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Sonatina Op. 52 by Lennox Berkeley

Sonatina for Guitar Op.52 by Lennox Berkeley

Sonatina for Guitar op.52 by Lennox Berkeley (1903-1989) – Sir Lennox Randal Francis Berkeley (1903–1989) was one of the major English composers of his time and wrote this work in 1957. It was dedicated to Julian Bream, who gave its…

The Sailor’s Fate by Nikita Koshkin

The Sailor’s Fate by Nikita Koshkin (b.1956) from his Da Capo – 24 Easy Pieces. Russian title is Судьба Моряка. Tempo Moderato flotato. These “easy” pieces range from Beginner to Intermediate and all have great character. I’ll be posting more…

Bradford Werner Plays Impressions soleil couchant by Dyens

Bradford Werner plays Impressions soleil couchant (à Francis Poulenc) by Roland Dyens (1955-2016) and via my YouTube. I’ll be trying to post weekly student and intermediate pieces so you can discover new repertoire to play. I love this simple hommage…

Koonce - Renaissance Guitar

Guitar Anthologies by Frank Koonce

Buy or Learn more via Amazon The Solo Lute Works of Johann Sebastian Bach The Baroque Guitar In Spain and the New World Renaissance Vihuela & Guitar in Sixteenth-century Summary – I love these anthologies by Frank Koonce for a…

The Beatles for Classical Guitar

The Beatles on classical guitar (books, sheet music, tab, videos). Just as classical pieces often have a melody and accompaniment, arrangements of The Beatles on classical guitar provide great melodies and accompaniment to recreate these well known songs. Below are…

Frederick Noad - The Romantic Guitar Anthology

Frederick Noad Guitar Anthologies

I grew up with the Frederick Noad books, they were the first collections of classical guitar music I owned. With a mix of levels from easy to advanced, generally good fingering, and solid editing they are an excellent addition to…

In the Woods by Toru Takemitsu

In the Woods by Toru Takemitsu (1930-1996). The three movements are: Wainscot Pond; Rosedale; and Muir Woods. The above video is Canadian guitarist Rob MacDonald via his excellent YouTube. This is one of the most important works for guitar of…

Tres Canciones Populares Mexicanas by Ponce

Tres Canciones Populares Mexicanas (Three Mexican Folksongs) by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948) has three song arrangements: La Pajarera; Por tí mi corazón; and La Valentina. I found this little write-up on the works via Naxos: “Ponce wrote Estrellita, his most beloved song, in…

Klangbilder No.1-24 by Carlo Domeniconi

Enjoy this wonderful set of 24 pieces for students, Klangbilder No.1-24 (Band 1 & 2) by Carlo Domeniconi (b.1947) for classical guitar, ranging from easy to early-intermediate, filled with a wealth of musical moods and motifs. Klangbilder essentially translates to…

RCM Classical Guitar Series 2018 Edition

Classical Guitar Series 2018 Edition – The Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto (RCM) has a new series of graded books for classical guitar to replace the 2011 Bridges Guitar Series. Click here to see the book sampler (PDF). At first…