Francisco Tárrega – Free Sheet Music PDFs


Francisco Tarrega Here are some free sheet music links for Romantic ear composer and guitarist Francisco Tarrega (1852-1909). I make these pages to attract people to the site and offer an index in one place. “Historically Francisco Tárrega is of immense significance in the development of the guitar over the last two centuries, in terms of both technical innovations and compositions… Francisco Tárrega was the most influential Spanish virtuoso performer of the nineteenth century. His output was modest, with just 78 original scores and 120 transcriptions—mostly for his own use—of the great classical compositions. Tárrega was also the first great arranger for guitar, transcribing works from composers such as J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Berlioz, Chopin, Grieg, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Schumann, and Wagner, as well as pieces from Albéniz and Malats and other Spanish contemporaries.” (Bio via Naxos)

Free from me: This is Classical Guitar
These are free scores by this site and are highly recommended quality-wise. These links also include videos. Tab can also be purchased.

Published Editions on Amazon
Some with modern fingerings and even Tab.

Free Public Domain Scores
These come from the IMSLP archive. These are free PDF’s to download and all are public domain PDFs. These are often historical publications so, although old and sometimes outdated, they are good sources to research and play/check.

The Guitar School (Iceland)
These links go to the Guitar School of Iceland and are free public domain PDFs. These are pretty reliable but sometimes over edited.


About Author

Bradford Werner is a guitarist and teacher living in Victoria, BC, Canada. He teaches at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, a private studio, and performs as a freelancing musician. He also plays in the Victoria Guitar Trio, a group focusing on new music commissions by Canadian composers. This is Classical Guitar is based in Victoria, BC, Canada. Check out more Victoria posts at Classical Guitar in Victoria.

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