The Original Guitar Compositions
of Brian Roberts
Most of my scores are highly fingered. These fingerings are there to enhance or help create particular musical phrasings, articulations, textures, sounds and characters, while taking ease and success of playing into account. The level of these editions varies from pieces designed for players in their first year to advanced, so hopefully you'll find some pieces that are just right you. Have fun! If you ever play any of my editions for a public performance, please give me credit, either in the printed program (if you have one) or verbally. I would also enjoy hearing from you about what and where you are performing, etc.
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If you would like to listen to a stream of about 55 minutes of the my pieces that I have audio recorded so far, go to: https://soundcloud.com/brian-roberts-ann-arbor. Or go to my Video and Audio Page. I will gradually add more compositions and recordings as time and inspiration permit. ~Enjoy!~
Classical Guitar Solos by Brian Roberts, Volume I
44 Classical Guitar Solos, ranging from easy to advanced
'exploring the sounds of different techniques and the techniques of different sounds'
This is a collection that explores the connection between technique and expression, including articulation, phrasing and beauty of sound. The fingerings enhance particular musical articulations and textures, while taking ease and success of playing into account. These pieces were composed to introduce techniques, expressions, moods and sounds that are usually reserved for more advance repertoire.
Available through www.Stringsbymail.com -Worldwide Distribution
Table of Contents
By The Spring
Free At Last
One Winter Day
One Moment To Realize
Turning ‘Round - Suite for GuitarI-The White NightII-Song Of PeaceIII-In Good CompanyIV-Jubilation
Beginnings - Suite for GuitarI-The Spring Of AutumnII-The Drifting Clouds Of AutumnIII-The Stars Reflecting In The LakeIV-Movement In The Motionless NightV-Celebration
Sketches for Solo GuitarThe Break Of The WaveFrom Where Comes The WindThe Flower In The Night BreezeThe Sway Of The CedarThe Ripple Of The Sand
The Bird In The Bush
Dance Of The Secret Source
Adagio For Strings (6 Strings)
Moving Inward - Suite For GuitarI-Simple PleasuresII-The Mysterious LightIII-Come, Sweet Sleep
In Between The Moments
Dreams Of A Distant Land
The Deepening Shadows
Over The Ridge
The Green Meadow(Reaching Out To The Sun)
Into The Deep, Quiet Lake
Crossing The Surging River
In Between The Light
The Spring of The Day
Prelude To The Hope Of Spring
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Preludes 10-14 along with various other pieces that were written after 'Volume I' was published are available below at no charge.
Pieces that are in preparation for publishing and will soon be available through Trinity College London Press
(Come back for more information)
Air Of The Ages' January 31, 2018
This melodic piece was inspired by the French Chant music of the 15th and 16th centuries
'New Beginnings', June 16, 2017
Eight Musical Miniatures for the Early Intermediate Guitarist and Beyond
Continuing my mission in 2017 and beyond to create easy pieces that introduce techniques, expressions, moods and sounds that are usually reserved for more advance repertoire.
'Prelude No. 9' January 31, 2017
This is a meditative and solemn piece; very much in the character of melodies often given to the cello. Prelude No. 1 through 8 are included in 'Classical Guitar Solos' by Brian Roberts, Volume I, available through www.Stringsbymail.com -Worldwide Distribution. See above.
The Stars Reflecting in the Lake
Dance of the Secret Source
One Winter Day
The White Night
In Good Company
'Eleven Rest Stroke Pieces'
These pieces are designed to give students of all ages musical experience in their first few months of learning, while developing the technique of playing rest stroke with the fingers and free stroke with the thumb. They are varied in character, and would be also good for a more advanced student who wants to refine their rest stroke technique.
Here are a few of my compositions
that are not included in the above volumes,
that can be downloaded for free as PDFs after viewing
'Prelude 17' View March 9, 2019
'Prelude 16' View December 8, 2018
'The Emerald Isle', View November 25, 2018
'The Golden Hall', View November 1, 2018
of the Vienna Musikverein
I have spent many hours and days listening to the most amazing music in this truly 'golden' hall!
'Eleven Musical Images 2018', View November 1, 2018
Pieces for the Beginning Guitarist and Beyond. Still working on my mission in 2018 and beyond to create easy pieces that introduce techniques, expressions, moods and sounds that are usually reserved for more advance repertoire.
'Prelude No. 15' View August 27, 2018
'Prelude No. 14' View August 24, 2018
'Prelude No. 13' View August 13, 2018
'Someday' View August 17, 2017
Written in appreciation of my father and my first guitar teacher, Gene Roberts. (1914-2000)
'Prelude No. 12' View March 29, 2017
Meditative piece with free flowing arpeggios. (Low G and D tuning)
'Prelude No. 11' View March 21, 2017
This low G and D tuning piece has the feeling of the rising and falling of the waves on our Great Lakes, and expresses my deep concern for their continued health and all that lives in them.
'Prelude No. 10' View January 29, 2017
This quick 7/8 time piece is designed for someone in their second or third year of study, exploring the agile shifting of meter and syncopation, as well as D tuning and over ringing textures.
'After The Colors' (Of Autumn) View
'The Distant Valley' View
'Canzona for Solo Guitar' View
'Canzona for Duo Guitar' View
'By The Source Of The Brook' View
'The Whisper Of The Moon' View
'The Twirl Of The Leaf' View
'Into The Night' View
'Of Things Past' View
'Dare To Ask Where The Path Is' View
Based on a melody by Xu Qing Mirror. The beautiful Chinese melody that this fantasia was written on was given to me by one of my young students. My original idea was to arrange it as a simply melody with accompaniment, but it turned into a new composition, as I became inspired by the power of the theme. BTW, the answer to the question is at the bottom of the first page of the score.
'Canzona' for Duo Guitar View
*There is a well-known simple guitar piece in it's entirety by Ferdinando Carulli hidden within the background of this piece