Fernando Sor (1778-1839)


Here are the Sor items available from Tecla.

Sor: The New complete works for guitar and guitar duet, re-engraved printed edition in eleven volumes, edited by Brian Jeffery. Now also available in digital (pdfs). Urtext. The digital version includes FREE items

Sor: The Complete Studies, Lessons and Exercises for guitar (Tecla 101). The standard authentic and professional edition of this music, edited by Brian Jeffery, now in its sixth printing, used worldwide and available in both printed and digital (pdf). Urtext.

Brian Jeffery: the new 2020 third edition of my book Fernando Sor Composer and Guitarist. This new 2020 third edition of my book Fernando Sor Composer and Guitarist is available in digital as pdf only (currently not in printed form). It has plenty of new information about Sor, including who Sor’s first wife was – we know her name, we know what she did, we know something about her.

Sor: The Sixteen Easiest Pieces by Sor for Guitar, ed. Brian Jeffery (TECLA 0100). Available in printed and in digital (pdf). On the Tecla web page for this item you can see videos of all sixteen pieces, very useful for any student or beginner.

Sor: Method for the Spanish guitar – in English translation Available in printed and in digital (pdf). 

Fernando Sor life and music, a short biography based on my book Fernando Sor Composer and Guitarist.


Sor: Seguidillas for voice and guitar or piano – famous songs. Available in printed and in digital (pdf). 

Sor: Seguidillas Book 2 for two and three voices and guitar or piano Available in printed and in digital (pdf). 

Sor: The complete Italian arietts for voice(s) and piano. Available in printed only. 

Two seguidillas (“Si mis ojos te dicen” and “Yo no sé lo que tiene”) in a modern edition, from Sor’s article “Le Bolero” of 1835. “Si mis ojos te dicen” is amazingly fast, as you can hear in a video on this Tecla page for these pieces. Available in digital (pdf) only. 

“Las quejas de Maruja”, a new re-engraved edition of this song. Available in digital (pdf) only. 

“Should a pretty Spanish lass”, a new re-engraved edition of this song. Available in digital (pdf) only. 

Mozart/Sor: Three airs from Don Giovanni, arranged with guitar accompaniments by Sor. Available in digital (pdf) only. 

Appel des nègres aux français, a song for bass voice and guitar, against the slave trade. Available in digital (pdf) only. 


O crux . Available in digital (pdf) only. 


Allegretto (op. 44 no. 2) (no. 4 in Sor Sixteen Easiest Pieces) FREE
Study, op. 6 no. 9 (prescribed for ABRSM Grade 7)
Exercise, op. 35 no. 2 (prescribed for ABRSM Grade 3)
Exercise, op. 35 no. 22 (prescribed for ABRSM Grade 5)
Petite pièce, op. 44 no. 14 (prescribed for ABRSM Grade 4)
Lesson, op. 60 no. 1 (prescribed for ABRSM Grade 1)
Lesson, op. 60 no. 2 (prescribed for ABRSM Grade 2)
Lesson, op. 60 no. 23 (prescribed for ABRSM Grade 6)

See the list of ALL digital items by all composers now available from this Tecla website.


Sor: Volume 2 only of the 1982 facsimile edition of Sor’s works for guitar from Tecla Editions – a few copies only. This is an antiquarian item.


España de la guerra, the Spanish political and military songs of the war in Spain 1808 to 1814, a new book by Brian Jeffery of 2017 about the songs of the war, of which Sor was the principal known composer. Available in printed and in digital (pdf). 


I wrote what is now the standard biography of Fernando Sor: Fernando Sor, Composer and Guitarist, on which see below. Based on the research which I was able to do when I prepared that book, which included for the first time a detailed bibliography of all Sor’s compositions, I have been able to prepare and to publish many works of his which you will find listed here above and below. Among them are his printed New Complete Works for Guitar in eleven volumes, and his Complete Studies, Lessons, and Exercises for guitar available in both printed and digital. All of these editions are based on a re-examination of the original sources. All of Sor’s original fingering is preserved, for example, which is not the case with some other editions of this music which alter Sor’s original fingering without saying that they are doing so. The editions which are listed here on this page provide you with authenticity.

Brian Jeffery

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