Prelude in D minor (Oremus) No.35 (Lento) by Francisco Tarrega
Tárrega is considered to have laid the foundations for 20th century classical guitar and for increasing interest in the guitar as a recital instrument. Tárrega preferred small intimate performances over the concert stage. Some believe this was because he played without the nails needed for volume. Others say this was related to his childhood trauma.
Oremus (Latin for “Let us Pray”) is a short prelude in D minor by composer Francisco Tárrega. It is often preceded by its brother piece
Tune Low E string to D (Drop D). 9 Bars in Total. Repeat twice with conclude with different endings. Only 2 barre chords. Although played slowly, Left Fingering is important to economize the space between the chord transition. Prelude Oremus starts with the higher end of the guitar (10 fret) and concludes with the lower end of the neck. Although Tuned in Drop D, there is only 1 note that uses this string: the final note. Hardest Measures. Bar and Bar. Prelude Oremus is predominately a left hand song, focus on landing the chords ahead of time.