publishers of books and music, especially for classical guitar, available worldwide
by Authors / Composers
The Director is Dr. Brian Jeffery.
Tecla is the place to come for all the guitar music of Sor and Giuliani, for the Etudes of Carcassi, for a large quantity of other music, and for some books. The standard of editing is always rigorously high. The publications are reasonably priced and you can easily get them worldwide.
To find any given work - especially if you already know what you are looking for - go first to the Catalogue by Authors / Composers and then under each composer you will find all the works by that composer published by Tecla.
JULY 2012 there are now
three seguidillas by Sor for several voices on youtube, all of them
sung by a fine group from Buenos Aires and all of them published in the Tecla book Sor:
Seguidillas Book 2. It's a fine opportunity to hear these rarely heard songs.
Kindly sent to me by Gabriel Schebor, who is playing the
guitar in the video. They are:
MAY 2012 Rob MacKillop has just made videos playing all the sixteen pieces in TECLA 100 Sor: The Sixteen Easiest Pieces for guitar. Very good, played on a fine modern copy of a Lacote guitar. Have a look! - And also a video of four of Giuliani's Monferrine dances, from the Tecla book Giuliani: Dances of 1810 for guitar. - And also another video, of five pieces from Sor's Introduction to the study of the guitar op. 60 (all five pieces are available in the Tecla edition of Sor's Complete Studies).
APRIL 2012 some damaged copies for sale at half price or less.
A NEW TECLA BOOK OCTOBER 2011: Schubert Lieder with their piano accompaniments arranged for guitar by Napoléon Coste
"Your editions are wonderful resources" (a musician, 2011)
A trade customer (the owner of a shop in the USA) writes:
A guitarist writes about TECLA 0038, Dowland
English Lute Songs:
A guitarist who works with singers writes about TECLA 0041 our book of songs with guitar English Romantic Songs and Ballads: "I have often played many of them to private audiences with wonderful results. . . these beautiful, light and appealing songs"-
"You can know how much happiness you have brought me by providing this music I can play every night at my 'classical music station' in my house. (As I said, I have much music, but at least 2 or 3 feet of it is Tecla publications)." (a guitarist customer)
"These volumes arrived yesterday and are simply beautiful; a treasure for any music library." (Leslie Tung, professor of piano at Kalamazoo, on the Tecla edition of the Beethoven 32 piano sonatas in facsimiles of the first editions, May 2007).
"My wife gave me the entire works of the Fernando Sor collection for Christmas and it's fantastic in every way." (a customer, August 2006).
"Full of natural grace and charm . . . engaging melodies, pleasant contrasts, and interesting byplay among the parts. I would expect this to receive many performances and very warm audience reactions." (David Grimes in Soundboard, 2006, on the new Tecla edition of Francesco Molino's Grand Trio Concertant, op. 30 for violin or flute, viola, and guitar).
MARCH 2006: Napoleon Coste Compositeur, a charming new small book about Coste.
FEBRUARY 2006: a short video (on Jens Bang-Rasmussen's website), from a ballet on Rung's Tarantella for solo guitar. The dancer is Karina Elver who used to be in the Danish Royal Ballet. And another short video of a ballet on Sor's sonata op. 22.
DECEMBER 2005: CDs- Giuliani's three concerti and other works
Santacara: La Guerra de la Independencia vista por los británicos, a wonderful collection of eye-witness accounts of the Peninsular War, very many of them never before published
A NEW TECLA BOOK PUBLISHED OCTOBER 2011: Schubert Lieder with their piano accompaniments arranged for guitar by Napoléon Coste
NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN FROM SPAIN, out of print for some years but now reprinted: the book Estudios sobre Fernando Sor (Sor Studies) ed. Gásser
NEW EDITIONS JULY 2009: Molino's Three trios op. 4 and Second Grand Trio Concertant op. 45 with guitar, and Luigi Moretti's Gran Trio for violin, horn (or viola), and guitar, all re-engraved, score and parts. Diabelli's 30 very easy exercises for the guitar, op. 39. Re-engraved.
NEW EDITION NOVEMBER 2008, THE FIRST MODERN RE-ENGRAVED EDITION OF THIS FINE WORK: Mauro Giuliani: Two Rondos for guitar and keyboard, op. 68 A brand new Tecla edition, re-engraved not facsimile, score and separate guitar part, ready for performers.
Giuliani: Sonatina for guitar, op. 71 no. 3. AUGUST 2008 A new Tecla re-engraved edition, prescribed in the new Associated Board 2009-10 syllabus.
Napoleon Coste Composer. NOW AVAILABLE AGAIN, this time as a Tecla book, May 2008, in both English and French. A charming small book, the only book published about Coste.
Sor: The Sixteen Easiest Pieces. New book for beginners, very easy. (If you're beginning the guitar, try it. Very cheap, worldwide.)
Giuliani: Dances of 1810, for guitar. Pre-Strauss. Easy, vivacious (nice cover!)
Carcassi: 25 Etudes for guitar, op. 60. This is the standard edition of this work that everyone plays. Every piece is newly edited directly from the original editions.
Giuliani: 24 Exercises for guitar, op. 48. New edition of this standard work.
Oleg Kiselev: Ten Episodes in a Young Guitarist's
Day. Easy and delightful pieces.
More pictures and titles.
COMPLETE WORKS: Among our publications are the New Complete Works for Guitar of Fernando Sor (1778-1839) and Complete Works of Mauro Giuliani (1781-1829). With these editions you have access to the many hundreds of pieces which are the core of that repertory. There are also many works by other composers, about 2,000 separate compositions contained in about 300 publications.
"So impressed and delighted by the quality (of print, binding, packaging and delivery), scholarly, instructive introduction and authenticity of my recent purchases - Aguado (Method) and Sor (Studies) - I can't resist the pleasure of adding to my collection with these other Tecla editions (and of gaining another splendidly stout cardboard box!)" (a customer)
What a wonderful account of a man's life. There is so much to interest one." (on the biography Fernando Sor Composer and Guitarist, from Brian Middleton)
AUGUST 2005: "I've received my order!!!! It's the best collection that I've seen!!!! The quality is incredible!!!" (a customer in Brazil, writing about the New Complete Works for Guitar of Sor)
JUNE 2005: "My order arrived safely today - and was packaged FANTASTICALLY! - many thanks" (a customer in the USA)
FEBRUARY 2005: "Great site, great service!" (a guitarist in the Netherlands). "I truly appreciate the careful packaging. The music arrived in perfect condition" (a customer in the USA). "Terrific edition. Thank you" (a guitarist, on TECLA 101).
FEBRUARY 2005: "I was thrilled with the edition. Scholarly work, beautifully engraved, page turns optimized, high-quality paper. Outstanding, in fact." (a guitarist, Jack Watson, on the Tecla edition of Giuliani's Sonata op. 15, TECLA 0497)
DECEMBER 2004: "I just received my new Complete Studies for Sor and Giuliani in the cloth version, and they are fabulous ... Thanks again for many wonderful products" (a customer)
JUNE 2004, on the new Sor edition the New Complete Works for Guitar: This is a new contribution by Brian Jeffery . . . Most interesting in this work are Jeffery's "Notes on the Pieces" at the beginning of each volume. These notes contain such information as publication history, background, and major editorial concerns. This really provides a wealth of information for the player of these works. This is a beautifully produced work. The paper and covers are of very high quality, and the volumes stay open easily on the stand. These books are a pleasure to work with. This new edition of Sor is excellent. (Soundboard, 2004).
MARCH 2004: I have been meaning to thank you for
the excellent quality of the shipment which I received. We do not see packing
like this from U.S. suppliers. Very impressive!"
MORE REVIEWS, from students, teachers, readers and reviewers, some of which say why they like and use Tecla. Have a look!
A FEW SPECIAL ITEMS:
Mozart/Sor- Three arias from Don Giovanni, arranged with guitar accompaniment by FernandoSor. An exciting new publication. The first time that these arrangements by Sor have been published in our day.
Sor- Seguidillas Book 2. Performed with great success so far at the Darwin Guitar Festival, the New York Festival of Song, Gilbert Biberian's summer school, etc. Seguidillas of Sor, recorded by Montserrat Caballé, Teresa Berganza and others.
Also we have some copies of a splendid new edition by Darko Petrinjak of the Songs with Guitar Accompaniment of Ivan Padovec, published by the Croatian Musicological Society. Also a new edition from Spain of piano solo pieces by Sor.
"Dar en la tecla" - to hit the nail on the head (old Spanish phrase).
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