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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…

Homenaje, Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy by Manuel de Falla

Homenaje, Le Tombeau de Claude Debussy by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946). Played by Sanel Redžić on a 1961 Hermann Hauser II via Siccas Guitars and their great YouTube channel. This is one of the gems of modern works for the guitar filled with…

Five Bagatelles for Guitar - William Walton

Five Bagatelles for Guitar by Sir William Walton

Five Bagatelles for Guitar by English composer Sir William Walton (1902-1983) were written for Julian Bream and dedicated to Malcolm Arnold “with admiration and affection for his 50th birthday.” Julian Bream gave a complete premiere the work on Jan 21, 1973…

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…