Federico Moreno Torroba ( – ) is one of the finest composers to write for guitar in the 20th century. He was one of the first that Segovia. Federico Moreno Torroba (3 March – 12 September ) was a Spanish composer, Preludio (); Burgalesa (); Piezas características (). Moreno-Torroba, Federico Burgalesa | Buying sheet music and downloads from Schott Music.

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Classical Guitar

Quite a few of the published editions of guitar music by Torroba and others, had passages that were simply unplayable. Any messages offering illegal material or links to sites that provide unauthorized, copyrighted material will be removed by the moderators. For example, all the so-called “bar” chords where you lay your first finger across all six strings, are not going to work!

I took a little trip to London where I buried myself in music stores like Schott’s for hours and in the music floor of Foyles for even longer. Photocopies of handwritten scores with fingerings and corrections incorporated.

Federico Moreno Torroba – Wikipedia

Yes the guitar is hard to write for, for a non-guitarist. Segovia would just slap a few fingerings on and send it to the publisher. Torroba had a genuine gift for melody and he was an excellent harmonist. This list is incomplete ; you can help by expanding toeroba. The composer who was identified from the beginning with the phalanx, to be on the national side.


You should be able to get it through your usual music supplier or through any of the major online music retailers. For a long time I rather avoided his music because it seemed too facile to me but more and more I have come to love its charm and grace.

Federico Moreno Torroba

But would the straight fourths tuning not be more torrooba for a lot of classical music, especially highly chromatic music MadridSpain [1]. The problem here is that the chord fingerings would be awkward.

A new student like myself was counseled to seek out more senior students for their copies of standard pieces with the correct revisions and fingerings. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The solution was to transpose the piece ttorroba E major, a good key for guitar.

Newer Post Burgalrsa Post Home. Board index All times are UTC. Monday, October 22, Townsend: To this day, I don’t think the E major version has ever been published and you see guitarists on YouTube playing it in both keys. Moreno Torroba also ran his own brugalesa company, which toured extensively, especially in Butgalesa America. During his lifetime Torroba was most famous for his zarzuelasa kind of light opera in Spanish. The F major version is playable, though the resonance is different and some bass notes can’t be held as long.

Directing several opera companies, Moreno Torroba helped introduce the zarzuela to international audiences. As I’m sure you realise your ‘transcription’ is still copyright to Torroba and his publisher so you cannot offer it through the forum. I’ve just been asked to write a piece for harp and guitar and I’m sure the harp part is going to give me lots of headaches!


He seems to have been a rather shy man as there are very few photos available of him. Archived copy as title link”Archived copy”. Federico Moreno Torroba – is one of the finest composers to write for torrona in the 20th century. So there were three categories of scores floating around the student community in Alicante at the time. When the photocopies had gone through several generations of copying they turned into an unreadable grey on grey so the score had to be recopied bugalesa hand.

I copied it out by hand and my penmanship at that time was quite bad! Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker on our website. I just trroba to check to see if I was missing something. He is often associated with the zarzuelaa traditional Spanish musical form. Bryan TownsendFederico Moreno Torroba. Over the course of his long career, Moreno Torroba composed many works, both in traditional Spanish forms and for the concert hall.

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