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Brian Jeffery – Fernando Sor Composer and Guitarist, as a digital download (pdf)


This is the new third edition of this book, of 2020, as a pdf. This book is currently available only as a pdf, not in printed form.

Brian Jeffery’s book Fernando Sor Composer and Guitarist is the standard biography of the great eighteenth- and nineteenth-century guitarist and composer Fernando Sor (1778-1839). This is the new third edition, of 2020, as a pdf.

I’m delighted to announce this new third edition. It contains much new information about Sor.

I’m also delighted to say that I have been able to find out who Sor’s first wife was, something which has been hunted for for many years. We know her name, we know what she did, we know something about her. It’s in the book!

This new book is currently available only as a pdf, not printed, which I am happy about because it doesn’t have to be shipped, so I’m happy to be making thereby even a small contribution to the welfare of the planet.

I am also happy that Josep María Mangado has kindly agreed to allow his own three books (Fernando Sor volumes 1 2 and 3) to be available exclusively from Tecla Editions. In these three books he gives much more detail about certain aspects than I have been able to do, for example about Sor’s family in Barcelona or about the dancers who appeared in the various productions of Cendrillon. It’s a good example of cooperation, I think.

Sor’s compositions for guitar solo and guitar duet are available in my edition of Sor’s New Complete Works for Guitar which is available as a printed set of eleven volumes or as individual works online as pdfs.  

Songs and other compositions by Sor, in both printed and digital forms, can be found on the Sor home page .

Brian Jeffery

The Sor home page

Fernando Sor life and music 

Tecla home page.


paperbound, eBook


Paperbound: ISBN 978-0-948607-02-8