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. To receive a complete and printable version, click on "Add to Cart" and use PayPal to purchase the piece. I will receive an email from PayPal and will email you the score(s) as soon as possible (usually within 24-48 hours). If you need to pay by check or money order, email me (see below) for further instructions.

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.

Many of the pieces on this page have been recorded and are available via streaming services, including Spotify and Apple Music. See bottom of this page for more.

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" (replace "at" with @)

Secular Pieces Notes
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 year 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)
Wayfaring Stranger
19th century American folksong.  $3.00 US (Spotify) (YouTube) (Amazon Music)
A solo version of an award-winning guitar quartet piece. Intermediate to advanced.  $3.00 US
Tune for Conor
A lyrical piece with a slight jazz sensibility. Intermediate. $3.00 US (Spotify) (YouTube)
Recit du Pecheur (added 5/05) FREE
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)
Lute Transcriptions I
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.
a printable copy of every piece on this page -- secular, sacred, the works! A $67 value for only $25. I will email them all to you.



Recordings of hymns can be found here: (Spotify) (Amazon Music ) ( YouTube)

Sacred Pieces


Hymns Book One
$5.00 US
Includes Be Thou My Vision
We Gather Together
Balm in Gilead
I Love to Tell the Story
Hymns Book Two
$5.00 US
Includes Fairest Lord Jesus
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Beach Spring
Love Divine, All Loves Excelling
He Leadeth Me
$3.00 US
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
This Is My Father's World  FREE
Traditional hymn; this is a good free introduction to the way I set hymns.
Jesus Loves Me FREE
Traditional hymn
Amazing Grace FREE
Traditional hymn. As of May 2020, my most streamed piece on Spotify (over 123,000)

Many of the pieces on this page have been recorded and are available via streaming services. Here are some samples from my most streamed pieces:

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