Description We proudly present this new modern critical edition of Antoine de Lhoyer’s Six Exercices, op. 27, originally published in Paris c. 1812. These exercises, originaly written for 5-string guitar, are remarkably advanced for their time and well worth playing; the rapid arpeggio patterns and daring harmonic shifts in some of them may bring even Villa-Lobos to mind. The 6 Exercices op. 27 were arranged by Giuliani and published some 7 years later under his name as 6 Preludes op. 83.
The exercises were originally written for 5-string guitar. We have added alternative readings for using the 6th string, an often employed publishing practice in this period. The music is edited and fingered by Erik Stenstadvold, an authority on the guitar repertoire of the early 19th Century. There is also an informative preface, with full biographical details and critical notes.