Gaspar Sanz Collection Volume 1 – PDF Sheet Music for Classical Guitar. From Instrucción de música sobre la Guitarra Española for Baroque guitar. Comes with both a notation edition with left hand fingering and a separate tab edition. This is a PDF Download (22 pages). Level: Intermediate Grades 3-7.
For the first volume I’ve included the original Sanz works that inspired Rodrigo’s concerto: Villanos, Fuga, Españoletas, La Cavalleria de Nápoles con dos Clarines, Las Hachas, and Canarios.
My PDF Sheet Music Edition
These popular works by Gaspar Sanz (1640-1710) originate from his Instrucción de música sobre la Guitarra Española for Baroque guitar. In 1954 Joaquín Rodrigo composed his guitar concerto Fantasía para un gentilhombre on themes from these works. A degree of arranging for modern guitar has taken place, including adding the sixth string of the modern guitar to complete logical musical lines. Besides that I have tried to keep to the original as often as possible.
Video Performances and Lessons
Updated videos and edition for 2022.
Youtube Links: Villanos, Fuga, Espanoletas, La Cavalleria de Napoles con dos Clarines, Las Hachas, Canarios
Promo and Samples
Original Baroque Tablature
Click on Image to enlarge. Remember that it’s upside down (the bottom line is the high pitched string) and that he only had five strings so the top line is the low 5th string. My edition above uses modern tablature.
Thank you very much for this valuable contribution to the guitar community.
Nice selection, and very well played! As always.
I really liked the precision and 2 voices of Fuga al ayre Español by Sanz. Just beautifully played.