Petite Piece in A Major Opus 45 No 3 by Fernando Sor
Fernando Sor was a Spanish classical guitarist and composer. He is best known for his guitar compositions, but he also composed music for opera and ballet, earning acclaim for his ballet titled Cendrillon. Sor’s works for guitar range from pieces for advanced players, such as Variations on a Theme of Mozart, to beginner pieces.
This Petite Piece (“Small Piece”) belies its name. Because of its many repeats, this Piece actually take quite a long time to perform. Perhaps the title is meant to refer to the actual amount of “new” material the guitarist encounters. The Piece contains many sumptuously voiced harmonies (especially in the first measures). so be sure to play with a full, warm tone and with lots of vibrato. In the middle section, many of the notes are played on the open strings. Be especially careful to play these notes with plenty of warmth, to compensate for the characteristically dead sound of the open string.
Classical Era. 78 Measures. 6 Pages. Time Signature 3/4. Key of A. Harmonics at the end.