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Fernando Ferandiere – Seis Dúos for two guitars, as a digital download (pdf)


This page is for Ferandiere: Seis Dúos as a digital download (pdf, ebook). Or you can receive it as a printed item to be shipped to you worldwide. The printed book is very nice, but digital is cheaper and much kinder to the planet!

Fernando Ferandiere’s Seis Dúos for two guitars are duets from Madrid from about 1800, full of life, originality and humour.  This is a new modern edition by Brian Jeffery and is re-engraved (not facsimile).  These duos have not previously been published in a modern edition as far as I know.

TECLA 0123. Score.  32 pages with a detachable insert of 28 pages for the use of Guitar 2.  Large music size 24 x 31 cm.  A handsome new edition on high quality paper, paperbound.  With an introduction by Brian Jeffery.  First published by Tecla Editions in 2013.

You can hear Duo 3 played from this edition by Rob MacKillop and Jelma van Amersfoort, here:

These Seis Dúos by Fernando Ferandiere are found in the manuscript Mus 720-56 of the Biblioteca Histórica Municipal in Madrid. The manuscript is so carefully written, with such attention to detail, that one is very much inclined to think that its scribe may well have been the composer, that is to say Ferandiere himself.

The duos themselves are full of life and delightful in many ways. Some light on the circumstances in which they may have been composed and performed may perhaps be found in a reference to Ferandiere in the book La condesa-duquesa de Benavente (Madrid, 1955) by the Condesa de Yebes [Carmen Muñoz Roca-Tallada], page 90, in connexion with the guitarist Antonio Chocano in Madrid around the year 1800 or so:

El famoso guitarrista Antonio Chocano solía dar audiciones en el teatro de la Máquina Real, frente al oratorio del Caballero de Gracia. Los domingos concurrían sus amigos a casa del editor Fiola, en la plazuela del Carmen, y ahí le escuchaban en competencia con otro maestro consumado, Fernando Ferandiere.

(‘The famous guitarist Antonio Chocano used to play in the Máquina Real theatre, in front of the oratorio of the Caballero de Gracia. On Sundays his friends used to go to the house of the publisher Fiola in the plazuela del Carmen, where they heard him play in [probably friendly] competition with another accomplished master, Fernando Ferandiere.’) . . .

Printed by Artes Gráficas Soler in Valencia Spain, a printer specializing in fine printing for over a hundred years.

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Digital download (pdf), Paperbound


ISBN 978-0-948607-82-0