Magnolia Arts Sheet music
Music for solo classical guitar
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The following pieces
were arranged or composed by Tim Brace. The scores on this page that
are not marked "FREE" can be downloaded but are incomplete.
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Tim Brace retains all rights of publication and all relevant copyrights. It is a violation of these rights to distribute copies of any of these pieces. For any piece that you purchase, you may make an appropriate number of copies for your own use only. These files usually look better printed out than they do on your monitor.
Some pieces have links to downloadable audio files. Some are from the recordings By My Side, Music for Solo Guitar, or Songs of Healing (all available from this site); others are midi files. The midi files are offered to give you an idea of the arrangement; keep in mind that they are products of a computer, not of a performer.
Please bookmark this page and revisit this site regularly. New pieces are being added as they
are written or arranged. Most recent additions: "Prelude No. 8" (11/2018), "Song Without Words No. 4" (1/2019),
"Lute Transcriptions II" (4/2020), and "Branle Ivre" (5/2020)
Tim Brace's email address: brace "at" magnoliaarts.com (replace "at" with @)
|Shenandoah||A sensitive setting of the American folk song. $3.00 US (Spotify) (YouTube) (Amazon Music)|
|Early Studies 1-10||Good introduction to modern expanded tonality for 1st or 2nd
students. $5.00 US
Be honest now, are you training your students to understand 20-21st century tonalities? (YouTube) (Spotify)
|Preludes No.1-5||Five intermediate level preludes. The first two are character pieces; the last three are meditations. $5.00 US.(YouTube) (Spotify) (Amazon Music)|
|Prelude No.8 FREE||An intermediate level prelude, romantic|
|Branle Ivre FREE||A jaunty piece structured like a French Renaissance dance from which it takes its name, but with modern dissonant harmonies. Ivre gives a hint to its character, and means - well, it's French, look it up!|
|Chaconne by Ennemond Gaultier FREE||Charming 17th c. French lute piece in style brise|
Rondeau by Logy
|Nice piece by well-known 17th century lutenist (.mid)|
|Fantasia by Fuenllana FREE||Beautiful piece in the Netherlands style by the 16th century Spanish vihuelist. YouTube performance of my arrangement, by Jay Shepherd.|
|Allemande by deVisee FREE||Theorbo piece by a leading French composer (1650-1725).|
|Rhapsody for a Dancer
||Free-wheeling, programmatic, expressive piece. Intermediate/advanced. $3.00 US (Spotify ) (YouTube)(Amazon Music)|
|Courante by duBut le Pere FREE||An elegant courante from 17th century France. Intermediate|
|Song Without Words No. 1||Wistful piece, written as a farewell to a friend. Intermediate. $3.00 US (Spotify) (YouTube)(Amazon Music)|
|Song Without Words No. 2||A love song for solo guitar. Subtle, lilting South American feel. Intermediate. $3.00 US (Spotify) (YouTube) (Amazon Music)|
|Song Without Words No. 3 (Prayer)||An original piece of moderate difficulty. Gentle, expressive. $3.00 US (Spotify) (YouTube) (Amazon Music)|
|Song Without Words No. 4||Original piece, moderate difficulty. Started out as a lullaby for my granddaughter Catie, but morphed into something a little different. $3.00 US|
|Sonata Allegro FREE
|| A piece in sonata allegro form in the style of
Giuliani. Great fun! (.mid)
||19th century American folksong. $3.00 US (Spotify) (YouTube) (Amazon Music)|
||A solo version of an
award-winning guitar quartet piece. Intermediate to advanced.
|Tune for Conor
||A lyrical piece with
a slight jazz sensibility. Intermediate. $3.00 US (Spotify) (YouTube)
du Pecheur (added
||transcription of de Falla piece
from El Amor Brujo
|A Small Amusement
(added 7/05) FREE
||The first piece I ever wrote for
guitar solo; it's a bit of work for 45 seconds of music, but then you
could always play through it twice! (Spotify) (YouTube)
||A set of 5 Baroque lute pieces transcribed for guitar. Weiss, Tauseana, Lauffensteiner. Intermediate. $3.00 US|
|Lute Transcriptions II
||A set of 5 Baroque lute pieces transcribed for guitar, from two 18th century lute manuscripts. Intermediate. $3.00 US|
|Five Small Pieces for Guitar
(added 2/06) FREE
||A set of expressionistic pieces I wrote while very much under
the influence of the Second Viennese School of Schoenberg, Berg, and Webern. Each piece is a minute or so in duration. Three have been recorded: (Spotify) (YouTube)
|Nocturne (Love's Wisdom)
||A love song. Allusions to and influences from Cuban folksongs, S.L.Weiss, and Impressionism. Intermediate. $3.00 US.|
|Romance No. 1
||This started out as an improvisation; it still has a very free, romantic, rhapsodic sense to it. Intermediate. $3.00 US.|
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||a printable copy of every piece
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|Hymns Book One
|Hymns Book Two
|He Leadeth Me
|I like this one a lot|
|What Child Is This $3.00 US||Traditional English piece|
|Advent Hymns $5.00 US||Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus + What Child is This|
Is My Father's World FREE
||Traditional hymn; this is a good
free introduction to the way I set hymns.
|Jesus Loves Me
|Amazing Grace FREE
||Traditional hymn. As of May 2020, my most streamed piece on Spotify (over 123,000)
Last updated May 2020