publishers of books and music, especially for classical guitar, available worldwide
by Authors / Composers
The Director is Dr. Brian Jeffery.
TWO NEW TECLA PUBLICATIONS DECEMBER 2013:
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.
From Simon Revill, a teacher who recently bought the clothbound Tecla
edition of Giuliani's Complete Studies:
SEE VIDEOS OF MUSIC FROM TECLA BOOKS:
From the Tecla book Sor: The Sixteen Easiest Pieces for guitar: Rob MacKillop has made videos playing all the sixteen pieces (look a bit down from the top of his page) Very good, played on a fine modern copy of a Lacote guitar. Have a look!
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).
From the Tecla book Sor: Seguidillas Book 2: three seguidillas by Sor for several voices on youtube
A NEW TECLA BOOK OCTOBER 2011: Schubert Lieder with their piano accompaniments arranged for guitar by Napoléon Coste
A trade customer (the owner of a shop in the USA) writes:
A guitarist writes about TECLA 0038, Dowland
English Lute 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
A few special items:
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.
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.
"Dar en la tecla" - to hit the nail on the head (old Spanish phrase).
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