We publish all Sor’s guitar duets in volumes 8 to 11 of the New Complete Works for Guitar. Volumes 8 and 9 between them contain all the duets in score. Volume 10 has the Guitar 1 parts for all the duets, and Volume 11 has the Guitar 2 parts for all the duets. So you can choose whether to play from score (Volumes 8 and 9) or from the two parts (Volumes 10 and 11).
This Volume 8 is available as a separate item in paperbound and also in clothbound.
If you would like to receive the clothbound, please be aware that the clothbound copies of this Volume 8 are handsome but unfortunately have slight dampmarks (not too bad but they are there). However, one person who bought one of these clothbound copies wrote that the clothbound stand up better on the music stand and that that was more important to him than to worry about a few marks.
This volume 8 of Sor’s New Complete Works for Guitar contains seven guitar duets in score, op. nos. 34 to 53, as follows:
- Opus 34: L’Encouragement
- Opus 38: Divertissement
- Opus 39: Six Valses
- Opus 41: Les Deux Amis
- Opus 44 bis: Six Valses
- Opus 49: Divertissement Militaire
- Opus 53: Le premier pas vers moi
You can hear some of these splendid duets for two guitars in the following videos.
Here is the Cantabile from Sor’s duet for two guitars L’Encouragement op. 34, played by Lars Hedelius-Strikkertsen and Ruben Ipsen, Duo Histórico:
and Variation 3 and the Valse from L’Encouragement, played by the Duo Stoyanova:
Here is Sor’s Souvenir de Russie op. 63 for two guitars, his last work, played by Claudio Maccari and Paolo Pugliese. Recorded at the festival at Lanckorona 2015.
and Sor’s Fantaisie op. 54 bis, again played by Claudio Maccari and Paolo Pugliese. The Andante dans le genre espagnol begins at 5’14”. One of the people writing comments on this video wrote “A superb performance of perhaps the greatest musical work ever written!!”
We can also supply a new two-CD set of all Sor’s and Coste’s guitar duets, played by Claudio Maccari and Paolo Pugliese playing on guitars of the period, with the technique of the period and interpretation on historical lines. We don’t offer many CDs, only exceptionally, and these are exceptional. The performers recorded the Sor duets from the Tecla facsimile edition. These CDs are not yet on this our new website, so if you are interested please write to us about it on the contact form.