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Händel Aria

Arrangement for guitar, of an aria from the opera Rinaldo.  The opera  was composed in 1711 by G.F. Händel.


Thanks to composer Micheal Ostrzyga for valuable advice and suggestions.



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Prelude in E minor

This prelude by Bach, originally for harpsichord, flows well on guitar as well.


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Wachet Auf

J.S. Bach wrote arrangements for this melody, which originated in 1513. This is an arrangement for guitar, in simpler 2 / 3 voice counterpoint.


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For solo guitar. Somewhat in the style of Baroque lutenist S.L. Weiss  (1687 – 1750).

Prelude in Baroque Style (score, pdf)

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Inspired by the Inauguration.

Guitar Score (pdf)

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This is an arrangement for guitar, of a piece originally written for violin or recorder.

Purcell Prelude Z773, score (pdf)

Creative Commons Attribution: R.D. Tennant

Source Score


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The origin of this melody is in plainchant, and can be found in manuscript as far back as the 10th Century.

Divinum Mysterium

This carol from Germany first appeared in print in 1850. It may date back to the 16th Century.

Maria durch ein Dornwald ging

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The lyric translates from the Latin as “Grant us peace”. The provenance of the music is unknown. Musically, this is a canon in three parts. The guitar arrangement is constructed essentially by introducing the parts one at a time. There are some minor adjustments made from the original, mainly to suit playability on the guitar.

score, pdf

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Purcell Prelude

This is by Henry Purcell, from a collection of music for harpsichord.

Arrangement for guitar (score):

Purcell, Prelude from Z667



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In a Garden so Green

A guitar arrangement of this traditional Scottish song.

(score, pdf)

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