Aparicíon by Enrique Granados – Solo Gtr

Granados-Aparicion-ClearNote-300x399Gregg arranges mostly for ensemble with guitar, but in this case he has made a solo guitar setting of the piano piece Aparicíon by Enrique Granados pub. by Clear Note.

Composer Enrique Granados, along with Isaac Albéniz, brought modern Spanish music into the home of the avid music lover. Most of Granados’ works are for piano solo, and through them he created a unique style of writing for the [then] modern school of Spanish keyboard music. Many of his works have been successfully arranged for guitar and are among the all time audience favorites in the instrument’s literature.

Aparición was composed for the “Cateura” pedal piano, an instrument invented around Barcelona at the beginning of the twentieth Century. No known examples of the “Cateura” are known to have survived; however, through indications of the scores in the works Granados wrote for it, the pedals must have provided special coloristic tonal effects.

This arrangement for solo guitar by Gregg Nestor also uses fingerings that help emphasize the ringing sonorities, adding to the charm and beauty of this jewel.