The Fisherman’s Song (El Amor Brujo) by Manuel de Falla (1876-1946)
Manuel de Falla y Matheu was a Spanish Andalusian composer of classical music. With Isaac Albéniz, Enrique Granados and Joaquín Turina he is one of Spain’s most important musicians of the first half of the 20th century.
Romantic. Drop D Tuning. 33 measures. 2 pages. Key of D. Andante molto tranquillo. 3/4 Time Signature. Arranged by Nestor Ausqui.
The Fisherman’s Song from El Amor Brujo is a sweet and haunting piece for the guitar. It translates differently from the other pieces as it is almost a monotone melody with accompanying chords depicting a mysterious yearning for love lost. It truly captures the ambience of the sea with the smooth, returning mournful motif. It plays as though it was composed for the guitar!