochran and McAllister. This comes via McAllister’s YouTube channel. Recorded in November 2022 at the Cathedral Barn in Traverse City, Michigan, USA. I first heard this work…

Aria and Capriccio by Francesco Asioli

Aria & Capriccio by Francesco Asioli

Aria and Capriccio by Francesco Asioli (1645-1676). PDF sheet music and video for classical guitar arranged by Bradford Werner. Includes both a notation-only edition and separate tab edition. Left hand fingering. The technique level is intermediate, around a Grade 6 but it’s a mature work in…

Lorenzo Micheli Plays Zart Bewegt by Rebay

Lorenzo Micheli performs I. Zart Bewegt from Zehn kleine Lieder ohne Worte by Ferdinand Rebay (1880-1953). This comes via Micheli’s YouTube channel. I don’t know these Ten Little Songs without Words but I’m very curious to get a score. Rebay’s output and quality continues to…

Evangelina Mascardi Plays Ciaccone in E Flat by Weiss

Evangelina Mascardi performs Ciaccone in E Flat Major by German Baroque composer and lutenist Sylvius Leopold Weiss (1686–1750) on a 13 course baroque lute built by Cezar Mateus. Recorded at the church of San Francesco di Orte (Viterbo), Italy. This comes via Edoardo…

Ariel Abramovich and Perrine Devillers

Abramovich and Devillers Perform Ceballos (arr. Daza)

Ariel Abramovich (vihuela de mano) and Perrine Devillers (soprano) perform Duro mal, terrible llanto by Spanish composer Rodrigo de Ceballos (c.1525-c.1581) arranged by Estevan Daza (c.1537-1596) in his El Parnasso (Valladolid, 1576). This comes via Edoardo Lambertenghi’s excellent YouTube channel. Estevan Daza, or…

Alberto Mesirca Plays Introduction & Caprice, Op. 23 by Regondi

Alberto Mesirca performs Introduzione e Capriccio (Introduction & Caprice), Op. 23 by Italian guitarist and composer Giulio Regondi (1822–1872). This comes via the great Omni Foundation online series and their fantastic Youtube channel. As they mention in their description, “The Omni Foundation presents a special…

Sanel Redzic Plays Suite BWV 997 by Bach

Sanel Redžić plays Suite BWV 997 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) on classical guitar. This comes via Redžić’s fantastic YouTube channel. Recorded in Schottenkirche Erfurt, Germany. Redzic has recorded almost all the ‘lute’ suites at this point some of which I’ve previously featured. Great pacing and articulations…

Drew Henderson Plays Les soirées d’Auteuil, Op.23 by Coste

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson performs Les soirées d’Auteuil, Op.23 by Napoleon Coste (1805-1883). This comes via Henderson’s super excellent YouTube channel. Beautiful playing by Henderson with some elegant phrasing, pacing, and musical balance. Some exciting and zippy playing halfway through. I’ve never fully explored Coste’s works but…