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Our Sheet Music database is very searchable using any or all of the following - Composer name, Title, Musical standard, Exam board and Grade of piece both that of the exam boards and also our own Stafford Guitar grading.

Our aim is to not only bring you the up to date exam syllabus but also a selection of music we have enjoyed over our years of playing. The Stafford Guitar grading is to help you when selecting new pieces to learn.

In addition you will find Selina’s review of a piece or book helpful and again these reviews are carried out to help with your choice.

We are also happy to obtain music that we currently do not stock so if there is a book or piece you would like call and we will attempt to find it for you.

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4-venezuelan-pieces

Four Venezuelan Pieces

Rodrigo Riera

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Rodrigo Riera is a prominent Venezuelan guitarists/composer who attended many summer schools given by Segovia in the 1950's. These four pieces are among Riera's simplest works and are attractive student material at about Grade 4 level. All fingering and slurs in this edition are original.

Skill Level
Intermediate;
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sakura-variations

Sakura Theme and Variations

Yuquijiro Yocoh

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Theme and variations on the Japanese folk song Sakura is Yuquijiro Yocoh's most famous work and has been played and recorded by countless guitarists.

Skill Level
Advanced
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Etruscan Preludes

Reginald Smith Brindle

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Four Preludes beautifully written and printed with clear instructions on how to perform each piece. The variety of rhythm mixed with interesting right hand technique makes for a performance challenge that will allow you to not only enjoy performing, it will also help you to develop artistically.

Skill Level
Advanced

This is a good edition of a lovely piece originally written for the piano although it is probably better known as a classical guitar piece. It does ask for the guitar to be retuned with string 5 tuned down to G and string 6 down to D.

Do not be put off by this!

There are very few fingered notes on these two strings to have to adjust, and the tuning gives the piece a beautiful warm and open sound helping to create the atmosphere. Also most guitars sing beautifully with this tuning!

Unfortunately there is a rather big misprint in the first 4 bars. The bass note of each of the chords is written as a low E, normally open string 6. It is fingered with a 0 and is supposed to be a G – in this case open string 5.

Watch out for this and don’t try to find an E!

There are a lot of notes in higher positions and the fingering is detailed and helpful although do try to learn the actual notes as well, it will really improve your higher position reading. The arranger also makes good use of harmonics which are marked with position and string.

This really is a lovely piece with a simple melody that repeats and builds, with an accompaniment of Bass G crotchet followed by the highest D crotchet repeating to great effect (reminding me in some ways of Ravel’s Bolero accompaniment). There is a beautiful rubato, minor middle section that loses the regular accompaniment and moves into three voices diverging and interweaving, before returning to the uplifting main theme.

Great fun.

Selina.

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Carulli Duo op. 62 no 2

Ferdinando Carulli

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CH 82 - Written for 2 guitars - Carulli, one of the most prolific composers of his century with at least 400 pieces to his name. A pioneer in his field he popularised the classical guitar in Paris where many guitarists came to study under him. This edition, for two guitars, is clearly printed with both score and parts. Fingering is absent which is great as this allows freedom for ones own interpretation.

Skill Level
Intermediate
Ensemble
  • Containing
  • Moderato
  • Largo
  • Minuetto - Allegro
  • Rondeau - Allegretto con poco moto
carulli-duo-op62-no1

Carulli Duo op. 62 no 1

Ferdinando Carulli

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CH 81 - Written for 2 guitars - Carulli, one of the most prolific composers of his century with at least 400 pieces to his name. A pioneer in his field he popularised the classical guitar in Paris where many guitarists came to study under him. This edition, for two guitars, is clearly printed with both score and parts. Fingering is absent which is great as this allows freedom for ones own interpretation.

Skill Level
Intermediate
Ensemble
  • Containing
  • Moderato
  • Romance - Largo
  • Minuetto - Allegro
  • Polonaise - Con poco moto
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Bach Inventions Vol 2 8-15

J. S. Bach

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BMV 773 - Written for 2 guitars. Transcribed by Mario Martino & Andrea Schiavina. As with all UT Orpheus publications this edition is very clearly and cleanly printed which really helps when sight reading ensemble pieces. Music written by Bach, what more can I say, if you have an interest in playing ensemble which in my opinion you should at least try, then these Inventions are fun and challenging.

Skill Level
Intermediate
Ensemble
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Bach Inventions Vol 1 1-7

J. S. Bach

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BMV 772 - Written for 2 guitars. Transcribed by Mario Martino & Andrea Schiavina. As with all UT Orpheus publications this edition is very clearly and cleanly printed which really helps when sight reading ensemble pieces. Music written by Bach, what more can I say, if you have an interest in playing ensemble which in my opinion you should at least try, then these Inventions are fun and challenging.

Skill Level
Intermediate
Ensemble
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Bach French Suite No.1

J. S. Bach

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BMV 812 - Written for 2 guitars this transcription has kept to the critical edition of the French Suites published by G. Henle Verlag. The only changes to the original text involve adopting new keys more suitable to the technical requisites of the guitar. Some fingering has been added to the individual parts and all the original phrasing and ornaments have been reproduced in this edition.

Skill Level
Intermediate
Ensemble
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Giuliani Le Avventure di Amore OP.116

Mauro Giuliani

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CH 52 - Written for 2 guitars. 10 Waltzes, publication consists of Score and Parts, clearly written making for ease of reading. Great music that allows you enjoy with a partner.

Skill Level
Intermediate
Ensemble
  • Containing
  • L'Invito al ballo
  • L'Affetto
  • La Dichiarazione
  • Il Rifiuto
  • Il Dispiacere
  • La Disperazione
  • La Partenza
  • Il Pentimento
  • Il Ritorno
  • La Pace
giuliani-variations-op45

Variations Op.45 sur les Folies d'Espagne

Mauro Giuliani

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Like most Renaissance court dances, the Follia was originally a country dance. Shaking off its merry but coarse peasant character, the Follia rapidly entered the repertoire of art music as a simple harmonic scheme upon which to improvise or compose variations. Consisting of Theme and six variations this edition by Fabio Rizza is clearly printed making for ease of study and performance.

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Intermediate
Advanced
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giuliani-rossiniana

Giuliani Rossiniana OP.119

Mauro Giuliani

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Returning to Italy in 1819 after years of success Giuliani found himself forced to rebuild his career in a musical environment dominated by opera. It was in this context that the six Rossiniane were created. Constituting one of the highlights of Giuliani's production they also offer an insight into the the reception of Rossini's work by his contemporaries. If this is new work for you then Rossiniana No 1 is a good starting point.

Skill Level
Advanced
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Giuliani 3 Sonatinas OP.71

Mauro Giuliani

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First published by Cappi in Vienna in 1816 and reissued by Mechetti soon after which this edition is based on. Op. 71 is a collection of studies in sonata form and the aim is to train the student in both technical and more importantly stylistic matters. All revisions are clearly marked and an amount of fingering has been added which was not present in the original. As with all UTOrpheus publications, clearly printed allowing for ease of read.

Skill Level
Intermediate
Advanced
carulli-duo-op62-no3

Carulli Duo op. 62 no 3

Ferdinando Carulli

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CH 83 - Written for 2 guitars. Carulli, one of the most prolific composers of his century with at least 400 pieces to his name. A pioneer in his field he popularised the classical guitar in Paris where many guitarists came to study under him. This edition, for two guitars, is clearly printed with both score and parts. Fingering is absent which is great as this allows freedom for ones own interpretation.

Skill Level
Intermediate
Ensemble
  • Containing
  • Moderato
  • Larghetto molto sostenuto
  • Trio
  • Rondeau - Presto
bach-chaconne

Bach Chaconne BMV 1004

J. S. Bach

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Chaconne from Partita for violin No2 for guitar solo transcribed by Paolo Cherici. Adopting Bach's own criteria for transcription Cherici has been able to adapt the violin writing to the guitar helping to bring out the natural resources of the guitar. At the same time fingering has been considered to help suggest a possible phrasing.

Skill Level
Intermediate
Advanced
musyorkkinderlight

Kinderlight

Andrew York

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York's first big break came in 1986 during study in Spain. In a concert at the end of the course, he played one of his original compositions, "Sunburst." Guitarist John Williams, who happened to be in the audience, was impressed with the piece. He asked York to transcribe it and send it to him in England. Williams's interest in the piece was not a momentary thing: not only did Williams add it to his performances, but he also recorded it. Since then York has published many works including Kinderlight a book of 7 pieces. If you are a fan of his music, as I am, Kinderlight will be a great addition.

Skill Level
Intermediate
Advanced
aguado27studies

Aguado 27 Studies for Guitar

Aguado

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Edited by Gianluca Allocca, published by UTOrpheus with a forward by Angelo Gilardino. A range of books of which this is one are beautifully printed, very easy to read making a good addition to ones music collection even before one considers playing the studies. This publication is from the third part of the Aguado method and is the most important.

Skill Level
Intermediate
Advanced
333

Barden-Klange for guitar Vol. 1

Johann Kaspar Mertz

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Mertz dominates the history of the guitar in the 19th century. Bardenklange op. 13 consists of 30 pieces which show Mertz as a musician poet. Vol 1 edited by Piero Viti contains 8 pieces with UTOrpheus excellent quality of printing all of which helps us to interpret and enjoy these wonderful pieces from the Romantic period.

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Intermediate
Advanced
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3314

Selected Studies for Guitar Vol. 1

Mauro Giuliani

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One of the two most important guitarist-composer of the first half of the 19th century Giuliani excelled as a teacher. Giuliani understood where the guitar can be brilliant and where it lacked power and was able to mix together the requirements for teaching and the creativity of music. A definite yes for any student guitarist.

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Intermediate
Advanced
332

Variations on a theme by Handel Op. 107

Mauro Giuliani

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Also known under the title "The Harmonious Blacksmith" this edition by Fabio Rizza is clearly printed with space between lines enabling the reader to easily read and also to add study markings without cluttering the page. A fun piece to play.

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Intermediate
Advanced
323

Complete Studies for Guitar

Fernando Sor

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Edited by Paolo Cherici. In editing Sor's studies Cherici is attempting to seek new performing possibilities. Cherici has not restricted himself to Sor's original fingering or even to the traditional solutions adopted. Cherici wishes to develop an outcome that reflects his own personal view of how these pieces should be performed.

Skill Level
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
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