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70+ Intermediate Classical Guitar Repertoire Selections 

 July 22, 2021

By  Kale Good

The Origin of this List

This list dates back to the mid 1990s. Classical Guitar teachers shared the original webpage with each other from the mid-1990s to around 2004, when the webpage went offline. Unfortunately, the original authors didn't have a backup, and the list was presumed lost.

In June of 2021, I did a teaching training with Andrea Cannon, who still has the original website address on her training materials. My first thought was to check the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine. I was in luck; the page had been archived.

With the permission of one of the original authors (the other is deceased, I believe), I've republished it here and updated it where possible. Some slight improvements have been made; the columns are sortable (click on the column heading).

Two pieces have been removed as I haven't been able to find current publications: King Dagobert (Anonymous) and Homage to Luis Bonfa (Feggelen)

Please let me know in the comments below if you find any errors.

Original Author's Notes

Jamie Williams Grossman and Richard Tadaki have designed this Intermediate Classical Guitar Repertoire page for those with basic classical guitar skills who are eager to find fun, enjoyable music that is within their intermediate technical range.

Basic classical guitar technique such as rest stroke, free stroke, bar chords, arpeggios, multiple voices, and chords, and knowledge of the fingerboard or the ability to "figure it out" are assumed.

It is impossible to avoid the subjective nature of this page. We have chosen the pieces that we have enjoyed the most over our years of playing and/or teaching that we feel lie within the grasp of an intermediate classical guitar player. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please let us know which pieces you have enjoyed playing and which you have not. This will assist us in updating the repertoire list from time to time.

We would like to thank all of you who have made suggestions and comments. It is our hope that with these suggestions, the page can continue to develop as a useful resource. We would like to give special thanks to Seth Himmelhoch and Vic Brod for their numerous recommendations to the list  (Jan 6, 1998)

Most of the publishing information for our list is included within the list itself, but some anthologies are listed below. It is not our intention to claim that they are "definitive editions;" rather, they are mentioned because so many of you already have them. They have been given abbreviations and listed in this separate section only to save us the trouble of repeatedly typing out the information, and to save space. Most of the pieces in them can be acquired in other sources, or are published individually.

BG:The Baroque Guitar by Frederick Noad, Ariel Publications
RG:The Renaissance Guitar by Frederick Noad, Ariel Publications
WFS:World's Favorite Solos for Classic Guitar (Vol. 43), ed. Harvey Vinson,Ashley Publications
RCMX: Royal Conservatory of Music, Volume X
SLPR: Six Lute Pieces of the Renaissance, Oscar Chilesotti, ed. Neidle, Columbia Music Co.

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Click on column headings to sort by alphabetical, rating, or publication

Piece Title

Composer

Period

Publication

Rating

Ballet (?, originally Balleto)

Anonymous

Renaissance

Se io m'accorgo

Anonymous

Renaissance

Vaghe belleze et bionde treccie d'oro vedi che per ti moro

Anonymous

Renaissance

Wilson's Wilde

Anonymous

Renaissance

Galliard "Can She Excuse"

Dowland, John

Renaissance

RCM8 (?, formerly in RCM6)

Lady Laiton's Almain

Dowland, John

Renaissance

Mrs. Winter's Jump

Dowland, John

Renaissance

The Round Battle Galliard

Dowland, John

Renaissance

Tarleton's Resurrection

Dowland, John

Renaissance

The Night Watch

Holborne, Anthony

Renaissance

Allmayne

Johnson, Robert

Renaissance

Pavan

Milan, Luis

Renaissance

Bianco fiore

Negri, Cesare

Renaissance

Der Fuggerin Tanz

Neusidler, Melchior

Renaissance

Minuet in G

Anonymous

Baroque

Bourree, BWV 996

Bach, J.S.

Baroque

Gavotte I &II, BWV 995

Bach, J.S.

Baroque

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring

Bach, J.S.Bach, J.S.

Baroque

Prelude, First Cello Suite (BWV 1007)

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Baroque

Diciotto Partite per chitara

Brescianello, Giuseppe Antonio

Baroque

Range:

Vivace

Falckenhagen, Adam

Baroque

Aria (?, originally Air)

Comte d'Logy, aka Jan Antonín Losy (?, originally  Johann Anton Logy

Baroque

Partita in A minor

Comte d'Logy, aka Jan Antonín Losy (?, originally  Johann Anton Logy

Baroque

Range:

Sarabande

Comte d'Logy, aka Jan Antonín Losy (?, originally  Johann Anton Logy

Baroque

Cancion O Tocata

Murcia, Santiago de

Baroque

Canarios

Sanz, Gaspar

Baroque

Allegro in A major

Scarlatti, Dominico

Baroque

Suite in D minor

Visee, Robert de

Baroque

Prelude:Le petit livre de guitare, vol. 2 (?, originally in RCM)

Menuet I & II, Bourree: WFS

Range:

Courente

Weiss, Silvius Leopold

Baroque

RCM6 (?, originally RCM4)

Prelude

Weiss, Silvius Leopold

Baroque

RCM6 (?, originally RCM4)

Study No. 3, E minor Arpeggio

Aguado, Dionisio

Classical

Originally in RCM5. Not on IMSLP

Op. 60, No. 3 in A minor

Carcassi, Matteo

Classical

Opus 60, No. 7: A minor tremolo (No. 9 in some editions)

Carcassi, Matteo

Classical

Op. 40, No. 11, Divertimento

Giuliani, Mauro

Classical

Op. 48, No. 5, E minor

Giuliani, Mauro

Classical

Op. 50, No. 23, Grazioso

Giuliani, Mauro

Classical

Op. 35, No. 13, (Segovia No. 2) in C major

Sor, Fernando

Classical

Two Minuets, Op. 22 & Op. 25

Sor, Fernando

Classical

Spanish Ballad

Anonymous

Romantic

El Noi de la Mare

Llobet, Miguel

Romantic

El Testament de Amelia

Llobet, Miguel

Romantic

Adelita

Tarrega, Francisco

Romantic

Lagrima

Tarrega, Francisco

Romantic

Julia Florida (Barcarola)

Barrios Mangore, Agustin

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Etudes 1, 3, 4, 5

Brouwer, Leo

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Etudes 6, 7, 8, 9

Brouwer, Leo

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Vals

Calatayud, Bartolomé

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Here Comes the Sun

Harrison, George

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Douze Preludes en Forme d'Etudes

Gagnon, Claude

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Choro:

Francaise

Desafiado

Jobim, Antonio Carlo

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Samba do Aviao (Song of the Jet)

Jobim, Antonio Carlo

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Solidao

Jobim, Antonio Carlo

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Gentle Waltz

Katz, Brian

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Deux Valses

Kleynjans, Francis

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Two Venezuelan Waltzes (El Negrito, La Gatica)

Lauro, Antonio

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

The Long and Winding Road

Lennon, John and Paul McCartney

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Afro-Cuban Lullaby

Traditional

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Sons de Carilhoes

Pernambuco (Joao Texeira Guimareaes)

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Prelude #1

Ponce, Manuel

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Prelude 1

Villa Lobos, Heitor

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Prelude 3

Villa Lobos, Heitor

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Prelude 4

Villa Lobos, Heitor

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

The Current

York, Andrew

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Hejira

York, Andrew

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Refinger high C♯ & E to 1 & 3.

In Sorrow's Wake

York, Andrew

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Pine Cove

York, Andrew

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Tufnell Park

York, Andrew

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

King Lotvin

York, Andrew

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Snowflight

York, Andrew

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Waiting for Dawn

York, Andrew

20th Century/

Popular/

Latin

Kale Good


Educator and Founder of Good Music Academy.

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