Fernando Sor – Waltz for guitar op. 43 no. 6


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The first four introductory bars of this waltz by Sor op. 43 no. 6 no doubt recall the first bars of a band playing a waltz in a ballroom. Play this splendid waltz always with the dance-floor in mind.

This waltz has the scordatura of the sixth string to D, which enables many of the bass notes to be on open strings, thus making the piece easy for beginners.

This piece comes from Sor’s Mes ennuis op. 43, a collection which he published in Paris in 1830 or 1831.

The complete set of Sor’s Mes ennuis op. 43 is available from Tecla Editions at www.tecla.com as part of the new 2019 second edition of Sor’s New Complete Works for Guitar edited by Brian Jeffery. For details about Sor’s music and his biography, please see www.tecla.com.