Study No 17 by Fernando Sor performed by Jeff Dwarshuis

Track 9 of the recording “The Guitar Works of Fernando Sor”. Sor originally titled this piece Etude Opus 6 No. 11. This is one of Sor’s longer studies. It is beautiful, warm and primarily a study in arpeggios. The texture of this piece comes from its almost continual use of the low end of the guitar. Also it has no repeated patterns and has a key change. The unique musical texture also comes from Sor’s approach to chords in this study. In this piece he requires that notes of the chord be skipped which creates the effect of projecting a broader range of notes and requires the performer do an exceptional amount of right hand movement to skip strings.

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