The Classical Guitar Collection


The Classical Guitar Collection. 50 works by J.S. Bach, Matteo Carcassi, Napoleon Coste, John Dowland, Enrique Granados, George Frideric Handel, Thomas Morgan, Gaspar Sanz, Erik Satie, Domenico Scarlatti, Fernando Sor, Francisco Tarrega, Antonio Vivaldi, Silvius Leopold Weiss, Giovanni Zamboni and other composers.

Joseph Harris received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in guitar performance at Northern Arizona University as a student of Tom Sheeley. Joseph has done further graduate stufy in music theory at the University of Iowa. In additon to his work with the classical guitar, his musical pursuits include jazz guitar, music aesthetics and the music of French composer Olivier Messiaen (1908-1992). In his spare time Jospeh emjoys camping, canoeing, spelunking (caving) and rock climbing.


Romanza (Anonymous)
Air on the G String (Bach)
Allemande from Suite No 1 (Bach)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Bach)
Minuet in G Major (Bach)
Minuet in G Minor (Bach)
Prelude for Lute (Bach)
Prelude from Suite No 1 for Cello (Bach)
Sarabande from French Suite No 1 for keyboard (Bach)
Siciliana from Sonata No 1 for Violin (Bach)
Andantino in C Major (Carcassi)
Tarantelle (Napoleon Coste)
Gavotte en Rondeau (Dandrieu)
Cancion Triste from Preludio Vascos Book I (Donostia)
Dolor from Preludios Vascos, Book II (Donostia)
My Lady Hundson’s Puffe (Dowland)
Homenaje pour le tombeau de Claude Debussy (Falla)
Saltarello in D Major (Galilei)
Danza Espanola No 10 (Granados)
Larghetto from Music for Royal Fireworks (Handel)
Overture from Messiah (Handel)
Chaccone (Losy)
Jig from Love and Honour (Morgan)
Fantasia No 10 (Mudarra)
Estrellita from Canciones Mexicanos (Ponce)
Contredanse en Rondeau (Rameau)
Canarios (Sanz)
Espanoletas (Sanz)
Gymnopedie No 1 (Satie)
Minuetto from Toccata No 4 (A.Scarlatti)
Sonata in A Major (D.Scarlatti)
Sonata in G Major (D.Scarlatti)
Lecon in D Major (Sor)
Lecon in E Major (Sor)
Minuet in A Major (Sor)
Minuet in G Major (Sor)
Petite Piece in E Major (Sor)
Study in B Minor (Sor)
Capricho Arabe (Serenata) (Tarrega)
Danza Mora (Tarrega)
Lagrima (Tarrega)
Maria (Gavota) (Tarrega)
Study in C Major (Tarrega)
Soneto No 9 from Silva de Sirenas (Valderrabano)
Allegro alla Francese from Concerto for Violin and Oboe (Vivaldi)
Allegro non motto from the Four Seasons (Summer) (Vivaldi)
Largo from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Bourree Anglais (Weiss)
Fantasie (Weiss)
Preludio from Sonata d’intavolatura de leuto (Zamboni)

Good Points

  • Standard Notation including Tablature
  • A good array of piece. 50 Favorites by 26 Composers
  • Left Hand Fingering Included

Bad Points

  • No Audio CD
  • No commentary for piece, not even an Book Introduction
  • Pieces can be named better i.e Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring should be prefixed with BWV147

Final Words
The Classical Guitar Collection is intended for intermediate to Advance Guitarist. 168 pages packed with 50 pieces by 26 composers. The downside is that it doesn’t come with a CD so you might have to do some google for tracks. Also you are left on your own as there is no text whatsoever for background history and piece description. I would still recommend it since it does contain a wide selection of pieces. Get your copy of The Classical Guitar Collection by Joseph Harris.

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Book Details
Paperback: 168 pages
Publisher: Creative Concepts (July 1, 2002)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0634049372
ISBN-13: 978-0634049378
Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 9 x 0.4 inches

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