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CLASSICAL TABS - WANTS LIST - PLEASE HELP!
how to find tabs -
many of the requests that come in are for pieces which are already available online, sometimes on the main page of this site! so first make sure the piece you're looking for isn't on the Classical Guitar Tablature page and then try searching the web, the archives for the newsgroup alt.guitar.tab and rec.music.makers.guitar.tablature, the main tab sites and their associated archives - TabRobot, Power Tab, Acoustic Power, TablEdit, My Songbook, Classclef, GProTab etc), and (if you can face the ads) Ultimate Guitar -- there are some specialist classical tabs sites listed on the Classtab links page -- there are also tab files available on the various file-sharing networks
if the tab can not be found and the request is for an acoustic fingerstyle classical composition, then you are welcome to email me asking for it to be added to the wants list below -- you could also try using one of the MIDI to tab conversion programs such as Power Tab -- the fingering may be wrong, but it should gives you the correct notes -- (fingering can be corrected from the sheet music or by watching YouTube vids) -- if you need a tab done urgently, use one of the online music engraving or custom transcription services
i regularly get emails from people asking me to do tabs for them -- these are added to my "tabs to be done" list, and are generally dealt with on a FIFO principle (First In, First Out) -- some of the backlog has now been cleared and i'm currently up to August 2002 ("Tears from the Sky" by Demetis Dionisis) -- (please note: i'm no longer young, and it's unlikely that i'll be starting on requests from the current decade until well into my next reincarnation)
if you need sheet music or tabs in various formats and you're not in a hurry, and you're confortable with p2p networks, then check out mbwanna's 20GB excellently indexed collection of classical guitar sheet, tabs & MIDIs (eMule ed2k link) -- Note: if you have no experience of filesharing, then take care! a 360K '.exe' file with 600 seeds and 50 alternative titles which claims to contain the complete scores of Beethoven's Choral and Symphonic works is unlikely to do so -- scan all downloads for malware and viruses)
and if you're about to write in to tell me that you can't find the tab of a piece that you're looking for, bear in mind that a possible reason the tab isn't already on classtab.org is that i've been too busy answering your previous requests for help -- so before asking, search! and it may help to know some basic search query syntax (the use of brackets, quotes, plus & minus signs, Boolean ANDs & ORs etc)
thanks, in perhaps over-optimistic anticipation, and an acceptance that the majority of the world's population doesn't speak English -- so what i've just written will no doubt be ignored by many visitors :)
if you have the guitar tablature in PLAIN TEXT FORMAT for any of the following or if you know where they can be found, then please email me -- but before sending in tabs please check the latest version of this page to see if they are still wanted, and if possible play through them to make sure they are ok -- requests for sheet music are only for the purpose of contributing tabs to the Tabs Page -- wants may disappear after a year or so, but can be re-requested -- if you want to do a tab but can't find the sheet music, please ask
please do not send in unedited tabs created from MIDI files
tab WANTS - i do not have these - so PLEASE DO NOT ASK ME FOR THEM
(latest wants in red)
ABREU, Zequinho de - "Amando sobre o Mar" (sheet available)
ARECO, Lucas Braulio - "Misionerita" - arr Jorge Cardoso
ASSAD, Sergio - "Aquarelle Suite D major - 1. Divertimento, 3. Preludio e Toccatina"
ASSAD, Sergio - "Eli's Portrait" (tab or sheet)
BACH, JS - "BWV 528 - Trio Sonata No 4 in Em - Un poco Allegro"
BACH, JS - "BWV 538 - Prelude (Toccata) in Cm"
BACH, JS - "BWV 547 - Prelude in C"
BACH, JS - "BWV 525 - Trio Sonata No 1 in Eb - Adagio"
BACH, JS - "BWV 553 - Prelude and Fugue in C"
BACH, JS - "BWV 572 - Fantasia in G"
BACH, JS - "BWV 826 - Piano Partita No 2 in Cm - 1. Sinfonia"
BACH, JS - "BWV 974 - Concerto in D minor - Presto"
BACH, JS - "BWV 1066 - Suite No 1 in C" - (all)
BACH, JS - "BWV 1067 - Suite No 2 in Bm" - (all except Menuet and Badinerie)
BEETHOVEN - "Op 27 No 2 - Sonata No 14 in C#m (Moonlight), 1st movement" - in Gm, arr Segovia
BEETHOVEN - "Op 50 - Romance for Violin and Orchestra No 2 in F"
BERNSTEIN - "West Side Story (I Feel Pretty, Maria, America)" - (Jorge Morel's arrangement)
BLANCO, Hugo - "Moliendo Café"
BONFA, Luiz - "Tenderley"
BROUWER, Leo - "Suite No 2 - Preludio"
CHOPIN - "Op 9, No 2, Nocturne" - in key of C - sheet available
CHOPIN - "Op 57, Berceuse" - tab or sheet
CHOPIN - "Op 69 No 2 in Bm (Posth)" - (Roland Dyens arrangement) - tab or sheet
CISNEROS, José Rafael - "Zulay" - (also arranged by Antonio Lauro)
CLAPTON, Eric - "Tears in Heaven" - (Hirokazu Sato arrangement) - sheet available - [vid: Kaori Muraji]
COCCHI, Girolamo Giacomo - "Sei Studi" - sheet
DALZA, Joan Ambrosio - "Pavana alla Venetiana" - tab or guitar sheet
DE LA RUE, Pieere - "Requiem Mass - Missa de Profunctis" - (any of the 7 parts)
DE VISEE - "Chaconne in G major" - sheet available
DOMENICONI - "Op 25 Tryptichon - 1. Catala" - tab/sheet
DONIZETTI - "The Furtive Tear" (Una Furtiva Lagrima, from L'Elisir d'Amore)
DVORAK, Anton - "Slavonic Dance No 10"
FALLA, Manuel de -"Siesta in Granada" - tab/sheet
GARDEL, Carlos - "El Día Que Me Quieras" - [vid: Magdalena Duhagon]
GLASS, Philip - "Mad Rush" (Fourth Series - Part Four)
GLASS, Philip - "The Hours" - tab/guitar sheet
GUERRA, Rey - "Un Dia Despues"
GUTIERREZ, Pedro Elías (lyrics by Rafael Bolívar Coronado) - "Alma Llanera (Soul Of The Plains)" (arr Alirio Diaz)
HANDEL - "Largo from Xerxes" (in C, arr John Mackenzie / in E, arr Luciano Zuccheri) - sheet available
HARTOG, Cees - "Querido"
HASSLER, Leo Hassler - "Oh Sacred Head Now Wounded"
HAYDN - "Piano Sonata in Eb - 2. Adagio e cantabile" - "Lestat's Sonata" - No 59 (Landon) / No 49 (Hob. XVI)
JOHNSON, Dax - "A Search for Significance"
KLEYNJANS, Francis - "O Cordula" - sheet available
LANGENUS, Gustave - "Chrysalis" - tabs or sheet
LARA, Agustín - "Granada"
LECUONA, Ernesto - "Malaguena" (complete David Phillips transcription for Liona Boyd) - sheet available
LENNON/MCCARTNEY - "The Fool On The Hill" - (duet - arr L Brouwer - perf J Williams)
LINNEMANN, Maria - "Canzone D'Amore"
LOUIGUY (Louis Guglielmi) - "La Vie en Rose" (a romantic version please!)
MARAIS, Marin - "Les Voix Humaine"
MARCHETTI, Fidenco Dante - "Fascination"
McTELL, Ralph - "Streets of London" - John Williams duet arrangement
MERTZ, Johann Kaspar - "Op 65, Trois Morceaux - 2. Fantasia Original" - sheet available
MILLS, Frank - "Music Box Dancer"
MOLINO, Francesco - "Valse"
MONTES, Alfonso - "Canción Guayanesa"
MOORE, Brian - "Horizon"
MOSCARDINI, Carlos - "Doña Carmen" (Dona Carmen) (Vals Criollo) - sheet available
NAKABAYASHI - "Mermaid" - sheet available
NUNEZ, Gerado - "Salmedina (Granaina)"
NÜSKE, John Abraham - "Fantasia on God Save the King"
OLIVA, Julio César - "Sonata del Amor - Arcoiris"
OLIVA, Julio César - "Sonata del Amor - Atardecer de Amor"
OLIVA, Julio César - "Sonata del Amor - Plenitud"
OLIVA, Julio Césae - "Tres Cuadros Magicos - Desde Que Te Vi, Te Entregue Mi Corazon" - tab or sheet
PAGANINI - "Paganini - Op 17 Cantabile in D, for Guitar and Violin, MS109"
PART, Arvo - "Cantus - In memory of Benjamin Britten"
PENA, Paco (& Falu, Eduardo?) - "Danza Cordobesa" - tab or sheet
PONCE, Manuel - "Sonata No 1" - (Sonata Mexicana)
PONCE, Manuel - "Suite in D - 1 Preambule"
PUJOL, Emilio - "Estudio No 25 in Am"
PUJOL, Emilio - "Study No 32"
REGONDI, Giulio - "Etude No 9"
REIS, Dilermando - "Ausencia" (Paraguay)
REIS, Dilermando - "Celeste"
REIS, Dilermando - "Guachinha"(Mazurka)
REIS, Dilermando - "Na Ginga Da Nega"
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV - "Sadko - Song of India" - Yamashita arrangement - tab or sheet - [vid: Kazuhito Yamashita]
RODRIGUEZ, Gerardo Matos - "La Cumparsita" - Cacho Tirao arrangement
ROSHEGER, Philip - "Serenade"
RYAN, Gary - "Lough Caragh" - tabs or sheet
SAINZ DE LA MAZA, Eduardo - "Suite de Platero y Yo" - sheet available
SAN SEBASTIAN, José Antonio - "Dolor - Preludio Vasco" - (Maria Luisa Anido)
TARREGA - "Andante" - "Estudio Number 8 in La menor" (Am) - (from Liona Boyd CD)
VERDI - "Nabucco, Va Pensiero"
VIVALDI - "The Four Seasons - Spring" - in C
XARHAKOS, Starvros - "Varcarole" (Barcarole)
YORK, Andrew - "Letting Go"
ZIMMER, Hans - "He's A Pirate" (not the single note tab, but a more complete arrangement)
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