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Sonata No.1 Para Guitarra by Carlos Guastavino

Sonata No.1 Para Guitarra by Carlos Guastavino

Sonata para guitarra (Sonata No.1) was written by Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000) in 1967 and become recognized as one of the major 20th Century full sonatas for guitar. Guastavino was one of the foremost Argentine composers of the 20th century having…

Française and Ariette for Guitar by Jacques Ibert

Française for Guitar (1926) and Ariette for guitar (1935) by Jacques Ibert (1890–1962). Ibert was a major French composer and wrote two solo works for guitar, Française and Ariette. He also composed a chamber music work Entr’acte for flute (or violin) and harp (or…

In a Room by Rodney Sharman

In a Room by Canadian composer Rodney Sharman (b.1958) – This is a wonderful work that I came to know about through Adrian Verdejo‘s performances. The video above is from Sharman’s YouTube channel where he makes the score available to…

Prelude, Fugue & Allegro BWV 998 by Bach

Prelude, Fugue & Allegro, BWV 998 by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750). This is truly one of the great works by Bach that is playable on the modern guitar. The Prelude and Allegro being fairly attainable while the fugue pushing the…

Equinox for Guitar by Tōru Takemitsu

Equinox for Guitar by Tōru Takemitsu

Equinox for Guitar by Japanese composer Tōru Takemitsu (1930-1996) – One of the 20th Century’s most influential composers, Takemitsu was also a writer on aesthetics and music theory. Known for his subtle attention to timbre, silence, and fusing tradition with innovation. His music has a…

Segoviana for Guitar, Op. 366 by Darius Milhaud

Segoviana for Guitar, Op. 366 by Darius Milhaud

Segoviana, Op. 366 by Darius Milhaud (1892-1974) – Written in 1957, this was Milhaud’s only work for guitar. Milhaud was a French composer, conductor, and teacher. He was a member of historic composer group Les Six (The Group of Six) and a…

Michael Kolk Performs Sonata para Guitarra by José

Sonata para guitarra by Antonio José

Sonata para guitarra by Antonio José (1902-1936). This is one of the great modern Spanish works for guitar and simply one of the most significant long form sonata works for the instrument. This was José’s only work for guitar, composed in…

Preludio No.7, Op.28 by Chopin for Guitar - Free PDF Sheet Music or Tab

Chopin for Classical Guitar

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) never composed any guitar music but he is famous for saying “Nothing is more beautiful than a guitar, except, possibly two.” However, a number of period composers and guitarists did make arrangements of his music which I will…

Drei Tentos from Kammermusik (1958) by Hans Werner Henze

Drei Tentos for Guitar by Hans Werner Henze

Drei Tentos from Kammermusik (1958) by Hans Werner Henze (1926–2012) These famous short works for solo guitar come from Hans Werner Henze’s larger work Kammermusik (chamber music) written in 1958, and originally dedicated to Benjamin Britten. Kammermusik is a 12-movement chamber…

Fantasy for Guitar, Op.107 by Malcolm Arnold

Fantasy for Guitar, Op.107 by Malcolm Arnold

Fantasy for Guitar Op. 107 by English composer Sir Malcolm Arnold (1921-2006) was composed 1971 and consists of seven movements: I. Prelude, II. Scherzo, III. Arietta, IV. Fugetta, V. Arietta, VI. March, VII. Postlude. Edited by Julian Bream in 1971.…

Theme and Variations Op.77 for Guitar by Lennox Berkeley

Theme and Variations Op.77 for Guitar by Lennox Berkeley

Theme and Variations Op.77 by Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) — Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley was one of the major English composers of his time. Op.77, written 1970, was dedicated to the Italian guitarist and composer Angelo Gilardino, who gave the…